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Riviera Maya

Bay View
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2258 S Kinnickinnic Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53207-1330
414-294-4848
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 25
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food - nice little place

The food in this place is the closest I've found in MKE to true Mexican food (I'm from Mexico). The beef milanesa torta is absolutely awesome. The moles sample is also great. The place is small but pintoresque and very well kept. I've taken a lot of friends and everyone has liked it a lot. Easy to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
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English first
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The food in this place is the closest I've found in MKE to true Mexican food (I'm from Mexico). The beef milanesa torta is absolutely awesome. The moles sample is also great. The place is small but pintoresque and very well kept. I've taken a lot of friends and everyone has liked it a lot. Easy to find parking (parking... More 

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New York City, New York
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54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

The restaurant is nice and comfortable and the host is great however the margaritas was not too good. They were pretty but had more mix than liquor so it wasn't strong. On the upside the chicken quesadilla was AWESOME. I would recommend that. If your a drinker like me drink straight shots.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

The food seems to be very authentic, which means it was not totally "Americanized". Everything was very good! Nice atmosphere with colorful central American art. Excellent guacamole and fajitas dinner, with leftovers for tomorrow's lunch.

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Brookfield, Wisconsin
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83 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Today I met a friend for lunch at Riviera Maya on Kinnickinnic Avenue in Bay View. What a wonderful experience! We arrived at 11:30, and were given the brunch and tapas menus to choose from. We started by ordering Margaritas and guacamole. The guacamole was served with homemade tortilla chips, and these came with two dipping sauces, one avocado based,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It wasnt terrible but I definately was not impressed. After reading all of the reviews i was expecting to be wowed and I wasnt. It was standard, nothing notable cuisine. The atmosphere was typical of Milwaukee restaurants. I truly wish I was "wowed"but I can'e even say I will return. I was however told that the Sunday brunch is a... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

A special for our last stop here was pollo en crema de guajillo. The chicken breast was stuffed with ham, turkey, Chihuahua cheese, and spinach. It was drizzled with the rich cream that pooled in the bottom of the large plate. To one side was a salad of dark greens moist with vinaigrette, to the other a scoop of Xel... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Wonderful moles! BEST flan I've had anywhere in Milwaukee. If you want an upscale Mexican restaurant, then come here. Great service. Great date night with the honey!

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MKE
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I've been here twice, the first time I had a mole and it was very good and good mole is hard to find in MKE. The second trip I had pork tacos which were nothing special but they think they're so great that they wanted $10 for them, my wife had steak tostadas and again nothing special. May go back... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

The atmosphere is quaint, artsy, and casual. The food was excellent, but not an American version of Mexican food - it's the real deal, which can be a little surprising if that's not what you were expecting. Great experience!

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Chicago suburbs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

My husband loves a good mole, which can be hard to find. We were going to Milwaukee for the weekend and a friend recommended Riviera Maya, known for their mole. To start I ordered a margarita and we ordered the mole sampler as an appetizer, thinking it would be a good way to taste the sauces before ordering our entrees.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2258 S Kinnickinnic Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53207-1330
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee>  > Bay View
  • Neighborhood: Bay View
  • Phone Number: 414-294-4848

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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