How have I not yet written a review for this place? Vive Sol is my favorite date place!
There are a ton of awesome taquerias in the Bay Area, but since most of them are fast food-y / hole-in-the-walls, they may not be best place for a nice date. That's where Vive Sol comes in.
They have a tiny bar area, but they serve the best margaritas in the area. Fresh-squeezed lime juice really does make a difference.
Their chips come with not one, but 3 incredibly fresh salsas (my favorite is the bright red one, very smoky). They specialize in sauces and it shows! Try: the pollo guajillo (Grandma's special!) or the enchiladas with guajillo sauce. It's sour-cream based, rich, and decadent. Really, really tasty. (oh. hello saliva.) If you don't want something too creamy, try the enchiladas suiza with both red and green sauce.
If you want to order an appetizer, their guac and mushrooms con chile seco are my picks.
Service is friendly and the restaurant is warm, cute, and inviting! I can't wait to go back again and again ...