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Olivia's Mexican Restaurant

9447 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 92503-3703
+1 951-689-2131
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  • Very good37%
  • Average0%
  • Poor9%
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“tamales” (4 reviews)
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9:00 am - 9:00 pm Hours
$$ - $$$
9447 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 92503-3703
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were visiting Riverside and wanted traditional Mexican food and Olivia's had received good reviews so we tried it for lunch. The food was amazing, the staff was friendly and very helpful. The salsa was fresh and the best I have ever had. When we...More

Thank tbeaker
Reviewed 15 March 2018

On the way to a music concert in Riverside, my wife, Cheryl and I were looking for a good and cozy restaurant. Oliva's Mexican Restaurant was perfect! A family run business, since 1978, the flavors of the home made style recipes were delicious and the...More

Thank raykelley
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

First time for us! We've lived in Riverside for almost 30 years and never been. Always heard good things! We were reminded of the restaurant by John at Image One. Thanks for the recommendation of the fish tacos. Tacos were delish! Very much enjoyed the...More

Thank tdgscooter
Reviewed 15 June 2017

This is excellent mexican food! Their salsa is the BEST! You can't find a bad dish on their menu. Famous for their tamales. While it's not a fancy place, it's well worth taking your favorite person to Olivia's for dinner! You won't be disappointed.

Thank Theresa H
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

This Mexican restaurant off Magnolia was a bit of a disappointment. It was quite busy on a Thursday evening. But service was very slow and the wait staff seemed to have an attitude. When asking is the salsa provided was spicy I was told that...More

Thank almahaffey
Reviewed 7 March 2017

First time visit for me and my wife. We have heard of nothing but great things about Olivia's awesome food and so hear are my thoughts. I have tried many Mexican restaurants here in Riverside since I moved here 3 years ago, to date I...More

Thank Leonard S
Reviewed 7 October 2016

Recently had the opportunity to join friends at Olivia's, their recommendation, and boy was the food good, the rice was just perfect, the beans were fantastic in presentation and taste, the chips came fresh and hot each refill with great salsa, the enchiladas the best...More

Thank philip a
Reviewed 16 September 2016

We visit this restaurant often and on various days/times but the food is always excellent. The interior of the restaurant is a little dated, but you won't be disappointed in the taste or quality of the food. The chicken tamale with sauce and cheese is...More

Thank georgefrahm
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

Visited recently and won a free lunch with friends. Food is always so filling and freshly made. Service is quick and there is always parking in the rear. Taco salad is huge and wet burritos are tasty. Tacos, enchiladas, tamales, it's all good!

1  Thank Ronald V
Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

We love this quaint family operated restaurant. It is constantly excellent and the best in the Inland Empire. We have dined here for over 30 years and have always enjoyed the food and have had excellent service. The lobster tostado is wonderful as are the...More

1  Thank Janet P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9447 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 92503-3703
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Riverside
  • Phone Number: +1 951-689-2131
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