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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 - 9:30 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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242 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

Thank Daveslilfatty
Mountain View, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Painfully slow service all 3 times. The food was cool and only fair value with the small size of portions.

Thank Stephen O
Mountain View, California
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120 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of my go to mexican restaurants in the Mountain View and Palo Alto Area. Can be a wait on the weekends, but worth it. Good soups, salads and main dishes. Good sized portions. Only fault is very inconsistent service. Sometimes Very poor.

Thank Ty L
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49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

Be prepared to wait for dinner during the weekend. The food here is more authentic than the burritos and tacos I'm used to. They have lots of seafood options to choose from.

Thank Maggie L
Spokane, Washington
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

We live in the inland Pacific Northwest, where good mexican good is difficult to come by, so we are always on the lookout for great mexican food while traveling. We chose Vive Sol based on the fantastic rating it has on TripAdvisor, and we were not disappointed. The food and drink was amazing. I can't think of a place that... More 

Thank Chado509

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Restaurant Details

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