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Viva El Taco Mexican Food

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5945 N Academy Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80918-3447
+1 719-592-0112
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Reviewed 26 January 2017

Authentic Mexican food! Excellent breakfast burritos! Seems a little sketchy but quality service and food.

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Thank Merican96
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 November 2016

This place is about as real as it gets for Mexican food. I've traveled all through Latin America and this place is great. The Carne Asada is delicious and all of the portions are gigantic.

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Thank Adrian H
Topeka, Kansas
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26 reviews
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Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

It's not bad, but not the best either. The burrito and tacos were tasty. Enchiladas were just ok. Nothing special. They did have good guacamole on the tacos though. Prices are good.

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Thank Crystal C
Indian Hills, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2016

Viva Taco has some of the best tamales I have ever eaten. They are wrapped in corn husks; and cooked to absolute perfection. They were just right on spiciness. I cried tears of spice and joy on these delicious tamales. The top of my head got a bit sweaty in a delightful way as the wonderful flavors took hold. There... More 

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Thank qnodmd
Denver, Colorado
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16 reviews
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Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

Best CARNE ASADA FRIES that I've found since California!! Enjoyed a quick, non expensive lunch before heading back up to Fort Collins.

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Thank EugeneandKatie
Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 1 December 2015

There are ALOT of places that serve the similar type of food, but if you're in the area, this is a must do (especially after drinking). Greasy and fattening, but AWESOME and cheap.

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Thank Dagon W
Denver, Colorado
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 7 September 2015 via mobile

Terrible customer service, I wanted a bacon breakfast burrito and they gave me some kind of 'spam' meat, worst 5 dollars spent on a burrito that I wouldn't even give to my dog. Maybe if the owners read the comments they woul see why their business has such terrible ratings!

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Thank Ryan L
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28 reviews
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Reviewed 21 June 2015

They prepare tacos by placing the meat in the corn tortilla, fold the tortilla and then deep fry until the tortilla is crisp. A touch - and I mean a touch - of cheese and lettuce, the it's wrapped and served. One bite was all it took to confirm the appearance - a huge, dripping grease ball. One bite was... More 

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Thank Abby T
Colorado
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Reviewed 19 November 2013

Why is there a picture of Taco Bell??? It is a hole in the wall but Viva has a lot of things going for it. Vast menu (for semi fast food), fresh and made to order, relatively cheap, and 24 hrs. Better than average for my non-Mexican taste buds. My only real complaint is the drive through lane is horrible... More 

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Thank Bgreenard
Fort Collins, CO
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Reviewed 10 May 2012

Good food, cooked to order. I still thought it was a bit pricey. Beans are very very nice, great flavor. Rice is bland, tasteless. The tortillas are really different here, lots of layers, homemade I believe. These are not the thin tortillas you are used to. Best if deep fried (try the chimichanga). I tried the cheese enchilada (good), the... More 

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Mexican, Fast food
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  • Address: 5945 N Academy Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80918-3447
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  El Paso County  >  Colorado Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 719-592-0112

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