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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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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good45%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“enchiladas” (28 reviews)
“guacamole” (23 reviews)
“escabeche” (9 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
101 N Aurora St, Ithaca, NY 14850-4301
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1 - 10 of 311 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've eaten here too many times to count. The food is absolutely delicious, the service is fast and top notch and the prices are very affordable. The chicken mole burrito is to die for. It's a popular spot but it's been our experience that even...More

Thank Lisa C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mole with chicken is really nice and spicy! But in "Tacos" with corn tortillas and cheese, just delicious. I highly recommend this Tacos if you are strictly thinking in some good taste to try. IH

Thank Ivan H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Every time I am in Ithaca, I hit this place up. Awesome Mexican food and you have to get one of their Margaritas.

Thank Sanford S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Being from South Texas I love Mexican Food. If you are in Ithaca and have a craving for Mexican food this is definitely the place to go! The food is hot and fresh and the tortillas even tasted homemade! I was very surprised by the...More

Thank Monroe M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is in the commons in Ithaca. Great area with nice shops and restaurants I had a taco with shredded chicken. Very tasty

Thank stentdoc
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I dined here last night after arriving in Ithaca. Our daughter is a vegetarian and there were plenty of great options for her. She loved her entree. My wife had a huge platter of nachos that she enjoyed. I ordered the Green...More

Thank CCdreamer
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Look, I'm from Texas, so I have a very specific idea of what Mexican food should be, and I've yet to encounter it outside of the state. But Viva is good Mexican for being this far north! And the atmosphere and service was so top-notch...More

Thank julie248
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Service was fast, house margarita & nachos were good. Rest of order came out wrong & was not good. Price was good.

Thank Relleog
Reviewed 11 August 2017

We stopped in for lunch while 'touristing' two days in a row. Excellent both times. Tasty and good portions. Attentive service and reasonably priced. I really liked the vibe there.

Thank Wallis
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Questions & Answers
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
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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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