"Our history, like our food
is flavorful and local..."

Welcome to The Riviera

In 1948, five miles north of El Paso, on the old highway to Las Cruces, New Mexico, we began cooking authentic Mexican food for friends, family, and wayward travelers. Today, almost 65 years and a few generations later, our reputation for serving the finest in authentic Mexican cuisine still exists. In an age of prefabricated chain restaurants looking to replicate the look and feel of an iconic local haunt, one step into the “Riv” tells you that the atmosphere and food remain as authentic and local as ever.

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Restaurant Hours

Monday - Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday - Saturday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sunday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm

Cantina

Cantina Hours

Monday - Thursday
3:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
2:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Sunday
10:00 am - 12:00 am

Desayunos Mexicanos

Plates come with one of the following sides: Papas con chile Verde, hash browns, refried beans, or Charro beans. Add second breakfast side to any plate for an additional .75 cents.

* Egg whites available for the health-conscience.

  • Steak Tips Con Huevos

    1/4 pound of sirloin steak tips served ala Mexicana (tomato, onion, and jalapeño) with your choice of flour or corn tortillas.

  • Breakfast Enchiladas

    Two flat enchiladas topped with either salsa roja or salsa verde served with one egg on top any style.

  • Huevos Rancheros

    Our most popular breakfast plate. Two eggs topped with either salsa roja or salsa verde served on top of corn tortillas topped with shredded, melted cheese.

  • Machaca Plate

    Two scrambled eggs mixed with white cheddar, shredded beef, onions, tomatoes and rajas de chile verde.

  • Menudo De Pata

    (available Saturday and Sunday only). Served with Mexican Toast, lemons, onions on the side, and dried red chile.

  • Chorizo Con Huevos

    Three scrambled eggs combined with chorizo sausage.

  • Chilaquiles

    Two eggs any style on top of shredded corn tortillas and topped with either salsa roja or salsa verde.

  • Tamales Con Huevos

    Two Handmade tamales and two eggs. Choose from red pork, green chicken, or chile con queso tamales.

  • Enchiladas Lijeras

    Three corn tortilla enchiladas stuffed with cottage cheese and topped with salsa roja or salsa verde and cheese.

  • Picadillo Con Huevos

    Ground Beef with tomatoes jalapeños, and onions topped with cheese and served with two eggs any style.

Omelettes

All Omelettes are three eggs or more and come with one of the following breakfast sides: papas con chile verde, hash browns, refried beans, or whole beans. Add second breakfast side to any plate for an additional .75 cents. For calorie conscious, egg whites may be substituted on any plate at no additional charge.

  • Mo's Ham & Cheese Omelette

    Diced ham and cheese.

  • Western Omelette

    Ham, Bell peppers, onions, mushrooms and cheese.

  • Spanish Omelette

    Long Green Chile, tomatoes, onions, and cheese.

  • Mexicana Omelette

    Cheese, jalapeños, tomatoes, and onions.

  • Garden Veggie Omelette

    Egg whites, green peppers or jalapeños, onion mushrooms, tomatoes and cheese.

  • Cheese Omelette

    Egg and white Cheddar.

  • Bacon and Egg Omelette

    Eggs, bacon bits, and cheese.

  • Chicken or Beef Fajita Omelette

    Seasoned chicken or skirt steak, onions, green peppers, tomatoes.

Desayunos Americanos

Plates come with one of the following sides: Papas con chile Verde, hash browns, refried beans, or Charro beans. Add second breakfast side to any plate for an additional .75 cents.

* These plates do not come with sides.

  • Weekday Breakfast Special

    Two eggs any style, three bacon strips or two sausage patties, one breakfast side, wheat or white toast. (Monday through Friday 7AM to 11 AM)

  • Classic Breakfast

    Two eggs any style, bacon or sausage patties, and wheat or white toast. Substitute one pancake or two slices of French toast for $0.99. Skip the bacon or sausage for $5.79.

  • Ham Steak & Eggs

    Smoked ham steak served with two eggs any style.

  • Steak & Eggs

    10oz. ribeye served with two eggs any style.

