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Viva Taqueria & Cantina

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$$ - $$$Mexican, , Latin
101 N Aurora St, Ithaca, NY 14850-4301
+1 607-277-1752
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good45%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
101 N Aurora St, Ithaca, NY 14850-4301
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Late lunch on Friday. The flavor and presentation were great! I had a chicken plate and it was delicious. We’ve heard the margaritas are great but didn’t try one this time. Ordering was a little confusing because they handle indoor and outdoors and waitress and...More

Thank Gmswrist
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is packed every time we are in Ithaca, so finally decided to stop in for a late lunch. We were happy to sit inside in the AC, as the outside/streetside patio does not offer shade. Our server was great: friendly and attentive. The...More

Thank Melanie O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently ate here for lunch on a Saturday. Our experience with the hostess was less than desirable. A few of our group walked ahead to get a table while the last few could catch up walking on the commons. Even though there was barely...More

Thank traybird
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If looking for Mexican food in Ithaca, this is a good choice. You can order in a takeout line, with a few tables outside available for convenience; or can sit inside or outside and place your order (from a more extensive menu) with a server....More

Thank travelerSFBayarea
Reviewed May 16, 2018 via mobile

That waiter totally ruined my good view of this restaurant!! Horrible attitude... Won't go there anymore!

Thank Yan M
Reviewed May 11, 2018

The chips were delicious, the pico was amazing, the fajitas were great! We were quick to be seated, my margarita was quick to arrive and yummy, and the food was out to us and hot and tasty. No complaints and I can't wait to go...More

Thank ceruleantides
Reviewed May 9, 2018 via mobile

My wife, a good friend of ours, & myself stopped into Viva before a concert at the State Theater. Very busy place. We got the House Margaritas which were excellent at the bar while we waited for a table. The Mexican food here is incredible....More

Thank Chris J
Reviewed April 8, 2018

The first time we went we ate outside service was good, food was fine, This last time the weather didn't allow for outdoor seating , service was sub-standard and the food mediocre. There are not many Mexican restaurants in Ithaca. I hope the kids don't...More

Thank Patricia H
Reviewed March 24, 2018 via mobile

I feel like Viva has upped its game over the last couple years. They’ve been around for a long time now. It has always been very popular. For me it was getting kind of boring, and stale. But, it’s the kind of place where you...More

1  Thank Starchfromithaca
Reviewed March 23, 2018

Given upstate NY, Viva Taqueria presents a decent menu of well prepared standards. The chicken quesadilla is particularly good.

1  Thank kevincW4167YP
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Julia H
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.
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 N Aurora St, Ithaca, NY 14850-4301
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: +1 607-277-1752
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