Olivia's

Food & Drink
9447 Magnolia Avenue, Riverside, CA 92503 9447 Magnolia Avenue, Riverside Directions
Today 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM Open All Hours
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87% of 284 customers recommended

About this Business

  • Cuisine
    Mexican, Latin American, American
  • Meals
    Lunch, Dinner
  • Price
    $15-$30
  • Hours
    Sun
    9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    Mon-Sat
    9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Cuisine
    Mexican, Latin American, American
  • Meals
    Lunch, Dinner
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  • Attire
    Casual
  • Alcohol
    Available
  • Parking
    Street
  • Delivery
    No
  • Takeout
    Yes
  • Reservations
    Yes
  • Catering
    Yes
  • Good For Kids
    Yes
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Tips

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144 Tips
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Report | 3 years ago
The parking lot is small but the portions are not
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Report | 3 years ago
Excellent Dining Experience!
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Report | 3 years ago
Worked on any dinner combo plate and no hassle at all. All we paid for was tax and tip :)
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Report | 3 years ago
Good food, great staff, parking in the back.
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Report | 3 years ago
Great service and delicious food, I highly recommend Olivia's!
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Report | 3 years ago
Dont miss this place :)
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Report | 4 years ago
The food is always great.
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Report | 4 years ago
The chips and salsa are the best I've had
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Report | 4 years ago
Later reservations make for less of a crowd and better seating.
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Report | 4 years ago
Plenty of parking in the rear. A very friendly and professional staff. The food and service was outstanding.
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From Our Editors

When Tony Cabral married Olivia Luis, he promised he'd put her name in lights. It took a couple of years behind the counter of a snow-cone wagon, where the newlyweds made frozen treats with their family's syrup recipe, but eventually Tony did exactly that. The two soon expanded the menu from shaved ice to include homemade tamales and delicacies such as barbecued lamb's head. By 1978, Olivia's name was in lights at last over the couple's new restaurant. But, as Olivia jokes on the website, Tony never told her she'd be working in the kitchen.

All things considered, the decades the family has spent cooking tacos, enchiladas, and huevos rancheros for their neighbors have arguably made them more famous in Riverside than any theatrical performance or hijacking of the bank's LED display might have. Among a slew of press praise, Olivia's found a fan in food critic Allan Brogen, who named the eatery one of the town's best 25.

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Sun
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Mon-Sat
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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