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Vida

4.4
4.4
159 Reviews
$31 to $50
Tapas / Small Plates
Vida Mountain View is a brand-new Spanish tapas restaurant and cocktail bar located on Castro Street, in the heart of Mountain View's downtown district. The restaurant features a spectacular interior with handpainted murals, multiple private rooms, and a two-sided 40ft bar. Perfect for a romantic night out, after-work drinks, or dinner between friends, Vida Mountain View is the go-to place in Mountain View to unwind and enjoy delicious food! Looking for some late-night fun? Our restaurant turns into a cocktail lounge on Weekends.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 24 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Tapas / Small Plates, Spanish
  • Hours of Operation
    Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:30 am–9:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri 4:30 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (650) 282-5251
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Catering
    Catering coming soon!
  • Private party facilities
    Vida Mountain View is the perfect place to host your private event! Our delicious Spanish food, attentive staff, and gorgeous interior will be sure to impress your guests.
  • Area
    Mountain View
  • Cross Street
    Between W Evelyn Ave and Villa St
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Villa &amp; Castro<br />Stop ID: 61426<br />Bus stop<br /><br />110 Castro St, Mountain View, CA 94041 Light Rail Station
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 159 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Tapas / Small Plates

159 Reviews
  1. ToniM

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great cocktails and service. Food was good. Enjoyable evening.

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  2. harpo

    San Francisco

    149 reviews

    4.0

    149 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food, unique dishes well prepared. Friendly, helpful, efficient service.

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  3. Mark

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    The music was very loud! It was not crowded, and very noisy. The drinks selection is good. The sangria was served top with a marigold and a rosemary sprig and the mix was not stirred, why? We had tortilla, berenjena, albondigas and pulpo and they were very good. The service was hurried, nothing special. It may be better to seat outside, away from the loud music, to enjoy your company.

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  4. DrMomm

    San Francisco

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on 13 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We entered a stylish, somewhat sexy, dining room at 6:30 on a Tuesday night. The place was about half full and the noise level was uncomfortably loud. We asked the waiter for our tapas meal to be slow-paced, and he assured us that this was no problem. The kitchen, evidently had a different vision of “slow paced” because the dishes started piling up on our table, creating an uncomfortable, rushed dining experience. Like most Spanish tapas menus, there were few vegetable dishes. I think that many Californians want some vegetables and may I suggest that adding gazpacho to the menu would be a welcome addition. Everything we ate was really good, but the whole dining experience wasn’t exceptional. A few tweaks to noise, pacing, and menu could turn this restaurant into one of our regular places.

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  5. Foodie2000

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 1 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent restaurant for a party of 6. We love trying new food, tapas are a perfect way to do this. The restaurant wasn't too busy, so the noise level was fine. The staff is very helpful. Beautiful place with excellent food. Thank you everyone at Vida!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was okay with some dishes better than others. Portions were small, especially paella which is meant to be shared and cost $40. We had 3 birthdays at the table, which I indicated on the reservation, and it would have been nice if they acknowledged it and comped a couple drinks or a dessert.

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  7. mark

    San Francisco

    44 reviews

    4.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on 27 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good, attentive service, excellent and varied dishes, and surprisingly generous tapas portions.

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  8. AshishS

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    It was great to see vegetarian options called out separately on the menu. Largely mushroom options only though, which some of us loved!

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  9. LocalVoyager

    San Francisco

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed the Tapas. They have lots of vegetarian options too along with the non vegetarian ones. The ambience is nice and the service was great too. Some may feel that the portions are small. The lady servicing our table told us when we ordered ( we were a party of 4) that we should order more of some tapas dishes eg. the tomato bread has only two pieces etc. So it was good to know. Overall we had a great experience

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  10. HeatherC

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed our meal. Ordered the usual tapas and paella. Everything was good - nothing really different or innovative. Drinks (glass of sangria and a mocktail) of course pushed the check well beyond what it should have been.

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  11. JanetB

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Beautiful, yummy tapas. Gorgeous cocktails. Wonderful, friendly service.

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  12. Matt

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and ambiance were very good. The hostess and waiters were friendly. The only negative point was that after we asked for the check it took a long time for them to bring it.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Alex the bartender was amazing! The food was really Good. I love the artichokes.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We tried many types of tapas, as well as the paella. I found the food very greasy, soggy, and nothing, other than their flan and drinks, was tasty. Disappointed..:(

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  15. WendyMV

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We decided to try this new tapas restaurant on a Saturday night for a party of 3. We tried the caneloni (delicious), fried artichokes (excellent), cauliflower with cashew cream (good, but could have been more flavorful), and skirt steak skewers (very good). We also shared an order of the squid ink paella (paella negra), which contained seafood. This was just ok—I found it overly salty. For dessert, we had the Basque cheesecake (delicious and a generous size), and the churros with hot chocolate. The churro/chocolate dessert was fairly tasty, but disappointed me as I had been expecting a hot chocolate drink and instead it was a dipping sauce. Six small churro rings, so easily shareable. The ambience in the back room was nice, separated from the very noisy bar area. Colorful murals that were painted like large tiles adorned one wall.

