JSim
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  • First Review
    October 6, 2014
  • Last Review
    October 6, 2014
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JSim's Reviews
 
Best New LA Restaurant 2009" <br />John Mariani -Esquire<br /><br> <br />“I ate at Rivera more times than I really needed to. I couldn’t help myself.” <br />S.Irene Virbila -Los Angeles Times <br /><br> <br />“Sedlar has been exploring the culinary relationship between Spain and the Americas for his entire professional life.” <br />Patric Kuh -Los Angeles Magazine <br /><br> <br />“The tequilas, infused with vanilla, passion fruit, or rose blossom, are irresistible.”<br />Best of LA 2009 -Los Angeles Magazine<br /><br><br /><br />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
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Bad experience this time
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Dined on 9/10/2014
 2007
Dined on 9/10/2014
 2007
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
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"Went for an early dinner on a Tuesday night, we were the only ones there for about an hour, and still the service was slow and incompetent. The standard menu is dated and limited. There are daily specials, but instead of letting you know up front what they will be, they have you order off the menu first, then they bring some tapas carts by the table periodically to see if you would like to add something on. We were in a rush and told them this several times thinking that since the place was still empty, they could accommodate us. They disregarded this and went at their own slow deliberate, "let us surprise you with another tapas cart" pace, and we were late for our meeting. The steak was tasteless, overcooked and barely warm. Bad experience"
Dined on 9/10/2014
 2007
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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