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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 31
    Excellent
  • 29
    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
Fun, unique place

Having been to Spain several times, I can say I don't think the tapas at viva Madrid are the best. Still the ambiance is really cool as it is a small little place with tons of kitschy type stuff on the walls. The service and always been good and I will keep Going back because I like the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
Tiffkat2000
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Rancho cucamonga, CA
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Rancho cucamonga, CA
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211 reviews 211 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Having been to Spain several times, I can say I don't think the tapas at viva Madrid are the best. Still the ambiance is really cool as it is a small little place with tons of kitschy type stuff on the walls. The service and always been good and I will keep Going back because I like the overall Feel... More 

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Claremont, California
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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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100 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
33 helpful votes 33 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?