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“Not typical Galveston”
Review of Rivera's Mex

Rivera's Mex
Ranked #169 of 314 Restaurants in Galveston
Cuisines: Mexican
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Texas
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Not typical Galveston”
Reviewed 28 April 2013

Based on reviews here, and because we are not going to pay fees to park downtown (soon to increase to the seawall as soon as the police union begins partrolling and even the lifeguards will be armed), we went to Riveras.

It was truly excellent. Service outstanding, Food outstanding (especially the fish, eaten to the bone).

Do it!

  • Visited April 2013
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English first
Galveston, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
150 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Fresh-Tasty-Great Value”
Reviewed 4 March 2013

Went to Rivera's for lunch yesterday with the Wife and five others. We are all fairly regular at Rivera's but most of us hadn't been there for awhile. Everyone had something different and not one plate had anything left except possibly some grains of rice.

If you like Shrimp Campichana or Cevice's then try the Mexican shrimp cocktail. It is really a campichana and it is superb. The Papusa's (similar to a Mexican Gordita) are good stuffed with pork and cheese or you can choose other fillings.
The chicken flautas are highly recommended as is the carne guisada plate. Actually, everything is very good so don't be shy. Try the Salvadorian foods as well as the Mexican.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank criticalchristopher
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Galveston, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
150 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Simple and good”
Reviewed 12 December 2012

Rivera's food is fresh and good. Service is always good. Value for quality. I highly recommend Rivera's.

Visited December 2012
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Denver, Colorado
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Not Great”
Reviewed 17 August 2012

I won't eat there again. It wasn't horrible, it just wasn't good. It's a place to go if you are starving and everywhere else if full.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank Shannon C
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