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Viva Taqueria & Cantina

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) #18 of 205 Restaurants in Ithaca $$ - $$$ Mexican, , Latin
101 N Aurora St, Ithaca, NY 14850-4301
+1 607-277-1752
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good46%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“enchiladas” (26 reviews)
“guacamole” (23 reviews)
“escabeche” (9 reviews)
Opens in 5 min
All hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
101 N Aurora St, Ithaca, NY 14850-4301
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Reviewed June 7, 2016

The food here is excellent. We've eaten here many, many times, and will continue to do so. But dining here tonight, and not being able to hear the two other people at my table because of how loud the restaurant is, was, once again, frustrating....More

1  Thank Andrew W
Reviewed June 3, 2016

We went there late afternoon with eight people and were seated quickly. Very nice menu choices, including vegetarian. Food was very good.

1  Thank RealtorBarb
Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

We were looking for a late lunch and thus shop was recommended by one of the local shop folks. We enjoyed a taco, enchilada, and the portion plate...all delicious! We would eat here again!

1  Thank Tammy M
Reviewed May 1, 2016

Visiting for college tours on a busy Saturday night. My young one is basically a burger kid. Food was good (they have chorizo and mexican sodas)and prices reasonable. Also liked that when i asked for the salsa to be put on the side they said...More

1  Thank Andrew K
Reviewed April 5, 2016

The overall experience in eating at Viva was ok. It is a busy place and a bit noisy as a result. The staff is friendly and attentive. The menu has a nice selection but the food is fair. As with many places in the Commons...More

Thank Richard D
Reviewed April 2, 2016

Soft and hard tacos, we couldn't even eat them the shredded beef was AWFUL! Busy, lots of customers, but why? They must not have ordered the beef tacos.

1  Thank Kp T
Reviewed March 31, 2016 via mobile

Good dinner but a bit of a wait. Food came quickly once seated. Very good with all menu selections at our table. Friendly wait staff, too

1  Thank Carol K
Reviewed March 29, 2016

food is good and reasonably priced. service is fast and efficient. good drink specials. would recommend.

Thank trvlalot312
Reviewed March 27, 2016

Viva has amazing food at very economical prices. A heaping plate of their mouth-watering Super Nachos is about $8. The ingredients are fresh and the service is quick. The restaurant is located right in Downtown Ithaca and is in the middle of all of the...More

Thank travelfanatic62
Reviewed March 7, 2016

Went to the Taquería as it was one of the few places open in a Monday night in the Commons. Service was fast, staff very friendly and the place was neat and nicely decorated. Food was ok. I asked for the soft shell tacos and...More

Thank Guz V
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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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene, Kids
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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