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ViVe Sol

ViVe Sol

Mexican Restaurant$$$$
Mountain View
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  • Pooya E.
    "Chicken mole is really good"(10 Tips)
    Rom C.
    "The Guajillo chicken was delicious -- tender and flavorful chicken."(3 Tips)
    Lesley B.
    "Get the Goddess margarita."(3 Tips)
    Nirav C.
    "To top it off the al sol margaritas were amazing!"(2 Tips)
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  • EArchitect
    EArchitectDecember 27, 2016
    Try the Sonora (Chile Colorado)! Lean pieces of bite-size beef braised in a delicately puréed sun-dried peppers and herbs sauce. Rings of raw (or sautéed) onions on top. Amazingly tender!
  • Cristie (.
    Cristie ( Bean )September 23, 2012
    The Serrano & Pollo Negro are two of my favorites. Also, the pomegranate margarita is delicious but very sweet. That being said, I haven't had a margarita or a dish here that has not been great.
  • Shannon M.
    Shannon MadisonAugust 9, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    PRO-TIP: order a sauce sampler before your meal so you can try before you buy! Mole, nueva, chipotle, verde, adobado/sonora, guajillo and red sauce.
  • Bayard B.
    Bayard BrewinJune 25, 2013
    Cheery family-friendly TexMex set back from El Camino Real (look for Statue of Liberty in front). Gets crowded / limited parking but is well worth the stop. Huge margarita / food menu.
  • Gabriel C.
    Gabriel CervantesAugust 12, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Sabana Invierno is so good it has been my staple here for years! Also they do serve some mezcals but they are not on the drink menu so if you like that sort of thing all you have to do is ask :).
  • Angelica D.
    Angelica DelgadoAugust 2, 2013
    Good atmosphere. The Mole was authentic and savory. The Triple X drink was excellent. Peach Maragrita was was too sweet an heavy and was overpowered with a nectar purée sourly sweet taste.
  • Rom C.
    Rom ComOctober 22, 2014
    The Guajillo chicken was delicious -- tender and flavorful chicken. They also had Negro modelo on tap! Order it with lime. Guaranteed to make your day better.
  • Nirav C.
    Nirav ChitkaraFebruary 25, 2012
    Nice cozy atmosphere and great food! To top it off the al sol margaritas were amazing! Highly recommend for anyone looking to get away from mainstream Mexican cuisine.
  • Bob G.
    Bob GJanuary 15, 2011
    Pretty good Mexican food. I enjoyed everything I ate including the Sonora, pulled pork with adobo sauce. The diosa de la sol margarita was awesome! The service for our party was pretty good.
  • Logan F.
    Logan FrahmFebruary 9, 2014
    Chicken soup is amazing! The broth is so good! Good service, drinks, atmosphere. If your into mole very good. Rest of menu average
  • Shannon M.
    Shannon MadisonJune 29, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Did you know that they have a dedicated Mole chef who comes in and spends his entire shift JUST carefully crafting his mole for hours and hours.
  • Jason V.
    Jason VitugFebruary 8, 2013
    If possible, make reservations. The atmosphere was intimate and the food delicious. Nacho chips and salsa were a plenty.
  • Doug B.
    Doug BaerNovember 24, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Fantastic food, drinks, and service. I had the Enchiladas Al Guajillo last time... Amazing!
  • Shannon M.
    Shannon MadisonAugust 28, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    It's the Big Sister of Fiesta del Mar and LA Fiesta. Slightly more upscale with the same great family recipes.
  • Marcel
    MarcelMarch 20, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Love the Chicken Burrito with Chipotle sauce... Its not on the menu, if you like simple and spicy... Its great!
  • Natalia G.
    Natalia GorevaApril 20, 2013
    Try Pollo Negro with flour tortillas! Amazing dish!
  • Steve P.
    Steve PaulinMarch 9, 2012
    Great food, delicious margaritas, tasty salsa, and a fun atmosphere - this place is my favorite
  • Lisa G.
    Lisa GasinkMay 3, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    The Sopa Azteca is outstanding!! Order the cheese and tortilla strips on the side - you'll probably have soup leftover (and soggy tortilla strips aren't as tasty as crunchy ones!).
  • Bradley S.
    Bradley StaplesDecember 14, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    You absolutely cannot go wrong with the mole or any of their amazing margaritas!
  • James V.
    James VertisanOctober 2, 2011
    The food was fantastic and the decor is amazing. A wonderfully romantic restaurant to take a date.
  • Suzanne
    SuzanneOctober 18, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    My go-to Mexican. The quality is super high. Love this place!
  • Chris C.
    Chris CaloApril 10, 2015
    The Goddess Margarita and mole enchiladas. The salsas are also quite nice.
  • Arturo G.
    Arturo GarridoAugust 18, 2014
    Good food, great service, great guacamole, huge portions, great atmosphere.
