Milwaukee, WI 53207
trendy, vegan-friendly Mexican restaurant and bar
Riviera Maya is a trendy Mexican restaurant and bar with a large dining room decorated with large photographs, original artwork, and painted murals. The restaurant is dimly lit and romantic, with the latest salsa and bachata music playing in the background.
Riviera Maya goes out of their way to offer vegetarian options not usually found in traditional Mexican restaurants, and most of these options can be made vegan by ommitting the cheese. Some vegan options include the calabazitas (zucchini, corn, carrots and red peppers) or papitas (potatoes, corn, & poblano pepper) mole with chili verde, the pastel de Berenjena (layered eggplant, zucchini, and carrots, sourrounded by red sauce and rice); or the rollitos de col (cabbage rolls stuffed with zucchini, corn, and potatoes, served over rice with red sauce).
There is a vegetarian section of the menu, and a few of these options appear to be vegan, but actually come with cheese sprinkled on top, so be sure to ask your server to omit the cheese. Riviera Maya also offers a vegetarian version of their tortilla soup (which is also vegan), with any veg meal, you just have to ask for it.
A few of the appetizers are vegan (be sure to omit cheese and/or sour cream), including the chips and salsa, the guacamole, tortilla soup (specify the vegetarian version), and the taquitos de papa (fried potato tacos). Note that of the 6 mole options, only one is vegetarian, and the menu clearly indicates this.
Added by Cass Danger on Feb 21 09 (last updated Feb 21 09)
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#15 bus to Lincoln Ave
$$ - average
- Large Group-Friendly