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Vive Sol

2020 W El Camino Real, Mountain View, CA 94040-2104
+1 650-938-2020
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good39%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“mole” (14 reviews)
“chicken” (11 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
2020 W El Camino Real, Mountain View, CA 94040-2104
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been here several times. Food is decent not great. Noisy crowded and hard to park. Visiting with Lively friends is its best rating.

Thank Debrako
Reviewed 1 week ago

I really wanted to LOVE this place...but I didn't. The food was fine, nothing to complain about. I found the menu to be typical of what I would expect at a similar Mexican restaurant. There is lots of seating & they have a good bar...More

Thank Baidra M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tucked in the ever-growing architecture on El Camino Real, Vive Sol is a gem worth finding. Whether it’s a date, a group of friends, or a family event, this place is perfect! Their house margaritas (fresh squeezed lime juice floating on top) are fabulous with...More

Thank mailcycle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love this restaurant! This time, they made shrimp fajitas for my hubby. They’re not on the menu but they were happy to make it. $24 plus $2 for a small side of sour cream and grac. I had 2 enchiladas for $18, one was the...More

Thank Marcia K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went out to dinner with my son for his birthday. Quite a festive place with outdoor seating.There were six in our party and were seated after a 5 min. wait. The menu was eclectic as a bit nontraditional mexican dishes but included the usual...More

Thank judybA1533BB
Reviewed 15 February 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 13 February 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 22 January 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 17 December 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 5 December 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
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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, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
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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