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Viva Taqueria & Cantina

) #17 of 202 Restaurants in Ithaca €€ - €€€ Mexican, , Latin
101 N Aurora St, Ithaca, NY 14850-4301
+1 607-277-1752
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good46%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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101 N Aurora St, Ithaca, NY 14850-4301
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good service. Outdoor seating. Good, relatively inexpensive, probably popular for students that want frozen margaritas and basic munchies. Was recommended to me because of "really good lime vinaigrette or buttermilk-salsa dressings" on the salad. I can confirm the chicken salad with lime vinaigrette was very...More

Thank fpathdoc
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great spot for mexican food. Appreciate that they allow dogs to join you for outside seating... Frozen margaritas are tasty!

Thank Sharon O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love Mexican food so we thought we would try it out. YUM! The restaurant was busy so we gave the host our name and then got a drink at the bar. Within 10 minutes the host came up to me and said a table...More

Thank MotorcycleMamaw
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

A great Mexican restaurant with a nice atmosphere. We went for lunch and our server was very attentive. The salsa we ordered for our appetizer was nothing special, but our burritos were fresh and delicious!

Thank leolszewski
Reviewed 11 May 2017

The margaritas and food were both very good! The frozen margarita was awesome, tasted delicious and fresh and wasn't too sweet, which I like. The food was excellent - especially the queso fundido, which really stood out and was just ridiculously good, probably because it...More

Thank Sara R
Reviewed 7 May 2017

My son and I had smothered burritos. His with red sauce, mine with green. Both were somewhat tasteless and bland. Same for the salsa served with the chips. Which by the way you have to pay $5. First time I had to pay for chips...More

Thank EdM734
Reviewed 3 May 2017

We stopped in for a few margaritas and an order of "tres amigos" tacos. Bar tenders were great - poured solid drinks and the tacos were really good especially the chicken mole taco. It was packed so we ate at the bar which got us...More

Thank BoCoMoTiger
Reviewed 2 May 2017

The service was very good. Our waiter was very attentive and accommodating. This place appeared to be a local favorite because it was really packed early in the evening. The drink specials are on point. The food is OK. It's more of a Tex-Mex type...More

Thank Nat W
Reviewed 30 April 2017

We visited on a very busy Saturday night and had to wait 40 minutes for a table. Once seated, the service was attentive and friendly. The food and drink orders came quickly and were delicious. They cater well to customers with food allergies. I recommend...More

Thank Joshua W
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Went for lunch, 8 all together, 3 kids. Very accommodating. Best quac in a long time. Burritos very good, fresh chunks of garlic good touch. Kids loved the quesadillas. Pretty good Mexican beer choices on tap. Lots of vegetarian choices

Thank kjm55
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Julia H
Do you have gluten free options?
28 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
Do you take reservations?
18 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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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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