6552 Backlick Road
Springfield, VA 22150
Rivera’s Restaurant is a small little Latin restaurant offering appetizers (such as pupusas, yuca fritas, taquitos, ceviches, etc.), soups, tacos, pollo a la brasa, fajitas, fish/chicken/seafood dishes, and daily lunch specials.
I tried their #38, which was the Lomo Saltado de Carne (you can also opt for chicken instead), that came with a side of yummy fluffy rice and beans. This was an extremely generously-sized plate, with super flavorful sauteed beef strips with red onion slices and sliced tomatoes – this dish was absolutely DELICIOUS!!! The beef was juicy, and the sauteed onions were just lovely!
You also receive two bottles of green and the aji sauce. The aji sauce, while more mustard-y, was a perfect pairing for the lomo saltado dish!
We also tried a Pupusa de Queso, a cheese pupusa – this was a bit forgettable, as there wasn’t much cheese within, and the exterior wasn’t as crispy as I usually like it to be.
The hubs and I also tried their horchata, which was had the perfect creaminess, not-too-grainy, with a nice little kick of cinnamon – very refreshing!
One thing I thought was hilarious was that the restaurant had 2 TVs, one playing K-dramas, dubbed in Spanish – it was super entertaining!
Service was super sweet and friendly – Ms. Mirna and Ms. Damaris were both wonderful! I’ll definitely be back for their lomo saltado as well as to try out their pollo a la brasa!
+#38 Lomo Saltado de Carne
+mustard-y aji sauce!
+ask for Ms. Mirna and Ms. Damaris
+dubbed K-drama (!!!)