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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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Potsdam, New York
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288 reviews 288 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
132 helpful votes 132 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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194 reviews 194 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Quite simply put - if you are looking for great food at an unbelievably good price this is the place for you. My wife and I enjoyed appetizers, margaritas and two huge meals for an unbelievable price. The food was delicious, ambience incredible and value incomparable. Cannot recommend this place highly enough.

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Bloomfield, New York
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61 reviews 61 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Visited ithaca for a day and walked around the commons and found this corner resto. Surprised price was very affordable and the food was excellent. Fresh trading not from the can KINDA good that really tasted well. Huge servings and efficient lay out makes it a fast food but not a fast food resto. This would be my go to... More

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New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Two of my faves.....yummy nachos & outdoor seating!! Service was really good as was the food, the drinks & the prices! We'd be "regulars" if we lived in the area.

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Edwardsville, IL
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115 reviews 115 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We debated going here because vegan at every Mexican restaurant I've ever been to consisted of veggie fajitas, which I didn't really want. We are so glad we went, though. They have a handful of completely vegan choices. My husband got the nachos and I got the burrito, and we both loved our meals. The service was also really good.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

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

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
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

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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72 reviews 72 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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