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Viva Madrid, Claremont, CA

Viva Madrid

4.4
4.4
64 Reviews
$30 and under
Spanish
Located in Claremont's historic Village district, Viva Madrid has been serving up authentic Spanish flavors and experiences for over twenty years.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Home Style

  • Cuisines

    Spanish

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Fri 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Sat, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Curbside pickup: Food & Alochol Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (909) 624-5500

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Claremont

  • Cross street

    Bonita Avenue

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 64 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 all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. A

    Anna

    Central Coast

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    2 hours! Yes 1 hour to take our order and another hours to bring the food!! Never again
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food. Tapas yum. Drinks satisying.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great customer service . The host was amazing his customer service was outstanding . He made sure every guest was accommodated and taken care of . I forgot the name of the gentleman but he was awesome . Our server was awesome too and recommended dishes and drinks !
  4. GS

    GailS

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another great meal at Viva Madrid! Food was fabulous as always & the new outdoor space was very nice.
  5. v

    valerier

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful, as always. Delicious food, terrific service.
  6. T

    Tdub

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Service was great! Food was awesome! We love Sage the hostess!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2020

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    My second experience with this restaurant, my first was some years ago. I don’t like giving negative reviews. First I would like to say that the waitress was extremely friendly and accommodating. Out of my two friends, I was the only one who ordered entrée dinner: fillet mignon with a port reduction sauce and green beans with slivered almonds. One of my favorites! I asked for the steak medium well. Unfortunately I got something that resembled beef jerky instead. Each restaurant has their own variation of medium well, some are slightly pink and others are not. I would not have sent it back if it wasn’t for the fact that my green beans resembled a limp noodle instead of a sautéed green beans. I knew that my dish was not being paid attention to since the green beans were extremely over cooked as my steak was. When they brought my steak out for a second time, it was medium rare. I didn’t eat it, no worries. I just brought it home to cook later since it was pretty much not cooked at all. It actually cooked well and tasted great. Didn’t take any pics because I didn’t plan on writing a review.
  8. P

    Philip

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Get heaters. Don’t let your customers freeze and food get cold.
  9. CL

    CLAUDIAC

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love Viva Madrid! Been going for close to 20 years!
  10. DD

    DanielD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite date spot. Red wine sangria is always amazing. Not one bad thing on the menu.
  11. K

    Kevin

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2020

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    My third and final visit. When our fourth course arrived, I finally realized the problem: every dish tasted like leftovers. Some of them not even fully heated. No flavor, no savor, no seasoning to be found anywhere. A big nothingburger—or rather, nothingtapas.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Sangria was delicious only complaint was the cold bread other then that food was delicious . Service was good asked for an extra plate never got it but that’s ok :)
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I appreciate the accomodation regarding my lateness!
  14. C

    Curly

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Overall my experience here is always very good, although it would be amazing if they had more vegan/vegetarian options.
  15. GS

    GailS

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They have built a patio outside so it is really nice! The food is always amazing & so reasonable! I highly recommend Viva Madrid!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    A great local spot with authentic Spanish food, finally open again after the Covid shutdown.
  17. MA

    MarcoA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always so good. One of my favorites. A have to go a few times so you can try the whole menu.
  18. c

    carlosl

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 4, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Awesome all around, the only bad thing was that my appetizer came at the same time as my meal
  19. GR

    GuillermoR

    Orange County

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Hostess was not amicable also a bit rude, when she heard I had a a reservation asked in a defying way if the second person was there. We were seated and the server messed up our drinks order, I order a wine bottle and she didn’t brought it, I don’t know if the Chef is not the same but the food was different and not tasty as it used to be. The server had extremely poor customer service, she forgot about us like 30 minutes, also we asked for water at the beginning and never got it , is disappointing because it was a great experience before. Not going back for sure.
  20. BC

    BlairC

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Viva Madrid has been my favorite restaurant for about 10 years. We go often and the food and service is always outstanding!!
  21. SK

    SarahK

    Orange County

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2020

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The restaurant built a small patio for dining in the street. Very cute and romantic, but it’s in the street - and we can’t complain as they are doing their best to keep customers safe and business open. Food was amazing, good service, great sangria. Would definitely come back again. Small plates aren’t that small, so order as you go so you don’t over order.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    It was the first time our friends came here, and of course it’s not the same during COVID, but the food was still great along with the sangria. We will be back again, hopefully we will be able to eat in indoors next time. The ambiance is a lot better.
  23. C

