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Rivera's Cafe

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American, Cuban
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117 W. Poinsett, Greer, SC 29651
864.877.9600
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • 32
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  • 10
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
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  • 1
    Terrible
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
Great Cuban Food, and Other Fare as Well

When it comes to old-fashioned, cozy downtown areas, Greer's fits the bill but is smallish - that said, there are a surprising number of restaurant choices and all three I've eaten at have been unique and very good. A few days ago, during a visit from some Florida relatives, we wandered through... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Greenville, South Carolina
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Greenville, South Carolina
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208 reviews 208 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

When it comes to old-fashioned, cozy downtown areas, Greer's fits the bill but is smallish - that said, there are a surprising number of restaurant choices and all three I've eaten at have been unique and very good. A few days ago, during a visit from some Florida relatives, we wandered through the area, and settled on a a place... More 

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Greer, South Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Rivera's always serves great food in a friendly atmosphere. Greer has surprisingly excellent restaurants for a small town and Rivera's is our favorite.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Good service. Wished we had more people with to try different dishes. Lots of choices. Enjoyed our lunch.

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Greer, South Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

If you plan to visit downtown Greer, this is a place you would want to hit. This is a wonderful place to eat and the quality of the food is outstanding. There is a great variety of dishes to choose from, from seafood to chicken to beef and salad. But what this place is famous for are their hamburgers. If... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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44 reviews 44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Rivera's has an eclectic menu with a touch of Cuban flair. The waitstaff know how to pair wines with your meal so don't hesitate to ask. The atmosphere is warm and cozy, like Old City in Philadelphia - perfect blend of old and new. The price is right but the food and the amazing chef are what keep me coming... More 

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South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

Great food (love the hamburgers), great drinks, wonderful atmosphere! What else could one ask for. Greer is a very up and coming restaurant scene and Rivera's definitely has helped Greer earn it's new "foodie" reputation!

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Greer, South Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I love the salmon on pesto rice! I have tried other things there, but always go back to this. The pesto has just the right kick!

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Augusta Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We were in Greer this weekend doing a BBQ contest and decided to try this restaurant. There were 10 of us and we are all professional BBQers so we may be more critical than most. None of us would return. The quality of food and the price they charge for it was very out of balance. Veal was tough, the... More 

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Clemson, South Carolina
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4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Being fairly new to the area, we have kept our dining out pretty much to the restaurants downtown. Our friend mentioned Rivera's right after I had read about it so we gave it a try. The service was attentive and the server engaging and fun. The food was really good with a slight Cuban flair. I had the shrimp, my... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This little cafe always has excellent, tasty dishes and always delivers wonderful food and service. A favorite of locals for business lunches plus a great place for dinner. Right in the heart of downtown Greer.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 117 W. Poinsett, Greer, SC 29651
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Greer
  • Phone Number: 864.877.9600

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Cuban
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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