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“Fair this time”

Viva Taqueria & Cantina
Ranked #19 of 261 Restaurants in Ithaca
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
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Good for: Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Ithaca, New York
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Fair this time”
Reviewed 18 June 2014

I have had the super burrito in the past, and it has been good. This time I had Enchiladas that were not very good. Not much flavor, black beans on side appeared to be poured out of a can and the rice was mildly warm and not much flavor. I was disappointed this trip.

  • Visited June 2014
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English first
Ithaca, New York
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57 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Always Enjoy Viva!”
Reviewed 13 June 2014 via mobile

Enjoyed a Super Smothered Burrito, and washed it down with a Tijuana Tapwater. Love the escabeche and cabbage on the side. Looking forward to my next visit.

Visited June 2014
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Ithaca, New York
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great food, very popular”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Viva is one of my favorite places to go for a casual Mexican meal. The food is fresh and tasty - try the guac and fresh salsas. If you are looking for atmosphere, this is not the place for you. It is always very busy and we typically walk the Ithaca Commons while waiting for a table. Everyone I know likes this restaurant, I have nothing negative to report.

  • Visited May 2014
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Ithaca, New York
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great Mexican, busy restaurant.”
Reviewed 28 May 2014 via mobile

Viva is a great place to go for what seems like authentic Mexican food. Very busy, so go early or when college is on break...fun to dine outdoors in the summer! Great guacamole and margaritas!

  • Visited October 2013
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Ithaca, New York
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Fresh healthy Texmex”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Viva Cantina is a Mexican eatery in downtown Ithaca, just off the commons, that is worth a visit. The food is excellent and so is the service. Expect a wait as it's always packed but once you're seated service is quick and efficient.

Don't skip the Margaritas either!

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank G0BigRed22
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