705 SE Pioneer Way, Oak Harbor, WA
2000 Riverside Dr., Mt. Vernon, WA
Established by Cali Cibrian in 2010, Riverside Café has been a proud member of the community ever since!
Known for great food and beverage, it’s happy atmosphere, and our ever popular fish and chips, the success of Riverside Café is simple: Offer consistently good food at reasonable prices, and treat your employees well so they treat customers the same way!
Cali is a fine example of the true American dream success story. Growing up in the small farming village of Cuaulta, Jalisco in central Mexico, Cali’s father worked as a bricklayer.
He was the eldest son with five brothers and five sisters. It was decided that Cali would forgo school and help his father in the trade to allow his siblings an education. At this job, Cali gained valuable knowledge in customer relations and management techniques, and has applied those skills in the restaurant industry since his arrival in the United States.
It was Cali’s obligation to ensure the well-being of his father and mother and his younger siblings. For one year he worked from 1 pm to 2 am every day as a dishwasher.
In October, 1992 he moved to Anacortes, Washington looking for better opportunities. He started at the bottom again, and rose from dishwasher to cook to chef. Cali also worked at a shipyard in his spare time. Working all day, then studying during the night to learn English, Cali learned the language on his own, with only library books as a guide.
After years of hard work, Cali has created the All-American dream of owning your business, and providing his community with a valuable service.
Stop by Riverside Café and meet Cali and his staff, and enjoy their family style hospitality and delicious food.
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