By Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host Published Nov 05, 2018 at 12:45 PM

This summer, we brought you the news that Riviera Maya would move to a new location in the former Midwest Diner at 2321 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.

When we last spoke to owner Francisco Araiza he noted that his goal was to offer guests the same cozy, comfortable atmosphere in the new location as the old.

"We are really trying to give it the same look and feel of our last location," he said. "When people walk into the door, we want to be able to give them the same experience."

So if you’ve been missing their delicious margaritas and housemade moles, we’re pleased to announce that your wait is nearly over.

This morning, Riviera Maya announced that it will officially open its doors to the public on Tuesday, Nov. 6.

Beginning Nov. 6, Riviera Maya will be open Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host

Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club. 

When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.