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Pablo Riviera is the owner and proprietor of the Look Out Below Café & Bar in Hoover Dam in 2253.


Pablo Riviera is the owner of a swanky, big shack that serves great spirits and good fun... well, it used to before the Brotherhood of Steel war. Unfortunately for Pablo, those happy days are gone. His regular supplier of alcohol, the 3-Some Caravan Company, has not been able to get fresh stock to him for some time. No hooch means no customers, and poor Pablo is feeling the pinch.[1] Since he is a proud man, he refuses to give into pressure and strong-arming from the Crimson Caravan Company, so he sticks with 3-Some, who always gave him a fair price and respect. Thus, Pablo the barkeep is about as destitute as can be. He'd drink himself into a drunken stupor if he had enough liquor, but he does not.[2]

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

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Get liquor for Pablo


  • Get liquor for Pablo: Dusty's Desires, who do business with Crimson Caravan, are well stocked with alcohol. The Crimson Caravan refuse to sell to Pablo until he severs his ties with 3-Some, which he won't. The Prisoner can bring what alcohol they find and sell it at a good price to him or escort some of the 3-Some caravans, however these are only short term solutions, ending the war with the Brotherhood of Steel would be the optimal path to restoring the balance of competition.[2] In addition the Prisoner could expose Crimson Caravan's illicit activities and have them closed down allowing 3-Some to take advantage of the void in the market.[3]

Other interactions

Pablo has a two bedroom shack overlooking the toxic lake for sale, the Prisoner can buy it for a highly inflated price, although helping Pablo with his liquor problem will see him lower the asking price dramatically.[2]


Pablo Riviera was going to appear in Van Buren, the canceled Fallout 3 by Black Isle Studios.

Behind the scenes

Pablo Riviera's concept design image is of Mexican-American comedian George Lopez.


Design Document
CharactersGovernor Joseph Dodge · Mjr. Jack Fleming · Guido Giordano · Enzo Giordano · Vinnie Giordano · Dorris · Ailis McLafferty · Ralph Peoples · Mitch Stiller · Candice Morris · Pierre LaPoubelle · Dr. Yuri Polivich · Pablo Riviera · Frieda Van Graff · Milko · Dusty Heart · Beatrice · Otto Steed · Dianne · Farmer Dave · Bob · Mary-Joe · Billy-Bob · Mallet McBride · Ginger Flowers · Nancy Haggard · Arcade Gannon · Mike Lawson · Hoover Dam commoner
LocationsThe Rim (Fancy PC pad) · Downtown (Frieda's Firearms · Dusty's Desires · Hock-it to Bob) · Baseline · Scum Pits · Sub-Level 1C
QuestsGet Meeting with Governor Dodge · Negotiate Peace between NCR and BOS · Get City Council attendance back to norm · Join up with the 3-Some Caravan Company  · Spy on Crimson Caravan for 3-Some Caravan · Join up with the Crimson Caravan Company as spy for 3-Some · Successfully frame 3-Some Caravan Co. for extortion and murder · Successfully extort money out of Ailis McLafferty using evidence · Expose Crimson Caravan to Governor Dodge  · Give filtration schematics to former BOS scribes · Get school attendance up to norm · Teach class on Wasteland survival · Clear out critters in Scum Pits for possible hydroponics lab · Get shipments from Denver for materials to build hydroponics lab · Discover Sub-level 1 · Relay new history from traveling the wasteland to Candice · Get Mary-Joe to stop turning tricks & get access to Scum Pits · Discover lost Hoover Dam war and Sub-level 1 history · Relay new history from traveling the wasteland to Candice · Help Beatrice in a bar fight · Do Bob's bounty hunter jobs · Recalibrate the two working power generators to be more efficient and increase power · Get liquor for Pablo
OrganizationsNew California Republic · Crimson Caravan · 3-Some Caravan · Followers of the Apocalypse