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
30 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (18)fit for foodies (13)great for brunch (11)special occasion (10)great for outdoor dining (9)great for lunch (8)good for groups (7)romantic (7)hot spot (7)vibrant bar scene (5)late-night find (3)notable wine list (3)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • service was rushed as if to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/26/2013
    service was rushed as if to get us out as fast as possible. server was rude, food was just ok, nothing to go back for.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The appetizer was great, roasted
    CDC1
    Dined on 1/25/2013
    The appetizer was great, roasted garlic with green chile, cheese, and toasted french bread, but the rest of the food was mediocre and not particularly New Mexican. The sopapillas were particularly disappointing as they were entirley wrong--more like a donut than a sopapilla. The margarita was average and the service was fair though unexceptional and despite a reservation we had to wait 45 minutes, past our reservation time, for a table. Next time I would be more likely to visit old friends in Albuquerque if I had a craving for New Mexican food.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Still a great restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/25/2013
    I have been to Richardson's multiple times, and it never disappoints except for the service. It leaves much to be desired. However, I can't penalize the restaurant, since I went there for the food. The crab cakes are to die for, and I always get the grilled shrimp.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My wife and I are regulars.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/24/2013
    My wife and I are regulars. We took another couple who had not been there before. They loved it and said they would definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We brought friends who were
    Linda
    Dined on 1/18/2013
    We brought friends who were visiting Phoenix for the Barrett-Jackson car auction and they were loan away by everything...service, food, ambiance.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The ambience was so much like
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/13/2013
    The ambience was so much like the original Richardson's which we loved before it burned. They have recreated the atmosphere with even more charm and "new mexico south western" flavor, design and decor. The food superb. We loved it and will go back many times.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love the ambiance of Richardson's.
    PSSK
    Dined on 1/7/2013
    Love the ambiance of Richardson's. Also, if you are a fish eater like I am, the fish selections are plentiful and wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Richardson's us always great
    Foodie
    Dined on 1/2/2013
    Richardson's us always great but I never feel appreciated when I come. The problem with such a popular restaurant is that they could care less if you return since so many people frequent the restaurant. The waiters are not overly friendly and I felt as if I was bothering mine when I asked a few questions about the menu. It is very noisy! I go there far less than I used to. Now I go about once per year. There are so many other great restaurants in Phoenix to and to try. The food is very good, though!!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • the biggest issue was it took
    DddbVIP
    Dined on 12/28/2012
    the biggest issue was it took 50 minutes to get our food once it was ordered, which is just too long to wait.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not worth it anymore!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/28/2012
    Bar Service slow an inattentive. After being seated waited 10 minutes for a server to acknowledge we were there. Ordered drinks and appetizer and they showed up at the same time,over 15 minute wait. Drinks should have been served first, appetizers when ever. Appy's were served luke warm. Dinner was unremarkable, other than every thing was either served lukewarm or cold. Waited a long time for entree's to appear. Ordered desert, coffee and sopapilla's, coffee showed up 10 minutes before desert did. No offer to refill coffee cups. We tipped 20% because obviously this wasn't the servers fault but more the management. This is no longer the Richardson's we used to know and love. Good concept, really lousy service.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love This Place!
