Looking for a quaint, authentic Mexican restaurant to dine at the next time you’re in Galveston? Rivera’s Mex Sal Restaurant (El Salvadorian food too) is the place you want to be for a quiet, delicious dinner at super affordable prices.
If you’re heading to Galveston any time soon and you’re craving authentic Mexican (or El Salvadorian) food, don’t head to the Seawall (aka tourist boulevard). Eat where the locals eat and enjoy a delicious, affordable meal at Rivera’s Mex Sal Restaurant! Family owned and operated, this is a quaint, no fancy pants required, restaurant the whole family can enjoy. They have an extensive menu, all of the food is cooked from scratch (pinky swear), and if they don’t have what you want exactly on the menu, they’ll make what you want anyway. I’m a picky vegetarian and I never have any trouble finding something that I love!
Rivera’s Mex Sal Restaurant – A Galveston Must Try
The kids plates are huge and really affordable. Bug likes to get an authentic taco or enchilada meal when we go.
B always gets some variety of a traditional Mexican messy plate, charro beans, and rice. The plate sizes for adults vary so you can usually find something that fits your appetite for the day. He digs their guac, and the whole family likes their salsa and queso dip so try those while you’re there too!
Don’t worry if you have picky little eaters. Believe me, my picky eater is the all-time pickiest eater of all and Rivera’s chicken tenders and fries are Bubby approved so you should be safe too!
If you’re in the mood for an authentic Mexican or El Salvadorian meal in Galveston without breaking the bank (a family of four can eat for about $40 + tip), this is the place for you. It’s not fancy, but the staff is friendly, the food is good, and there’s something for everyone (even the vegetarians and picky eaters!). PSA: If you’re in a hurry, this isn’t the place to stop. The food is really cooked fresh and to order so it’s like waiting on mom to get dinner on the table. The service is quick, but they take their time creating the meal, as all good chefs do! If you aren’t in a huge hurry, you’ll soon realize it’s well worth the wait!