For all you foodies out there on the lookout for new restaurants to try, stop by and visit the historic city of Riverside, California. With it’s lovely palm trees and beautiful weather, the scenery is just the beginning to a food lovers affair. Keep reading to learn about 10 Amazing Food Places in Riverside every food-lover should try.
Mission Inn Restaurant
Known for it’s famous Sunday Champagne Brunch, the Mission Inn Restaurant is a true gem located in the heart of downtown Riverside. This timeless restaurant serves delicious comfort food. Try dining on their Spanish-themed patio for an al fresco meal.
Located on the corner of Iowa street, Zacatecas Cafe is home to some of the best Mexican food in the Inland Empire. Serving up an authentic fare of tacos, enchiladas, and more, Zacatecas is a family owned business, run by the same family for over 40 years. Their fresh salsa and homey decor feel as if your sitting in their family kitchen.
Simple Simon’s is a laid back American Cafe, serving up a variety of sandwiches and freshly made bread. Far from simple, this cozy cafe is a popular lunch spot for friends and family. The house made sandwiches and fresh ingredients make this one of my favorite spots to grab a quick bite. I recommend their molasses cookies, they are almost to die for.
Duane’s Prime Steaks and Seafood
This fine dining restaurant can be found in Riverside’s historic Mission Inn Hotel & Spa. Duane’s is a great place for celebrating anniversaries or birthdays. This restaurant offers some of the best cooked steak and seafood, and offers an extensive wine list for all you wine connoisseurs.
Looking for a fun night out on the town? Mario’s is the place to be. This elegant Italian restaurant offers a modern twist on Italian classics and even offers late-night jazz on the weekends for all you night owls. With a pleasant and upbeat atmosphere, Mario’s is the perfect place for a date night.
Le Chat Noir
This charming family owned bistro offers a traditional French menu in a more intimate and private setting. If you’re open to trying new things, I recommend their escargots in a fresh creamy garlic sauce. Their wine list pairs perfectly with the entire menu.
Hero’s Restaurant & Brewery
Most notably known for it’s eccentric American themed decor this brewpub offers good ol American fare and two full service bars. Be sure to come here with an empty stomach as their portion sizes are quite large. For my fellow vegetarians I recommend their veggie sandwich, made with toasted squaw brand and yummy hummus spread.
Anchos Southwest Grill & Bar
One of the things I can’t get enough of at Anchos Southwest Grill is their freshly made tortillas. This casual Mexican restaurant serves a variety of southwestern fare such as mesquite grilled chicken fajitas and seafood enchiladas. Be sure to come early, dinner here is always bustling.
If you’re a fan of seafood, then you must try out Market Broiler. This local chain also serves as a fish market. With a seafood driven menu, Market Broiler also offers handcrafted cocktails to pair with your expertly cooked food. With new, reinvented recipes Market Broiler welcomes you to try their new menu, it won’t disappoint.
The Salted Pig
Nestled in downtown Riverside, this classic gastropub is a upbeat eatery offering a variety of American food. With their specialty beers and hip vibe, the Salted Pig is a great spot to hangout and grab a bite with friends. If you’re looking for something interesting try their bacon popcorn.