    SuzyQinAZ
    Dined on 12/21/2012
    Loved the new outside dining! Food was delicious, as always, but hotter this time than usual. Some of the dishes were almost too hot to eat, but they had great flavor! We love this place!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • disappointing birthday
    Aimee
    Dined on 12/9/2012
    I had written notes on my reservation that I would like a quiet table for my 85 year old parents who were coming along and I appreciated that that request was honored. I also noted that it was my birthday - I did not expect anything free - but a "happy birthday" from one of the servers would have been nice. The food was really awful and way below expectations - very disappointed - perhaps the chef was off on Sunday night...... A mistake was made on our bill - we were charged for 2 items we did not order and it took way too long for the server to make the correction - apparently she needed management approval - but we sat for at least 15 minutes waiting for them to correct their own mistake - not cool and put a damper on the whole experie
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I love Richardsons! If you
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/8/2012
    I love Richardsons! If you go, you need to start off with the Garlic Platter as an appitizer! Sooooo good!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • When we arrived we were advised
    rixrevsVIP
    Dined on 12/5/2012
    When we arrived we were advised that our table was not available and would be in about 10 minutes. We went to the bar, where we were kind of ignored for 10 minutes, it took another 10 for the bartender to get our drink order, I could forgive this if he was busy but the bar was not. We ordered chips and salsa and those were forgotten. Our table came available and we moved to the dining room. Our waitress was attentive and the food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I liked it very much....the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/25/2012
    I liked it very much....the only complaint I have is that the waiter did not warn us of the heat level of the tomatillo toast before we ordered it! Thanks :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My wife and I have been going
    ArnieGVIP
    Dined on 11/24/2012
    My wife and I have been going to this restaurant for many years and have enjoyed the food. But they recently changed the preparation of our favorite dish--the smoked turkey enchiladas--to the point where it was so spicy/hot that it was inedible. We brought 3 guests with us for dinner that evening, and of the four different menu choices selected that evening, 3 were judged to be too spicy.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful evening. We so
    Satisfied
    Dined on 11/15/2012
    Wonderful evening. We so enjoyed the food. Very noisy though.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The menu is unique with something
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/14/2012
    The menu is unique with something for everyone. we had the pork adovado and the tamales then we shared. both were delicious, served hot and well presented. The service was prompt and friendly. the wine was excellent and the sopapillas were wonderful. what a great birthday celebration. I could have done with more light to read the menu and the bill.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was the first time I
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/12/2012
    This was the first time I dined at your new location since the fire. I really love your courtyard patio and so do my friends! The food, drinks and service was excellent, as always. My friends enjoyed it so much we went for an after dinner drink to one of your other locations, Dicks Hideaway! We all enjoyed that, as well. I will definitely be back, again, and again. I just wish it was more often,as I live in Mesa. Thank you for having a great restaurant that has wonderful food, drinks and a friendly, attentive staff!! You have it all! Laura
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • There are only a few places
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/15/2012
    There are only a few places in Phoenix to get good Mexican food - this is one of the best!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Everyone at the table raved
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/14/2012
    Everyone at the table raved about how great a spot it was for brunch. Something different than just an eggs and bacon diner. The place looked great, quick service, and there was good music in the background that you didn't have to shout over in order to be heard. We will certainly be back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • New Mexican cusine comes to Arizona
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/5/2012
    Their New Mexican Cusine was like eating in New Mexico.....with out the airfare. Great food, atmosphere,and service.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • phoenix foodie
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/2/2012
    Wonderful and unique restaurant with top-notch food! Try the specials - you can't go wrong.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Although the food was good,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/16/2012
    Although the food was good, we will not return. Why...1-Valet parking required with no option to self park...don't mind paying but do not allow anyone to drive my vehicle 2-Server was down right rude.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My husband and I had our first
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/14/2012
    My husband and I had our first date at the original one, We have been fans for over 17 years. We were so glad they rebuilt, and on the site of one of our other old favorite spots, Timothy's. I love that it is exactly the same in EVERY WAY!! Always great food, Great service, and a Great time! My favorite dish is the Chimayo Chicken! Thanks Richardsons.!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It is some of the best food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/8/2012
    It is some of the best food we have ever had!!! Everything was wonderful, scallops, shrimp, tilapia. The steak was little overcooked but still good. We brought some friends and they loved it also