  • Chicken Fried Steak & Eggs

    8oz. breaded chicken fried steak topped with country gravy or chile con queso and served with two eggs any style.

  • French Toast *

    Six homemade triangles of French toast and dusted with powdered sugar.

  • Buttermilk Pancakes

    Three large buttermilk pancakes. Add blueberry or strawberry topping for $.75. Add egg for $.99.

  • Multi-Grain Pancakes

    Three large Multi-grain pancakes. Add blueberry or strawberry topping for $.75. Add egg for $.99.

Burritos

Add chile con queso on top of your burrito for $1.50

  • Steak Tip & Guacamole

  • Build a Breakfast Burrito

    Egg and cheese and up to three of the following: tomatoes, jalapeños, green chile, onions, diced ham, bacon and sausage, chorizo.

  • Machaca Burrito

  • Chile Relleno with Beans

  • Beef or Chicken Fajita

  • Special Burrito

  • Picadillo

Sides

  • Bagel with Cream Cheese

  • Wheat or White Toast

  • Rice

  • Egg

  • Cinnamon Roll

  • Shredded White Cheddar

  • Bacon (4) or Sausage Patties (2)

  • Hash Browns

  • French Fries

  • Papas con Chile Verde

  • Corn or flour tortillas

  • Side Ham

  • Side Pancake

  • Side French Toast (2 triangles)

  • Oatmeal (cup)

  • Fresh Fruit (seasonal)

Bebidas

* Free Refills

  • Coffee*

  • Tea hot or cold *

  • Soft drinks *

  • Milk

  • Hot Chocolate

  • Orange Juice

  • Lemonade

  • Cranberry Juice

  • Grapefuit Juice

  • Clamato

  • Coca Cola de Mexico

  • Fanta de Mexico

Appetizers

  • Steak Quesadilla

    Grilled steak tips, beef or chicken fajita served with rajas de chile verde & white cheddar; served with guacamole and sour cream and choice of corn or flour tortillas.

  • Quesadillas

    Rajas de chile verde & white cheddar in a choice of flour or corn tortillas. Served with guacamole and sour cream. Add Ground beef or Shredded Chicken $1.99

  • Nachos Clasicos

    Crispy corn tostada individually smothered with refried beans, white cheddar and jalapeños.

  • Nachos Riviera

    A mound of homemade toritilla chips topped with refried beans, white cheddar, jalapeños and diced tomatoes and a choice of either Grilled steak, grilled chicken breast, pastor or shredded beef. Served with guacamole and sour cream.

  • Nachos Simpaticos

    A mound of homemade tortilla chips topped with refried beans, white cheddar, jalapeños and diced tomatoes and served with guacamole and sour cream. Add ground beef or shredded chicken $1.99

  • Guacamole

    A generous serving of guacamole from three whole avocados. Served with pico de gallo and homemade tortilla chips.

  • Puntas de Filete

    Grilled steak tips, grilled chicken breast, chicken fajita or carnitas (Sat & Sun only) with grilled onions, jalapeños and tomatoes on top of our traditional chile con queso. Choice of flour or corn tortillas

  • Chile con Queso

    Mixture of grilled onions, rajas de chile verde and tomatoes folded in melted white cheddar. Choice of flour or corn tortillas.

  • Gringo Queso

    Mixture of grilled onions, rajas de chile verde and tomatoes folded in a blend of melted cheeses; served with tostadas.

  • The Riv's Wings

    Choice of Sweet & Spicy, Chipotle Ranch, Red Cilantro Lime or Riv Sriracha Sauce. 8 wings per order served with Ranch, Blue Cheese dressing or our special “salsa”. Extra dressing $.50

  • Shrimp Cocktail

    Shrimp Cocktail $11.59 A refreshing and authentic Mexican shrimp cocktail with chopped avocado, jalapeños & tomatoes. Makes a perfect starter or a light meal. Served chilled with saltine crackers on the side.

Taco Plates

  • Tacos de Carne Asada

    Grilled sirloin tips inside three steamed corn tortillas topped with sautéed onions and cilantro. Served with refried beans rice, sour cream and guacamole.

