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Vive Sol

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$$ - $$$
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2020 W El Camino Real, Mountain View, CA 94040-2104
+1 650-938-2020
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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
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Palo Alto, California
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197 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a cheery and lively place with good food. The guacamole was bland, but we had three types of salsa on the table. With a generous helping of that and a bit of salt, it was tasty. I suppose an advantage of this is you can add smoky or fresh or hot salsa to your liking. The chicken tortilla... More 

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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You may need your GPS to find this place but it's worth it. Great service and atmosphere. Chips and salsa are good, not great. Entrees are outstanding. I had the burritos with mole sauce - rich chocolate spiciness. A great dining experience.

Thank Foodtaster-x
Los Angeles, CA
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239 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My experience at the #2 best restaurant in Mountain View was a bit mixed. I agree with many reviewers that the service is outstanding. The restaurant itself is a gem -- very charming. The servers bring freshly made chips to the table quickly with a trio of salsas. Wanting to try the famous mole I ordered enchiladas. It came smothered... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I always go at least once, usually more, when in town. The Mole is rich and authentic and a must try. I haven't had anything I didn't love so far. Nice ambiance, great service, suitable for solo, groups and families.

Thank Michelle A
Mountain View, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great food, good service, nice ambiance. A terrific place to enjoy a nice lunch or dinner. Friendly people, always eager to serve.

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Redwood City, California
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017

I some times have issues with really hot Mexican food. I ordered the enchilada and toasta , rice and beans.... Awesome flavor, not to hot perfect for me! The service here is unbeatable. They actually greet you promptly, take your order when you are ready and keep checking to see if you need anything else. 5 star service!

Thank GREG A
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017

It was about a 20 minute wait to be seated but it gave us an opportunity to observe a lot of the staff at work before we took our seats. They were all so exceptionally professional and efficient. The food. I can't even tell you how good the food was. We'd had several bad dining experiences on this trip prior... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016

The restaurant is simple with a small bar but the food was scrumptious. Best to spend your evening with friends and for the love of Mexican food with a few drinks.

Thank ArihantJ
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

One of several family owned Mexican restaurants in Mountain View. Food is consistently excellent with wonderful sauces to choose from. Margaritas are so-so as the bartender uses a shot glass, so don't ever expect a heavy pour. Noise level is very high inside

Thank no-one-important
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

Food was good,Margaritas & Service were amazing,Patio is just perfect.IT felt really good sitting in the patio under the gas heater since it was cold.Must try this place.

Thank Sushruth G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2020 W El Camino Real, Mountain View, CA 94040-2104
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Mountain View
  • Phone Number: +1 650-938-2020

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