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Rivera's Mexican Cafe

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594 Benfield Rd, Severna Park, MD 21146-2530
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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36 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First time dining at Rivera's and it was a nice surprise. The menu is extensive and there's something to appeal to everyone. Our waitress, Jodi, was great and very attentive. The fajitas were really good as well as some of the sides - especially the rice. Give it a try.

Thank TravellingLady63
Severna Park, Maryland, United States
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

I've visited Riveras several times in the last two months. Their outside seating is especially convenient for a last minute margarita and a quesadilla. The shredded chicken quesadilla with a little spinach and mushrooms is delicious. I also like their shredded chicken burrito with with a little spinach inside and melted cheddar on the top. As you can see, the... More 

Thank Kathleen V
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

I have been here a few times. What I love the most is the margaritas. They make authentic margaritas that doesn't taste very sour liked those made with the pre-made mix. I also had their enchiladas and they were so good. I would love to keep coming back to this place but I want their service to get a little... More 

Thank Megan B
Odenton, Maryland
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016 via mobile

Waited for ever to get served tonight then waited at least 15 miinutes for 2 margaritas. Food was uninspired and overpriced. Next time going to chipoltes its way better and dont have to spend an hout to eat a burrito.

Thank jen1922o
Severna Park, Maryland
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

Had date night there and the food was good. We are from Texas and we were impressed with the flavor of the food and salsa. I had the fried avocado and my husband had the Angus Chimichanga. We will definitely go again!

Thank Emilio-Stella H
Pasadena, Maryland
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66 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

The food was good although more southwestern Tex-Mex than Mexican. The soup of the day was a seafood gumbo, not Mexican at all, but it was wonderful. Wait staff was pleasant and good happy hour specials. This was our first visit and plan to return. Only real disappointment is they do not open until 4 pm daily and it would... More 

Thank swengert
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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

Thank Moxieone
Baltimore, Maryland
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

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 

2 Thank Tom D
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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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 

1 Thank ScottDMaryland
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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

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