  • Old Standby's

    Three tacos choice of: beans, guacamole, ground beef or shredded chicken; topped with shredded lettuce, chopped tomato & shredded white cheddar. Served with refried beans and rice.

  • Tacos Deshebrada

    Tacos Deshebrada $9.59 Three shredded beef tacos; topped with shredded lettuce, chopped tomato & shredded white cheddar. Served with refried beans & rice.

  • Grilled Chicken Breast Tacos

    Three chicken breast tacos in steamed corn tortillas; topped with shredded lettuce, chopped tomato & shredded white cheddar. Served with whole beans & rice.

  • Mixed Taco Plate

    Mixed Taco Plate $8.89 Three tacos: choice of bean, guacamole, sliced avocado, pastor, ground beef, shredded beef or shredded chicken, (one of each); topped with shredded lettuce, chopped tomato & shredded white cheddar. Served with refried beans & rice.

  • Special Taco Plate

    Three tacos choice of: bean, guacamole, sliced avocado, ground beef or shredded chicken; topped with shredded lettuce, chopped tomato & shredded white cheddar. Three of the same.

  • Fish Taco Plate

    Three white fish tacos on a steamed tortilla topped with cilantro and chopped cucumbers. Served with refried beans and rice.

  • Tacos Riviera

    Shredded beef with corn or flour tortillas on the side, served with refried beans, guacamole, sour cream lettuce, tomato and a green onion.

  • Tacos al Pastor

    Three pork tacos served on steamed corn tortillas, served with a grilled green onion, cilantro, sliced avocado, refried beans and rice.

De la Parilla

All of these items in this section come with two sides. Choose from refried beans, whole beans, rice, cole slaw, french fries or substitutes two sides for a dinner salad. With corn or flour tortilla.

  • Ribeye Tampiquena

    10oz Charbroiled Ribeye topped with grilled rajas de chile verde, onions, tomatoes; served with one enchilada and guacamole.

  • Ribeye ala Mexicna

    10oz Charbroiled Ribeye topped with grilled jalapeños, onions, tomatoes; served with one enchilada and guacamole.

  • Chile con Queso Ribeye

    10oz Ribeye topped with choice of: our traditional chile con queso or gringo queso.

  • Steak "ala Ranchera"

    Grilled sirloin tips with grilled rajas de chile verde, onions, and tomatoes served with an enchilada.

  • Hamburger Steak

    3/4lb ground chuck steak smothered with our Chile con queso, Gringo queso or ala Mexicana or ala Tampiqueña.

  • Fajitas

    3/4 lb of grilled beef skirt or grilled chicken with grilled green peppers and onions; served with rice, pot beans, guacamole and sour cream.

  • Chicken Fried Steak

    Chicken Fried Steak $10.29 8oz breaded beef filet in country style gravy or chile con queso.

  • Mesquite Chicken

    One half of a whole fryer marinated in our special mesquite spice recipe; served with pot beans, rice, guacamole and choice of corn or flour tortillas.

Soup and Salads

  • Tortilla Soup

    Diced Chicken breast, carrots and potatoes topped with tortilla strips, shredded white cheddar & chopped cilantro. Served with slices of avocado on the side.

  • Caldillo

     A “Riv” Favorite! Beef sirloin tips with potatoes and rajas de chile verde. Served with rice or beans and flour or corn tortilla. add rice or beans to the cup $1.49

  • Soup and Dinner Salad

    Pair salad (dinner salad) and cup of soup. Choice of soup of the day (weekday lunch only), Tortilla soup or Caldillo, Ensalada de Fajita or Grilled Chicken Salad $2.29

  • Ensalada de Fajita

    Mixed greens with sliced tomatoes, cucumbers and sliced avocados; topped with shredded white cheddar and choice of beef or chicken fajita.

  • Ensalada Mexicana

    Shredded lettuce, pot beans, chopped tomatoes, shredded white cheddar, drizzled with chile Colorado sauce, choice of ground beef or shredded chicken and topped w a scoop of guacamole; served in a flour tortilla shell.

