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Rivera's Mexican Cafe

594 Benfield Rd, Severna Park, MD 21146-2530
410-544-4102
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Ranked #22 of 62 restaurants in Severna Park
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- May 28, 2014
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English first
Maryland
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
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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
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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
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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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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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
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39 reviews 39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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46 reviews 46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013 via mobile

We have eaten at Rivera's two times on our recent visit to MD. Both times we ordered Mexican Seafood dishes and they were outstanding. The first time we had Seafood Enchilidas... And the last time a shrimp and crab dish. We were pleasantly surprised at the quality and quantity of fresh seafood. We thought the Waitstaff were friendly and helpful.... More

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Severna Park, MD
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40 reviews 40 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

The restaurant was closed recently due to some small remodeling and cleaning. They could use a cook who knows how to cook. I love mexican cabbage as a side and theirs is nondescript. They have house wines for $13.00 a half carafe. Pricey and "box wine" with clunky wine glasses. Get some nicer wine glasses. You get a very small... More

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