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Riviera Restaurant

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5218 Doniphan Dr, El Paso, TX 79932-1574
+1 915-584-1542
08:00 - 21:00
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Sun 07:00 - 20:30
Mon - Thu 08:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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New Mexico
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154 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had lunch and it was ok, not spectacular, ordering normal off the menu items. Place is clean service was outstanding Prices were average

Thank jshanson
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We moved from El Paso to Houston 20 years ago. We stopped by yesterday and loved the food so much that we went back today. Caldillo and Chile Colorado were especially good. We had a different server each day and they were exceptional.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Scottsdale, Arizona
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79 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

While traveling from out of town, we had a large group outing to the Riviera and it was great! The food was fabulous, the service was fantastic and the ambience is pretty typical. I strongly suggest it, and I love Mexican food.

Thank mikenmel123
El Paso Texas
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48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

So often, on particular days, there are regulars at the "Riv" for breakfast. I see many familiar faces when I sit down and order the enchiladas (red, my preference) with an egg, straight up and looking at me. The pico de gallo is not better than the salsa; it's something that most might overlook. Fresh and spicy. The enchiladas are... More 

Thank Wretch
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Customers beware!!!!! The food takes forever to come out! You end up eating several bowls of chips and salsa!! Service is very slow!! A burrito will cost you $8.00!! No rice and beans! Our dish also had a hair melted into the cheese!!! Better off at Taco Bell!

Thank 123gordo
Ruston, Louisiana
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85 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

While traveling through El Paso we decided to abandon the interstate restaurants in favor of a local restaurant. While driving on Doniphan Drive, I noticed all the vehicles parked outside the Riviera. So, we stopped for lunch. The food and service were great. We tend to eat at Mexican restaurants in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California and found this... More 

Thank osimajorusaf
Denizli, Turkey
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Mexican food consistently good. Great salsa, green chile&cheese souce. I loved friendly and good service :)

Thank kivircikgurme
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115 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

I have been going to this restaurant since I was a child and it was a little "hole in the wall". I live in Denver now and go whenever I get back to El Paso. This last visit the food was so so and the waitress was non existent. Even the queso wasn't at it's best. Sad.

Thank Hachitaeqs
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

Waiter forgot appetizer for water and forgot coffee food was OK but not the best don't recommend this restraunt to anyone manager made excuses for waiters horrible service

Thank Jack A
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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493 reviews
340 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2016

Open since 1948, I have been coming to this restaurant since the late 1960s. Always good and friendly service. There is a cantina in the back and the traditional restaurant in the front. It has been updated and is lighter than my last visit. But it is the food that I come for. Almost as soon as you are seated,... More 

Thank Paul L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 20:30
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5218 Doniphan Dr, El Paso, TX 79932-1574
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  El Paso
  • Phone Number: +1 915-584-1542

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?