I finally went to Rivas last night. What a pleasant experience we had. The owner's son waited on us and was extremely helpul in explaining the different dishes to us.
My girlfriend is more of a traditionalist and ordered the salmon, her usual dish. It came with a lemon sauce on the side and she absolutely loved it!
I ordered the shrimp with garlic:
It came with rice, plantains and pico de gallo on the side:
I took your advice and tried one of the soups. This is the chicken soup and it was my single favorite item. Delicious!
Also, for my salad, I ordered the traditional Nicaraguan salad, which is over cabbage. I thought it was just okay.
For my beverage, they had a drink of their own called Rivas, which was a mixture of different fruit juices, including papaya, banana, coconut and mango. Loved it!
We were the only customers eating in the front dining room, but a loud birthday party was going on in the backroom. This is such a neat little place, I hope they get enough customers to make it. Pittsburgh isn't known as an adventurous eating city. My girlfriend, who lives less than a mile away is already talking about coming back with her friends.