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Viva - Argentine Cuisine

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247 Prince Avenue, Athens, GA 30606
+1 706-850-8284
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i don't go to athens, ga without going to viva. not only is the food excellent, but the people are awesome. the owners make everyone who walks in the door feel welcome and at home. this is definitely not the place i go when i am watching my waistline (though they do have healthy options) I just can't help but... More 

Thank Erin C
Toccoa, Georgia
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to try this place for a date night. Overall we were pleased with the meal. The preparation and sauces make this place Argentine more so than the actual menu. For example, my wife's steak, while well prepared, was only ordinary except that they added a chimichurri sauce which really elevated the dish. I went slightly more authentic with the... More 

Thank KSFMusic
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

We found this restaurant by accident and are so very glad we did. We had the Bela Blue chicken and Argentine Sausage plate and they were amazing! Try the chicken sofrito soup, you will be amazed! The cupcakes were a nice little treat at the end of an amazing meal!

1 Thank sheabarnes24
Valdosta, Georgia
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199 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

We came here on a recommendation. I ordered a chicken empanada and chimi cheese fries. They were both really really good. But be careful: The empanadas are huge! I was surprised by how large they are since typically they are about half that size. However they were still really good. Additionally you have to try the cupcakes if you go.... More 

Thank djdrake12
Helena, AR
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Ok, I'm an Argentinian so I'm excited and have high expectations that's why I picked this place for our Wedding Anniversary... but WHY ? it was a big dissapointment. First, never saw any Argentinians working at this Argentinian place... I asked and none. Ok NO alfajores, instead cupcakes. Pastelón de papas ok. French fries w jalapeño peppers, what's that ?... More 

Thank pibarn
United States
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Our server, Claire, was extremely helpful in selecting brews and unfamiliar foods. She explained what each dish was and what would complement it. The food itself was excellent and thoroughly enjoyed! I recommend Viva highly!

Thank ugausa
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Oh goodness, is this place good. The food is simply delicious, the service is quick and friendly, the atmosphere is chill and cozy. This is one of my favorite places to hit up for lunch or dinner. Do not pass up on a cupcake at the end of your meal. You will NOT regret it.

Thank KatKais
Athens, Georgia
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62 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Our close friends joined us for our anniversary dinner and as we were discussing a restaurant, both of us said let's try Viva! at the same time. We met and had a wonderful experience and meal. Our service was great and she explained the menu choices to us very clearly. The 4 of us were into trying new foods and... More 

1 Thank Mark S
Hartwell, Georgia
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59 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

My wife and I ate here for lunch. Our friends recommended it so we thought we'd try it out. The food was good, not great. For what it was, it cost more than it should. I wouldn't recommend this. The Lomo Con Papa Fritas- Viva Style were room temperature and cost way too much for french fries. The beef empanada... More 

Thank CaptMo47
Jefferson, Georgia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Fantastic change of pace. Wonderful soups, empanadas and the best cupcakes you'll ever have. Lunch and dinner daily. Great service!

Thank troutman57

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Argentinian, South American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 247 Prince Avenue, Athens, GA 30606
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Athens
  • Phone Number: +1 706-850-8284

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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?