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Viva Mexico Cantina Grill

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129 Washington, Providence, RI 02901
+1 401-369-7974
08:00 - 22:00
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Thu - Sat 08:00 - 01:00
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Superior, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was fresh and delicious. Best Guac I have had in a long time. I usually don't like to eat at the same place more than once on vacation in order to get a broader experience of the city, but I had to come back here! Staff was really fantastic as well.

Thank Niki C
Charlestown, Rhode Island
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110 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good atmosphere, delicious food and fabulous margarita! Prices were very reasonable and the employees were really good. A great Mexican restaurant.

Thank Craig M
Quincy, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I speak Spanish and Portuguese and obviously have eaten at restaurants in various countries including Mexico. The first thing I noticed here is the that the atmosphere is authentic. I am talking about the neighborhood restaurants in these countries not the Americanized ones in the tourist areas. So, the atmosphere is the kind you seek off the beaten track when... More 

Thank frbob02145
Providence, Rhode Island
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

This is a few steps up from standard Mexican food, with possibilities like braised goat (which was really delicious). Very informal, casual-friendly atmosphere. I'd go again.

Thank David C
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Good food Good service Great drinks Always go here for drinks and nachos before our massages Good location

Thank CrazyJEM
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Having just flown in from Chicago for a day trip in Providence it was a welcomed sight to see a Mexican restaurant in downtown steps away from my hotel. I dined in for lunch and ordered the flauta dish which consisted of two generously portioned flautas loaded with guac, shredded lettuce, and sour cream. I was given two salas to... More 

Thank Nora F
Providence, Rhode Island
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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

I enjoyed the chimi...perfectly cooked! Drinks excellent, service great....this is a definite place to check out!

Thank jojocruzin
South Kingstown, Rhode Island
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97 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016

Strolling along Washington St., we decided to give Viva Mexico a try. Pleasantly surprised by the enchiladas mole, along with a starter of guacamole and chips. Food was quite good and service was pleasant, too. Try the Pancho Villa Margarita to complement the food.

Thank Paul B
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

We visited this place before noon time for brunch. The place was clean and the service was good. Serving size was generous (for me) since I'm tiny. Lol I had a descent experience. Def will come back.

Thank itscor
Westfield, Massachusetts, United States
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Had tacos and tamales after a concert next door. The food was delicious, service was fast and friendly. With beers the total was less than $30, totally worth it.

Thank Jack J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 129 Washington, Providence, RI 02901
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Providence
  • Phone Number: +1 401-369-7974

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?