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.
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Mountain View, CA 94040