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Viva Madrid

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225 Yale Ave, Ste B, Claremont, CA 91711-4704
+1 909-624-5500
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17:00 - 23:00
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Claremont, California
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 tastes is open for ordering and the small plates allow you to try foods without... More 

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Thank Robin M
2 reviews
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.

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Thank vivfwesley
Los Angeles, California
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 food was tasty but we haven't been back since the first visit.

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Thank Todd M
El Cotillo, Spain
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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 friendly and the atmosphere was fantastic. The staff advised how many tapas would be sufficient... More 

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Thank Stuart D
1 review
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 not authentic and was badly executed. We ordered six traditional dishes. Not one of these... More 

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Thank Joe F
Chandler, Arizona
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 bread and their take on empanadas is very delicious. With the entrance in an alley... More 

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Thank ChandlerTraveler
Ontario, California
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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

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Thank nafarrate2017
Rancho Cucamonga, California
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

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Thank nperezarcos
Akron, Ohio
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178 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
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 Phil was incredible! He was serving so many tables, but still made are dining experience... More 

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Claremont, California
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93 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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. You feel like you are practically sitting on top of the table next to you.

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Thank Ulvgirl

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Spanish
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 23:00
Monday
17:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?