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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%
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“mole” (14 reviews)
“chicken” (10 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
2020 W El Camino Real, Mountain View, CA 94040-2104
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Reviewed February 14, 2018

The lighting was too dim to see the menu. The margarita was expensive considering it was in a small glass with mostly ice. But the Mole was tasty. The bill was a little high.

Thank Clifford Y
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Reviewed February 13, 2018 via mobile

Very tasty mole with black beans and rice. Choice of meat or vegetarian fillings. Good find for a visitor looking for authentic Mexican style cuisine.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed January 21, 2018 via mobile

Upscale Mexican restaraunt with delicious authentic Mexican cuisine! Not just a burrito and taco menu, but rather more elaborate dishes including fish, pork, chicken, and beef with sauces as delicate and complex as any French cuisine. Great service, stunning decor, and authentic Mexican coca-cola! Full...More

1  Thank CoachParks
Reviewed December 16, 2017 via mobile

Great buzzing atmosphere and it's clearly very popular and during the weekend you are lucky to get a table (and they don't allow you to make reservations in advance). Food here was nice, I'd say that the presentation could be a little better as everything...More

Thank lisr87
Reviewed December 4, 2017 via mobile

Overall there was nothing outstanding about this restaurant. I had the enchiladas del sol. One with mole sauce ant the other with guajillo sauce. The mole was too sweet for my taste. The guajillo was much better. Took way to long to bring a simple...More

Thank bruce h
Reviewed September 11, 2017

I dine at Vive Sol every chance I get in Mountain View. The service can be a little slow at times, but the food and margaritas never disappoint. Vive Sol is located in the back of parking lot, so at first glance you could miss...More

Thank ChicTravelMom
Reviewed August 30, 2017 via mobile

Never have I ever seen so many combinations of enchiladas and burritos. It's was hard to decide what to try. I have a feeling I would not chosen wrong no matter what I choose ... my meal was great (great grandmother's recipe)! Also, you do...More

Thank USMEagleFan
Reviewed August 21, 2017

We were seated on the veranda outside and loved it. Luckily it was a warm night with a slight breeze, very comfortable. Portions were just right, and presented beautifully. Staff were attentive without being obtrusive. A relaxing restaurant, one of my favorites.

1  Thank Snoopydad1
Reviewed July 19, 2017 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 July 10, 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
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Olivier H
September 30, 2016|
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Response from 161bartonl | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, no clue. Everything tastes good to us though...
July 21, 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
December 14, 2015|
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
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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