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“Very good Mexican restaurant”
Review of Vive Sol

Vive Sol
Ranked #3 of 327 Restaurants in Mountain View
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Los Altos, California
Level 5 Contributor
75 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Very good Mexican restaurant”
Reviewed July 14, 2013

Viva Sol is a pleasant place, above average food, overall very good service and a nice patio as an outside option. I like the Carne asado burritos. I have had several business lunches here and have always had a good experience with noticeably good meals.

  • Visited July 2013
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English first
Fremont, California
Level 6 Contributor
629 reviews
423 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 289 helpful votes
“Great vegetarian options”
Reviewed July 12, 2013

This restaurant (owned by the wife) & the sibling restaurant Palo Alto Sol (owned by the husband) are great. They have great vegetarian options & the staff are familiar with what is truly vegetarian. Enchiladas are my favorite. In the past, we have had enfrijolades which is a set of 3 corn tortillas covered with beans & some vegetables & is very light on cheese - if you want this spicy be sure to ask for chipotle sauce. The enchiladas mexicanas had some sour cream - we got cheese inside & red sauce on top which was not spicy. The enchiladas guajillo we got with cheese & spinach inside, & this sauce was creamy with a slight spicy (but not hot) tinge. I had De La Plaza before & that was good. The complimentary chips & sauces are good but filling. If you order a la carte, it is $3 less than the full entree with beans & rice. They charge for sharing. Get Mexican Coca Cola. Service is good. The restaurant is colorful but small, & they don't take reservations.

  • Visited April 2013
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Los Altos, California
Level 5 Contributor
75 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Upscale Mexican food in Silicon Valley”
Reviewed July 9, 2013

This place is very easy to miss, it's actually set back of the El Camino and you can easily miss the driveway.
I enjoy this place, the beef (Carne asado) is excellent, service is friendly and professional. Prices are mid-range slightly less than comparable places for a business lunch or for friends. I have only been there for lunch, but here is an outside patio for evening guests.

Visited June 2013
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Chennai (Madras), India
Level 6 Contributor
171 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Good Food”
Reviewed June 28, 2013

nice good food with authentic taste was served. service is par excellant. little small place but it is worth visiting for a nice good food. rates are very reasonable and pocket friendly

Visited June 2013
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Redwood City, California
Level 6 Contributor
473 reviews
368 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Nice Outside Patio”
Reviewed June 18, 2013

Took a group for a work lunch and was very pleased. The outdoor seating on a warm day was wonderful. Our entrees were terrific. Steak Serrano, Enchilladas, Tomatillo, Burrito Verde and the Guacamole appetizer were all delicious. The service was initially a little slow but our food orders were brought back out promptly after we ordered. Definitely a nice spot on a warm day.

  • Visited May 2013
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