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Vive Sol

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2020 W El Camino Real, Mountain View, CA 94040-2104
(650) 938-2020
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All 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
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Los Altos, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were a group of 12 for a birthday celebration. We went early as they get very crowded and don't take reservations. Service was very good. Food was outstanding, with a wide variety, not your typical Tex-Mex place. Plan to go back soon.

Thank Peter S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

I visited this place upon recommendation from a friend and it turned out really well. Their margaritas were great as was the nachos and enchiladas we ordered for food. The service is really good and the place isn't too noisy despite the fact that it gets filled up pretty quickly

Thank Bhavesh M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Been there numerous times, always a nice experience. Make reservations as it is popular!! Has outdoor patio though we've not used that…the indoor ambience is excellent.

Thank 161bartonl
Palo Alto, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

Came last night with my hubby and college nephew. Parking lot was full but I squeezed into an end spot in the back. I had no idea that they had a back patio for outdoor eating but it was full by 6:20 on Saturday eve. We sat inside and had margaritas for $11. I had my favorite there, enchilada suisa.... More 

Thank Marcia K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

Good food, friendly staff. A little bit expensive for the food but its ok. Not variety of desserts to choose from.

Thank Jordanna C
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

When I visit MTV I usually always pay a visit to Vive Sol, great big dishes of classical Mexican food, all fresh tasting, good chips, amazing Margaritas

Thank IT-Emperor
Los Altos, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016

Came in and was seated promptly by a friendly hostess. Nothing for 10 Min. Finnally chips and salsa but with no greeting whatsoever. Could not figure out who our server might be, but caught the eye of a server now we are in business. Good service after that. Our combo plates arrived promptly but the food was just average for... More 

Thank kratour
South Lake Tahoe, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

I eat here every time I come to town. The place is small but it's bright, clean, and inviting. They give you two different salsas and a dean dip for the table with your chips. I don't know about you but I love variety. The staff is always fun although some times it's hard to know who to ask for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Special occasions
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: (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?