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Welcome to !Viva Mexico! - Viva Mexico Cantina Grill, Providence, RI

Viva Mexico Cantina Grill

4.3
4.3
27 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mexican
From a family Food truck in the 90s. To the oldest Mexican Restaurant in Rhode Island. The hospitality and authentic flavors of Mexico are behind everything we do at Viva Mexico. Presently, two fully operated family restaurants. The Ruiz family welcomes everyone to there home and family recipes with open arms. Viva Mexico Cantina Grill is Providence, Rhode Island's huge premiere dining destination for quality Poblano mexican cuisine sits 150 guest. The flavors and aromas truly come alive at our restaurants, with only the freshest ingredients selected for our guests.

Chef Ruiz and his family carefully crafted the menu with Poblano recipes both new and old, time tested traditional favorites alongside exciting new selections. Each dish reflects the rich, authentic style our kitchen has become known for, served with a level of hospitality and ambiance that is simply unmatched on the East Coast!

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2 people

19:00


Booked 3 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Mexican
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 11:30–21:30 Fri, Sat 11:30–02:00 Sun 11:30–20:30
  • Phone number
    (401) 369-7974
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Jose Ruiz
  • Area
    Providence
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 27 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Rhode Island

    Child-friendly

  • Rhode Island

    Good for groups

  • Providence County

    Child-friendly

  • Providence County

    Good for groups

27 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I stumbled upon this hidden gem while visiting the son, who is currently at Brown University. I was surprise to find and authentic Mexican restaurant in the East Coast and was blown away by the incredible experience. From the moment I walked in, I could feel the warmth and pride that the owner and staff displayed in preserving their family legacy. Whether you're a connoisseur of Mexican cuisine or just looking for a memorable dining experience, this place is a must-visit. Five stars all the way I can't wait to return and savor more of their incredible dishes!

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  2. LisaJ

    Atlantic City

    39 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was bland and extremely mediocre. Very disappointing. The margaritas were so sour and strong i couldn’t even drink it. Our waitress was so sweet and friendly.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A friendly, casual Mexican restaurant in the heart of Providence. The staff was attentive and listened well. Delicious guacamole and enchiladas.

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  4. AFC32

    Greater Boston

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Viva Mexico Cantina Grill was terrific! Very busy with diners coming before and after the Nate Bargatze show at the AMP. The hostess was terrific, never lost her cool and got everyone seated in a snap. Waiter also was all smiles and helpful. I love it when a waiter gets really excited about what I order! Food was pretty terrific! Very casual ambience, lots of diverse groups. Lots of energy, kinda loud but in a fun way!

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  5. Audiodad

    Detroit

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Viva Mexico is an updated version of Mexican food with a great downtown location and atmosphere. The bar has a variety of margarita options and the food selection is simple yet elegantly presented. The burrito and chimichanga were very tasty and nicely portioned. We tried all three desserts: churros, flan and fried ice cream and were impressed with them all. This is a must visit if you are in Providence and love Mexican food.

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  6. Sher

    Greater Boston

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Mexican food I’ve had in this area, and I’ve tried a lot. We ordered 2 things to try before seeing a PPAC show. “Enchiladas mole,” and “tortilla chips, mild & medium salsa and refried beans” ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS!!! Great service, reasonable prices - this will be my new go to!

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  7. Davidelite

    Greater Boston

    74 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Good vibes, good food. The margaritas wasn’t that strong in my opinion. I ordered double margarita and drink it just fine. What was a plus > I left note in the reservation that was my wife birthday. They remembered and song happy birthday to her. It’s definitely a good Mexican spot to stop by if you in Providence RI

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Delicious and aesthetically pleasing margaritas. Jose was very accommodating and patient with us all night.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 16 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time there we were impressed. We were greeted by the proprietor, Jose. He was very friendly and answered a couple menu questions. Service was great! The food was outstanding and so fresh!! We will definitely add this place to our rotation. I’d say this could be the best Mexican food in RI. Highly recommend!

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  10. SarahJ

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent! I highly recommend the Street corn. It was the best I’ve ever had. The service was great. The staff was very friendly. This was our first time there, and we all look forward to going back.
    Viva Mexico Cantina GrillResponded on 11 January 2024
    Hi Sarah, as your first time being here it makes me very happy my staff and the kitchen provided you with a great experience. Hope we can have you back soon!

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FAQs

Viva Mexico Cantina Grill offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (401) 369-7974.

Viva Mexico Cantina Grill is rated 4.3 stars by 27 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 3 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Viva Mexico Cantina Grill

129 Washington St, Providence, RI 02903

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Providence
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 11:30–21:30 Fri, Sat 11:30–02:00 Sun 11:30–20:30
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Mexican
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Jose Ruiz
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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