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Vive Sol

2020 W El Camino Real, Mountain View, CA 94040-2104
+1 650-938-2020
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good39%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“enchiladas” (20 reviews)
“guacamole” (11 reviews)
“moles” (11 reviews)
Opens in 26 min
All hours
Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
2020 W El Camino Real, Mountain View, CA 94040-2104
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1 - 10 of 164 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our friends introduced this place for Mexican food and margaritas. I finally found the best margarita in town!!! The food is also to die for. In two weeks will be back with my colleagues and friends to celebrate her birthday and girls margarita night!

Thank Gina P
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Been to Vive Sol twice. I live nearby and always tell my wife I'd like to go. We took our son and his girlfriend and we all enjoyed different platters. I'd go back.

Thank 599Traveler
Reviewed 10 July 2017

I've been going here on and off for years. I always forget about this place, then come back and remember why I like it so much. Just always fresh and well prepared. And the drinks are definitely a notch above most other Palo Alto spots....More

Thank jason r
Reviewed 28 May 2017

The good was very good. They don't take reservations so we had to wait awhile before being seated. It was a Saturday night. We did have some great drinks before dinner. The bar staff was great. The good was very good. Parking is limited that...More

Thank sandramT6254UV
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Had dinner here with work colleagues on recommendation from one of the guys that had eaten here before. We enjoyed that it was local and off the beaten path- casual and comfortable. I had one (or two...) delicious margaritas, and the waiter helped me to...More

Thank JenCav_107
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Food was good. Ambience was noisy but great. Staff were excellent. Overall great place for Mexican food.

Thank PriyabrataRay
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We have been going to Vive Sol for 15 years or so now, pretty much since they opened. The atmosphere is top notch, sort of dark and mysterious. We usually go fairly early to get a choice of tables, as it always fills up. I...More

Thank Charles C
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Visited this place for dinner on Friday. The restaurant has a pleasant Mexican/Spanish ambience. Good food and good service 👍. There are a handful of vegetarian options on the menu. We enjoyed the vegetarian burrito 🌯 and the mixed green salad 🥗.and not to forget...More

Thank sneha d
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

I love this restaurant but haven't been here in maybe 6 months. They do not take reservations and your entire party must be together before they will seat you. The place is hidden foo en Camino next to a little florist. Somewhat dark and very...More

Thank Marcia K
Reviewed 14 March 2017

It's likely you won't notice this restaurant from the street because it's a smaller house that's sort of set back from a busy road. But it's worth looking for. The food is outstanding - authentic Mexican with a good selection of vegetarian options. And the...More

Thank je2000
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Olivier H
1 October 2016|
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Response from 161bartonl | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, no clue. Everything tastes good to us though...
22 July 2016|
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Response from Michael T | Reviewed this property |
I don't think they are setup on Internet to sell Gift Certificates, you can call the restaurant directly. Good Luck
Jan B
15 December 2015|
Response from Michael T | Reviewed this property |
Call the restaurant directly.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
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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