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Rivera's Mexican Cafe

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594 Benfield Rd, Severna Park, MD 21146-2530
410-544-4102
Today
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • 7
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  • 4
    Very good
  • 1
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  • 1
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  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good local Mexican food

As a Texan this restaurant cannot match Mexican food available near Dallas. However it is good food and they have a daily margarita special. I have frequented this place for years since it is convenient and has decent food. My children like it and the owner and wait staff are very nice to all... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 1, 2015
Moxieone
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English first
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

As a Texan this restaurant cannot match Mexican food available near Dallas. However it is good food and they have a daily margarita special. I have frequented this place for years since it is convenient and has decent food. My children like it and the owner and wait staff are very nice to all types of groups

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Baltimore, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

My wife and I love Mexican food and usually go out once a week to satisfy our craving. We have been to all of the joints in the area and this particular Monday our favorite place was closed so we tried something new. Worst Mexican food ever ! Great service but wow the food.... first, it was super over priced... More 

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Maryland
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I came here when I moved to SP 13 years ago and had found no reason for a return visit. Meh food and uninspired service. Another 13 years won't be long enough. My wife and I returned a few weeks ago, figuring that maybe it had gotten better since it was still here. Do they buy frozen entrees from the... More 

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Severna Park, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

My wife and I visited Riveras for the first time after a movie on Tuesday night about a month ago. We showed up a little late, right at closing. The waitress was cleaning up , but she was more than happy to seat us at this time. We ordered a couple margaritas ( $2 WOW ) and the owner (cook?... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Fresh, authentic, and made to order Mexican food is a rarity in the Baltimore/Annapolis area. During our most recent visit to Rivera’s, and this has been my experience in the past, we received the highest level of service from the friendly staff and the food was delicious. The chips and salsa were fresh, the spicy chicken chimi appetizer was great... More 

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Severna Park, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Fantastic food and great people ! The owners truly make you feel like family and go above and beyond to deliver excellent food and great service. You cannot beat $2 margaritas and Ed's amazing homemade salsa. The food is excellent and they will accomodate even the pickiest of eaters (my children !) We frequent Rivera's often with both friends and... More 

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Severna Park, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

I frequently visit here the food is great and servers are great and friendly i was reading some of the other review and they have this place wrong the people that posted about the party where exaggerating i was there that night also it was a 50 bday party.and the other guy that said store bouhyt salsa i have personally... More 

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Severna Park, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

What more can you ask for? Great made to order food, often delivered to your table by the owner and chef Ed Rivera. Can I say, how special does that make you feel. $2 margaritas and fresh made salsa and chips. They even grow their own peppers on their sidewalk café in the summer.. my family and I are always... More 

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sarasota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Why would a restaurant host a crazy, wild party while trying to serve dinner guests? I had friends visiting from out of town and they wanted to take us out for a nice dinner. This was anything but nice. The food was expensive and poor quality. The sloppy drunks shouting and cussing while we were trying to eat our meal... More 

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Crofton, Maryland
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Husband and I went for $2 margarita night. He drank his dinner while I enjoyed the shrimp in avocado special which was very good. The menu doesn't call out the whole avocado is deep fried and stuffed with cheese on top of iceberg lettuce salad but was delicious. Homemade salsa is a little spicy but just my style. Very small... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 594 Benfield Rd, Severna Park, MD 21146-2530
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Severna Park
  • Phone Number: 410-544-4102

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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