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04/10/2017Provided by YP.com
We love going on Mondays for taco night. They have great service and good food. The food is good everyday but our family enjoys the great tacos.
04/04/2017Provided by YP.com
The Riviera is iconic. The food is the best Mexican food we have ever eaten (and we've eaten tons). Carmen, our server has been there for over 20 years and was so patient as we sifted through the huge menu. Based on her suggestions, we enjoyed a fruit plate, a machaca plate, and tamales con huevos at a late breakfast....
03/20/2017Provided by YP.com
There are a lot of Mexica restaurants in El Paso but when you find one that has been in business as long as the Riviera you know they'll have good food. It's basic, simple and delicious. You won't go wrong with ordering anything on the menu, but I love the tamales (red or green)
03/07/2017Provided by YP.com
The Riviera is a great place to watch football on Saturdays and Sundays. A lot of good people meet up to watch their favorite teams, have breakfast or lunch. The bartenders and Manager are very friendly. They have incredible tacos as their Monday special and they're always busy.
02/28/2017Provided by YP.com
my favorite place in El Paos for Breakfast burritos - and let me tell you, there are lot of choices when it comes to burritos in the El Paso area. If you are a foodie and love a big breakfast like I do, check it out and indulge. You can choose all the toppings you want when you order
02/21/2017Provided by YP.com
Very relaxed environment with a good menu. I had the red enchiladas with cheese. The sauce was a little plain but still very good. They also have a nice tequila menu. I had two margaritas: el extremo and their house margarita .
02/14/2017Provided by YP.com
Excellent lunch plates and a great deal too! I was in town for business so my El P coworkers took me here and it was delish! I ordered one of the lunch specials and I received a huge plate with a tamale, enchilada, beans, rice and a taco! The taco and enchilada were superb! The enchilada wasn't greasy at all and the beef taco was very flavorful and had nice crunch (the shell - not the beef). My coworkers' meals looked great too. If I return to El P, I will definitely go back!
02/07/2017Provided by YP.com
Taco Monday is awesome....homemade tacos, several to choose from...only $1.25 each. Hardly ever miss taco night.
01/31/2017Provided by YP.com
Great Tacos both corn and flour available. Fish,Chicken,Beef,Pork etc that come with the excellent Riviera Salsa. Monday is Taco Night with seating in the Restaurnt, Cantina or my favorite the Patio. Great drink prices also!!!
01/24/2017Provided by YP.com
Oh my many trips to El Paso always consist of a special visit to the Riviera!
Not much to look at, very rinky dink in atmosphere, I have got to say I've never had such outstanding Chile rellenos and Lemonade!
01/17/2017Provided by YP.com
I stopped into Riviera for lunch and really enjoyed it. The restaurant is nothing special to look at - the sign said it's been there since 1948 - but it was clean and has a homey feel. The meal started with tortillla chips and semi-spicy fresh red salsa. I didn't see anything but soft drinks on the menu, but I saw someone else having a can of beer so that's what I ordered. Not sure if they have margaritas.
I ordered the "old green" chile enchiladas, which were full of, and covered by, melted cheese. I wanted more of the tangy sauce, but overall the dish was very good. The rice and refried beans were a nice complement. The portion size was good for the price.
The service was a little on the pokey side, but very pleasant. Overall, a good stop for a relaxed Mexican lunch.
09/09/2014Provided by YP.com
I want to start by saying, I used to love this restaurant. My recent experience has changed that.
The current chef seems to think that spicy is an adequate substitute for actual flavor and quality of food. Not ONE dish I tried was edible unless one enjoys eating nothing but jalapenos (or other excessively spicy chiles) with a little food on the side. Not a single dish I tried (and I tried several) was actually edible food. It was just spicy on top of spicy without any food taste at all. You know, customers can ADD spice if they want it. The only reason a chef has to pour gallons of chiles in everything in the kitchen is to hide the fact that he/she can’t cook. In contrast to the rest of the menu, the beans, thankfully, had no chiles. They also had NO FLAVOR. Not even bean flavor. I ordered Flan for dessert. In NO universe that I know of, is proper flan made with canned caramel sauce instead of caramelized sugar. It was horrid! No wonder it’s buried under mounds of canned whipped cream.
