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Viva - Argentine Cuisine

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247 Prince Avenue, Athens, GA 30601-2444
+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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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had never eaten Argentine food before and wasn't sure what to expect. I've decided that I like it! Viva was great! Such unique and delicious flavors! We'll be going there often.

Thank suebg62
Cloudland, GA
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67 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

my entire party loved every thing they ordered. great service! Will return my next trip to the area.

Thank gamommy
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Very clean. Sat down right away. Nice size portions. Food was very good. Had cupcakes for desert - nice Would eat here again,

Thank Christine U
Athens, Georgia
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76 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

A great addition to the Athens lineup. The food is most excellent and if you can save a bit of room, the specialty cup cakes top the experience off at a sugar high note. Also nice is the old world feel, the adjacent piazza or patio along with Hendershots and Seabear creates an excellent vibe for any tribe.

Thank Stan M
Lawrenceville, Georgia
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84 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

The atmosphere is great...right beside a coffee shop/bar with a patio. The food is interesting and delicious. Fortunate enough that it is walking distance to work so that's a big draw for sun, great food and people watching.

Thank Tinkwannabe
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

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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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016 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
Reviewed 7 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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206 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 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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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Argentinian, South American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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 30601-2444
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Athens
  • Phone Number: +1 706-850-8284

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