Papi’s Mex Grill: A Local Favorite Now at Riverwalk

March 10, 2023

For the many families that live at the master-planned community of Riverstone just north of Fresno, the idea of home is always bringing new experiences—and even more new ways to Look Forward to Life at the award-winning community.

Offering a quick-serve market and a variety of fast casual dining options, the first phase of the Riverwalk retail destination brings everyday convenience and great food close to home.
Featuring a contemporary-agrarian design aesthetic accented by creative landscaping and water features, Riverwalk is planned to include restaurants, retail stores, offices, a movie theater, and more.

A lifetime of new experiences is sure to be enjoyed at the community’s Riverwalk, the next retail destination for the Central Valley. Conveniently located within walking distance of the Riverstone community, Riverwalk offers a new spice to life on Highway 41 and Avenue 12, including a local favorite—Papi’s Mex Grill, which was recently nominated for the Best of Central California People’s Choice award.

“Our newly opened favorites at Riverwalk have been a huge hit with our food- and dining-loving resident families,” said Riverstone’s Tim Jones. “We simply love to bring our homeowners new amenities and experiences that enhance their way of life, and more is on the way as we continue to make progress on Riverwalk. Once this exciting, new destination is complete, everyone will be able to Celebrate Life—Walk the River.”

Serving authentic and delicious Mexican cuisine in the Valley for nearly a decade, Papi’s focuses on grilled Mexican dishes such as fajitas, seafood specialties and tacos. The restaurant is also well known for its amazing margaritas with all-day happy hours on Sundays and Mondays—and happy hours from 3pm to 6:30pm on the other days of the week. Papi’s also serves weekend brunches from 9am to 2pm, with its Sunday brunch overlapping with its all-day happy hour, which is an especially great time to visit.

In addition, Papi’s is currently offering an exciting lineup of delicious specials, including Queso Fundito and Shrimp Burrito Bowls.

The recently opened Blast & Brew at Riverwalk is an American eatery and tap house known for its innovative comfort food including epic burgers, and a wide selection of self-pour taps serving a variety of local and regional craft beers and wines. The eatery is also known for its intimate full-service bar inviting you to a fun and dynamic atmosphere.

Also newly opened at Riverwalk is Me-n-Ed’s Pizza, which is located right next-door to Blast & Brew. The already popular restaurant offers delivery and take-out for those who want to enjoy Me-n-Ed’s delicious, award-winning, California-style brick-oven-baked pizza in the comfort of their own homes.

Judy’s Donuts, the third newly opened retail tenant at Riverwalk, offers its everyday collection of bars, twists, cakes, buttermilks, French crullers, classic glazed donuts and more. Many local families know Judy’s for its specialty creations ideal for birthdays and anniversaries—everything from its Panda and Pink Unicorn donuts to decadent berry-and-cream-stuffed croissants.

Situated in the heart of the region’s path of growth, Riverstone—when complete—will total approximately 6,578 single-family, attached and multi-family homes. Coming soon is the one-million-square-foot Riverwalk mixed-use lifestyle retail destination. Amenities at Riverstone include walkable neighborhoods, parks and open space, a dog park, a sustainable water supply and The Lodge community clubhouse with resort-style swimming pools, a trainer-designed fitness center, demonstration kitchen, Gear Barn, outdoor gathering spaces with firepits, and ongoing monthly activities such as self-defense classes, book clubs, arts and crafts, specialty meal cooking classes and more. Future amenities are anticipated to include hiking and biking trails, a community farm and much more.

For more information about the new-home community of Riverstone and its collections of new homes from Bonadelle Neighborhoods, Crown Homes, Lennar, Wathen Castanos Homes, Wilson Homes, Woodside Homes—as well as Granville Homes coming soon—homebuyers are encouraged to tour the builders’ Model Homes or visit the community’s website at and add their name to the Interest List.


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