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Rivera's Mex

Mexican, Latin, Spanish, South American, Central American
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4901 Broadway St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77551-4223
+1 409-762-6369
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Melt in your mouth tamales. No seriously- you have to try them. The beans, rice and veggies were excellent but I could eat those tamales forever. FOREVER. Spiced well, perfect consistency, the gravy was totally yummy and of course topped with cheese. Hubs had Riveras Salad and has not stopped raving about it yet. We were stealing from each other's... More 

Thank Mercurysfire
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54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Came here by myself looking for some casual Mexican food. This was recommended to me by my hotel (Towneplace suites). I got the fish tacos and fried plantains, total $17. See picture. They have a pretty large menu. Very good! Definitely get the fried plantains!!

Thank Keeley Y
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

I really love this restaurant! The only reason I gave it 4 stars is because of the lack of ambiance! Not that everyone needs ambiance! The salsa and chips are fantastic! My favorites are the Pupusas and the fried plantains. I adore the spinach and cheese Pupusas best. My son ordered the Fish Tacos and informed me that they rival... More 

Thank GraceMorris
2 reviews
Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

Great food. When we placed our order, they told my husband they were out of Carne asada . He was disappointed, but went with fajitas. When the food arrived our server surprised him with a fresh batch of Carne asada. He was very pleased. My children and I also loved the food.

Thank Libby B
Galveston Island, Texas
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67 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

Galveston is a subpar place to enjoy Mexican food with the exception of Rivera's. This Mexican food has a definite Chef influence. They accommodate my vegetarian wife by making her jack cheese enchiladas with their incredible poblano pepper white sauce. The place needs paint on the outside but it is clean, friendly, and has great food.

Thank Tom N
Galveston, Texas
1 review
Reviewed 15 March 2016

TERRIBLE!!! I have been ordering their chiplote chicken to go for the past 3 months and they are just totally incapable of getting an order correct. The times I have dine in, the same story, the older waiter that appears to be in charge and a younger waiter not only have the worst attitude but they don't even take the... More 

Thank Camila F
Houston, Texas
1 review
Reviewed 11 April 2015

We have the entertainment book app and found this place listed (BOGO deal) when I showed the waitress the coupon she said that the coupon had to be printed out and that it was listed within the "fine print" . I expanded the fine print and there is no mention of the requirement o print out the coupon and they... More 

Thank R_r_28_travels
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2015

If you like Mexican food, you are in for a treat! The salsa is unbelievably delicious and slightly spicy. The food is very fresh with a wide selection. This is not a "tourist" restaurant, so you will have to find it on Broadway. We loved it so much we ate there twice the week we were there.

1 Thank Letchik
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2014

Don't let the strip center exterior fool you, this is the real deal. The chicken fajita tacos al carbon are my favorite or the enchiladas tex mex gravy. I like the charro beans rather than refried, both are excellent, it's just my preference. The fish specials, when they have them, are terrific. Guacamole and chips are always fresh. This is... More 

Thank 406richs
League City, Texas
1 review
Reviewed 6 September 2014

in my opinion if you put in your restaurant name a name of a country you should have more selection on that countrys food.. Well I would give 4-5 but they took sooo very lonnng to answer my calls when I wated to order for pick up. When I asked for certain Salvadorean foods they don't have it and those... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, South American, Central American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4901 Broadway St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77551-4223
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Galveston Island  >  Galveston
  • Phone Number: +1 409-762-6369

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?