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All 239 Ithaca Restaurants

Viva Taqueria & Cantina

101 N Aurora St, Ithaca, NY 14850
(607) 277-1752
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Ranked #19 of 239 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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English first
Perugia, Italy
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121 reviews 121 reviews
51 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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88 reviews 88 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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288 reviews 288 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
134 helpful votes 134 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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227 reviews 227 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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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Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 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 Jersey
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64 reviews 64 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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116 reviews 116 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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