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Vive Sol

2020 W El Camino Real, Mountain View, CA 94040-2104
(650) 938-2020
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Ranked #2 of 294 Restaurants in Mountain View
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Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Mountain View, California
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213 reviews 213 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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261 reviews 261 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 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
116 reviews 116 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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Israel
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9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
35 reviews 35 reviews
21 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
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5 reviews 5 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
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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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200 reviews 200 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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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