Pollo en la Parilla

Two 6oz grilled chicken breasts served with one cheese enchilada, choice of red, old green or new green sauce and choice of two sides: refried beans, whole beans, rice, cole slaw, french fries or substitute two sides for a dinner salad. Served with guacamole. Top your chicken breast with one of the following toppings:

  • ala Tampiquena

    Grilled rajas de chile verde, onions and tomatoes.

  • ala Mexicana

    Grilled jalapeños, onion, and tomatoes.

  • ala Queso

    Smothered with our traditional "Riv" Chile con Queso or our "Gringo" Queso.

Burgers and Sandwhiches

All of our burgers are half a pound or larger, charbroiled and served on a toasted pretzel bun; served with French Fries. Add sliced avocado, bacon, Blue Cheese, green chile, or mushrooms for $1.25 each. In lieu of cheese add Gringo queso for $1.29.

  • Riv Burger - Plain Burger

    Patty with no cheese and no toppings

  • Green Chile Cheese Burger

    Patty with rajas de chile verde and white cheddar.

  • Jalapeño Burger

    Patty with grilled or pickled jalapeños and white cheddar.


  • Chipotle Cheese Burger

    Chipotle pepper Patty and white cheddar.

  • Bacon Guacamole Cheeseburger

    Topped with white cheddar, bacon, and guacamole.

  • Veggie Burger

    Organic vegetable patty with white cheddar and served with a side salad.

  • Ranch Chicken Breast Torta

    Grilled chicken breast, grilled onions, mushrooms, white cheddar, & bacon in a grilled bun with spread with ranch dressing.

  • Avocado & Chicken Breast Torta

    Grilled chicken breast, topped with avocados, tomatoes, and white cheddar.

Especialidades Mexicanas

  • Chiles Rellenos

    Chile verde stuffed with white cheddar, dipped in batter and lightly fried. Comes with two rellenos, rice, beans, and flour or corn tortillas.

  • Tapatías

    Two crisp corn tostadas with choice of ground beef or shredded chicken or bean; topped with lettuce, tomato shredded white cheddar and a scoop of sour cream. 

  • Tamales

    Three tamales: red pork, green chicken or chile con queso, served with refried beans and rice. Top with any of our enchilada sauces original red, new creamy jalapeno green or old green rajas de chile verde.

  • Chile Colorado con Carne de Puerco

    Marinated and slowly cooked pork in our specially seasoned red sauce; served with rice and beans and choice of flour or corn tortillas.

  • Chimichanga

    Large flour tortilla filled with picadillo or shredded chicken, then lightly fried. Served with refried beans, rice, guacamole and sour cream. A “Riv” Favorite. Add chile con queso $1.49

  • Carnitas

    Marinated fried pork, served with refried beans, rice, sour cream, guacamole, flour or corn tortillas. (Friday, Saturday and Sunday only)

  • Flautas

    Three crispy rolled tortillas stuffed with your choice of shredded beef or shredded chicken; served with refried beans and rice, sour cream and guacamole.

  • Gorditas

    Three Delicious small and thick “corn masa” pockets; stuffed with choice of: ground beef, shredded chicken, guacamole, beans or sliced avocados. Topped with shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes and shredded white cheddar and served with refried beans and rice.

Enchiladas de la Casa

Choose your salsa: Original Red, New Green (creamy), Old Green (rajas de chile verde sautéed with onions and tomatoes). All orders come with three enchiladas. Served with choice of two: refried beans, rice or slaw. Add Sour Cream or Egg an $.99 each.

  • De Queso

    Flat enchiladas with white cheddar.

  • De Pollo

    Shredded chicken with white cheddar.

  • De Carne

    Ground chuck with white cheddar.

  • De Chorizo

    Chorizo and white cheddar

Combinaciones de la Casa

These combinations come with a choice of 2 sides: refried beans, rice or slaw. On the enchiladas you can choose from three different sauces: Original red, New green (creamy) or Old green (rajas de chile verde sautéed with onions and tomatoes). NO SUBSTITUTIONS PLEASE Add Sour Cream or Egg $.99 each Add ground beef or shredded chicken in the enchiladas $1.99.

