"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 Burrito

    Steak tips with grilled onions, tomatoes, guacamole and cheese.

  • 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

    Shredded beef, tomato, onions, green chile and chile con queso and eggs.

  • Chile Relleno Burrito

    Two chile rellenos and refried beans.

  • Beef/Chicken Fajita Burrito

    Beef or chicken fajita meat, green and red peppers, grilled onions, and guacamole.

  • Special Burrito

    Grounded beef with pot beans and chile con queso.

  • Picadillo Burrito

    Ground beef with tomato, onions, jalapeños and cheese.

Sides

  • Bagel with Cream Cheese

  • Wheat or White Toast

  • Rice

  • Side Egg

  • Cinnamon Roll

  • Shredded Cheese

  • 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 (regular or decaf) *

  • 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

    Beef fajita or chicken fajita, guacamole and sour cream on the side.

  • Nachos Riviera

    Tortilla chips topped with refried beans and white cheddar. Add grilled steak or grilled chicken with jalapeños and diced tomatoes. Served with guacamole and sour cream.

  • Nachos Simpaticos

    Homemade tortilla chips topped with refried beans, white cheddar and jalapeños, served with guacamole. Add ground beef or chicken for $1.50 more.

  • Guacamole

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

  • Puntas de Filete

    Steak tips, chicken fajitas or carnitas grilled with onions, jalapeños, and tomatoes on top of our traditional Chile con Queso. Choice of corn and flour tortillas.

  • Chile con Queso

    White cheddar salsa of grilled: rajas de chile verde, tomatoes and onions. Choice of corn or flour tortillas.

  • Gringo Queso

    A blend of melted cheeses mixed with rajas de chile verde, tomatoes and onions.

  • Quesadillas

    Tortillas with white cheddar, rajas de chile verde, gilled and with another tortilla.
    Add beef or chicken for $1.59.

  • The Riv's Wings

    Your choice of Sweet & Spicy, Chipotle Ranch or Red Cilantro Lime. 8 wings per order. Comes with ranch, blue cheese or our very special "salsa" %.50 for extra blue cheese or ranch.

  • Shrimp Cocktail

    Served Mexican style with avocado. Add a shot of Texas Absoulut for $1.50.

Taco Plates

  • Tacos de Carne Asada

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

  • "Old Standby's"

    Three tacos with your choice of ground beef, shredded chicken, beans or guacamole. Served with refried beans and rice.

  • Tacos Deshebrada

    Three shredded beef tacos with shredded lettuce and tomatoes served with refried beans, rice, and cheese.

  • Grilled Chicken Breast Tacos

    Three steamed corn tortillas with chicken breast, lettuce, tomatoes, and cheese. Served with whole beans and rice.

  • Mixed Taco Plate

    Three tacos served with rice and beans. Choice or Pastor ground beef, shredded beef, shredded chicken, bean, guacamole, or sliced avocado.

  • Special Taco Plate

    Three tacos served with lettuce, tomatoes, and cheese; choose from ground beef, chicken, bean, guacamole or sliced avocado. Add shredded beef add $1.50.

  • Fish Taco Plate

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

  • Tacos Riviera

    Shredded beef with corn or flour tortillas on the side, served with refried beans, guacamole, and sour cream. A 50 year Riviera specialty.

  • Tacos al Pastor

    Three pork tacos, served on steamed corn tortillas, served with grilled onions, cilantro, 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 side salad. With corn or flour tortilla.

  • Steak Tampiquena

    10-ounce ribeye topped with rajas de chile verde, onion, tomatoes, one enchilada, and guacamole.

  • Chile con Queso Steak

    10-ounce ribeye topped with gringo queso or traditional chile con queso. 

  • Steak "ala Ranchera"

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

  • Hamburger Steak

    ¾ pound ground chuck steak in chile con queso or topped with green chiles and onions.

  • Fajitas

    Half pound of beef or chicken grilled with green peppers and onions; served with rice, whole beans, guacamole, and sour cream. 

  • Chicken Fried Steak

    8-ounce breaded beef filet with gravy or chile con queso.

Soup and Salads

  • Tortilla Soup

    Diced chicken breast, carrots, and potatoes, topped with tortillas strips, white cheddar, cilantro and avocado slices.

  • Caldillo

    A "Riv" favorite. Beef sirloin tips with potatoes and rajas de chile verde, served with tortillas and your choice or rice or refried beans.

  • Soup and Side Salad

    Pair any salad (side) and cup of soup.
    Ensalada de Fajita or Grilled Chicken Salad, add $1.99
    Ensalada Mexicana not available as side salad.

  • Ensalada de Fajita

    Salad or tomatoes, cucumbers, and sliced avocados; topped with white cheddar. Your choice beef or chicken fajita.

  • Ensalada Mexicana

    Whole beans, shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes, beef or chicken taco filling, a splash of Chile Colorado and topped with white cheddar in a flour tortilla shell.

  • Grilled Chicken Salad

    Mixed greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, and avocados. Topped with grilled chicken breast and white cheddar.

