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VivaCantina and Mexican Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Bar, Pub
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900 W Riverside Dr, Burbank, CA 91506-3211
+1 818-845-2425
11:00 - 22:00
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Thu - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

music can be iffy, food is terrible, parking is non-existent. I just have to say, it is a dirty little hole not worth stepping inside.

Thank Pyewacket L
Loma Linda, California
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149 reviews
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Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Situated at the LA Equestrian Center VivaCantina's main calling card is live music. The music varies from bluegrass to Mexican. The building is in need of an overhaul. On our visit the men's room was quite dirty with plugged up; and, overflowing toilets. The windows were grimy as were the tables. The food was average; but, it was cheap. Unless... More 

Thank James K
Los Angeles, California
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252 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 12 August 2016

BUT THE FOOD AND DRINKS ARE GREAT! Went in because I saw all these police cars parked outside and figured if they're eating there, it must be good and it was.

Thank David_DeMulle
Los Angeles, California
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 9 June 2016

First time at VivaCantina, saw a great jazz band, ate appetizers and drank beer. Fun crowd, great bartender. I'll be back with friends. Lots of free parking across the street.

Thank Jessica L
Los Angeles, California
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1,946 reviews
671 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 8 April 2016

We've been coming to Viva Cantina for ages, as they have great Mexican food and live entertainment on the weekends. It's right at the entrance to the LA Equestrian Center, so it's pretty crowded when there are events, but that's not too often. Live music is B-C grade but that's OK. Great Margaritas too. Eat, relax & enjoy! .....

Thank David B L
Pocatello, ID
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67 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 10 March 2016 via mobile

The food was good, two music venues in different rooms converging made listening to either difficult from our seating location. But real fans can sit up close to their favorite. Local hangout spot next to the equestrian center. For better service and conversation go in the afternoon.

Thank tigerlily
London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 18 January 2016

VivaCantina has a monthly live bluegrass night – the reason for our visit. There's no entrance fee, on the assumption that customers will buy drinks and possibly food – a pretty good deal. The live music was great (and the food OK), set in a fun and personable atmosphere. We combined our night here with some bowling – Pickwick Bowl... More 

Thank gulya_ldn
Orlando, Florida
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96 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 7 September 2015 via mobile

I met a friend here for lunch ..the food was ok, not great, not bad, but nothing to go out of my way to recommend. I didn't finish my meal and yet I didn't care that I couldn't take my leftovers with me. The service was acceptable, although they were setting up for a band so we felt as if... More 

Thank mgtg23
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127 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 July 2015

Such a variety of music here! Yes their food is good...but the music is what draws me. You never know what kind of act will appear at this great place. You can ride up on your horse and have a cold beer. They have two stages, with dancing in the back area. You're lucky if you get to hear Cody... More 

Thank tomjonesCalifornia
Caliente, CA
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96 reviews
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Reviewed 11 May 2015

Where does one start? I was part of a family group of six and we had a 4pm reservation. We got to the restaurant at 4 and we stood at the hostess area for about five minutes. There was live music playing and we could see many people standing at the bar enjoying the music. After 5 minutes I decided... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Mexican, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
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Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 900 W Riverside Dr, Burbank, CA 91506-3211
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Burbank
  • Phone Number: +1 818-845-2425

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