  • Shruti N.
    Shruti NarayanJune 12, 2012
    Chicken soup is really good!,big enuf for 2.Try the white wine sangria
  • trisha k.
    trisha kumarJune 29, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Not sure what sauce to get? Ask for a sauce tasting plate - they're all amazing!
  • Kevin D.
    Kevin D.August 26, 2014
    Try the "verde" Margarita while you're here. They taste even better then they look!
  • Params R.
    Params RamanAugust 28, 2012
    Try the Vegetarian Enchiladas (with avocado).. Pretty good :)
  • Robert K.
    Robert KaymanMarch 25
    Been here 5+ times
    What's good here? Everything! - service, ambiance, food
  • Harish J.
    Harish JakkalJuly 20, 2013
    the salsas that come with the chips are mind blowing..
  • Avl S.
    Avl SolutionsJune 2, 2014
    Amazing sauces and food choices. Love this place
  • Teresa W.
    Teresa WMay 10, 2011
    Don't fill up on the chips.... Guajillo chicken is bomb!
  • Evan J.
    Evan JohnsonAugust 7, 2014
    Enchiladas, good service, and great margaritas.
  • Rohan S.
    Rohan SehgalSeptember 23, 2012
    Good margaritas. Good food. Enchiladas with shrimp were nice.
  • Bob
    BobJuly 5, 2010
    Good mexican restaurant. Fine dining. The environment is actually much nicer than the poorly taken pictures on the website. Read more
  • Bilal
    BilalApril 28, 2011
    Maybe I'm crazy but the guajillo chicken tastes like a really mild chicken tikka masala! Yum
  • Shannon M.
    Shannon MadisonMay 9, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't get overwhelmed by food lust when your order arrives. Take a BEFORE picture!
  • K F.
    K FJanuary 10, 2016
    Everything!!!
  • Danny R.
    Danny RoaFebruary 23, 2013
    Stay away if you're not ordering the main dishes. Went here to get drinks and appetizers. Our bill was $200+. They asked our table to hurry up and leave.
  • Rahul Reddy P.
    Tomatillo (chili verde) was good!
  • Shannon M.
    Shannon MadisonMay 9, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Three kinds of salsa, all amazing!
  • Shane L.
    Shane LynchDecember 19, 2014
    Best Mexican I've been to in California
  • BayAreaFoodie
    BayAreaFoodieJune 25, 2012
    Anything grandma makes is great
  • Pooya E.
    Pooya EmamiApril 27, 2013
    Chicken mole is really good
  • Lesley B.
    Lesley BrownlieDecember 3, 2011
    Get the Goddess margarita. You will not be disappointed!
  • Salomi M.
    Salomi MasihJune 28, 2013
    The margaritas are amazing!!
  • Jacob R.
    Jacob RosenbergApril 3, 2015
    Mole for the win.
  • David T.
    David ThompsonAugust 28, 2013
    Amazing poblano.
  • Lydia K.
    Lydia KlemApril 12, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Guajillo is amazing! !
  • allison l.
    allison lawJuly 23, 2011
    Don't miss the driveway on El Camino!
  • Beatrice C.
    Beatrice ClarkeNovember 25, 2015
    Really good chicken nachos
  • Glenn Y.
    Glenn YokoshimaJuly 8, 2016
    Great food and service
  • Gordon G.
    Gordon GarbJuly 19, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the molé!
  • Daniel O.
    Daniel O'LearyFebruary 18, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    $5 split plate charge, wtf!
  • Zach N.
    Zach NegreyMay 21, 2015
    Burritos and chips.
  • Kris M.
    Kris MarinoFebruary 16, 2010
    Nueva sauce on everything people.. Also chamucos tequila!!!!
  • Martin S.
    Martin SteinMay 23, 2014
    Medium quality good, and high prices. Wasn't impressed.
  • Kristina P.
    Kristina PereyraJuly 6, 2010
    We love the food but if you go with a big group the service is terrible.
  • James
    JamesApril 24, 2010
    Order a margarita on the rocks with the Chinaco tequila.
  • Joey G.
    Joey GutierrezApril 14, 2016
    Margaritas!
  • Matt M.
    Matt MizenkoSeptember 6, 2011
    Fantastic food! Read more
  • Pelf
    PelfApril 24, 2010
    The milonesa plate is delicious
  • Rose P.
    Rose PuntilloDecember 16, 2015
    Goddess margaritas
  • Steve H.
    Steve HOctober 5, 2016
    Just go there
  • Pelf
    PelfJune 15, 2010
    Carne asada to die for
  • Stephen T.
    Stephen TseJune 7, 2011
    beat mexican
  • M G.
    M GOctober 24, 2014
    Great enchiladas
  • Teresa W.
    Teresa WatkinsJanuary 29, 2011
    Get the diosa de la sol margarita
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