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  16. DebbieP

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good food and service ! The sangria was very good and so was the barcelona gin and tonic highly reccomend!

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  17. AnaS

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really yummy food, beautiful venue and wonderful support staff! Will definitely go back again!

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  18. SandraG

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food and ambience. Great service. Certainly will visit again.

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  19. KarenY

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was ok, it was warm only and the eggplant was oily.

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  20. Beachmonkey

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 11 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was fantastic. The service was a little slow.

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  21. Run2eat

    San Francisco

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on 10 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful experience at Vida. Great cocktails and we loved the Tapas. The croquettes and lamb were delicious. The service was great too! . We will be back.

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  22. RoseMarie

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Vida opened up just earlier this year and so happy we tried it out. We have enjoyed all their tapas & new dishes so far. If you want to try yummy Spanish food, this is the spot.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food isn't bad at all but I felt the portions are smaller than the typical tapas. So we didn't feel our stomach was satisfied after spending $260 for our 4 people group. The server was very nice and friendly, good atmosphere.

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  24. TimeToDine

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Disappointing food experience for my second visit here. Each tapas dish we ordered was very salty (especially the Spanish meatballs). Also, when I tried to order a plain (not on their special drink menu) gin and tonic, the server wasn’t familiar with the drink and the order didn’t get entered and/or made well (arrived in a tall glass and tasted like lime juice and something else).

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, atmosphere, drinks, and service was fantastic

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  26. TColin

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 November 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really wanted to love this place since the vibes were high. Service was great - everyone on staff was attentive and very friendly. The food was either over-cooked and/or dry and lacked any flavor EXCEPT salt. I felt so dehydrated after eating my meal!

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  27. Lyric

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 29 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was excellent but the paella portion is best for 2 persons, though we were told it would be enough for our party of 4 …

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 October 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Atmosphere and the space is nice. Food is just so so. Not anything memorable. There are better tapas restaurants in the area. Service was lacking a bit. They forgot one of our dishes ordered. And then service was attentive at first then was non-existent. I had to ask for the check 4 times.

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  29. ViperBoy

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 15 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice location, good ambiance and courteous service. The food was tasty, but not as "wow" as other Tapas restaurants in the South Bay

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  30. Spencer

    London

    61 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on 15 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed the food quite a lot and found most all of the dishes to be terrific. The only dish we would not order again was the meatballs. My main caution is that you need to be prepared for loud Latin music. It might be less noticeable when the restaurant is full as it was about 2/3 occupied when we ate there. And there is a fine line between energetic and annoying, but for us it was pretty close to the latter.

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  31. Steve

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 13 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food is good but I do not feel it is authentic Spanish dishes.

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  32. tomw

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 October 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Ordered 4 items for dinner. Three came, papas were only warm, not hot. 20 minutes later asked about the 4th item. The waitress looked on her device and said it was coming right out. 15 minutes later still had not arrived so we asked for the check. The waitress brought the check and said our final item had been delivered to the wrong table. Not going back.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I read issues about the noise level so I went outside and everything was good

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  34. KTsai

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 6 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent tapas (only the sirloin skewer was just ok - a bit more well done than I prefer). Exceptional, friendly service. Cocktail was delish. Beautiful interiors. Definitely recommend.

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  35. FrankP

    Miami

    11 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 30 September 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was as good as what you can make at home. Nothing particularly spectacular and we had to send the first paella back as it was all burnt. I won’t return as there are better places around

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 September 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Service slow for how busy it was and we were sat next to another table when dining room was empty.

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  37. Silvio

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 16 September 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was extremely salty, I got many dishes and none of them will be unforgettable. Mediocre food.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 9 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Alejandro, our server was great!! We ordered everything we wanted up front, and he made sure to bring out in a paced manner. He always made sure our water glasses were full. We particularly enjoyed the shrimp (delish!), the paella was really good (we got the carne), and the croque jamon were just yum!! Great place, fun vibe. We sat indoors near the bar, so could see out the rollaway window.

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  39. Joseph

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Vida offers a wide sampling of Spain’s diverse regional cuisine with each tapa. The staff is well informed, professional and attentive.

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  40. NY2CA

    San Francisco

    50 reviews

    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on 6 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a delicious lunch on the patio outside. Great staff and service made this a perfect work lunch venue.

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Vida is rated 4.4 stars by 159 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 24 times today
Google Map for Vida

110 Castro St, Mountain View, CA 94041-1202

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Between W Evelyn Ave and Villa St
  • Area
    Mountain View
  • Hours of Operation
    Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:30 am–9:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri 4:30 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Tapas / Small Plates, Spanish
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Villa & CastroStop ID: 61426Bus stop110 Castro St, Mountain View, CA 94041 Light Rail Station
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (650) 282-5251
  • Catering
    Catering coming soon!
  • Private party facilities
    Vida Mountain View is the perfect place to host your private event! Our delicious Spanish food, attentive staff, and gorgeous interior will be sure to impress your guests.
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