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All 243 Ithaca Restaurants

Viva Taqueria & Cantina

101 N Aurora St, Ithaca, NY 14850
(607) 277-1752
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Ranked #22 of 243 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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Portland, Maine
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373 reviews 373 reviews
294 restaurant reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We actually dined here twice in August 2014. We loved it! Authentically prepared Mexican cuisine right in the center of Ithaca. Pretty easy to find parking on the street. Once on a Friday night, we did have a short wait. ..we all ordered $5 margaritas at the bar. Menu is not overwhelming, and there are certainly enough choices. Vegetarian and... More 

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Cortland, New York
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39 reviews 39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I say "best Mexican fare in the Ithaca/Cortland area" - but that is my opinion. I've been to other places and was not impressed. The beef tostadas here are great. They are my favorite. You get a decent amount of food for a decent price, and everything I've tried on the menu so far (and I've been there several times... More 

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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

My husband and I have been here twice. We haven't been impressed either time. Maybe we got spoiled in California; I don't know. We've ordered takeout from there. For some reason, on their website, they don't make it all too clear that you don't have to order takeout from their specific takeout menu, and that you can order from the... More 

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Watkins Glen, New York
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58 reviews 58 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We were just walking by and the smell coming from this place lured us in. We have lived in Texas and New Mexico and were hoping for some great TexMex food. We were quite disappointed. It is a nice enough, clean enough establishment - nothing fancy, but adequate. The waiter was ok as well. I have never been to a... More 

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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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38 reviews 38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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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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