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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” (40 reviews)
“nachos” (28 reviews)
“mole” (12 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00 Hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
101 N Aurora St, Ithaca, NY 14850-4301
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were lucky to score a table for 5 on a busy Friday night. The wait staff was attentive and friendly. Everything we ordered was delicious. The atmosphere was fun and lively. There is a menu for kids. We left happy and full!

Thank OchoIIX
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had to wait about 30 minutes for our table and the food was worth the wait. Most in our party had burritos, which came with some pickled vegetables and slaw. I can't give it 5 stars because there were no free chips and salsa....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our grand daughters love this place; the Beans rice and cheese quesadilla dinner is their favorite. Service is fast, inside and outside in summer. Staff is very friendly and Friday night crowd is heavy at the bar. Their pickled slaw is unique but can't say...More

Thank ken8572
Reviewed 21 January 2018

This restuant has dishes of best Mexican food, but is also serves food acceptable to people with food alergies. I am very allergic to peppers (red, green, yellow, orange, etc) but it's not hard to find something to eat here!

Thank Gail M
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

Tasty margaritas, tacos, and empanadas. The decor was fun, the waitress was friendly and would go again even though it was a bit noisy.

Thank Laura L
Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

We had lunch at this place and it was nice. We had enchiladas, soft Taco, Steak quesadilla, and a bowl of soup. The service was good and staff were friendly and knowledgeable. I would recommend this place for a nice Mexican Lunch.

Thank AKK2050
Reviewed 17 December 2017

Average Mexican restaurant, they have an extensive drink menu and great sangria. Would recommend, but not my favorite restaurant on Aurora Street.

Thank Anthony G
Reviewed 3 December 2017

This food is just downright good! Nothing fancy, no frills, just go and eat... and maybe drink a little, too. This is a fantastical combination of Tex-Mex and authentic Mexican. We have NEVER been disappointed with our food. We get to Ithaca every 3-4 months...More

Thank BeautifulFLX
Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

This IS the Mexican place to go to in Thompkins County! Carry out or eat in. Don't forget the house hot sauces. Great margaritas and fantastic burritos! Good service and atmosphere. Lunch or dinner, this is one of my local Ithaca favorites! It's the perfect...More

Thank YourFavoriteBeachBum
Reviewed 16 November 2017

Located in the heart of Ithaca, this is a very good choice for Mexican food. Mid-range prices, good food, drinks and atmosphere. These are not oversized portions like many Mexican food chains. All fairly genuine cuisine. Friendly wait staff. They only move you along if...More

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Julia H
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
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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
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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