Riviera Mexican Grill – Dine In Mexican

Riviera Mexican Grill
1615 S Pacific Coast Hwy
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
(310) 540-2501

Riviera Mexican Grill is located in the Riviera Village in Redondo Beach. Known for their Margarita’s. Their bar is top notch and they also are a full featured restaurant. Decorated in a beach motif it is a lot of fun and has been a main staple of the Village for years. Parking is a little rough, but if you are patient you can find some in the back.


Rice and beans, two taco’s

Riviera Grill Two Tacos Rice and BeansThat is music to my ears. Make it ground beef and I am in Taco heaven. For me it started in the mid 70′s at a place called the Red Onion on Hawthorne Blvd in Torrance. I really like taco’s and use it as a benchmark. You can tell a lot about a restaurant just by looking at their combination menu. Is it a number 8? Number 2? Ground beef or shredded? These are the important aspects of a taco. Lately places have stopped using ground beef. In place of it they are using shredded beef. I don’t know if it is a case of longing memories or just my weird tastes, but I prefer ground beef over shredded beef. You won’t get out with out spending at least $15 for lunch, but it is tasty.

CARL: I love Mexican food and I have been to Riviera Mexican Grill many times over the years. I typically get a combo plate here at Riviera but today I decided to be brave and try something different off the Lunch Specials Menu. The most challenging thing on that menu today looked like the Spinach and Chicken Enchilada ($10.49). The dish features enchiladas filled with spinach, chicken, and cheese – topped with ranchero sauce and your choice of two sides. For the sides I went healthy with black beans and the Zuni Chopped Salad with cilantro-lime vinaigrette. The meal took a long time to arrive – possibly due to the lunch crowd. When I finally dug in to my lunch adventure I did enjoy the unique taste of the cheese, chicken and spinach. The enchiladas were a tad dry – they could have used much more ranchero sauce – but aside from that they were tasty. The black beans were predictably good. I’d advise against the Zuni Chopped Salad, it was like eating the garnish – more for looks than for taste in my opinion. Overall tasty but a tad expensive. Four pigs.

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