TacoViva (1990)

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    SuperSpaceGirl Posted 2 years 6 months ago
    The animations remind me I show on Sesame Street back in the 90s.
    Nova Posted 4 years 7 months ago
    I actually used to work at the Taco Viva on Hallandale Beach Boulevard. We used to make the wet burritos for our dinner break before they added them to the menu. I think I still have my name badge, what a pack rat, huh!
    Captain_Redbeard Posted 4 years 7 months ago
    This commercial is pure '90s! I love it, and I love the name! TacoViva! How could you not want to eat there?

    SportyGal, Po'Folks is still around, but it's called Folks now.
    SportyGal883C Posted 4 years 8 months ago
    I use to go to the Taco Viva on Hypoluxo Road in Lantana. I loved their wet Burrito's. Taco Bell really sucks! They put beans in everything.

    Is Tark's Clam Stand still around? How about Po'Folks?
    Kara Posted 5 years 4 months ago
    we have pizza inns all over here in charlotte, nc. still don't like 'em. :-(
    this place looks good though.
    snowbind Posted 6 years 5 months ago
    I don't either but I sure was disappointed. Use to love that place. Went to high school in NMB and they had one at the now defunct 163rd street mall. Only place I knew that had "6" sauces to choose from. Viva "El Scorcho!!!
    karvelneal Posted 6 years 5 months ago
    Did not know taco viva went under. I sure liked their food. I used to go to the one on 441 in Hollywood,FL.
    I left in 1994 for NC. There are several Pizza Inns in the smithfield/Claton ans Selma, NC area. They still have better pizza than Pizza Hut, Dominoes and Papa Joes. The only thing wrong is they do not deliver
    1800collect Posted 7 years 2 months ago
    Also, does anybody remember Pizza Inn? They were another restaurant chain that operated in the Southeast back in the '80s and early '90s, but are now completely defunct; they battled with Pizza Hut, Domino's and other pizza chains in terms of how good they tasted, but one particular reason why Pizza Inn lost to all the other chains (besides just their rather high prices) was huge competition that occurred in 1994 when Pizza Hut introduced their ever-more-popular Stuffed Crust Pizza. Domino's didn't like the idea, but Pizza Inn really wanted to increase their sales by introducing their own version a year later, and since it was a secret recipe that only 2-3 employees at the Yum! Brands headquarters knew, Pizza Inn threated to obtain their competitor's secret method of stuffing their crusts with cheese, saying they'd either get the recipe into their hands or they'd go out of business; the competitor obviously wanted them to go bankrupt, so Pizza Inn failed to obtain the secret method and thus called their entire franchise quits around the same time Taco Viva did; hence both chains were in the Southeast and eventually disappeared, so I'm speculating that perhaps they both were owned by the same company (a Yum!-type corporation of sorts, I'm guessing, the only difference being the fact that it was operating in Southeastern territories only, unlike the international success of all Yum!-owned chains); LOL they don't show either the actual burrito or an actual location, making this '80s spot a pure example of bad advertising!
    frankenstone Posted 7 years 5 months ago
    They tasted 5 times better than Taco Bell. People think taco bell is good. Compared to the other taco places around when they first opened, they were at the bottom. The only reason Taco bell succeeded over these Taco places was their prices being so unbelievable low.
    frankenstone Posted 7 years 5 months ago
    BTW, I know alot about there sauces... their menu and how to make their products since I was the cook at one in Florida growing up. Brings back memories. I also was held hostage there too while a burglar robbed the place..
    frankenstone Posted 7 years 5 months ago
    Taco Viva was in the SouthEast. It was really popular in Florida. This picture is from the mid 80s. The earlier commercials featured a masked Zorro-like man and his catch line was... When you say Taco.... Say VIVA!!
    srf84 Posted 7 years 5 months ago
    can anyone tell me what part of the U.S. taco viva was in
    ToysRUskid Posted 7 years 5 months ago
    SQUID MAN. GIVE ME YOUR ICON. D:
    ChowTimer Posted 8 years 1 month ago
    I dont think this place is around anymore
    ooliyo Posted 8 years 2 months ago
    this must have been something local
    SquidMan93 Posted 8 years 2 months ago
    I like the animation for this commercial, but I went there once and the food tasted like dirt.
    mr3urious Posted 8 years 8 months ago
    Is Taco Viva still around?
    Daikun Posted 8 years 11 months ago
    This is a 90s commercial? The animation looks so cheap and 70s-ish.
    wxxvi Posted 9 years 15 days ago
    Notice they never actually show the burrito. Think about that for a sec.
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