Best New LA Restaurant 2009" John Mariani -Esquire "I ate at Rivera more times than I really needed to. I couldn't help myself." S.Irene Virbila -Los ... More
Best New LA Restaurant 2009" John Mariani -Esquire "I ate at Rivera more times than I really needed to. I couldn't help myself." S.Irene Virbila -Los Angeles Times "Sedlar has been exploring the culinary relationship between Spain and the Americas for his entire professional life." Patric Kuh -Los Angeles Magazine "The tequilas, infused with vanilla, passion fruit, or rose blossom, are irresistible." Best of LA 2009 -Los Angeles Magazine "Best Los Angeles Latin Food" "Best Los Angeles Celebrity Chef" Citysearch 2009 Chef John Rivera Sedlar celebrates Latin food in all its diverse varieties. RIVERA's menu reflects decades of Sedlar's passion for Latin culinary history and gives new relevance and relish to familiar foods from the sultriest of latitudes: tamales, mole, ceviche, feijoadas, fideos and jamones. The restaurant offers a unique tequila program, mixology by innovator Julian Cox and wines from the regions of Spain, Portugal, Madeira, and more.
My wonderful friend Eddie Escalante took me for dinner and I must say this restaurant was the most romantic,expensive yet tasteful place that I will ever encounter. The drinks were refreshing, the presentation of the dinners were amazing not to mention how it all just melted in my mouth. Highly recommend the 4 cheeses and coffee.Yum!!!!!
Absolutely excellent from when we entered the door to when we left. Service excellent, staff excellent, food excellent.
We had not been to the Rivera before because of distance, but decided to take advantage of it on an early Sunday evening when it participated in Dine LA.
There was a prix fixe for three courses, three options per course, so we tried 6 different items. All six were just fabulous. We regret we only know California wines but our servers did not hesitate to recommend the equivalent in Spanish wines. We were very pleased. We will be back.
Really cool place. Amzing cocktails. I had the Clover club and my BF had the Smoke on the water and then an OPP. The food is really interesting. We had a bunch of appetizers...cod,tamales, tortillas that are delicious. The pork entree...the pibil is outstanding. The vibe is really upbeat and a super sleek design. There is a room with old Tequila that is available to members only. We were going to a lakers game but will definetly go back.
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