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Viva Taqueria & Cantina

101 N Aurora St, Ithaca, NY 14850
(607) 277-1752
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Ranked #17 of 238 Restaurants in Ithaca
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night
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1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

The food was good but the place wasn't clean. Tables and chairs were sticky and the restaurant had an odd smell. The services was ok.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

We stumbled across this restaurant last summer when we visited the Finger Lakes region and stopped in at Ithaca. After shopping through the downtown area we found Viva Taqueria & Cantina inviting and decided to try it for dinner. The food was delicious, fresh and very reasonably priced. After loving the Finger Lakes region and returning once again this July... More

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East Granby, Connecticut
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Great food and drinks - cheap too, Would go again. Went on a Thursday night had no wait for a table. Excellent chorizo. No seafood though.

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London, United Kingdom
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19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Had a fantastic lunch here- the taco triple, was really very good- am looking forward to visiting again when I'm back in Ithaca next month.

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17 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The atmosphere is busy,fun and casual eatery. We ate there twice while visiting Ithaca and both times had delicious food. A must for Mexican food lovers!

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New York City, New York
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81 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Fantastic food & drinks Truthtastics at an amazing price, the only issue is the staff particular the hostess, we were told at least an hour, the food looked so good we waited, most people we saw just left after been told an hour + we decided to sit in the Catina bit straight away upon the hostess said I now... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Good food. Decent service, fast, friendly but it's obvious the wait staff doesn't have tons of training. Great environment/ feel to the restaurant. Even better drinks!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I have been here on numerous occasions, the food is excellent and the drinks are awesome. The prices are very reasonable, and the atmosphere is relaxed. I think you would miss a true gem if you visited Ithaca without stopping for at least a drink at Viva. The margaritas are the best!!

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Oakton, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

One of the best American-Mexican restaurants I've been to - anywhere. Nothing is pre-made, but the wait it worth it! Eat at the Cantina side of the restaurant and be prepared to eat a lot of food.

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Ithaca, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I know this place well. It offers some of the best food you can get in Ithaca at reasonable prices. Everything is very fresh and made from scratch. Also, you get the option of fast food (on the Taqueria side or sit down meal with Drinks at the Cantina side. Very friendly service. Sometimes a long wait for a table,... More

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