Richardson's Cuisine of New Mexico
Richardson's Cuisine of New Mexico

Richardson's Cuisine of New Mexico

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://richardsonsnm.com/
  • Phone: 6022655886
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Saturday - Sunday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    Brunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Southwest
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private dining information is available at our website
  • Private Party Contact: Office 6022851780

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Maryland
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Richardson's Cuisine of New Mexico
Specializing in New Mexican Cuisine. Richardson’s concept has been around since 1988. Known for our red and green chile and our outstanding Wood Oven Pizzas. Our menu includes a variety of salads, appetizers, pastas, soup of the day and main entrees. Daily specials are written on our blackboards. And we also offer an extensive wine by the glass and reserve selection. We take reservations for parties of four or more.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSouthwest
Richardson's Cuisine of New Mexico reviews from OpenTable diners
35 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.3
    Service4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (21)fit for foodies (17)great for brunch (11)special occasion (11)great for outdoor dining (9)vibrant bar scene (8)great for lunch (8)good for groups (7)romantic (7)hot spot (7)late-night find (3)notable wine list (3)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • Top 5 favorite restaurants!
    Goodeats
    Dined on 1/15/2014
    Love to turn on friends to the Richardson experience. It's a gem of a restaurant!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Would recommend
    mmhughesVIP
    Dined on 1/15/2014
    We went to Richardson's to celebrate a birthday. Food was good, service so so. It was our first time and our server was not very helpful in describing the menu. She rushed us for drinks, apps, dinner and dessert so it was not very relaxing. Lighting is very dim. I enjoyed it but my 74 yr old mother said it was too dark :) Also, even though we are not dessert people, we had a birthday to celebrate - there are only 2 options. Overall our experience was good, but it was not relaxing because of how fast we were served. Dinner took much longer to be served than anything else so we were rushed only to wait then rushed again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    JohnAZ
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    We have been going here for years and have never been disappointed!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always outstanding
    FineDinerVIP
    Dined on 1/6/2014
    Tried a burger for the first time...sorry I waited so long!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just what we were looking for
    lasrjock
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    This was just thetype of food we were looking for. The waiters recommendations were spot on.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always Tasty
    Paula
    Dined on 1/1/2014
    Richardson's never disappoints. The food is always tasty and if you order the right dishes, carry a little kick that warms the belly. I will likely return again soon to try some of their other menu items.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Last minute New Year's celebration.
    AzDiningDiva
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    I made last minute reservations at Richardson's for 4 of us for New Year's Eve.I was surprised to get it as this place is usually busy. Good food as usual. Service was pretty slow, but we enjoyed ourselves and I will be back as it is a great neighborhood place and a great place to take first-timers and out of town guests.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    Joyce
    Dined on 12/29/2013
    If I could give this restaurant more stars I would. The food is amazing. The service is great. Will go back again and again. Plan to try everything on the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Girls Christmas Celebration
    JulieVIP
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    We came here for our annual Holiday get-together. We were seated at a table on the patio. It was cold and was nice to have a heater close-by. We loved the food, the atmosphere, and we had great service. All-in-all a very nice evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent as Always
    Michael
    Dined on 12/8/2013
    Richardsons is an old time favorite to which I continually return and will keep doing. It is a must stop when i am in that part of town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great! (with one exception)
    ChesterfieldVIP
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    Our meal was fabulous and our server, Erich, was a real pro. We only wish they would turn up the lights. Richardson's lighting is ultra dim--like going into a cave with a candle. You can't read a menu without a flashlight nor can you see the food on your plate without a flashlight. This is a shame because the presentations of delicious food are beautiful. Passing the restaurant provided flashlight and cell phone lights around the table is how we navigated through the evening. When we asked about the lighting we were told that Mr. Richardson himself insists on the ultra dim lighting. We would respectfully ask him to reconsider and give the customers a better all around dining experience by turning up the lights a bit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Richardsons has it all
    MsprairieVIP
    Dined on 11/26/2013
    I can sum it up in three words THE BEST FOOD yummmm
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy to see Richardsons back...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    Happy to see Richardsons back... Felt just like old place. Food excellent.... Good times
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food and atmosphere.