Pollo en la Parilla

Two grilled chicken breasts served with an enchilada, two sides and either corn or flour tortillas. Top your chicken breast with one of the following toppings:

  • A la Tampiquena

    Grilled rajas de chile verde, onions and tomatoes; served with guacamole, beans and rice.

  • A la Mexicana

    Jalapeños, onion, and tomatoes.

  • A la Chile con Queso

    Traditional "Riv" Queso or Grigo Style

  • Mesquite Chicken

    One half of chicken marinated in our mesquite spice recipe; served with rice, whole beans, guacamole, tortillas.

Burgers and Sandwhiches

All of our burgers are half pound or larger, char-boiled and served on toasted pretzel bun; with French fries. Add our gringo queso in lieu of cheese for $1.25, or add sliced avocado, bacon or green chile for $1.25 each.

  • Green Chile Cheese Burger

    Cheeseburger with white cheddar served with rajas de verde.

  • Jalapeño Burger

    Cheeseburger with white cheddar and grilled jalapeños.

  • Chipotle Cheese

    Cheeseburger with chipotle pepper sauce patty and white cheddar.

  • Bacon Guacamole Cheeseburger

    Topped with white cheddar, bacon, and guacamole.

  • Veggie Burger

    Organic vegetable patty topped with white cheddar and side of salad.

  • Ranch Chicken Breast Torta

    Grilled chicken breast, topped with onions, mushrooms, white cheddar, bacon on a grilled bun with ranch.

  • 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

    Three tamales, choose from green chicken, chile con queso tamales or red pork with your choice or original red, green creamy jalapeño, or old green rajas de chile verde sauces.

  • Tamal Plate

    Three tamales, choose from green chicken, chile con queso tamales or red pork with your choice or original red, green creamy jalapeño, or old green rajas de chile verde sauces.

  • Chile Colorado con Carne de Puerco

    Chile Colorado is our specially seasoned red sauce, marinated pork and served with refried beans, rice, flour or corn tortillas.

  • Chimichanga

    Flour tortilla filled with picadillo beef or shredded chicken; served with refried beans and rice. A Riviera favorite. Add chile con queso $1.50.

  • Carnitas

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

  • Flautas

    Three flautas filled with shredded beef or chicken served with refried beans, guacamole, and sour cream.

  • Gorditas

    Made from corn masa, it can be stuffed with beef or shredded chicken, guacamole, beans, or sliced avocados; served with rice and beans.

Enchiladas de la Casa

Choose your salsa: Original Red, New Green or Old Green (rajas de chile verde). All orders come with three enchiladas. Served with rice and beans and for extras: sour cream 50 cents more, egg 99 cents more.

  • De Queso

    Flat enchiladas with white cheddar.

  • De Pollo

    Shredded chicken with white cheddar.

  • De Carne

    Ground chuck with white cheddar.

  • De Picadillo

    Ground chuck with jalapeños, onions, tomatoes and white cheddar.

  • De Chorizo

    White cheddar and chorizo.

Combinaciones de la Casa

No Substitutions please.
Sour cream, add $.50 Egg, add $.99
Chicken or beef enchilada, add $1.99

  • Numero Uno

    Two tacos, two cheese enchiladas; served with your choice of beans, rice, or slaw.

  • Numero Dos

    Two tacos, two cheese enchiladas, one homemade chile relleno; served with refried beans, rice or slaw.

  • Numero Tres

    One taco, one cheese enchilada, one chile relleno and one tamale; served with refried beans, rice or slaw.

Burritos

Add Gringo queso or our traditional chile con queso for $1.50

  • Picadillo Burrito

    Ground beef with tomato, onions, jalapeños and cheese.

  • Machaca Burrito

    Shredded beef, tomato, onions, green chile and chile con queso and eggs.

  • Special Burrito

    Grounded beef with pot beans and chile con queso.

  • Carnita Burrito (Fri, Sat & Sun Only)

  • Chile Relleno Burrito

    Two chile rellenos and refried beans.

  • Beef/Chicken Fajita Burrito

    Beef or chicken fajita meat, green and red peppers, grilled onions, and guacamole.

  • Bean and Cheese Burrito

  • Chile con Queso Burrito

  • Chile Colorado Burrito

Sides

  • Rice

  • Whole Beans

  • French Fries

  • Side Salad

  • Taco

  • Tamal

  • Gordita

  • Side Guacamole

  • Shredded Cheese

  • Sopapilla

  • Side Egg

  • Bacon

  • Refried Beans

  • Chile con Queso side

  • Slaw

  • Enchilada

  • Flauta

  • Chile Relleno

  • Tapatia

  • Sliced Avocado

Drinks

* free refills

  • Coffee (regular or decaf) *

  • Tea hot or cold *

  • Soft drinks *

  • Milk

  • Hot Chocolate

  • Orange Juice

  • Lemonade

  • Cranberry Juice

  • Grapefuit Juice

  • Clamato

  • Coca Cola de Mexico

  • Fanta de Mexico

Postres

  • Pastel de Tres Leches

  • Pastel de Chocolate

  • Flan con Cajeta

  • Sopapillas

  • Sopapillas 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

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Contact Info

Phone:

(915) 584 - 1542

Address:

5218 Doniphan Dr.
El Paso, Texas 79932