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Viva Taqueria & Cantina

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Certificate of Excellence2015, 2017 - 2018 Winner
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TAQUERIA‏
0.46
Chips
1.85
Chips and Salsa
2.50
Chips and Guacamole
3.00
Chips and Salsa and Guacamole
SALADS
7.25
Chicken Taco Salad
5.25
Taco Salad
Choose lime vinaigrette or salsa buttermilk dressing beans and cheese over lettuce mix with tomato, green pepper and flour tortilla chips
7.25
Chicken Caesar Salad
5.25
Caesar Salad
Romaine lettuce tossed with caesar dressing and parmesan cheese with flour tortilla chips and tomato
2.99
Small Salad
Lettuce, tomato, green pepper, monterey jack cheese, flour tortilla chip. Salsa buttermilk or lime vinaigrette dressing
BURRITOS‏
These include rice, beans and salsa rolled in a large flour tortilla
8.25
Steak or Chicken Fajita Burrito
Grilled steak, peppers and onions, refried beans, cheese, shredded lettuce and salsa fresca
6.48
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
5.99
Chicken Mole Burrito
Chicken mole, black beans, rice, guacamole, cheese
5.99
Tofu Mole Burrito
Tofu, mole sauce, black beans, rice and guacamole
4.99
Regular Burrito
Choose chicken, beef, chorizo, tofu or calabacitas rice, beans, salsa
4.50
Tofu Burrito
Zesty tofu, black beans, rice, roasted salsa
4.50
Super Basic
Rice, beans, salsa plus cheese, sour cream, guacamole
PLATTERS
5.25
Viva Platter
A platefull of beans, rice, salsa, and choice of chicken, beef, chorizo, tofu or calabacitas. With corn tortillas.
6.48
Super Viva Platter
Viva platter plus guacamole, cheese, sour cream, and lettuce.
TACOS‏
Choose chicken, beef, chorizo, tofu, calabacitas or bean
2.50
Hard Taco
Crispy corn tortilla, refried beans, salsa, cheese, sour cream, lettuce and filling
1.49
Black Bean Taco
Soft corn‏ tortilla, black beans, monterey and feta cheese, roasted salsa and lettuce
2.75
Super Soft Taco
Soft corn tortilla, choice of filling, salsa fresca, guacamole, sour cream, cheese and lettuce
1.99
Soft Taco
Soft corn tortilla, choice of filling, salsa fresca and lettuce
NACHOS
Chips, refried beans, cheese, jalapeños and salsa fresca
7.99
Super Beef Nachos
Nachos plus beef, sour cream and guacamole
5.99
Super Nacho
Nachos plus sour cream and guacamole
6.99
Beef Nacho
Nachos plus‏ beef
4.99
Regular Nacho
1.85
Just Chips and Cheese
QUESADILLAS‏
Tortillas with melted cheese
7.95
Steakor Chicken Fajita Quesadilla
Flank steak or marinated chicken breast, cheese, peppers and onions
4.99
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
2.99
Flour Quesadilla
1.50
Corn Quesadilla
SIDES
1.00
Rice or Beans
1.00
Slaw or Escabeche
0.50
Extra Cheese
3.00
Side of Filling
0.46
Bag of Chips
1.85
Chips and Salsa
2.50
Chips and Guacamole
3.00
Chips and Salsa and Guacamole
0.25
Jalapeños
0.50
Tortillas
3 corn or 1 large flour
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
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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All reviews burrito nachos mole pickled vegetables black beans chicken mexican food house margarita great margaritas mexican place full service ithaca commons outdoor seating at reasonable prices take out fast service salsa
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great lunch. Was in walking distance from our hotel room. The plate of nachos was large enough for us to share. And the sangria was delicious.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Kathy S
Reviewed February 25, 2019

I'm going to warn you in advance: the margaritas are addicting. They serve a variant that they call, "goat" - which might be an acronym of ill repute or maybe I'm just hyping too much... But they're really good. So good that one begets another...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank notthatdon
Reviewed February 9, 2019 via mobile

We stopped in on a Thursday night for full service dinner and it was a fantastic experience! The restaurant was a little busy but we didn’t have to wait for a table, the staff was friendly and polite. The house margarita was solid and the...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank tdaning0
Reviewed January 13, 2019 via mobile

My daughter and I went for a late dinner. The menu had a couple of new items that we tried: Burrito fajita quesadilla which was delicious. Carnitas burrito too. Pickled vegetables which included a garlic clove. Fresh slaw which was yummy. Cozy seating. Very nice...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Sandy592
Reviewed December 19, 2018

the burrito is one of the standards usually ordered, staff very pleasant, and this is a usually very popular place.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank anavidpalate
Reviewed December 15, 2018 via mobile

Not the best. Salsa and chips were extra. Rarely encounter that at a good Mexican restaurant. Did not care for the pickled side salad. Overall, I thought it was a bit expensive for the quality and quantity.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank kayofcny
Reviewed December 5, 2018

Viva's restaurant is very cozy and the staff is fast and pleasant. I was told they have the best margaritas in town and in fact they do! I noticed they also offer take-out, which is very nice for those who cannot stay. We really loved...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Lenabogaard
Reviewed November 4, 2018

I have been eating here for years and realized I had never done a review. I always get a burrito (chicken and black beans) and it is consistently good. The prices are great also so this is a winning combo for my continued patronage. To...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank rjr0810
Reviewed October 15, 2018

It was nice to be able to sit outside in the sunshine, but they have an interesting division of tables for self service and full service section of the restaurant. Full service section was packed and nobody was sitting in the self service section. Not...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Sunsnowfamily
Reviewed August 31, 2018

This was my second time here, with my family. We sat outside on Ithaca Commons on a beautiful afternoon. Lots to see! The service is great, always. Really nice people who really seem to be interested in giving you great service. Our server was Shawn,...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank familytravelersweare
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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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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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