Great food! Great music!

Great Atmosphere!

Mezcal is the best spot to have Mexican lunch and dinner right here in downtown Riverside. Here, gourmets can sample the finest traditional Mexican dishes in a modern Chicano-inspired setting. The chef always uses the best local produce and the menu offers food lover's sophisticated Hispanic dishes made with the best ingredients, as well as a large selection of fine drinks and cocktails. Signature dishes include scrumptious such as Carne Asada, Carnitas, Carnitas Nachos, Chile Verde, Guacamole, Ceviche, Chile Relleno, Fish Tacos etc… Drinks and Food are always prepared to your perfection. The service is impeccable; nothing at Mezcal is left to chance.


Interior Design

Mezcal Cantina y Cocina offers a modern-take on a traditional Latin interior design that is a -must see- in person.
Embracing Mexican décor and surrounded by Dia de Los Muertos and Chicano-inspired artwork, Mezcal represents Mexican cuisine at its finest with a touch of Southern California flair. Let Mezcal help you to re-discover Hispanic Cuisine in an atmosphere designed to embrace the new while valuing tradition. Mezcal will truly feel like Abuelita's cooking. Made with fresh, local, and organic products, our house Moles have over 28 ingredients and are prepared daily! You'll also enjoy our homemade tortillas made from Abuelita's original recipe. Here at Mezcal Cantina y Cocina, we thrive in community presence. Our hope is to provide home away from home specialty meals -just not your everyday cuisine, but made with the everyday pride of Hispanic cuisine.


Mexican Food

Wisely chosen drinks and cocktails enhance arrays of flavors coming out from the meals. The charming dining room surrounded by Dia de Los Muertos and Chicano-inspired artwork boasts a contemporary relaxed yet seductive ambiance. Indulge your senses in the artful fusion of flavors created by our dynamic and talented chef who uses the finest regional produce. Specialties include Carnitas Nachos, Chile Relleno, and a delicious Carne Asada. The desserts are particularly noteworthy. Meals are always complemented by impeccable service of professional staff and expertly paired with a selection of ambrosial Cocktails and drinks. Mezcal Cantina Y Cocina is a welcoming melting pot, provoking surprise encounters and very pleasant memories in downtown Riverside.



Cocktails lovers will take great pleasure in the excellent drinks selection, from vintage classics to exciting new discoveries. No matter what you order, Carne Asada, Carnita, Carnitas Nachos Or Chile Verd you are sure to enjoy it. The wine list is notable for its judicious inclusion of reasonably priced vintages. The wine list and the drinks are well suited to the cuisine. Mezcal Cantina y Cocina is an absolute must among the memorable dining experiences in downtown Riverside.


& Corporate Events

Mezcal's private dining offers a warm and friendly setting in the heart of downtown Riverside. Whatever your event or celebration, we are here to make your special day a truly memorable one. We offers private dining, banquets, cocktail parties in our restaurant space and our covered & heated patio for sit down dinners. Complete buyouts of the entire restaurant are available for sit down dinners.

Come Join us at Mezcal

Join us right here in downtown Riverside, the best Mexican food and drinks.

The constant change in the menu ensures originality and perfection. At Mezcal you can delight traditional Mexican specialties combined with extraordinarily fine and delectable flavors.The constant change in the menu ensures originality and perfection. Enjoy traditional Mexican specialties combined with extraordinarily fine and delectable flavors. The menu is always supervised by our amazing chef who seduces diners with his delicous cuisine. In-season ingredients are expertly chosen to create traditional Mexican dishes, with occasional touches of non-conformity. Pleasant, responsive, and rapid service adds to the ease of the experience.


Online Reservations

Online reservations are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Due to seasonal volume, access to the Mezcal Cantina y Cocina website and the telephone line may at times be limited.

Reserve Now!

Hours of Operation:


5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:45 pm
4:00 pm - 1:45 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am

Contact us


Mezcal | Riverside , CA 92501


(951) 888-2240