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Riviera Grill

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Av. Paseo de los Cocoteros #35 Sur, Nuevo Vallarta 63735, Mexico
+52 322 297 6545
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Description: The Riviera Grill restaurant offers a fun, lively garden atmosphere in the...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good food. Timing is everything.

Since I was there last year they opened up the front concrete wall a bit so that there are big open air windows facing the street. This is good and bad. When the sun is shining in (early dinners) it makes it too hot to sit on that side of the restaurant so you need to sit on the other... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
GreenEyedCinna
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Since I was there last year they opened up the front concrete wall a bit so that there are big open air windows facing the street. This is good and bad. When the sun is shining in (early dinners) it makes it too hot to sit on that side of the restaurant so you need to sit on the other... More 

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Thank GreenEyedCinna
Sun Lakes, Arizona
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196 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Open for a few years now and the improvements to the restaurant facilities show every year. it has become a very nice and successful addition to the Nuevo restaurant scene. Gracious hosts, my favorite is Guido, who has been there from the start. Lots of good choices on the menu, just pick whatever sounds good for your personal tastes. Nice... More 

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Thank Paul L
Penticton, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wonderful surprise - food was fantastic, service wonderful and great atmosphere with live guitarist. highly recommend the crab cakes and tuna. Easy 10-15 min walk from paradise village.

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Vancouver, Canada
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to walk to if you are staying in Nuevo Vallarta. The crab cakes Nd pan seared tuna are outstanding, service is friendly and wonderful. Live music is amazing. If you want a very relaxing dinner with excellent food and service, this is the place to go. We loved it do much, we went there twice during our week... More 

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Thank Deb I
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Maitre D' was excellent describing food, which was wonderfully prepared and served. Wine selections were sparse, but good, although slightly overpriced. All in all a wonderful culinary experience. Also , guitar player vocalist was very good! A most enjoyable evening . Eduardo

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Saskatoon, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The 5 of us dined at this great restaurant. The catch of the day (Mahi Mahi) was served in a curry sauce, it was delicious. The Margueritas were very good. The live music was great. The price was a little higher than others in the area, but worth it!

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Thank RiderFanDeb
Winnipeg, MB
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice atmosphere, absolutely great food and really good service. The person entertaining could have been a bit quieter however.

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Thank Canuck_MB
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is now one of my top 5 restaurants of anywhere. The flavors they create are just phenomenal. My wife and I were so surprised at how nice this place was. We just walked in on a whim. It's the most expensive, but try their bacon shrimp dinner thing. Neither of us were big shrimp fans until we had... More 

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Thank Steve_Smith_III
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent service great food and wonderful atmosphere. Guido is an excellent host and the restaurant has great selections!

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Maryland
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time visit to Riviera Grill... and WOW...we loved it. This restaurant has everything...great food, atmosphere, music, and all in an open-air setting. Returned for a second visit within the same week. Definitely would recommend the Coconut Shrimp. Can't wait to return next year.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Av. Paseo de los Cocoteros #35 Sur, Nuevo Vallarta 63735, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Nayarit  >  Riviera Nayarit  >  Nuevo Vallarta
  • Phone Number: +52 322 297 6545

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 20
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Mediterranean, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children

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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