    Cliff

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2020

    overall2food1service5ambience2
    Appetizers were good but very small portions. Entrees were not good at all. Steaks were extremely dry as well as the chicken. Potatoes and vegetables had almost no flavor and balsamic dressing over meats was overly sweet and very bitter. Worst meal I've ever overpaid for sorry. Would not go back!
  24. GS

    GailS

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    As always, the food was great! Because of COVID, we were eating outside & it was literally 100 degrees outside, so couldn’t give 5 stars for ambiance ( not their fault). It is one of our favorite restaurants! Love ordering tapas & getting to taste several different things.
  25. WF

    WendyF

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Server was angry about something and was taking it out on our table. Food was not at the normal Viva Madrid level either. Everything tasted microwaved and half done with no flavor. We will not be returning until we are able to enjoy the actual food made indoors. Hopefully they step up their game.
  26. AG

    AnthonyG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Authentic Spanish dishes all so tasty. Glad you guys are still open!
  27. a

    angelav

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2020

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    This is our favorite restaurant from over the past 15 yrs...and was really disappointed in the food this visit...all our food was cold and you could tell it was sitting out for a while...will we be back? MOST DEFINITELY! have to point out the sangria was on point as always 👌 🍷
  28. SS

    StacyS

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love Viva Madrid! The food was phenomenal! The red sangria with the optional shot of brandy was delicious. The service was awesome. Although, we did not eat inside (I miss the decor dearly), Claremont is such quaint place it was t as bad as I thought it would possibly be. What helped a lot was that the weather was pleasant (after 6:00 pm). And just as a suggestion, if you want their delicious Paella, order it first, it does take a bit to cook. If you live in Claremont or outside of Claremont—visitation to this wonderful restaurant is a must!
  29. GS

    GailS

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Viva Madrid! Food is always fabulous & reasonably priced.
  30. AI

    AIM83

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Although the ambiance was not ideal with COVID restrictions (outside seating on the side walk), the service was great and the food was delicious. I highly recommend this restaurant. I have always wanted to dine here, but they typically have a long wait. However, now that they are accepting reservations I will definitely considering coming back because that makes it even more irresistible.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, great t was a warm night back in august, so it was as good as it can be, given the circumstances
  32. J

    John

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2020

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    This is a three strikes out Review on service. I have been to this restaurant many times the food is delicious and typically prepared very well, but on our last visit the lamb was very chewy and it took over 50 minutes to get the food to our table. Our hostess/waitress was very rude screaming at us to put on a mask as we walk through the sidewalk of dining where nobody is wearing a mask and hers barely in her face. Our reservation was for inside dining from the website offering but she rudely said that’s impossible nobody’s eating inside I tried to let her know that the webpage needed to be corrected but she was very bothered that I was taking up her time. She offered us our table outside by the curb and gave us two glasses of water with no ice. When we asked about the meals she had no advice or knowledge so we ordered something quickly since it was already 8 o’clock and we were very hungry. She checked all of the table 3x in the sidewalk dining but missed us each time even when I was trying to catch her attention. This is the same waitress that left me sitting on the curb side pick up three days before for 40 minutes and when I approached her she screamed at me that she will bring it out and then I’m not to come up to the podium. I told her that her behavior was very rude I said in my car until she finally brought it to me and I let her know I had a reservation three days later. She was very proud to tell me her name was SAGE when she brought the doggie box flopped under the table center as she walked away. This was not a cheap anniversary dinner but the service sure was. I will not go back for service there again by any means but I will order through DoorDash or GrubHub the food is awesome the service is terrible!
  33. ER

    ErikaR

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Good was not
  34. TS

    TeresaS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2020

    overall4food4service3ambience2
    First time eating here. Food was delicious absolutely would love to come back. Ambiance wasn’t so great but at least we weren’t in a parking lot we were seated in front of 42nd bagels. Definitely worth coming back.
  35. MS

    MatthewS

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Indoor dining was closed due to covid, however the food (tapas) and sangria were amazing. Everything I remembered from ten years ago during my first visit.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2020

    overall5food5service3ambience2
    Ambience can’t really rate with outside dinning. But I will def come again. Drinks were good
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome place!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is delicious service is always great!!
  40. CC

    CalebC

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great as always, but for the time being it looks like you can only be seated outside, which was fine, but the ambience is obviously going to be different. Still a great time and great food, will come back soon.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Viva Madrid using the Order Online button. Viva Madrid also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (909) 624-5500.

Viva Madrid is rated 4.4 stars by 64 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Viva Madrid

225 Yale Ave, Claremont, CA 91711

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Bonita Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Claremont

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Fri 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Sat, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Curbside pickup: Food & Alochol Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Spanish

  • Dining style

    Home Style

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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