Dick Rivera

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2011

    Dick Rivera, Head of Real Mex, to Retire

    ​Nation's Restaurant News has reported that Dick Rivera is retiring as chairman and CEO of Real Mex, the Cypress-based parent company of El Torito, Chevys, and other casual-dining Mexican restaurant concepts.

  • Food

    January 6, 2011

    El Torito Founder Is Still the Big Enchilada

    Does 86-year-old Larry J. Cano, who spread sit-down Mexican dining across the U.S., have one more cuisine-changing idea in him?

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2010

    Why Gustavo Ate at El Torito Grill in Fashion Island for Free

    ​Usually, I avoid media dinners because that means I have to rub elbows with PR hacks and the reporters who reprint everything they tell them to, and because accepting free meals doesn't sit well with me, and is something I've never done for any Weekly print review I've ever written. And I always ... More >>