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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%
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“nachos” (32 reviews)
“escabeche” (9 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
101 N Aurora St, Ithaca, NY 14850-4301
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Reviewed January 21, 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 January 21, 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 December 23, 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 December 17, 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 December 2, 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 November 22, 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 November 15, 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

Thank BrooklynGuy13
Reviewed November 9, 2017

We were starving and everyone could agree on Mexican. The food was great, service ok. location good patio lovely. We will be coming back

Thank Patricia H
Reviewed October 19, 2017

We stopped for a bite as we had dinner reservations later. My husband had a margarita and I had the sangria - both delicious! The nachos with beef brisket were to die for - really so good! I was sorry that we couldn't order more....More

Thank stew6
Reviewed October 8, 2017 via mobile

I love to go to this restaurant for dinner whenever I am in Ithaca. I found the best margaritas in the States, and good American-Mexican food. I love the place and the way they characterized it.

Thank aletrek
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Julia H
August 28, 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
May 18, 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
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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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