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Vive Sol

2020 W El Camino Real, Mountain View, CA 94040-2104
+1 650-938-2020
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good38%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly
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2020 W El Camino Real, Mountain View, CA 94040-2104
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1 - 10 of 161 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The good was very good. They don't take reservations so we had to wait awhile before being seated. It was a Saturday night. We did have some great drinks before dinner. The bar staff was great. The good was very good. Parking is limited that...More

Thank sandramT6254UV
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Had dinner here with work colleagues on recommendation from one of the guys that had eaten here before. We enjoyed that it was local and off the beaten path- casual and comfortable. I had one (or two...) delicious margaritas, and the waiter helped me to...More

Thank JenCav_107
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Food was good. Ambience was noisy but great. Staff were excellent. Overall great place for Mexican food.

Thank PriyabrataRay
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We have been going to Vive Sol for 15 years or so now, pretty much since they opened. The atmosphere is top notch, sort of dark and mysterious. We usually go fairly early to get a choice of tables, as it always fills up. I...More

Thank Charles C
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Visited this place for dinner on Friday. The restaurant has a pleasant Mexican/Spanish ambience. Good food and good service 👍. There are a handful of vegetarian options on the menu. We enjoyed the vegetarian burrito 🌯 and the mixed green salad 🥗.and not to forget...More

Thank sneha d
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

I love this restaurant but haven't been here in maybe 6 months. They do not take reservations and your entire party must be together before they will seat you. The place is hidden foo en Camino next to a little florist. Somewhat dark and very...More

Thank Marcia K
Reviewed 13 March 2017

It's likely you won't notice this restaurant from the street because it's a smaller house that's sort of set back from a busy road. But it's worth looking for. The food is outstanding - authentic Mexican with a good selection of vegetarian options. And the...More

Thank je2000
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Even with reservations it's still hard to get a place to sit as it is quite popular. The margaritas are great as are the sangrias. I highly recommend the prawns and avocado cocktail served with nachos (delicious) and for mains, grandma's special chicken (creamy and...More

Thank Dotts0908
Reviewed 8 March 2017

After almost 3 months vacation out of America, Mexican food always my first choice, the food is not bad, my server was nice and friendly, but not surprise, still think the price could be little bit lower compare to the food.

Thank Tony R
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Parking is less than ideal, so carpool or grab a ride if possible. It is always delicious. Love going here. Haven't ever had anything bad. The margaritas are good, a little strong but good. The service is very knowledgeable and will gladly make recommendations if...More

Thank Mandy B
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Olivier H
Are your corn tortillas gluten free?
1 October 2016|
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Response from 161bartonl | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, no clue. Everything tastes good to us though...
Do you sell gift certificates via the internet?
21 July 2016|
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Response from Michael T | Reviewed this property |
I don't think they are setup on Internet to sell Gift Certificates, you can call the restaurant directly. Good Luck
Jan B
can I get a gift certificate?
15 December 2015|
Response from Michael T | Reviewed this property |
Call the restaurant directly.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2020 W El Camino Real, Mountain View, CA 94040-2104
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Mountain View
  • Phone Number: +1 650-938-2020
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