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Viva Taqueria & Cantina

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Mexican, , Latin
101 N Aurora St, Ithaca, NY 14850-4301
+1 607-277-1752
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good44%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“burrito” (40 reviews)
“nachos” (27 reviews)
“mole” (12 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
101 N Aurora St, Ithaca, NY 14850-4301
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This food is just downright good! Nothing fancy, no frills, just go and eat... and maybe drink a little, too. This is a fantastical combination of Tex-Mex and authentic Mexican. We have NEVER been disappointed with our food. We get to Ithaca every 3-4 months...More

Thank BeautifulFLX
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This IS the Mexican place to go to in Thompkins County! Carry out or eat in. Don't forget the house hot sauces. Great margaritas and fantastic burritos! Good service and atmosphere. Lunch or dinner, this is one of my local Ithaca favorites! It's the perfect...More

Thank YourFavoriteBeachBum
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located in the heart of Ithaca, this is a very good choice for Mexican food. Mid-range prices, good food, drinks and atmosphere. These are not oversized portions like many Mexican food chains. All fairly genuine cuisine. Friendly wait staff. They only move you along if...More

Thank BrooklynGuy13
Reviewed 10 November 2017

We were starving and everyone could agree on Mexican. The food was great, service ok. location good patio lovely. We will be coming back

Thank Patricia H
Reviewed 19 October 2017

We stopped for a bite as we had dinner reservations later. My husband had a margarita and I had the sangria - both delicious! The nachos with beef brisket were to die for - really so good! I was sorry that we couldn't order more....More

Thank stew6
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

I love to go to this restaurant for dinner whenever I am in Ithaca. I found the best margaritas in the States, and good American-Mexican food. I love the place and the way they characterized it.

Thank aletrek
Reviewed 8 October 2017

During a recent visit to see our son at Cornell, we spent a weekend in Ithaca. There was a long line to get in. So, we figured this must be a popular place. We had a long wait, which we were told upfront when we...More

Thank History4fun
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

We had a marvelous vegan dinner with excellent margaritas. Highly recommend. Small wait time and a beautiful outdoor seating.

Thank montana_beauty
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

It starts with the salsa and ends with the salsa which I found wanting of a recognizable good taste. They food was the same. I won't return except for a Margarita.

Thank WyoBruin
Reviewed 15 September 2017

It's a great place to get Mexican food. They also have a separate "to go" counter where you can get great burritos, tacos etc. for a very reasonable price.

Thank Kaumudi P
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Julia H
29 August 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
19 May 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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, 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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