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Viva Taqueria & Cantina

Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
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101 N Aurora St, Ithaca, NY 14850-4301
(607) 277-1752
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Westmoreland, NY
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stopped for lunch and the place was pretty packed and yet we were greeted warmly and received terrific service. I had the tostada/ enchilada combo and it was delicious! I'm not a big fan of Mexican (don't like guacamole, sour cream, spicy, etc.) and so this dish was perfect. I didn't leave one bite. My husband ordered the carnitas... More 

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Thank NancyJean13
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A pretty good selection of well-prepared Mexican foods. They also have a good selection of beers. Bueno!

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Thank Bob C
New York City, New York
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59 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Pretty authentic food, generous portions and reasonable for the area prices. The service was fast even though the place was packed. Would visit again.

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Thank 1109travel
Zephyrhills, Florida, United States
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A real gem in downtown Ithaca. Had the best salsa I've had in a long time. The Fajita quesadilla was my choice and it was loaded with tasty steak.

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Thank Ralph S
Westport, Massachusetts, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ben, our server/bartender was excellent! Food was served promptly and it was quite delicious. The margaritas were great, though served in small glasses. Tequila and mescal flights provided a great tasting selection.

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Thank Martha A
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is wonderful, the choices on the menu are plentiful. The margaritas are delicious. This restaurant is consistently delicious everytime I visit.

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Thank Tracey H
Baltimore, Maryland
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is must visit restaurant if you are in the area. I liked the tic interior decoration.Delicious food. Quick service & reasonable price. Loved Beef Quasedilla!

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Thank Anuradha D
Hector, New York
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have been there at various times of the day, and whether it be for Lunch, or Dinner, the service is always prompt and Friendly, and the Food is a good Mexican Variety.

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Thank advornicky
Scranton, Pennsylvania
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71 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've been here twice and was pleased both times with my service and food. They have the crispest tostadas I have ever tried!! Queso fondido was great. Ordered a margarita no salt but unfortunately got salt. Other than that, it was a good visit with no wait for a table.

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Thank StefanieC1
Orlando, Florida
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband loved his burrito but I thought the fajita quesadilla was just fine. Homemade salsa was wonderful guacamole was just ok. Frozen margarita was terrific Co sisterly but mango flavor was a little lacking maybe because they use real fruit and the mango wasn't quite ripe. Lime was good though.

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Thank mollybrown68

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 N Aurora St, Ithaca, NY 14850-4301
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: (607) 277-1752

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?