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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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Today
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: Reservations

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  • 49
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 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
Savory and Delicious

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 23, 2014
Robin B
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Springfield, Virginia
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San Jose, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Mountain View, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We have been coming to Vive Sol for years on a regular basis. Never a disappointment and in the summer the outdoor area is very inviting. When family members get sick, we get their chicken soup as take out. Delicious and just the way grandma would have cooked it! My favorite meal is the Pollo Guajillo , also available as... More 

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Mountain View, California
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291 reviews 291 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

This small but high-quality restaurant has become a go-to with friends. No reservations, and the available seating is not huge, so go early or plan to have a drink while you wait for a table. The house margaritas are really good, and so are the seasonal sangrias - peach is in season now! Shrimp were perfectly done in both Chipotle... More 

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Putnam, Illinois
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Menu had a good variety of choices. Salsa was spicy, not too hot. Guacamole was pleasant as well. I had the beef enchilada suiza and it was excellent. Would come back to try other dishes. My companions had margaritas, while I had the peach sangria, which was a nice fresh tasting option. Coming from the Midwest, I was impressed that... More 

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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?