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Vive Sol

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2020 W El Camino Real, Mountain View, CA 94040-2104
(650) 938-2020
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 5
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  • 1
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Molé!

My family & friends have enjoyed our visits here. I almost always order the chicken molé. The food, service & atmosphere never disappoint. A hidden Mexican gem in Mountain View.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
janisw
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Palo Alto, CA
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Palo Alto, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

My family & friends have enjoyed our visits here. I almost always order the chicken molé. The food, service & atmosphere never disappoint. A hidden Mexican gem in Mountain View.

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Mesa, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I am from the southwestern US, and saying that I eat a lot of Mexican food is probably an understatement. When I have been in Palo Alto, I have looked around for decent Mexican food. I have found a few that are passable, but this place is a gem. The dishes I have had here have more cream-based sauces than... More 

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Lake Tahoe (Nevada), Nevada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Vive Sol Restaurant in Mountain View was an absolute lucky find. While looking randomly for a Mexican restaurant in the area and we happened upon Vive Sol. Some in our party had standard Mexican American dinners while others had shrimp and a staff recommended pork dish. Everyone was very satisfied and considered our meals excellent, particularly the pork dinner. We... More 

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San Jose, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Was there for dinner this week. My third visit. Nice atmosphere, good Margarita. The food tasted good but my steak was stringy and grisly and obviously not top quality meat. The other two times I went there was something wrong as well. Once the service was really slow. The other there was a mistake with the check. Three strikes you're... More 

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Springfield, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Had a wonderful meal in this restaurant in Mt View. The food was unexpected, really savory but not hot allowing you to really enjoy the meld of the flavors. When the weather is good they have a lovely outside area where you can sit and enjoy live music. Good and non traditional choices for both meat eaters and vegetarians. They... More 

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Los Altos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The flavors that ViveSol has with their dishes just melt in your mouth. My husband and I have tried many Mexican restaurants in the Bay Area and Vive Sol is the best we have found. The down side is parking and the wait depending on the time you go. It is also loud in the restaurant but the food is... More 

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Mountain View, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I had been going to Vive Sol since I first moved to the area over a year ago. The food was okay, the prices a bit more than the quality of food. I found questionable hair in one of the enchiladas one time. I went back after a couple of months hoping it was a mistake but noticed the prices... More 

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San Jose, CA
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

They do not care enough to make the first effort to make a good experience for there customers. Beware!

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105 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 via mobile

From a single guys point of view My GF has been coming here almost every day for the 2 years She is the one with the screaming kid that only eats rice so I am sure they all know him The food is good . The drinks are good . The service is wonderful . I enjoy this place .... More 

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Boise, Idaho, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I had the Burrito De Carne Asada and my date had Mole Poblano. All of it was very good. The sauces were so flavorful. The service was great. Fast and very attentive.

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Additional Information about Vive Sol

Address: 2020 W El Camino Real, Mountain View, CA 94040-2104
Phone Number: (650) 938-2020
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Mountain View
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2020 W El Camino Real, Mountain View, CA 94040-2104
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Mountain View
  • Phone Number: (650) 938-2020

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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