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Viva Itacate

544 Sawdust Rd, The Woodlands, TX 77380
281-298-7377
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Ranked #2 of 164 Restaurants in The Woodlands
Cuisines: Mexican
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  • English first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Tampico, Mexico
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Well, we had the best customers ever! We loved bringing our best effort of Mexican food and pastries from Tampico, Mexico that we could make. We have received more love than we could imagine. All I can say now is please double down and support your favorite local family owned restaurants. I have met the most kind and generous people... More

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The Woodlands, Texas
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35 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This restaurant purports to be "authentic Mexican food," but that doesn't tell us much. After all, not all authentic American, French, or Chinese food is necessarily good. I have eaten in some 20 countries, and the food varies in quality just as it does here at home. I found the offerings to be both very good and somewhat disappointing. It... More

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Longview, Texas
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74 reviews 74 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

Looked this place up, saw that they had limited hours so I called and asked if they were open on a Sunday. I told the lady who answered we were headed that way and she said, "Awesome, come on!" When we arrived, we found this place to be homey and the staff very friendly. We got the food and had... More

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The Woodlands, Texas
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Chilaquiles definitely are delicious!!!The bakery is very tasty!! The empanadas are so good and tamales are definitely homemade!!!!

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Spring, Texas, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Great food. Friendly people. You wouldn't know it from the little ship mall they are located it, but this is a gem of a restaurant. Everything on the menu is tasty. The coffee is great, thick and creamy.

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The Woodlands, Texas, USA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I absolutely love Viva Itacate. Some of the dishes may have familiar names - tacos, enchiladas - but they will not be what you expect. This is not Tex-Mex. The surprise is always good, though, with thoughtfully prepared, balanced dishes that leave you feeling refreshed afterward, not leaden or heavy. I've fallen in love with bocoles, which are small, very... More

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Spring, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

An unassuming little restaurant in the corner of a strip center turned out to be quite a pleasant surprise! Some of the best pan dulce I have ever had - empanadas, cronuts (croissant donuts), chocolate and almond filled croissants and much, much more! Our lunch consisted of a torta with cochinita pibil and a cup of pozole. Both were absolutely... More

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Austin
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014 via mobile

Great food and wonderful people. Yummy introduction to tamales and migas for our Canadian friend! We will go back.

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Spring, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Perry solid. Reminds me of a tearoom type place. More of a pastry place than restaurant it seems. It was a little awkward ordering. You order up front and get your own drink. Just a little differet. Overall very good food but didn't love the environment or service. I believe our waitress was new.

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Spring, Texas
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12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

My girlfriend is in town and we wanted coffee and small pastry before heading over to stand in line at Corksrew BBQ. Walking in we were greeted by the owner who described every item in detail to us. From there we choose to split the cream cheese croissant and sausage and pepper quiche. After a delightful latte and breakfast treat... More

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