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Rivera's Mexican Restaurant

#165 of 1,081 Restaurants in Omaha
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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12047 Blondo St, Omaha, NE 68164-3905
+1 402-932-1381
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
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Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

We got there about 6 and had a 25 minute wait according to the host, but were seated in 15. The place was busy and it seems to be "par for the course" every time I've been there. They've expanded since the last time I was there. The wait staff were friendly yet busy. The food was good. We had... More 

1 Thank Gary K
Omaha, Nebraska
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65 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Drinks were good, but the food is not traditional Mexican but a gourmet take on the normal dishes. It's too overdone,and very pricey, we won't go back.

1 Thank Amy M
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110 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Came here about a month ago and enjoyed our lunch and then came back last Wednesday. I guess there's a system to the restaurant that I'm now learning. Unlike Mexican restaurants in Dallas, the chips and salsa do not immediately come out....you have to order first.....or you pay for the chips and salsa!! Ok, that's fine!! We all ordered our... More 

1 Thank tracyMdallas
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94 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

We are building an office very close to Rivera's and had lunch here today! We are from Texas so always looking for a good Mexican Restaurant as we travel. The food was very good and the service outstanding!!! I would highly recommend for anyone to have a meal here!! We will be back!!

1 Thank tracyMdallas
Omaha, Nebraska
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119 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

I love their seafood enchildas! All their food is wonderful as you can tell by the long lines outside! they added space next door but be prepared to wait!

1 Thank Laura H
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131 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

Has good TA reviews, but I was not impressed. Service was slow. Maybe we got stuck in that no mans land where the wait staff don't know whose table it is. I ordered the Bo Pork enchilada. It was not marked with a pepper so was very surprised at the heat. Definitely on the spicy side, think it was on... More 

1 Thank Margaret W
Lincoln, Nebraska
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126 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

If you want a no frills Mexican restaurant in Omaha Rivera is the place to go. We were meeting a friend for lunch today and were very pleased. We had been told to get there early and we arrived at 11:30. They are very prompt in getting the food out. It is not anything exceptional in décor, but, the food... More 

1 Thank marshalnk
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

Every time I get asked what my favorite Mexican restaurant is in Omaha, Rivera's always comes to mind. I don't get here as often as I would like, but on my last visit was happy to see they have expanded the dining room. It provides more seating and more walking room in the bar area, which is great!! I always... More 

1 Thank Yimbo18 #
Omaha, Nebraska
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514 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

One of the better Mexican restaurants in Omaha. Which means you may have to wait, because they do the business. But the wait is worth it. All the food is fresh and healthier than in many places. Everything is good, but I really enjoy the chile verde and the chile Colorado. They have a full bar, and a good selection... More 

2 Thank Jays911
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31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

Went to Rivera's on a lets try something new whim. Might be the best Mexican food in Omaha. Small crowded noisy joint and I mean that in good way. Great service great drinks great food and 5 of us ate and drank for under a 100.00. We will definitely be back!

2 Thank jeff s

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Television, Full Bar
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12047 Blondo St, Omaha, NE 68164-3905
  • Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Omaha
  • Phone Number: +1 402-932-1381
Good Mexican food in West Omaha

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?