Wonderful place to dine outside.
Wonderful place to dine outside. Table side guacamole was delicious!
3/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
Gotta eat on patio
Been there twice recently - great experience both times!
Need to go when the weather is nice and enjoy the patio and live music.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
GiGi made our day...food was
GiGi made our day...food was fantastic, and the dining area beautiful!
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Dine at Rita's tonight!
We have dined here many times, and each time it seems they top the last visit. Food is great, staff is great and the outdoor dining is just fabulous!
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great place for outdoor dining.
Great place for outdoor dining. Beautiful setting, very relaxing, casual, yet elegant. One can have a conversation there without screaming, and not to be overpowered by the music in the background. Very good food and great service. We always enjoy Rita's kitchen and it is our place of choice to celebrate different occasions there together with our children and grandchildren and friends. Thank you!
3/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
Loved our waiter he was awsum!!!
Loved our waiter he was awsum!!! We had him the next night just great service by him.
3/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
The only thing that could
The only thing that could have made the night better was if we were closer to the music. Great place - especially for outside dining.
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Tasty, Innovative and fresh Dishes
It goes without saying that the setting, service and food at Rita's Kitchen is an extraordinary luxury at affordable prices. For a few hours you can feel like you are
on a vacation. The food is always tasty,innovative and fresh. The staff is trained to make the rounds of tables and chat with the guests. It is obvious that many people know the staff personally and there is an air of friendliness and familiarity of greetings.
Never disappoints to take a "vacation" here at Rita's Kitchen.
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
Mayra and the rest of the
Mayra and the rest of the staff were fantastic.
We have attended Easter Brunch at many fine restaurants in the valley but Rita's is "hands down" the best!
Keep up the good work!
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Our waiter for brunch was
Our waiter for brunch was excellent! Very attentive and fun.
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is a beautiful property
This is a beautiful property and great for entertaining in groups. The band and music outside is wonderful. The only recommendation I would make is to have more food options on the menu.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Sitting outside is so nice
Sitting outside is so nice on a pleasant evening. good food, reasonable service.
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fab Sunday Brunch with great views
Whilst on vacation in Scottsdale from the UK we went (2 couples) to Camelback Resort & Spa for Sunday Brunch. Having previously enjoyed other Champagne Brunches, the best being at various Four Seasons we didn't expect this to compare - it did and was fabulous. The views, atmosphere, food, music and service were second to none. So good in fact we've booked again before we go home. Worth every penny!!
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is the best outdoor patio
This is the best outdoor patio restaurant in town! Its beautiful, good food, good service. Much better than the Four Seasons (too expensive)and Lon's (food lacks).
4/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Rita's Kitchen never disappoints
Rita's Kitchen never disappoints. Food is always great, music is always great, view is outstanding and service is great. I could live here!
4/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great outdoor dining
Great location for outdoor dining. Most of the food was great - one actually bad meal of the six of us.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Awesome ambiance. Great music and atmosphere!! Great for either romantic or group settings. Very relaxing!
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of our favorite places!
We go to Rita's Kitchen often and usually bring guests from out of town. The grounds are beautiful and we like the outdoor setting with white lights in the trees and live music.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
mother's day experience
I stay at hotels all over the country and hate the buffets that are offered. I have to admit that the food offered in the buffet was excellent. Everything was fresh and there were tons of options for my two young boys. My wife's omelette (made at the omelette station) was cooked and seasoned perfect. We were seated by french doors that had a beautiful view of Camelback Mountain, which made my wife's day. Overall the food and ambience were excellent for a 9 AM breakfast. The service was not as good as I would expect from a J.W. Marriott property but the food definitely made up for that.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
I have eaten at Rita's Kitchen several times and enjoy being there because the noise level is usually fairly low. The service is timely, the food perfectly prepared. The whole environment is inviting.
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was very good here,
The food was very good here, and the dessert tray was a bonus that my mom really appreciated. I was a bit sad that the prime rib was not being served for the summer buffet, but the change was, luckily, reflected in the price. Everything was fresh and tasty, and the Camelback Inn is very scenic and historic. I had a good time!
5/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a treat to visit at Camelback Inn and enjoy the casual atmosphere of Rita's restaurant. Server Gigi is always kind, efficient and makes you feel at home as do the many friendly people working there.
6/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Chicken Enchiladas Rojas
I love to bring business clients to this place for lunch. You are going to get good food served in a quiet atmosphere where you can have an actual discussion without having to talk over the din. My personal favorite is the aforementioned Chicken Enchiladas Rojas. Vendors from deep in the heart of Texas and the Bay area have come here and raved about those enchiladas. The dish is served in a baking dish. You get two large chicken filled enchiladas served with a red sauce that is amazing and topped with a tasty coleslaw. On occasion, we have had the tableside guacamole, absolutely delicious, and I am not a big fan of guac.
The wait staff is friendly and efficient.