  • Numero Uno

    Two tacos (beef or chicken),,two cheese enchiladas.

  • Numero Dos

    Two tacos, (beef or chicken), two cheese enchiladas, one homemade chile relleno.

  • Numero Tres

    One taco (beef or chicked), one cheese enchilada, one chile relleno and one tamale (red pork, green chicked or chile con queso).

Burritos

Our Burritos are all made on al large flour tortilla. "A meal in itself". Add Chile con Queso or Gringo queso on the top or on the side $1.49.

  • Bean & Cheesse

  • Chile con Queso Burrito

  • Picadillo

  • Machaca Burrito

  • Special Burrito

  • Chile Relleno with Beans

  • Chile Colorado

  • Carnita (Fri, Sat & Sun Only)

  • Beef or Chicken Fajita

  • Steak Tip & Guacamole

Ala Carte

  • Rice

  • Refried or Whole Beans

  • French Fries

  • Side Salad

  • Taco

  • Tamales

  • Flautas

  • Side Guacamole

  • Shredded White Cheddar

  • Egg

  • Bacon

  • Chile con Queso

  • Slaw

  • Enchilada

  • Chile Relleno

  • Gordita

  • Tapatia

  • Sliced Avocado

Drinks

* free refills

  • Coffee*

  • Soft drinks *

  • Hot Chocolate

  • Apple Juice

  • Grapefuit Juice

  • Clamato

  • Tea hot or cold *

  • Milk

  • Cranberry Juice

  • Lemonade

Postres

  • Flan con Cajeta

  • Pastel de Tres Leches

  • Pastel de Chocolate

  • Pastel de Zanaoria (carrot)

  • Sopapilla

  • Sopapilla(6) Full Order

Weekly Drink Specials

  • Monday

    • $2.00 Tecate & Tecate Light
    • $4.50 Monday-Rita

  • Tuesday

    • $3.00 Crown, Makers, Chivas, Grey Goose, Jack

  • Wednesday

    Hot for Teacher Humpday

    • $2.50 Domestic Beer
    • $3.00 Absolut
    • $2.50 Fireball
    • $3.00 Cuervo Gold & Silver
    • 1/2 off Select Bottles of Wine

  • Thursday

    • $2.00 Domestic Beer
    • $3.00 Jager
    • $2.00 Kazi's 
    • $5.00 Bomb's
    • $2.75 Hornitos

  • Friday

    • $2.00 Domestic Beer
    • $2.00 Well Liquor 
    • $3.00 Cuervo Silver
    • $3.50 Jager
    • $2.50 Fireball
    • $3.75 Patron Silver

  • Saturday

    • $2.00 Tecate & Tecate Light
    • $3.50 Hornitos
    • $3.50 Cuervo Gold
    • $5.50 Canti-Rita

  • Sunday

    • $3.50 Bloody Mary 
    • $3.50 Cantina Rita
    • $3.00 Mimosa
    • $3.50 Hornitos

Daily Happy Hour

3pm - 8pm

  • Domestic Beer

  • Import Beer

  • Premium Beer

  • House Wine

  • Well Liquor

Wines

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    • House
    • Trapiche
      • Mendoza Argentina 2014
    • Directors Cut Coppola
      • Alexander Valley, 2016
    • Slow Press 
      • California, 2015
    • Imagery
      • Sonoma Valley

  • Merlot

    • House
    • Duckhorn Merlot
      • Alexander Valley, 2016

  • Pinot Noir

    • House
    • Imagery Pinot Noir
      • Sonoma Valley, 2016
    • Mark West Pinot Noir
      • Appellation, Ca 2017

  • Malbec

    • Trapiche Malbec
      • Chile, 2017

  • Chardonnay

    • House
    • Estancia
      • Monterrey Count, 2015
    • Imagery
      • Sonoma Valley, 2016
    • Hess
      • California, 2013

