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Riviera Maya

Bay View
Mexican
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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: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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A friend took four of us out to dinner on a Wednesday night at 6:00PM and chose Riviera Maya because of its fresh ingredients. Since it's in Bay View, parking is at a premium. We got a table at the window, although it was too cold outside to people watch. Our waiter was impossible to understand... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Anna Marie L
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Greendale, Wisconsin
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Greendale, Wisconsin
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67 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A friend took four of us out to dinner on a Wednesday night at 6:00PM and chose Riviera Maya because of its fresh ingredients. Since it's in Bay View, parking is at a premium. We got a table at the window, although it was too cold outside to people watch. Our waiter was impossible to understand; fortunately our hostess speaks... More 

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Thank Anna Marie L
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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389 reviews
277 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Love the moles! Inventive, richly developed flavors! There are plenty of a variety of dishes for everyone to sample the different moles. The margaritas are yummy too and service is efficient.

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Thank CzechMate2010
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015 via mobile

I really love coming here for special events such as the birthday which I have often done in the past. The employees are always friendly and prompt. I also really like the variety of mole that's offered. The food is well prepared and there's a good Friday on the menu. It is often times very festive and in a great... More 

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Thank Juan A
Greenfield, Wisconsin
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

We had supper at Riviera Maya on Sunday, 9/6/2015. This place is in the Bay View area and serves Mexican food. They offer complimentary Tortilla soup with any entree but not complimentary chips and salsa. The dining area that we were in was crowded and the tables were small. We had loaded tacos which were average. The noise level was... More 

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Thank Ken A
Muskego, Wisconsin
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Not much parking, so had to walk a ways. Food was just ok. Didn't care for the sauces and the food was bland. There are much better Mexican restaurants in the Milwaukee area. Service wasn't very good either. The waiter didn't know which enchilada plate was which, and one of our diners has severe shellfish allergies. Very scary. I won't... More 

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Thank Bork98
Milwaukee, WI
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97 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

When visiting Riviera Maya, you must try the mole sampler to get a true appreciation of the flavors this kitchen creates. Each one has a distinctive flavor and brings a unique sensory palette to the dish. The chocolate mole is rich and complex, while the peanut was not as strong as we would have liked. The special mole of the... More 

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Thank Familytravelmaven
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank A2HC
New York City, New York
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71 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank MissFrequentFlyer
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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20 reviews
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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Thank sparrowswingH
Brookfield, Wisconsin
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87 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?