    traveler
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    Went there for a Saturday lunch. Waiter did a superb job explaining the dishes on the menu. Very authentic New Mexican fare. A must visit for anyone who enjoys such food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Mike
    Dined on 10/2/2013
    Excellent as always, don't miss roasted garlic appetizer and anything with green sauce.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Your Ordinary Resturant
    HaydenFerry
    Dined on 9/25/2013
    Food is unique to Richardson's. a Place to set a good impression. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently good
    GobzafunVIP
    Dined on 9/22/2013
    Eaten here many times and always a solid performance from the kitchen. They do everything well and have a very diverse menu. I love taking people from out of town here as the food is unique and if they like spicy, this place knows spicy! But not pepper sauce spicy, slow cooked chiles spicy, among the best in town. You can never go wrong here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Waning
    Randall
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    I was a big fan a while back. The food seems a little less authentic than it used to be. I sense the preparation technique has been sacrificed for mass production...still a neat place.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a winner
    Mike
    Dined on 9/20/2013
    Richardson's is consistently good - the food, the service and the atmosphere. It is also a good value. It is my go-to place to take out-of-towners who visit the valley. It was the place people took me when I used to visit the valley before moving here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I would highly recommend their
    nukepwrVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2013
    I would highly recommend their nightly fish specials
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Improve Reception
    DaMan
    Dined on 9/1/2013
    When we arrived we were told there were no tables inside (despite having CONFIRMED our reservation in the afternoon over phone), we were encouraged to sit outside (on a humid summer night) or go to Rokerij (we wanted to go to newly re-built Richardson's!). Turned out there was a table available all along. Obviously, that table was being saved for someone else (why we wondered...was it favoritism or worse?). If she couldn't see that a table was available, your sustem of indicating table-availability needs to be worked on but she did walk over that side to check. Too bad, food was really good and as was our server that night but unable to recommend a restaurant to friends not knowing whether they'll be treated right when they walk in.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Phoenix Landmark
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 8/17/2013
    I had always heard about Richardson's, and finally got the chance to try it. The hostess, Kate, was warm and welcoming, and took time out of her busy night to tell me some history about the restaurant as it was my first time there. Service was excellent, and they are very accomodating with your preference of heat (good advice: get the chile sauces on the side and see which you prefer). Tasty and interesting combinations; if you've been to New Mexico, you will see some old favorites and some new twists, too. Enormous portions; this is the place to come with friends and share small plates so you can try a bit of everything. Great happy hour deals, too.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Richardson's never disappoints
    khazVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2013
    This is my first visit to the rebuilt restaurant, and it was fun to see that the inside is exactly like the old restaurant on Bethany (beautiful copper bar top, etc.). The noise level is not as high (which is a good thing). I love the patio area and look forward to the cooler weather to enjoy it. Service and food was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Richardson's Second to None
    GMiz
    Dined on 7/28/2013
    Richardsons is my favorite restaurant in Phoenix. Food always great and service fast and friendly. I have never met anyone who doesn't love the place!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • V. Good fancy New Mex
    SouthwestDave
    Dined on 7/26/2013
    I love NMMexican and have Eaten a lot in NM & at Los Dos Molinos in AZ. Richardsons took elements of New Mex and upscaled it. Green chile pork rellenos, red chile pork adovado were great and pretty authentic. Enchiladaswere rolled, not stacked with an egg as they should be, so I passed. Shrimp and Mexican sausage appetizers were great. Service was relaxed but no problem. It's expensive (with tip, $200 for four, but that was with 5 beers and 3 margaritas). We didn't have the expensive, specialty entrees or mainly meat dishes, but judging by our food they'd be great. For more "real" NM Mexican food, I'd opt for Los Dos, but Richardsons is a welcome change. Great place for visitors who can handle the spice/heat. I'll go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent service and food.