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    • Natura
      • Chile, 2016
    • Nobilo
      • New Zealand, 2014
    • Simi 
      • Sonoma County, 2014

  • Pinot Grigio

    • House
    • Estancia
      • California, 2012

  • White Zin

    • House

Margaritas

  • Canti-Rita

    Well silver tequila & Gran Gala & a splash of OJ

  • El Toro

    Hornitos Reposado & Grand Marnier

  • El Don

    Don Julio Anejo & Patron Citronage

  • El Extremo

    Tres Generaciones Anejo & Patron Citronage

  • El Patrol Plateado

    Patron Silver & Patron Citronage

  • El Viejo

    Patron Anejo & Grand Marnier

  • Rita Reposada

    1800 Reposado, Grand Marnier & Splash of Cranberry

  • Rita de Tres Generaciones

    Tres Generaciones Anejo & Contreau

Catering Menu

  • 12 Enchiladas (Cheese)
    $ 22.49

  • 12 Tacos; beef or chicken
    $ 23.49

  • 12 Tacos; shredded beef or fajita
    $ 25.49

  • 12 Flautas (One tortilla)
    $ 25.49

  • 12 Enchiladas; beef or chicken
    $ 25.49

  • 12 Gorditas; beef or chicken
    $ 26.49

  • 12 Chile Rellenos
    $ 28.49

  • 1 Large Aluminum chafer or Rice - serves 50
    $ 37.00

  • 1 Large Aluminum chafer Beans - serves 50
    $ 37.00

  • 1 Small Aluminum chafer of Rice - serves 25
    $ 23.00

  • 1 Small Aluminum chafer of Beans - serves 25
    $ 23.00

  • 1 Small Aluminum chafer of Guacamole - serves 25
    $ 39.50

  • 1 Pint of Guacamole
    $ 9.49

  • 1 Pint of Sour Cream
    $ 8.25

  • 1 Pint of Chile Con Queso
    $ 10.29

  • 1 Small Pan Salsa
    $ 25.00

  • 1 Large Pan Salsa
    $ 35.00

  • 1 Small Pan of Chile Con Queso (Velveeta serves 25)
    $ 32.49

  • 1 Large Pan of Chile Con Queso (Velveeta serves 50)
    $ 52.59

  • 1 Small Pan of Guacamole
    $ 30.49

  • 1 Large Pan of Guacamole
    $ 53.49

    All orders of Guacamole come with chips and salsa according to order

  • Beef Fajitas
    $ 12.89/lb.

  • Chicken Fajitas
    $ 12.89/lb.

  • Combo Fajitas
    $ 12.89/lb.

    All fajitas served with corn, grilled veggies or flour tortillas, chips and salsa

Private Parties

  • Chips & Salsa Included with All Options
  • All Private Party Reservations are a Minimum of 25
  • All Options are Served Buffet Style by Your Servers (Except for Option A)
  • Prices are Per Person
  • Coffee & Tea Included
  • Soft Drinks $2.25
  • 20% Service Charge Will Be Added On All Private Party Bookings
Reserve your Party today!

  • Option A
    $ 12.50

    Flautas, Mini Gorditas, Relleno Bites, Chile con Queso, Guacamole, Sour Cream, Chips & Salsa

  • Option B
    $ 13.50

    1 Taco, 1 Cheese Enchilada (Red or Green) 1 Gordita, Rice & Beans

  • Option C
    $ 14.29

    1 Taco, 1 Cheese Enchilada (Red or Green) 1 Relleno, Rice & Beans

  • Option D
    $ 12.29

    1 Taco, 1 Cheese Enchilada (Red or Green), Rice & Beans

  • Option E
    $ 13.89

    3 Chicken Enchiladas (Red or Green), Rice & Beans

  • Option E
    $ 21.59

    Beef or Chicken Fajitas, Guacamole, Sour Cream, Rice & Beans, Choice of Tortillas

Call us Today!

(915) 584-1542 or email riviera1948@gmail.com

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Contact Info

Phone:

(915) 584 - 1542

Address:

5218 Doniphan Dr.
El Paso, Texas 79932