Viva Taqueria and Cantina

Overall rating: 4.0 stars 5 Reviews
Serves meat, veg options available. Mexican restaurant with many vegan options - please visit website or ask your server. Price: Inexpensive more-less
Vegan-friendly, International, Fast food, Mexican, Non-veg
101 N Aurora St (E Seneca St)
Ithaca, New York 14850
607-277-1752
Closed now

Mon-Sun 11:00am-10:00pm

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  • Accepts credit cards
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First Review by DaisytheHedgehog
vegfam
vegfam
  • vegan
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+58

Great options and portions!

4
Posted on 10 / 12 / 2014

We've been here several times and have never been disappointed. We always get the vegan nachos and chips with guacamole. Their guac is amazing. My kids had enchiladas, my husband and I had vegan burritos. The portions are more than enough and we always leave stuffed. The last time we were there however, my 9 year old ordered vegan fajitas and loved them. We went back the next night because Pizza Aroma was closed, and we had a different server. He ordered the fajitas and she said they weren't vegan. Turns out they use the same grill for their meat and veggies so she said they can't be vegan and the other server misinformed us. My son was so upset because he couldn't get them again. He got the enchiladas and it all turned out fine, but he was really disappointed. I would still definitely go back though!
Updated from previous review on Friday October 25, 2013

October 2014 update...still awesome! We all ordered the vegan burrito and nachos. Definitely one of our favorite spots!!

Pros: cool atmosphere, great portion size
jcberger
jcberger
  • vegan
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+105

Great vegan options, creative menu

4
Posted on 05 / 25 / 2013

Several vegan options, all very clearly labeled on the menu! I had the vegan enchiladas with mole sauce, refried beans, black beans, guac, and pickled vegetables... delicious! Lots of food for a good price.

More inventive and interesting than the food at your typical Mexican or Tex-Mex restaurant. Huge selection of house-made sauces, almost all of them vegan.

Quick service and very friendly wait staff, willing to answer questions and even provided a sample of the mole sauce so we could judge its level of spiciness.

Outdoor seating was very nice on a lovely day! Perfect downtown location despite the lack of free parking.

Pros: creative menu, great sauces, good value
Broadbean
Broadbean
  • vegan
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+19

LOVE IT

4
Posted on 07 / 18 / 2012

Not only does Viva have the some of the best and tastiest vegan selections in Ithaca, but almost any menu item can be made vegan -- and the waitstaff will do it happily and eagerly! Also: inexpensive. Also: great drinks. Also: fast, efficient, friendly service. The only downside is that it can be crowded and loud -- so loud it's hard to have a conversation with more than one person.

Pros: Tasty food, Quick service, Inexpensive
Cons: Loud at times

Meggie and Ben
Meggie and Ben
  • vegan
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+1078

Has vegan options on the menu

3
Posted on 01 / 06 / 2012

Good drinks and food. They have vegan options right on their menu and their staff is well-informed.


DaisytheHedgehog
DaisytheHedgehog
  • vegan
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+78

Great vegan options

4
Posted on 01 / 04 / 2012

They have a wonderful tofu option for burrito filling, and the beans are vegan. Lots of vegan options for condiments.

Pros: Good tofu, Clear labels
Cons: Noisy

 

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Last updated: 2012/09/16

 

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