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Vive Sol

2020 W El Camino Real, Mountain View, CA 94040-2104
(650) 938-2020
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Ranked #1 of 293 restaurants in Mountain View
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations
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91% Recommend
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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259 reviews 259 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Vive Sol has a very local and ambitious menu. Not your usual Mexican. The dishes are generous and are delicious. Partly because the recipes are not quite what you expect. An excellent experience in a different region of Mexican cooking. It could be for some a little too spicy. But it was clearly many cuts above what we are used... More

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Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

I was on business in Mountain View and looked on Trip Advisor for a place to eat dinner. The #1 rated restaurant, Viva Sol, was near our hotel so we tried it. It was probably the best Mexican food we have had. It's not your normal menu. There are a lot of family recipes and I tried one with the... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This is a great place for Mexican food. On the higher end of food quality. Because of that it can get kind of packed, get ready for some waiting. Don't pass on the Margaritas, they are truly awesome. Only beware, it will sneak up on you! The venue itself is really nice, but quite noisy, so not a place for... More

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Viive sol an authentic Mexican destination I had a cheese enchilada meal with black beans and rice with a lime margarita. It was the Best Mexican meal that I have ever had! Chips and salsa was awesome too. We sat out in a quaint setting with fountains and little patio heaters that kept you warm sitting outside. When I go... More

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Vallejo, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Everything about the is little restaurant is amazing. The chef is great and the staff was very polite and attentive to the quests. We got there as they opened for dinner at 5pm and watched the people flow in to enjoy a delicious meal and relaxing environment.

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Los Gatos, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

I love the food at ViVe Sol. I haven't found any other good "south of the border" food in the area, so I keep going back. I'm working my way through the house specialties. So far, my favorite is the Rajas Poblanas. You should definitely try that dish. However, if you're only going to have one thing, they have the... More

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Mountain View
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I enjoy this place often!! Love the food, Love the Service. Good Home quality meals served with a smile. Margaritas are fantastic and meals are resonably priced for the area. Nice place for couples date night or great place to bring the family and feel welcomed! Put it on your to do list for sure!

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Herndon, Virginia
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183 reviews 183 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 via mobile

I tried to get in here on a monday eve, but it was packed, no place to park. Tried again Tue, found a spot on the street 2nd time around. Worth it. Godess margarita is fabulous, fresh lime, Herradura Resposado. I sat at the bar, tables already full at 6:30. Bartender hustles. Chips come with 3 salsas, each wonderful. The... More

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Mountain View, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

My husband and I enjoy this place for dinner when we don't want drive far for dinner. We have brought our family here to. Food is above average and service is good. Very clean and good drinks. When I say American Mexico my husband and I go to Mexico three times a year and the food there is different. This... More

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Mountain View, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014 via mobile

This place has the potential to be a little gem. But unfortunately they can't seem to get it together with the service. I still go here very often because the food is quite good. Just don't expect to have great service or your food come back quickly if they're very busy. They really need to improve their hostess service in... More

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