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All 241 Ithaca Restaurants

Viva Taqueria & Cantina

101 N Aurora St, Ithaca, NY 14850
(607) 277-1752
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Ranked #21 of 241 Restaurants in Ithaca
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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English first
Ithaca, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

My friends and I often "default" to Viva for lunch. Hey, why not? Good-tasting food in an easy-going atmosphere. Sounds just right. Tastes even better.

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Antigua, Sacatepequez, Guatemala
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

If you like tequila this is the place! Good amount of tequilas ! The margaritas are really well made ... Their are really good here, good price , specially the happy hour, the food , for snack is better , like a meal is not the best but is good spot to be with friends

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Ithaca, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Our go to for great drinks, good food and very friendly staff. The Goat Margarita is my favorite where my wife loves the Sangria. The Queso with Chorizo is our favorite appetizer and any Burrito or Fajita is a good bet. Staff always friendly. Always worth the wait on a Friday after a long week of work. All the food... More 

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New York City, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Exactly as the menu says - fresh healthy mexican food. Had the green enchiladas. Super tasty. Fantastic rice and beans - not heavy or overcooked as these tend to be at most places. Green sauce was sharp as it should be and the chicken was moist and flavorful, The pickled vegetables were a nice touch. Definitely worth a return to... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Great premium margarita. Nice bartender and atmosphere. I would return. Anchors were good but should be split between 2

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Perugia, Italy
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135 reviews 135 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

This is a very nice place in the centre of Ithaca. Mexican food from brrito to taco, chips, salads, nachos, quesadillas, ecc. You can eat also outside along the street with cheap prices and good food. I was in Ithaca for the fourth time and I like to come back again in Taqueria. Suggested !

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Brooklyn, New York
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89 reviews 89 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We didn't have alcoholic drinks so I can't speak to that, but the food was largely very good (with the exception of the mole). I think the enchiladas were very good (beef and chicken), as were the rice and beans and guac. The nachos were pretty tasty too. Our waitress was very good and the space is OK. All in... More 

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Ridley Park, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This restaurant had a great selection of drinks and the food was good. I don't eat meat and they didn't have non-meat, non-refried bean selections. I can usually get a fish taco or shrimp burrito in a good Mexican restaurant, but Viva didn't offer those. It was also really packed with kids which is to be expected in a college... More 

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Potsdam, New York
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304 reviews 304 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We stopped in on a Friday afternoon and despite some construction and attack bees preventing us from dining al fresco, we had a great lunch in the window looking out towards the Commons. Best choices we made were the Carnitas Burrito and the Combination hard taco and enchilada plate. Both were served with accompaniments that had flavor and nice punch... More 

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Iowa
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228 reviews 228 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Had an excellent plate of nachos and (macho nachos) and a beer and it was perfect. The place is really cool inside and the waitress was very friendly and attentive. The rest of the menu looked great and they had several nice beers to choose from.

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Additional Information about Viva Taqueria & Cantina

Address: 101 N Aurora St, Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone Number: (607) 277-1752
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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