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Viva Madrid

225 Yale Ave, Ste B, Claremont, CA 91711-4704
+1 909-624-5500
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
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“tapas” (60 reviews)
“paella” (16 reviews)
“chorizo” (7 reviews)
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225 Yale Ave, Ste B, Claremont, CA 91711-4704
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Viva Madrid offers a variety of tapas on small plates and regular to large size dinners as well. All of the food is excellent. There is always a crowd waiting to get in and the restaurant is small. A wide variety of food with different...More

Thank Robin M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great time. The paella mixta, rack of lamb, creme brûlée, and Cafe España were delicious. The bartender was amazing. I can't remember his name but he is well known for making the flames go high when making the Cafe España.

Thank vivfwesley
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife lived in Spain for a year and she says that this is very authentic Spanish food. The dining room is crowded and often the wait is long especially on a Friday or Saturday night. I felt kind of cramped at my seat. The...More

Thank Todd M
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Went to this restaurant with my Uncle. I am from Scotland and have been trying quite a few different styles of food. We visited Viva Madrid on a week night about 5.30. We were lucky to get a table. The staff were very pleasant and...More

Thank Stuart D
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Let me start what is good about the restaurant. The initial impression and ambiance are very good. Unfortunately, this is the only praise I can give Viva Madrid. I was born in Spain and I can say without any doubt that the food served is...More

Thank Joe F
Reviewed 2 February 2017

WOW! This was a great find in Claremont. This is some of the best tapas I've had outside of Spain. Nice assortment of tapas (>50) as well as main dishes. It's great for trying out different dishes. Their bacon wrapped anything is awesome. Nice garlic...More

Thank ChandlerTraveler
Reviewed 19 January 2017

the tapas are amazing and the selection is endless. The house sangria is the best and you can even buy a bottle to take home. Great place to hang out

Thank nafarrate2017
Reviewed 18 January 2017

I love coming here for some tapas and their white sangria. The stuffed mushrooms are so good and their creme brulee is perfect.

Thank nperezarcos
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

In town visiting, we had not been to Viva Madrid in a year. It was much better than we remembered! The garlic beef, stuffed mushrooms, lamb chops, clams, mussels and potatoes were delicious and well complemented by the rioja! It was absolutely fantastic! The server...More

1  Thank Tim B
Reviewed 7 December 2016

I love this place. The Tapas are great and they have a wide variety. Their sangria is a little bit too sweet. The decor is cute and they have plenty of space in to wait in the hallway but the space inside is so small....More

Thank Ulvgirl
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 225 Yale Ave, Ste B, Claremont, CA 91711-4704
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Claremont
  • Phone Number: +1 909-624-5500
  • E-mail