If I hadn’t had the tongue I might have picked one of the two mole sauce dishes, chicken or enchiladas, or maybe the cochinita pivil especial ($9/$14), shredded achiote-flavored pork perked up with a freshly squeezed orange and vinegar sauce. There are also seafood choices, from fried tilapia to shrimp sautéed with chipotle sauce or marinated in garlic and grilled. Some items are offered only on weekends, such as shrimp ceviche ($13) and traditional menudo and pozole soups ($7/$10).

Vegetarian? Well, anything filled with chicken can be filled with cheese instead; enchiladas, chile rellenos, and burritos are so suggested on the menu, as well as vegetarian fajitas ($10/$14). They won’t let vege-heads go hungry here.

If you restrain yourself and have room for dessert, there are several opportunities, from traditional flan and fried dough sopapillas to gringo-accommodating bananas Foster and chocolate fudge cake. What the heck. Go for it.

VIVA MEXICO! | 401.369.7974 | vivamexicocantinagrill.com | 129 Washington St, Providence | Sun-Wed, 8 am-11 pm; Thurs-Sat, 8 aM-2 am | Major credit cards | Full bar | Sidewalk-level accessible

< prev  1  |  2  | 
| More

Most Popular
Share this entry with Delicious
  •   MURDEROUS FUN  |  October 01, 2014
    We theater lovers must really be sick puppies.
  •   REASONS TO BELIEVE (OR NOT)  |  September 24, 2014
    To non-believers, the evangelical movement can look like a loud, friendly party whose invitation we’ve politely declined, but whose windows sooner or later we can’t help peeking into.
  •   MYTHS AND DREAMS  |  September 24, 2014
    This play stringings together bedtime stories and fevered hallucinations.
  •   GENDER BENDERS  |  September 17, 2014
    Gender confusion has probably been around for as long as gender conflicts.
  •   SIMONE'S  |  September 17, 2014
    In the Rhode Island tradition of giving directions like “it’s where the coffee milk factory used to be,” Simone’s is located where Not Your Average Bar & Grille and the ice cream shop Supreme Dairy used to be.

 See all articles by: BILL RODRIGUEZ