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Riviera Mexican Grill

1615 S Pacific Coast Hwy, Redondo Beach, CA 90277-5605
310-540-2501
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Ranked #6 of 263 Restaurants in Redondo Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations
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- Aug 18, 2014
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Berkeley, California
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132 reviews 132 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
258 helpful votes 258 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

This is the quintessential kind of place I think of when I'm jonesing for a fish taco and a Pacifico... the only thing missing is a sandy beach right outside. Instead, the restaurant is located in Redondo's Riviera Village commercial area, which has its own sort of surf-town-meets-yuppie vibe. Riviera Mexican Grill is crowded, eclectic, casual, and pretty darn good... More

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Cambridge, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

when in town, (bi-monthly) this is my first stop. It is great Mexican fare and the best salsa anywhere! I get several large bowls and drown my chips in it. good margarita's and a great outdoor patio. unless its raining, sit outside!

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Los Angeles, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

If anyone in your party has a hearing problem at all, don't go here. The last time we went, we ate really fast to get out because it was just crazy loud. The staff seemed out of control, in this regard. The food is good.

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Warwick, New York
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42 reviews 42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Great mexican food in a lively atmosphere. Service was great, fast and always there when we needed more salsa or chips. Based on the past reviews, I had the Corona beach fish tacos and they were fantastic. Not greasy at all and the cole slaw and sauce was really good and added a nice flavor. I will stop in again... More

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Los Angeles, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

This place is a definite thumbs up all the time! The food is always super yummy, and they don't use lard! It's always noisy in there when crowded, which might bother some, but it's fantastico if you have kids, because they can be loud and not bother anyone. And there is all kinds of cool stuff hanging from the ceilings... More

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Torrance, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Great Ambiance - there is patio and booth seating with colorful and vivacious decor. The bar is definitely a highlight and a great place to meet locals. Good variety fish, chicken and beef - Baja Style dishes. I recommend Papaya Grilled Chicken and the Lobster Taquitos. The staff is very friendly and have a happy family atmosphere - as many... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

This place was better than average, though not amazing. Service was good and prices were reasonable. Parking is in the back.

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New York City, New York
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106 reviews 106 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Dependable standard dishes and drinks, friendly and efficient staff, and good value in a setting worthy of rural Mexico! This is my umpteen visit in the years I have been visiting Redondo Beach.

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Torrance, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

This place has the perfect mix of atmosphere and menu. This is not the typical Mexico an food served in most restaurants. This is Baja California food which is lighter, fresher and much more reliant on seafood. My personal favorite is the "Corona Beach Fish Tacos" plate. I have brought many out of town guests here over the years. Every... More

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Redondo Beach
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Always fun to sip a margarita and eat the high quality food served on their well- appointed patio. Even in the winter the heaters make it a place you will want to linger at. Try their excellent seafood items and cheese enchiladas.

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