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Viva - Argentine Cuisine

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247 Prince Avenue, Athens, GA 30601-2444
+1 706-850-8284
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11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very clean. Sat down right away. Nice size portions. Food was very good. Had cupcakes for desert - nice Would eat here again,

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Thank Christine U
Athens, Georgia
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76 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

A great addition to the Athens lineup. The food is most excellent and if you can save a bit of room, the specialty cup cakes top the experience off at a sugar high note. Also nice is the old world feel, the adjacent piazza or patio along with Hendershots and Seabear creates an excellent vibe for any tribe.

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Thank Stan M
Lawrenceville, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

The atmosphere is great...right beside a coffee shop/bar with a patio. The food is interesting and delicious. Fortunate enough that it is walking distance to work so that's a big draw for sun, great food and people watching.

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Thank Tinkwannabe
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

i don't go to athens, ga without going to viva. not only is the food excellent, but the people are awesome. the owners make everyone who walks in the door feel welcome and at home. this is definitely not the place i go when i am watching my waistline (though they do have healthy options) I just can't help but... More 

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Thank Erin C
Toccoa, Georgia
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24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Decided to try this place for a date night. Overall we were pleased with the meal. The preparation and sauces make this place Argentine more so than the actual menu. For example, my wife's steak, while well prepared, was only ordinary except that they added a chimichurri sauce which really elevated the dish. I went slightly more authentic with the... More 

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Thank KSFMusic
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

We found this restaurant by accident and are so very glad we did. We had the Bela Blue chicken and Argentine Sausage plate and they were amazing! Try the chicken sofrito soup, you will be amazed! The cupcakes were a nice little treat at the end of an amazing meal!

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Valdosta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

We came here on a recommendation. I ordered a chicken empanada and chimi cheese fries. They were both really really good. But be careful: The empanadas are huge! I was surprised by how large they are since typically they are about half that size. However they were still really good. Additionally you have to try the cupcakes if you go.... More 

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Helena, AR
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Ok, I'm an Argentinian so I'm excited and have high expectations that's why I picked this place for our Wedding Anniversary... but WHY ? it was a big dissapointment. First, never saw any Argentinians working at this Argentinian place... I asked and none. Ok NO alfajores, instead cupcakes. Pastelón de papas ok. French fries w jalapeño peppers, what's that ?... More 

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Thank pibarn
United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Our server, Claire, was extremely helpful in selecting brews and unfamiliar foods. She explained what each dish was and what would complement it. The food itself was excellent and thoroughly enjoyed! I recommend Viva highly!

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Thank ugausa
Athens
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Oh goodness, is this place good. The food is simply delicious, the service is quick and friendly, the atmosphere is chill and cozy. This is one of my favorite places to hit up for lunch or dinner. Do not pass up on a cupcake at the end of your meal. You will NOT regret it.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Argentinian, South American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 247 Prince Avenue, Athens, GA 30601-2444
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Athens
  • Phone Number: +1 706-850-8284

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?