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Viva Taqueria & Cantina

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Certificate of Excellence2015, 2017 - 2018 Winner
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CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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TAQUERIA‏
Chips
0.46
Chips and Salsa
1.85
Chips and Guacamole
2.50
Chips and Salsa and Guacamole
3.00
SALADS
Chicken Taco Salad
7.25
Taco Salad
Choose lime vinaigrette or salsa buttermilk dressing beans and cheese over lettuce mix with tomato, green pepper and flour tortilla chips
5.25
Chicken Caesar Salad
7.25
Caesar Salad
Romaine lettuce tossed with caesar dressing and parmesan cheese with flour tortilla chips and tomato
5.25
Small Salad
Lettuce, tomato, green pepper, monterey jack cheese, flour tortilla chip. Salsa buttermilk or lime vinaigrette dressing
2.99
BURRITOS‏
These include rice, beans and salsa rolled in a large flour tortilla
Steak or Chicken Fajita Burrito
Grilled steak, peppers and onions, refried beans, cheese, shredded lettuce and salsa fresca
8.25
Super Burrito
Choose chicken, beef, chorizo, tofu or calabacitas rice, beans, salsa plus cheese, sour cream, guacamole
6.48
Chicken Taco Salad Burrito
Chicken, romaine lettuce, pinto beans, cheese, salsa, green pepper, and salsa buttermilk dressing
6.48
Chicken Pamalama
Chicken, romaine lettuce, caesar dressing, parmesan cheese, and roasted salsa
6.48
Chicken Mole Burrito
Chicken mole, black beans, rice, guacamole, cheese
5.99
Tofu Mole Burrito
Tofu, mole sauce, black beans, rice and guacamole
5.99
Regular Burrito
Choose chicken, beef, chorizo, tofu or calabacitas rice, beans, salsa
4.99
Tofu Burrito
Zesty tofu, black beans, rice, roasted salsa
4.50
Super Basic
Rice, beans, salsa plus cheese, sour cream, guacamole
4.50
PLATTERS
Viva Platter
A platefull of beans, rice, salsa, and choice of chicken, beef, chorizo, tofu or calabacitas. With corn tortillas.
5.25
Super Viva Platter
Viva platter plus guacamole, cheese, sour cream, and lettuce.
6.48
TACOS‏
Choose chicken, beef, chorizo, tofu, calabacitas or bean
Hard Taco
Crispy corn tortilla, refried beans, salsa, cheese, sour cream, lettuce and filling
2.50
Black Bean Taco
Soft corn‏ tortilla, black beans, monterey and feta cheese, roasted salsa and lettuce
1.49
Super Soft Taco
Soft corn tortilla, choice of filling, salsa fresca, guacamole, sour cream, cheese and lettuce
2.75
Soft Taco
Soft corn tortilla, choice of filling, salsa fresca and lettuce
1.99
NACHOS
Chips, refried beans, cheese, jalapeños and salsa fresca
Super Beef Nachos
Nachos plus beef, sour cream and guacamole
7.99
Super Nacho
Nachos plus sour cream and guacamole
5.99
Beef Nacho
Nachos plus‏ beef
6.99
Regular Nacho
4.99
Just Chips and Cheese
1.85
QUESADILLAS‏
Tortillas with melted cheese
Steakor Chicken Fajita Quesadilla
Flank steak or marinated chicken breast, cheese, peppers and onions
7.95
Tofu Quesadilla
Tofu, cabbage,‏ carrots, slaw, cheese, romaine lettuce, and guacamole
4.99
5 Quesadilla
Chicken, roasted‏ salsa, cheese and black beans
4.99
Stuffed Flour Quesadilla
Choose chicken, beef, chorizo, tofu or calabacitas
4.99
Flour Quesadilla
2.99
Corn Quesadilla
1.50
SIDES
Rice or Beans
1.00
Slaw or Escabeche
1.00
Extra Cheese
0.50
Side of Filling
3.00
Bag of Chips
0.46
Chips and Salsa
1.85
Chips and Guacamole
2.50
Chips and Salsa and Guacamole
3.00
Jalapeños
0.25
Tortillas
3 corn or 1 large flour
0.50
FILLING CHOICES‏
Grilled Marinated Chicken Breast
Slow Cooked Ancho Beef
Calabacitas (Zucchini, Corn, Lima Beans, Onions)
Chorizo (Mexican Ground Pork Sausage)
Organic Ithaca Tofu in a Tomato Vinaigrette
CHOICE OF BEANS
Pinto Beans,
Refried Beans,
Black Beans
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We told our waiter that our friend was allergic to nuts and she said her food was but free. Five minuets later after we were eating she came back saying that she made a mistake. My friend is deathly allergic and this was not ok....More

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank T8269HMrachel
Reviewed September 25, 2019 via mobile

We ate here twice during our stay and thoroughly enjoyed both meals. Busy both nights we had to wait for a table, but we found a seat near the bar and neither wait was long. We had six main dishes, all of which were excellent...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank Sithbi
Reviewed September 23, 2019

The food is good, and the price is right. Only downfall is the wait list. It is also usually a bit loud and crowded for my taste.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Linda H
Reviewed September 22, 2019 via mobile

My boyfriend and I have been here many times and never left without being stuffed and unhappy . We usually get 2 different things to share and try . If you are not sure or understand anything on the menu the stays goes above and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank MaddieG614
Reviewed September 19, 2019 via mobile

I will not be eating at Viva Taqueria in Ithaca.. a place who likes to take your money. Menu on website doesn't match what they actually charge you in person and at that for you not to receive or get a complete order from them....More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank paulmZ6212LB
Reviewed September 4, 2019

We were here with another couple to grab a quick bite to eat as we were helping on moving day. It turned into tequila shots, very well made margharitas, mojitos and even better tacos/dip. We ended up spending quite a bit of time here enjoying...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Danielle D
Reviewed August 31, 2019

We showed up after a long day of travel and the service and food and drinks were both exactly what we needed to recover.

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Joe W
Reviewed August 21, 2019 via mobile

I had the Mikey’s Margarita which was made perfectly. Chips with guacamole was delicious. I had the variety tacos with one each beef, chicken mole, and tofu. The tofu was great. I don’t normally eat it but wanted to try. I’d definitely order this dish...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank ajchavo
Reviewed August 16, 2019 via mobile

Hot spot on Aurora, so come early or be prepared to wait for a table (especially on a nice weekend night). They have a kids’ menu, including small portions of quesadillas, nachos, tacos, etc. Like a recent reviewer mentioned, the prices are slightly higher than...More

Date of visit: August 2019
1  Thank tuftsgrad
Reviewed August 13, 2019

One would think that in a city with as diverse a population as Ithaca that one could find an authentic Mexican chef. Well, not at Viva. In spite of an excellent location and a large week day crowd the food was average at best. The...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank William P
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L5793GAjuliah
August 28, 2016|
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Response from RealtorBarb | Reviewed this property |
They definitely do have gluten free and vegan choices. We have one gluten free family member and three vegetarians. Our grandson had just graduated from Cornell and is vegan, he ate there all the time.
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Tricia A
May 18, 2016|
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Response from kwebster2 | Reviewed this property |
What I can tell you is that a table for 8 of us was set up ahead of time. However, because I did not make the plans to eat here, I am not sure that making reservations is a standard policy. Most often in Ithaca, a 'call... More
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