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Reviewed June 3, 2020 via mobile

My family and I enjoyed our food and it came out quickly. Would recommend this restaurant and most of the customers were locals so you know it's good.

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed May 21, 2020

ordered a variety of tacos and all were lacking salt and flavor. Online menu needs to be updated. Stated sour cream on tacos but once in restaurant to pick up order, employee said does not come with and is an extra charge. Even the pico...lacked any zing.More

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed December 23, 2019

Absolute best Mexican food on the OBX! I eat here a few times each week and the food and service is always amazing. The restaurant including bathrooms are always spotless. A hidden gem amongst locals.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed August 1, 2019

Always love stopping here. I usually visit every time I visit OBX. I will be moving to the area soon so hopefully move visits in the future.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

Quick service, good variety from which to choose. A nice little pop in place if you don't want a huge Mexican meal where you always fill up on chips first....or is that just me??? Anyway, you can always judge a place by how clean the...grill area is and this ones right out there.....CLEAN! BTW, nice clean restrooms as well! Recommended by ME!!!More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

Let me first say that the girls that run Viva are so nice. We have never had a bad meal here. They make everything fresh to order. We always go here while visiting the OBX.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed October 12, 2018

My wife and I stopped in for some ground beef tacos and shrimp tacos. The ground beef tacos were on special... 3 and a drink for $5.99. The shrimp tacos were 3 for $7.99. Great prices and delicious food. Beer was $3.50 for a 12...ounce Dos XX. All the other prices were reasonable. Fresh Mexican food made to order when you order.More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

Say no to fast food and say yes to fresh Mexican that is fast and won’t break the bank. it’s all served fresh and i’ve had most everything on the menu. i just love it.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed June 24, 2018

Food was good; especially the “Platano Relleno” Even though the atmosphere was more like casual dining, the prices were of fine dining; Most of the items on the dinner menu are upwards of 10. When we went it was hot inside.

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed June 15, 2017

My wife, daughter and myself stopped by here to eat for lunch while on vacation. The food was surprisingly good. I ordered the Chorizo Burrito and it was good. Would have preferred it as just Chorizo but was not an option. Had to have it...with chicken or steak. Made no sense but ok.More

Date of visit: June 2017
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Reviewed April 17, 2017

The food was decent - it seemed fresh. Service was friendly and quick. The problem was lack of seasoning. I tried my veggie burrito and some bean tacos, and they both seemed to have no seasoning at all - no spices, no sauce, just bland.

Date of visit: April 2017
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Reviewed April 5, 2017 via mobile

LOVE this place! Always have, ever since they opened. These wonderful ladies work their tail ends off and they do an amazing job at it. I'm here probably once a week, I honestly can never get enough. I try to get something different every time....Every thing I've had is more than 5 stars to me. It's always been more than clean here and they're always so beyond nice. 👍👍👍More

Date of visit: April 2017
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Reviewed March 22, 2017

SOOOOOO DELICIOUS!!! I have spent LOTS of time in Mexico, lived in Southern California & am VERY picky about what I eat...so many places 'claim' to be authentic or 'fresh', VIVA! truly is! Who would have thought that in the middle of the Outer Banks,...NC you would find 'comida TAN rico!'?! I certainly didn't, but what an awesome surprise! Super yummy! Viva! Mexican Grill is now my FAVORITE place to eat in OBX for a quick, delicious & affordable meal. PLUS Isabel & her family run the restaurant personally- and it shows. :) (**Side note: being a vegetarian I appreciate that their vegetables are fresh, not soggy & that they don't use lard in their beans or chicken stock in their rice...)More

Date of visit: March 2017
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Reviewed January 29, 2017

This place is perfect when you have your cravings of delicious, made in the spot Mexican food. Isabel and Blandy, the owners, are hard working people who are ready to get that food ready in minutes. Also, they have pretty much every famous brand of...imported beer (Sol, Modelo, XX, Pacifico) and the delicious Jarritos for the little kids. I am from Mexico, and when I feel like getting something quick, but delist, this is my spot!More

Date of visit: January 2017
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Reviewed January 23, 2017

I live and work on the Outer Banks and I can tell you that Viva is one of my go to places for lunch. I remember when they opened about 8 years ago. I was very excited because I'm a huge fan of tacos. I...was impressed with Viva on that first visit 8 years ago and they've never let me down since. I have to admit though, I always order tacos. It's just me, I'm like that whenever I go to a place with good tacos. I get Carne Asada every time and they're great. Nice steak with a bit of onion and cilantro on a handmade corn tortilla. They don't serve chips and salsa for free which is a bummer but it helps them be simple, quick and efficient, which makes Viva a local's favorite for a quick lunch. Give it a try yourself!More

Date of visit: December 2016
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Viva Mexican Grill is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5