    Angie
    Dined on 7/12/2013
    Excellent service and food. What more could you ask for. Took Business clients for lunch and everyone raved about it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and great service
    Jmk86
    Dined on 5/16/2013
    I've been going to Richardson's since before the original location burned down. Always a fantastic meal with great service. I never feel rushed... They time courses very well. Love the wait staff. Perfectly attentive without being overbearing. East coasters will especially love this restaurant. In the new Richardson's, I feel like it's ambience isn't the same. Still great but I can't put my finger on it. Still a great place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Needs More Variety
    OTDevotee
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    There are some great standby dishes, but overall the menu lacks depth and true variety. Many of the dishes have same flavor profile, and specials are not so much so. The wait for our meal was bordering on unreasonable at 30+ minutes on a quiet morning.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Poor service but great food.
    AZmikeVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2013
    We must have had a rookie waitress. The drink order had to be repeated 3 times over a 10 minute period. The food order was the same thing and then only 3 of 4 entrees made it to the table. It showed up a couple minutes later. Fortunately the food was excellent. They did comp us the 4th entree and a round of drinks for all of the hassle so I give them a thumbs up for that. Previous visits have always been good so I will chalk this trip up as an off night.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/5/2013
    Richardson's was recommended by relatives who frequent this restaurant. We are from New Jersey and wanted an authentic New Mexican dinner. This restaurant did not disappoint! The food was great, portions slightly larger then necessary but overall a great dinner. The only downside is that they did not have kids size portions so I would recommend kids share a plate. I will return next time I am in the area!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/1/2013
    Outstanding guacamole-flavors were wonderful! We dined with two other couples. Noise level was pretty high so it was difficult to hear conversations beyond the person next to you. I had chimayo chicken and would highly recommend the dish. Excellent flavors, large quantity and nice presentation. My husband had New Mexico Enchiladas. They were hot but didnt have unique flavors beyond hot! Others had New Mexico Surf and Turf and Pork Tenderloin and two had fish specials. They all liked their meals. Service was excellent. The only reason we won't return very soon is because the prices are on the higher end. With drinks and tip we paid just over $100 per couple.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great New Mexican cuisine.
    AZBobVIP
    Dined on 4/15/2013
    Great New Mexican cuisine. Tight quarters and very loud.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our waitress was less than
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/13/2013
    Our waitress was less than great; she seemed to be in a hurry to get us out of the restaurant even though it was late evening and no one waiting for the table. But my negative comments are more about the restaurant. It is New Mexican cuisine, so we knew it would be spicy, but every dish was the same level of HOT. Even the Ceasar salad, which should be cool and refreshing, was extremely firey, including the croutons! But here is the amazing part. Reading from the menu: "we will not split checks", "we will not split entrees", "no highchairs, no booster chairs", "show your gift card to the waitress before you order to make sure it is not out of date", etc etc. Do these people really want customers or not? We will not return.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Suggest that the Pasta Heidi
    Matso
    Dined on 4/5/2013
    Suggest that the Pasta Heidi is removed from the menu. Not that great. Other menu items were great. We liked it better when you could order off of both the Richardson's and Rokerj menus
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of the Valley's best.
    MelissaVIP
    Dined on 3/29/2013
    One of the Valley's best. Never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not as good as we remember
    Bakerdogs
    Dined on 3/15/2013
    Have dined here in past visits to Phoenix. This time was very noisy for dinner. Hard to have conversation even in booth. Food review was mixed, with carnitas tacos being very dry. Enchiladas were excellent. Margaritas were pricey and on the sweet side. Might try for lunch next time.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent, unique
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/9/2013
    Loved the NM ambience. The garlic dish is great and the carne amazing. Even the house wine was great. Would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was incredible but
    Nancy
    Dined on 3/8/2013
    The food was incredible but we were seated in the bar area and could barely have a conversation.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food & service. It gets
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/1/2013
    Great food & service. It gets a little loud. A bit hard to hold a conversation across the table. But, on the whole it was a nice experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This was an excellent restaurant
    Ginger
    Dined on 2/26/2013
    This was an excellent restaurant experience in every way. The ambiance was outstanding and the food was cooked to perfection. It is unique to the Valley and one that we will frequent and recommend to friends.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic