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“Creative dining”
Review of Rivera - CLOSED

Rivera
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: 11th ST
Transit: Easy transportation options, rare in Los Angeles, make the experience still more stress-free. The Metro Blue Line Pico stop is literally a jalapeño's throw from the entrance of RIVERA, and the restaurant offers the city’s “Hail A Taxi” service, conveniently bringing additional fleets of cabs into the proximity of burgeoning L.A. Live venues.
Reviewed December 31, 2012

Really enjoyed dining here. Very creative menu. Great cocktails! Enjoyed the small plate selections. Had the pork shoulder as main course and it was just ok but everything else was a winner. Would definitely go back even though it does get a bit expensive

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Thank gotojanstein
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Reviewed December 11, 2012

Every plate they serve you as a little bit of artwork. My personal recommendation is just order every appetizer. Every dish tastes as good as it looks. Order just one entrée and consider sharing that. They also have very unusual drinks, like no where else I have ever been. Worth sharing with friends to savor all of the flavors.

Thank pulminator
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Reviewed October 14, 2012

The second night in downtown LA and it was my birthday. Very swanky restaurant located one block behind the hotel, so may be able to escape the crowds...a little.

The pork shoulder was excellent, but the brasied lamb over black beans was exceptional. You must try it out!

Thank Tammy D
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Reviewed September 27, 2012

Don't understand the bad reviews. Granted we Were there on expense account but a party of 10 had great food and wine and drinks great ambiance not too noisy great wait staff . Valet on Flower. have another event in November. Would go back.

Thank Jpullen
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Reviewed September 17, 2012

The friendly bartenders taught us about what goes into their cocktails and about the characteristics of different liquors (mescal vs. tequila). The food was outstanding and the wait staff was attentive even if he was overloaded and very busy moving around the restaurant.

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Thank Mattcobleigh
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