Friday, November 1, 2013

Vive Sol--Mountain View, CA

Taking advantage of yet another birthday party, Jenny and I went to Vive Sol for dinner a couple of weekends ago. Though the restaurant was busy, we still got a table right away at 7:00 pm on a Saturday night. Unfortunately, we'd still have to do a lot of waiting at our table. Dinner took nearly half an hour to arrive as we fattened ourselves on chips. To make matters a bit worse, the server forgot the tortillas to go with the mole. I subsequently found out the tortillas--crisp and hot--were essential.
Mole Poblano (pork)
The mole was right on. It was about the best I've had in the Bay Area, rivaled only by Mexicali Grill in Santa Clara. The Mole at Vive Sol was a bit sweet, though, and the chocolate didn't really stand out.
Tacos Pescado (sea bass)
Jenny's Tacos Pescado featured sea bass and it was good, though expensive ($17.50). As such, it's not something she'd get again.
The chips were great with the surfeit of salsa!
All said, dinner was a bit far from perfect. But, you know what? I'm going back again. I just can't get that mole anywhere else.

Vive Sol
2020 W El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA 94040
(650) 938-2020