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Viva Madrid

Spanish, Tapas
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225 Yale Ave, Ste B, Claremont, CA 91711-4704
909-624-5500
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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Visitor rating
  • 31
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great evening at a vibrant place

We ate at Viva Madrid last week. The atmosphere was very energetic and friendly. It was crowded with about a half hour wait. Our waitress was engaged, attentive and friendly. The food was good. Not outstanding, not particularly memorable, but above average. We were out to have fun, and this outing... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
Bob S
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Claremont, California
Good for:
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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English first
Claremont, California
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We ate at Viva Madrid last week. The atmosphere was very energetic and friendly. It was crowded with about a half hour wait. Our waitress was engaged, attentive and friendly. The food was good. Not outstanding, not particularly memorable, but above average. We were out to have fun, and this outing was successful. The Spanish coffee drinks were outstanding, prepared... More 

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Claremont, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

Overall good but wouldn't say it was great. The meat tapas were a little bland. Ask for the most popular tapas, you should be okay. Some were actually pretty good. Somewhat loud inside, but a fun atmosphere. I rounded my rating to 4. True rating of 3.5.

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Tokyo
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Like nearly every restaurant in Claremont, the "cuteness" far exceeds the quality of the food, which is mediocre.

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Bellevue, Washington
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96 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Viva Madrid is an extremely popular place, just off the main street. The place is crowded, dark although the atmosphere is friendly and warm. The tapas are varied and we shared many items. I have eaten tapas in a variety of restaurants and I must say that this was not my favorite place. Most of the food was just bland,... More 

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Think, the tiny back alleys of Barcelona. Dark crowded Spanish bar with Tapas and Flamenco music, and you have the Viva Madrid in Claremont CA. (91711) Right off the village main street (Yale), there is an alley. (you have to look for it) Just inside the alley you will find a wonderful tapas bar. (follow your nose) The food is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Food was good, service awesome and price not as bad (especially if you share the inexpensive and tasty tapas). Sangria is good (tried red and pomegranate) and refreshingly fruity.

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Portland, Oregon
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35 reviews 35 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I stumbled upon this place when I had my first job at 16 yrs old in downtown Claremont. The paella, the tapas, the sangria! I no longer live in CA and I miss this place terribly. I always visit when I am in town. Consistent and delicious food that I crave. When you call nobody ever seems to answer, the... More 

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Montclair, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I hadn't been to this restaurant in more than five years, but we went spur of the moment and happened to arrive between rushes. Having been to Spain, I can say this is a truly authentic experience. Small plates with plenty of flavor and a fun selection of wines. The prices are really reasonable and it has a fun assortment... More 

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Claremont, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

They have the best lamb chops on their menu. I love tapas and other small plates and this place excels in that regard. The only real drawback is that the restaurant is small and I have had to wait as long as 45-50 minutes several times. But the menu keeps me coming back anyway. Great food.

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Claremont, California
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8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The food is ok but it is too dark in the restaurant . Very hard to order . Sometimes too much garlic .

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 225 Yale Ave, Ste B, Claremont, CA 91711-4704
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Claremont
  • Phone Number: 909-624-5500

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?