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • You can always count on having
    Goodeats
    Dined on 9/8/2012
    You can always count on having an over-the-top, delicious meal!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It was sooo loud we couldn't
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/8/2012
    It was sooo loud we couldn't have a conversation at our own table. The food was ok - we went specifically for the Colorado lamb chops - they were good, but everything was smothered with so much "stuff". I probably should have done a little more homework as it was more of a bar scene than a nice restaurant. The flan was delicious.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Server barely spoke and gave
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/8/2012
    Server barely spoke and gave the appearance that she did not want to be there and hoped not to be asked to do anything. I thought that the food took a long time to be served campared to the other times and the fact that there were not that many people in the place made it seem even longer.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was truly great food, fabulous
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/5/2012
    It was truly great food, fabulous service, and a definite recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Food was very good. The server
    GPfromPhoenix
    Dined on 9/1/2012
    Food was very good. The server was attentive but very stiff, lacking good niterpersonal skills.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • problems since reopening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/1/2012
    Normally my favorite place. Since they reopened, less so. When we first went after reopening the restaurant explained to us that , on the patio, you could order from richardsons or rokerji. This policy has been very inconsistent each time, and the explanations about the change irritating. We have worked around it by ordering takeout from rokerji for my picky son. Another reason to choose the patio is that it is much less noisy. This time we arrived to cooling misters as previously. They then went off. We asked to move inside or have misters go back on. We got a weird excuse, but then they came on again, but only briefly, and we sweated through a delicious dinner.Guess we will have to go without son and endure noise, but less happily.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Still a gem in their new digs!
    sschwartz3455
    Dined on 8/11/2012
    We are from Tucson and always try to go to Richardson's when in or passing through Phoenix. This was our first time at the new, rebuilt Richardson's next to the Rokerji. We walked in and thought we were in the old restaurant that had burnt down - its pretty much a great replica but roomier and with a roomy patio area (maybe not for 110 degrees even with the air blowers out there). Food was simply GREAT as it has always been - same recipes, same great fish specials, carne adovado awesome, etc. I will continue to return again and again to Richardsons - its a gem!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very Average
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/11/2012
    This was our first trip to Richardson's since they moved. It's amazing how similar to the original restaurant this new one is. For the price I was disappointed in the food. We started with the Garlic platter for an appetizer and it was very average. The bacon wrapped shrimp was decent. We shared the enchilada plate and they were nothing to brag about. I was hoping for something spicy - but the enchilada sauces were very not spicy nor were they very flavorful. I asked for a little extra chili sauce to try and spice my food up and they charged me $2 for it - bummer. Atmosphere was very good and Rachel who waited on us was very nice. For the price I do not believe I will be returning for quite some time.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was very good, service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/3/2012
    The food was very good, service was a okay, but not the most attentive, with our waitress almost bothered by our request for more ice for our drinks. The atmosphere was nice, but the lighting was almost ridiculously dark, with two small candles being the only light- barely light enough to see your plate, much less decipher what was what on our plates. I would still recommend this place, as the outside seating looked as if it would have been the perfect experience.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/3/2012
    Had a great time celebrating my boyfriend's birthday with a group of friends! Resturant had outstanding ambiance and service! Food was outstanding with great prices! Will definitely recommend and will visit again soon!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Better than ever
    RDFoodie
    Dined on 7/31/2012
    This is the first time we've able to come to Richardson's since they reopened. I forgot how wonderful it was before. They've recreated the original restaurant fantasticly. I can't wait until it's cooler outsied to enjoy the new outdoor bar & sitting area. Best New Mexican food around. I highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good southwestern cuisine
    DebbyS
    Dined on 7/28/2012
    RIchardson's was fun. It was crowded and noisy but the Margaritas were great (served in water tumblers) and food was also quite good. THe chili potatoes were very tasty but so was everything else we tried. I like peppers so loved the food but one at our table did have some trouble with the hot pepper seasoning in most dishes. I would definitely recommend this restaurant if you want good Southwest cuisine in a casual setting.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • It is a great foodie place,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/28/2012
    It is a great foodie place, not sure what can be done for the noise. The sound grows with the growth of people and coversation is almost imposible for a table of 4 or more to hear each other. I go for the food and plan to try lunch for sound control.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great all around
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/21/2012
    Delicious food and very nice service. It is a great value!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic