Rivera Restaurant

1050 S Flower St
Los Angeles, CA 90015
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At RIVERA restaurant in Los Angeles, Chef John Rivera Sedlar who literally wrote the book on Modern Southwest Cuisine, celebrates Latin food in all its varieties by showcasing his talents in a new modern Latin restaurant with some of the most distinctive food and crazy cocktails in L.A. Located one block east of the Staples Center and Nokia Theatre, this L.A. Latin restaurant is perfect for Lakers, Clippers and Kings pre-game dining or cocktails at its acclaimed Mixology bar. Sedlar's blend of history, whimsy and drama is also displayed by his unique handling of Mexico's finest tequilas. RIVERA's own signature-brand of extra anejo Tequila is kept at this L.A. Latin restaurant under lock and key through a membership program. Enjoy seasonal tequila on tap where sipping tequilas are infused with fruits, blossoms and spices to be savored and served in flights.
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Customer Reviews (12 reviews)


on Yahoo Dec 17, 2009
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... (more)


on Citysearch Aug 27, 2009
So you can still read my original post below but I have to upgrade Rivera to a 4 and I have a feeling that I will be going back a lot. Just had an awesome lunch there. The open face tacos (black cod) were sooo good. The bread... (more)


on Citysearch Aug 13, 2009
Rivera presents Spanish and South American delicacies and very innovative takes on the traditional tapas spots of Mid City. In fact, the very thing that sets Rivera apart from its neighbors begins right at that... (more)


on Citysearch Apr 29, 2009
I went here with a friend late night after an event we had downtown and we found an amazing, inexpensive menu! Everything on the late night menu is gourmet, I never thought I would find duck on a late night menu, but I did... (more)


on Yahoo Apr 26, 2009
I read the review for this restaurant in the LA magazine so i was really wanting to try it out. I dine in LA quit often and i like to try and support restaurants in the community. Our waiter was not attentive and we had to... (more)

Sara w

on Yahoo Apr 09, 2009
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... (more)


on Citysearch Feb 22, 2009
Awesome eatery! Great location! The service is top notch! The bar has exclusive choices of tequilla and a huge wine and beer list. Besides the spectacular decor this place has amazing food. The sauces are exquisite.... (more)


on Citysearch Feb 14, 2009
Ever since Chef Sedler closed Bikini in Santa Monica, we have been hoping that he would open another restaurant in Los Angeles. When we heard that he would be manning the kitchen in his namesake restaurant Rivera, we... (more)

Mar Yvette

on Citysearch Feb 11, 2009
The namesake arrival of Chef John Rivera Sedlar's restaurant has signaled the return of one of L.A.'s original tastemakers. (He was the guy who helped put L.A. dining on the map with Saint Estephe, Bikini and Abiquiu... (more)


on Citysearch Feb 06, 2009
The decor has a modern Latin/Italian vibe. Brazilian marble floors, wall art that changes on screens, and each sitting area has its own theme & name (e.g. Red Dragon, the Playa Bar, Samba and Sangre), all tying... (more)
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