Riva Fish House, Santa Cruz CA | Merchant Profile

Riva Fish House is located at 31 Municipal Wharf in Santa Cruz. The restaurant was originally opened as a fishmarket in 1981. Peter Drovac tells us his father Martin founded the establishment and converted it to a restaurant in 1984. The Drovac family is proud of what they do at Riva Fish House. They provide locals and visitors alike with high quality affordable meals, in a relaxed atmosphere with beautiful ocean views. Part of what makes the restaurant great is the outstanding staff, many of whom have worked at Riva for over 25 years. The award winning restaurant serves a broad menu with many non-seafood items.   Start your meal with a delicious seafood starter like Riva’s Famous Fried Calamari, prepared with Riva’s original beer batter recipe, or the.Crab Cakes, served with zesty chipotle aioli. Their New England Clam Chowder is a must have. Favorites pasta dishes include Pasta Primavera, Spinach Lasagna, and Linguini and Prawns.Rivaís offers a wide selection of entrees, with something for everyone. Riva Favorites are served with fried zucchini and your choice of rice pilaf, coleslaw, or french fries. One best seller is Lupe’s Mighty Fish Tacos, with pan seared cajun-spiced tilapia or mahi mahi. They also offer specials like Cioppino of the Week, which is a weekly unique cioppino creation. The Riva Fish House has a full bar with many specialty drinks. Notable mentions are the Wharf Rat, with bulleit bourbon, sweet vermouth and a dash of bitters, and the Strawberry Basil Margarita, with Don Julio Blanco tequila and Grand Marnier, mixed with strawberry compote, fresh basil, and fresh lime. The restaurant features multiple beers on tap and more in the bottle. There is also a nice selection of wines offered by the glass and bottle.  If you are looking for a great meal while enjoying a beautiful view stop by and see the warm and welcoming staff at Riva Fish House. Peter and his team will welcome you and ensure you have a fantastic dining experience.

31 Municipal Wharf
Santa Cruz, CA 95060