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Viva Mexico Cantina Grill

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129 Washington, Providence, RI 02901
+1 401-369-7974
08:00 - 22:00
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Thu - Sat 08:00 - 01:00
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Providence, Rhode Island
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a few steps up from standard Mexican food, with possibilities like braised goat (which was really delicious). Very informal, casual-friendly atmosphere. I'd go again.

Thank David C
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Good food Good service Great drinks Always go here for drinks and nachos before our massages Good location

Thank CrazyJEM
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Having just flown in from Chicago for a day trip in Providence it was a welcomed sight to see a Mexican restaurant in downtown steps away from my hotel. I dined in for lunch and ordered the flauta dish which consisted of two generously portioned flautas loaded with guac, shredded lettuce, and sour cream. I was given two salas to... More 

Thank Nora F
Providence, Rhode Island
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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

I enjoyed the chimi...perfectly cooked! Drinks excellent, service great....this is a definite place to check out!

Thank jojocruzin
South Kingstown, Rhode Island
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96 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Strolling along Washington St., we decided to give Viva Mexico a try. Pleasantly surprised by the enchiladas mole, along with a starter of guacamole and chips. Food was quite good and service was pleasant, too. Try the Pancho Villa Margarita to complement the food.

Thank Paul B
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

We visited this place before noon time for brunch. The place was clean and the service was good. Serving size was generous (for me) since I'm tiny. Lol I had a descent experience. Def will come back.

Thank itscor
Westfield, Massachusetts, United States
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Had tacos and tamales after a concert next door. The food was delicious, service was fast and friendly. With beers the total was less than $30, totally worth it.

Thank Jack J
North Hampton, New Hampshire
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241 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

We visited for lunch on Labor day. The only annoying piece was that they gave us a lunch menu but then took it away saying that lunch menu prices don't apply to holidays (which yeah, sure fair but don't give us the menu or let us know immediately - which they didn't). You can get a pitcher of margaritas for... More 

Thank msmith703
Leesburg, Florida
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

We were staying at the Hotel Providence - great Boutique hotel - looked for a place for breakfast & found this gem. Stop in & enjoy.

Thank dgoeldner
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Stopped here for a drink while in providence for a night. Made great margaritas. They have outdoor seating in back- its great in a wide quiet alley.

Thank Christine B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 129 Washington, Providence, RI 02901
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Providence
  • Phone Number: +1 401-369-7974

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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?