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“Yummy outdoor restaurant” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Riviera Grill

Riviera Grill
Ranked #21 of 123 Restaurants in Nuevo Vallarta
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $20
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The Riviera Grill restaurant offers a fun, lively garden atmosphere in the heart of Nuevo Vallarta in Riviera Nayarit.We are located just 3 minutes from Paradise Plaza and within walking distance of all of Nuevo Vallarta's hotels and resorts including Playa Royale, Marival, Grand Velas and Dreams and we are a short taxi ride from Mayan Palace and Flamingos. We are just across from Luma and Ocean Terrace.Choose your spot - sit at the Onyx Bar or sit at a table in our beautiful garden restaurant.You'll love our Contemporary Mexican and Mediterranean Cuisine including Pasta, Mediterranean Seafood Soup, Enchiladas and Chili Rellanos (like you've never had them before!), Tequila Shrimp and Daily Fresh Fish.The Onyx Bar features an international selection of spirits and wine and over 20 different Tequila's.
Brooklyn, New York
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Yummy outdoor restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

Came here the first night we stayed in Nuevo Vallarta, it's almost all outdoors with table seating, huge bar and live music. Fish tacos and mixed chicken/shrimp tacos were sooo good. Bartender very nice, relaxed, and romantic place.

Visited November 2012
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Thank Angelica W
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English first
Calgary, AB
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Very disappointed with below average food!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

After visiting this restaurant a couple of times last year, we decided to go again. Big mistake - the head chef was not working, just the sous chefs...............although the restaurant setting is lovely with a great mexican feel, the food was terrible - we had the mixed green salad, with a raspberry vinegarette - the oil tasted stale. The cesar salad was mushy, For our main meal, we had the Chicken Enchiladas - it was very bland.

Although one could use the excuse that the head chef was off that night, we should have been advised up front - instead we were served this food. I will not return to this restaurant.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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3 Thank Skidderingrock
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Chandler, Arizona, USA
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Good food but...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

This is an easy walk from Paradise Village. I had chicken mole (excellent!) and my husband had fajitas. The atmosphere of the restaurant is nice, food is good, BUT the owner's father sat at the table right next to us (there was not one other table occupied at the time) and YELLED on his cell phone during our entire meal. We did complain to the waiter, but what can he do about it? He told us that there have been many complaints and they talk to him, but by the next day he is back at it. No thank you...we never returned. There are many, many great restaurants nearby that we can visit.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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2 Thank jnginparadise
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San Jose, California
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Garden Atmosphere Great”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012

The outdoor seating with the garden setting and the service were great as well as the margarita. The food was only average. The vegetables in the fajitas were your standard peppers and onions, nothing to write home about and worst if your a vegetarian.

Visited May 2012
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3 Thank RonL2266
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Chicago
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Even Better the 2nd Time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

We just returned from a week in Nuevo Vallarta. We had eaten at the Riviera Grill in 2010 and were looking forward to a return dinner. We were not disappointed. Everyone liked what they ordered. I had the seafood pasta, which was delicious. I didn't come to Mexico to get pasta, but the waiter said the chef is Italian and makes some good pasta dishes - he was right. Others had Mexican or seafood items and left with smiles on their faces. Even the kids (7, 5, and 3) were happy. A nice selection of tequilas, margaritas, and wines made for a nice evening. The setting is pleasant and they have a nice bar with TVs. We highly recommend Riviera Grill!

  • Visited April 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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2 Thank TumblesandGrumbles
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