6/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
How bad could anything at
How bad could anything at the Camelback Inn be? Just the ambiance of the hotel itself is worth the trip. The food is mostly southwestern, but there are some good options if you aren't a fan of that. In temperate weather, the outside area is wonderful, but the inside restaurant is beautifully casual. Our waiter, Dan, who has been there quite a while, was a wonderful help to making a decision. Be sure to order the table side made guacamole. Really good!
Best of all, the place is NOT NOISY. Quite a change from most places in the Phoenix area.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sincere Friendly Staff
We had a wonderful dinner, fab food, and outstanding live entertainment after dinner in the bar. The cod was moist and flavorful. The staff , especially Sarah, was super. The tower of salsas was a fun presentation. The talent in the bar after dinner was outstanding, people of all ages were dining and enjoying the music. Very casual attire by most guests. The gazpacho was loaded with flavor and hit the spot for on a hot evening.
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nice option
The staff was great. The food was excellent. Highly recommend.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
felt like home
My wife, sister myself and 2 month old all had dinner together during a semi busy night at Rita's. The manager Pauline and service staff, especially Wendy, were more than professional and pleasant. My wife appreciated that everyone made wonderful comments about our baby but no one reached in to touch him or hold him as that wouldn't have gone over well. Thank you for great food and great service....
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time here. Staff all very pleasant and helpful including the waiter who was very attentive even for the brunch. Good selection of food all nicely prepared. Omelette prepared to order along with pancakes & waffles. Nice selection of muffins, breads, etc. Mexican food selections delicious. Will go back again.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
nice mexican food
This was not the usual tex-mex.
This level of mexican cooking could be find in the best restaurants in Mexico City.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
I am a brunch aficionado and this is hands-down my favorite anywhere! Wonderful variety and service!
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dated interior but good food
Camelback Inn is a nice property. In comparing it to the other nearby hotels/ resorts like Phoenician, Royal Palms or even Biltmore it seems just a step behind, not in care but in contemporary appearance. Its not for a lack of effort by the staff. The staff is more down-to-earth, friendly and at your service than my experience tells at these other competing properties. We had an enjoyable lunch. For me who puts ambiance and food quality actually above service for business lunch (which this was), it was difficult to get past the appearance of the indoor dining area at Ritas. It feels like a café. The vinyl seating really has to go. The menu options are unimpressive, though all the food was good. They need a few more Mexican entrée items.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Spot for Southwestern Food
All the elements came together - beautiful Arizona fall weather, scenic location in a nice resort, live music at just the right volume, very good and flavorfull southwestern cuisine, and uniquely flavored sangria to savor the evening. Tortilla soup was the best I've had, cheesecake for desert was excellent. Service was as you want - not overbearing, but there when you need something. Cost was what you would expect at a resort, but the value was high. Recommended.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely evening for dining outside!
We had a very lovely dinner this evening under the stars and the Sonoran desert breeze. The food is always tasty at Rita's. I would definitely recommend the Tortilla Soup - very rich!
The accompanying music and singing by the lady guitarist was very pleasant.
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Open relaxed atmosphere with
Open relaxed atmosphere with great views. Live music on a Thursday night was a surprise bonus.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
A little pricey, but you are paying for the atmosphere and the service. It was well worth it.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Reasonable prices, nice view
Very pleasant outdoor dining with a nice view at fair prices. Indoor dining also available. Good selection of Mexican and other dishes. Includes options for snacking, light meals or full course meals. Very pleasant wait staff. Well prepared food. It is rare and very pleasant to find a hotel restaurant that does not overcharge for its menu selections.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic outdoor dining.
Great patio areas, live music nightly and tasty food.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for lunch and I use
Great for lunch and I use it as a special event.
girls birthday lunch out
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Rita's Kitchen is a gem at the Camelback in. From the food to the ambiance, everything was outstanding. The server was knowledgeable and helpful. Even though the restaurant was full, the noise level was not overpowering. Great band. This has become one of my favorite spots.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a wonderful place for lunch. The service is very good, the food is good and prices are reasonable. I was at the Kierland Westin a few weeks ago for lunch at Nellie's. The service was so-so. The food just okay and price was very expensive for the service and the quality of the food. I've been to Rita's 3 times now and its been delightful.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Was pleasantly surprised at the lovely setting and the terrific jazz ensemble. The special of the day Grouper with Poblano sauce was exceptional as was the mahi mahi Veracruz. We also had the chips and salsas. The chips were too heavy and thick, but the salsa were a nice range of flavors, spices and heat. The churros could have been cook a little more and our two favorite topping were the spiced pear and chocolate.
Overall, a lovely evening, good waitress and reasonable prices.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Brunch Ever
The Sunday brunch is spectacular
The service here is second to none.
The food is beautifully presented.
The music is great and the setting is spectacular.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
great food and great service
Food and service are great. We wanted for nothing thanks to our waitress. One of the best omelets I've ever eaten!
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Rita's Always a Treat!
We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday party at Rita's! The service was terrific and the food spot on, as usual! Clementine made us feel special and well taken care of, as did our server Sarah and the others who assisted her!
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM