The Voya

4.4
189 reviews
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$30 and under
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Latin / Spanish
Sleek marble counter-tops surround a stunning open kitchen where Executive Chef Armando Ramirez prepares a menu composed of only the freshest ingredients.


From the Michelin Guide:
"Yes, it's located in a strip-mall, but this Latin-American spot doesn't hesitate to pile on the glitz and glam: crystal chandeliers float above banquettes piled with velour pillows, and a long, 20-seat marble counter faces the open kitchen. Though it's a bit far from downtown Mountain View, it's a popular haunt for the techies from nearby offices, who link up to power-lunch. Skillfully prepared dishes, however, prove that The Voya isn't just for show. Tender cochinita pibil tacos, drizzled with habanero sauce, arrive with a pile of tasty cilantro-infused rice, and the sweet and crunchy coconut shrimp with herb aïoli are full of flavor. For dessert, a molten chocolate cake may be a '90s throwback, but it's a gooey, rich and captivating one."
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Latin / Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates, Mexican
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Hours of operation
Mon–Thu 11:00 am–3:00 pm, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(650) 386-6420
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Armando Ramirez
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Catering
Our fabulous team can accommodate small and large catering orders, from individual plating, buffet style, or family style. Certainly off menu items upon request can also be accommodated. With the experience that our staff has in the food industry, we strive to guarantee the best service and highest quality of food to every guest we have.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
N Shoreline Blvd. and 101
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Parking details
Street parking, private parking, and valet parking.
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Special events & promotions
Whether you are planning a breakfast meeting, faculty luncheon, outdoor BBQ or a very special celebration, we are committed to making each event a very memorable and enjoyable experience for you and your guests. We can even work with you to custom tailor a menu for your event, while recognizing your financial requirements.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

The Voya will be open on Christmas Eve. It is best to make a reservation to ensure accommodations.

Monday, December 24, 2018

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Voya will be open for New Years Eve and it is highly recommended to make a reservation.

Monday, December 31, 2018

What 189 People Are Saying
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RF
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The salmon maya was simply amazing. Even better when it was paired with Savaugnon blanc.

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r
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great waiter. Forget name- had a lot of tattoos. He was awesome.
Good was so good!

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ME
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We love The Voya. We have taken several friends there and they have all loved the restaurant. This is such a fabulous neighborhood joint!

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b
San Francisco
58 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We ate outside and inset of the cool breeze it was a good spot. A large group arrived shortly after we got there and they took up much of the small interior of the restaurant. Servers were helpful in making our selection and the food is good. We were told all the food tends to be spicy, but if you tell the server you don't want the spice they can accommodate that because every dish is freshly made. Definitely try one of the ceviche starters.

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TR
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We have just recently discovered Voya and have been twice already. The second time bringing friends and all of us agreed that it was amazing food in a lovely atmosphere. We have only sampled the tapas so far and their chocolate dessert is seriously scrumptious! We will definitely be back!

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JW
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Having season tickets to TheatreWorks, I have dined at nearly all of the Mountain View restaurants before heading to the theatre. This restaurant was new to me and am I sorry I didn't know about it before!1 The food was well-prepared and extremely tasty. Servings were ample and generous and the atmosphere was friendly and welcoming. What a wonderful surprise! It is my new favorite for dinner before theatre. I will be back, for sure!!!

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m
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Really good food, but service is very slow. Probably didn’t help that we were on the back patio

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KA
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great pre concert restaurant. A bit pricey, but the food was delicious. Wine and beer only

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MI
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was tasty, but not incredible. Interesting menu, but too expensive for what it is. Restaurant's location, ambiance, and food quality not worth the price. Wine menu incredibly top-heavy too. Nothing under $14/glass. Pacifico was ~$9 too.

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S
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

My food was overpriced and cold and had no flavor. It looked pretty on the plate but was nothing special.

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LC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Food was good, but not out of this world, service was very good. Enjoyed the meal, a bit over-priced.

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h
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

i loved everything that I tasted .We went with 5 people for a birthday so I tasted everyone's food.They gave us 2 complimentary desserts for the birthday' my only negative on this restaurant is the wine prices were disgusting really! wines by the glass were $17 - and up and that's just too much .

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KH
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We were in the area for a meeting and wanted to have dinner close by. It looked interesting so we gave it a try. The setting is in a strip mall which was weird but once we got inside the decor was lovely. The food was great and the service was exceptional. But overall the price was much more than we had been expecting or looking for. So, we would recommend it highly but this is not a casual dining experience.

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i
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our first time at The Voya turned out to be a very good experience. The food was excellent and the service was prompt and attentive without being invasive. There is an interesting selection of appetizers and main courses to the point that it was difficult to choose among options. The wine selection was somewhat limited but eclectic. The sitting area is very small, so reservations are recommended unless one wants to dine on the counter.

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S
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Its a small place. Waiter rushed us from the moment we got the table. Food was tasty and good but over expensive. Difficult to justify the value!!
Unlikely to go back and will not recommend.

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CC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Need a full bar.

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HL
San Francisco
95 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Tucked away inside a small shopping center is a true 'joya', real jewel, named Voya. And Voya is a joya in many respects, as the food is delicious and the service quite personal as it is a small place. So don't miss it, well worth the effort. Enjoy!

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food!

