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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
“burrito” (39 reviews)
“nachos” (31 reviews)
“escabeche” (9 reviews)
Open Now
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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11 - 20 of 318 reviews

Reviewed 24 August 2017

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 17 August 2017

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 16 August 2017 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 16 August 2017 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 12 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 12 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
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Really good mexican. There are two lines. One for the normal restaurant and the second for fast service and quick ordering. The second is the way to go. Menu is the same plus you can save a few bucks from tipping (sorry...just being honest). Get...More

Thank Joshua O
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

We had dinner here a couple of nights ago. What an awesome experience! The margaritas were delicious, the shredded pork burrito was to die for, and the green chile enchiladas were perfect. Best Mexican food we've had in years.

Thank Diane A
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Celebrated a birthday at this wonderful restaurant. The menu was interesting and an excellent value. Everything tasted fresh and authentic. Service was excellent and our wait was a quick 5 minutes to be seated.

Thank Elobflow
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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
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
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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