Worse than the food was the service. First, the waiter dropped off menus and allowed less than 2 minutes to review the menu before coming back - again and again and again and again. Our entire party hadn’t even arrived, but he pressured us to order until we finally ordered out of sheer desperation! When I requested a guacamole without jalapenos, instead of responding to the request in a courteous manner, he chose to 'instruct' me that "guacamole is ALWAYS made with jalapenos!". Having lived more than half my life south of the border, I can say that he is wrong. I explained that I have an allergy to Capsaicin and then asked about the spice and chiles in the enchiladas. He spoke only of sauces and didn't bother to mention the fact that the CHEESE enchiladas are FULL OF HOT CHILES! Not just the sauce, the entire enchilada itself! When I spoke to him about it he, AGAIN argued with me! I finally ordered a simple bowl of beans and some corn tortillas. What I was brought was two small plates of beans! What customer wants to eat two servings of the same food from two different small plates!? Not only that, but he had taken my fork and didn't bring another even after two requests! I had to borrow a spoon from one of my friends to eat the ONLY thing on the menu that was almost edible.
07/19/2010Provided by Citysearch
First, I have eaten Mexican food all my life, am married to a Mexican woman, and we are NOT picky eaters. I needed to schedule a famitly get-together and decided to try this place on a whim. Called 2 days in advance and made a reservation for 16, no problem. My sister and her family showed up first and were told they don't take reservations. They put a table together for us. Service to take our drink order was promt, but it took 20 minutes for us to get our drinks (a few beers, sprites for the kids, etc.). Ordered the kids enchilada plate for my daughter (off the kids menu) and it was too spicy (she eats mild to medium hot chilie at home all the time. I ordered the ""special"" which included chicken fajitas and the chicken was soo overcooked, it crackled like chicharones when I tried to eat it. Beans, rice and enchilada sauce all taste like supermarket quality. Out of the 16 people, only 2 were satisfited with their meals. My wife asked to take home the enchiladas that my daughter ordered and the waiter took them to the kitched and never returned. I had to walk up the the kitchen and bar 4 times to get drinks for everyone. Fortunately, the menu says they do garauntee the food, so we didn't pay for 2 of the plates, but still a waste of time and money. After paying $150, I had to take my wife and kids to Jack in the Box on the way home. This place sucks and for as many good mexican food restaurants in El Paso, I'm surprised this one is still in business.
02/10/2008Provided by Citysearch
This is the place for consistently delicious Mexican food...beef tacos are excellent...a little too greasy... but the flavors are great. The only negative is the salsa is sometimes a little bland. Service is very good. A good place to take tourists to try out the various dishes available on the border.
02/08/2008Provided by Citysearch
People who rate this resturant bad who dont live El Paso dont go to the Riviera like I do. It can be slow at times but I love the food. It has different type of Mexican food than other Mexican food places in El Paso. I deffently recomend the pico de gallo...its wonderful. I love going there!!!!
06/20/2006Provided by Citysearch
The food was okay, definately not that great. I am not a food snob either, mexican is normally just mexican but this place ranked below taco bell. I had combination #3 and it was not good, and my wife had one of the taco dishes and ranked it average. Warning the guacamole is spicy! The only thing that was not bad was they made their own taco shells which were greasy but good. If I return to El Paso I won't return here.
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Primary Phone: 915-587-7899
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Parking: Lot, Private
Bike Parking: No
Cuisines: Caterers, Mexican, American, Latin American, Bar & Grills
Alcohol: Full Bar
Takes Reservations: No
Outdoor Seating: No
Price Range : Below Average