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g
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another winning meal at Voya. Crab and avocado salad were awesome along with the Ceviche mixer and guac. Had one Sangria which is always good too! Check out the Branzino...how else serves a plate like this in the bay area...nobody! I even took photos to prove it:)

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I absolutely love this place! It is so underrated!! This place has great food and an amazing staff. My husband and I had a wonderful dinner there. The food is really great, lots of Gluten free options as I have to stick to that protocol and it didn’t even feel like I was missing anything. We come every few months and we are amazed at how great it is every time. I recommend the coconut shrimp, the empanadas AND don’t forget the guacamole! It’s the best besides my own which I make at home, and believe me I’m a tough critic when it comes to Guac!! 😊

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NO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Delicious as always! The food is above average and always fresh.

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DW
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Their beef sliders, Ceviche selections are so yummy. Will go back!

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OT
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We set for a 9:45 reservation and they were kind enough to call and ask “if it’s possible can you come at 9:30and if not we understand” We made it in for 9:30 and it was worth it. Small quaint place, very nice decor. Our family of 5 after a day at Great America, 2 adults and 3 kids. Our son is used to having bread at the table. The waiter went over and beyond make this happen, after our son asked. All of our appetizers, meals and desserts were amazing. Salmon, Ceviche, Vegetarian Enchiladas etc. We will be back!!

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n
San Francisco
48 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

It felt like a place trying to be fancy, but with spray painted acoustic tiles, and mirrors in odd places, the ambiance was very forced. I'd think it would be great for business lunches, but I couldn't see where a team lunch could take place, as it was a small space. The prices were steep, though the quality and flavor was decent. The portions were restrained. The alcoholic beverages felt pretty pricey for what they were offering. A sangria for $15? The cheapest glass of decent wine was $14, with a glass headed into triple digits? Sure it's Opus or Silver Oak, but it's absurd to have less than 20 options for red wine, and most of them are astronomically expensive.

Service was fairly available, but didn't feel particularly engaged.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

Great food, way overpriced.

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NC
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is one of my new favorites. I've been 4 times and not once has anyone in my party left disappointed (OK, let's be honest, no one has ever left without saying "wow.")

The churrasco is my go-to, but the sea bass was also amazing. Even the off-menu quesadillas they whipped up for my 4-year-old were delicious.

Oh, and try the guacamole. Pairing it with taro chips and fried plantain is culinary genius!

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JL
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter and I chose this restaurant because it is very close to Shoreline where we were headed after dinner for a concert. Reviews said the food was very good, the service was considerate of people needing to get to Shoreline in time, and they offered vegetarian choices as well as South American menu items. The reviews were right on all counts. We had a wonderful dining experience and I would love to take friends and family there again.

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s
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Great paella; OK Sangria but expensive. It is a good choice for dinner before Pear Theatre
performance.

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DD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was truly exceptional...empanadas and sliders to start set the stage for delicious sea bass and paella to follow. A cafe Americana to wind down with delicious beignets. Service was attentive and swift. Couldn't ask for more but for a bigger parking lot!

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P
Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our group of six people enjoyed all of the appetizers and entrees. Service was quite good. The ceviche of mahi mahi in lime juice was amazing. Great Chilean Sauvignon Blanc wine as well. Intimate setting.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This was our first time here. The food was great, but our server was a bit lethargic in regards to taking our orders. Ambience was great.

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OT
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants in town!

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G
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Yum! Snapper ceviche was so very good. Yucca and plantain chips were great. House paella with seafood was spicy and yummy. A definite do again.

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s
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Nice.... Very good wine by the glass

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MN
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 2

Made our reservation for 6:00 PM and asked for the outdoor dining “patio” because a revue said that it was very nice. Turned out to be on the very edge of a parking lot. Less than 10 feet from our table a car sat idling for several minutes. Then a Coca-Cola truck took over. Before we were seated, I asked to sit inside but was told that all the tables had been reserved, even though only one was occupied. By the time we left, only two were taken.

The food: I had a nicely spiced dish called Seven Seas. It was served in a small cast iron pan with some shell fish, shrimp, calamari and vegetables in a spicy sauce that I liked very much. It came with two tortillas. When I asked for more, the very nice and efficient waiter told me that he would have to charge me for them, and I told him okay. Three more cost me $2.75.

My wife had the Cabo Ceviche. It looked strange (milky, opaque) to me and she didn’t like it.

Mountain View has many better and less expensive restaurants downtown, 10 minutes away.

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CD
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had the Branzino whole fish and the seafood stew. Both are very good, the whole fish was very tasty. The restaurant is small, there are seven or eight tables. We sat at the counter which is quite comfortable. There are four tables outside too. Service is good. We will come back again definitely.

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KP
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Love this place! Just this time around, people around were noisy 😂

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CJ
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dont let the strip mall scare you . This place is excellent.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

It was ok. I have had better Taoas and the table w couple next to us was SUPER loud to the point where we could not hear eachother at our neighboring table. The Ceviche was excellent!

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j
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Not worth the price, food was just OK. I also would not characterize the restaurant as a "tapas" place. "Peruvian ceviche" is not Peruvian ceviche, it's completely different. Service was friendly but the food was not up to par for what they're charging. My wine glass was also brought to me dirty and I had to send it back after the waiter failed to see it twice. They should revisit their menu if they're going to keep those prices up, which I don't mind paying if the food is worthwhile.

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