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Av. Paseo de los Cocoteros #35 Sur, Nuevo Vallarta 63735, Mexico
+52 322 297 6545
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $20
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Mexican
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: The Riviera Grill restaurant offers a fun, lively garden atmosphere in the heart of Nuevo Vallarta in Riviera Nayarit.We are located just 3 minutes from Paradise Plaza and within walking distance of all of Nuevo Vallarta's hotels and resorts including Playa Royale, Marival, Grand Velas and Dreams and we are a short taxi ride from Mayan Palace and Flamingos. We are just across from Luma and Ocean Terrace.Choose your spot - sit at the Onyx Bar or sit at a table in our beautiful garden restaurant.You'll love our Contemporary Mexican and Mediterranean Cuisine including Pasta, Mediterranean Seafood Soup, Enchiladas and Chili Rellanos (like you've never had them before!), Tequila Shrimp and Daily Fresh Fish.The Onyx Bar features an international selection of spirits and wine and over 20 different Tequila's.
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
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English first
San Francisco, California
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

My family has been going to PV and staying in Nuevo Vallarta every year for the last 7 years and this was the first time we've gone to the Riviera Grill - I wish we had found it earlier! It's so frustrating to fly to Mexico and ask for restaurant recommendations and be pointed toward Italian or French food. I'm... More 

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North Vancouver, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

This is our favourite restaurant to visit when in Nuevo Vallarta. We enjoy that is it a short walk (15 minutes) from our resort (Paradise Village) and that it offers authentic Mexican food. I really liked the Chicken with Mole sauce. Service is always good and both nights we were there they had live music. When you leave they offered... More 

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Canmore, Alberta, Canada
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97 reviews 97 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This is a nice outdoor restaurant that has been designed with a feeling of eating in the jungle...very nice staff and the food is quite good. We found that the smell from the mosquito coils was very strong and took away from our dining experience. My advice is to bring your own bug spray and ask the servers to move... More 

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73 reviews 73 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We visited because we had to get out of our all inclusive and our server at the AI works here too. It's really pretty inside and easy to access for my 80 year old mother. We were seated promptly, we ordered and the food was good. Not spectacular but good. I personally, think the food has gotten quite expensive in... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We found this restaurant purely by accident, after walking up the beach to watch the release of baby turtles (a must do!) and then getting lost looking for another restaurant someone recommended. There were four of us, we were tired of walking and thought we were settling - could not have been more wrong! The staff was friendly and attentive,... More 

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Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We have dined here any times. Love the food which is always consistently good. There were 3 of us and we had the tuna, the popcorn shrimp and Mahi mahi Veracruz. All were cooked to perfection. We love the atmosphere, the live Andean inspired music and the caring attitude of the servers. The owner comes around frequently to converse with... More 

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

A must visit every trip to PV. The hospitality, in my experience is second to none in this region. Then there is the food selection and quality, equally as super as the staff.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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27 reviews 27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

As mentioned in other reviews, we found the jungle setting a pleasant surprise. My wife enjoyed the Mahi Mahi veracruz and I had the tequila lime shrimp. Was expecting smaller shrimp since they were slewered but they were large (jumbo by Colorado standards). Drinks were reasonably priced as was the food. The solo singer/guitarist and flaming coffee "show" rounded out... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I have been to this restaurant a few times and it is my favourite in Nuevo Vallarta. It really looks quite sketchy from the outside. In fact, the only reason we ventured there was because we each had coupons for a free margarita. When we arrived, none of us wanted to enter but we figured we could at least poke... More 

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Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Zero. On a scale of 1 to 10, that's how much I wanted to try Riviera Grill when my husband suggested it. HOLY COW WAS I WRONG. It looks kind of simple from the outside, almost like, "seriously? we are eating here?" once we got through the front door it was heavenly. candles burning, beautiful linen tablecloths, oh my--the best... More 

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Address: Av. Paseo de los Cocoteros #35 Sur, Nuevo Vallarta 63735, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 322 297 6545
Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Nayarit  >  Riviera Nayarit  >  Nuevo Vallarta
Average Prices: USD 6 - 20
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Mexican

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