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

Richardson's Cuisine of New Mexico Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://richardsonsnm.com/
  • Phone: (602) 265-5886
  • 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 (602) 285-1780

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.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSouthwest
Diner Reviews
  • "Anytime we are in AZ this is a must do !!! The Prickley Pear Margaritia is awesome! Be sure to get the Quacomole it is Amazing! The hostess and waitress were excellent!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "The food is great. This was my second trip and all four of us (2newbies) loved it. Service was slow and chaotic (it was Sat night at 6:45and they were busy). The hostess was overwhelmed, running around, took 15 minutes just to check in with a reservation, and not because of bunch of people ahead of us. Took forever to see a waiter and get drinks ordered. There were very long lapses between every phase of the meal. And it wasn't waiting for the kitchen. The first time we ate there was similar. They need more wait staff and/or better systems for dealing with the busy times. Other very good and popular places manage to do it, right? Still, the food is really good, but you have to really want SW food to put up with the service."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Amazing meal as always! Mommy thoroughly enjoyed her Mother's Day Brunch! :-)"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We ate at Richardson's on a Saturday night based on a suggestion from friends. Our experience at Richardson's, unfortunately, began with a rough start. The hostess seemed to be hiding at her little station inside the restaurant. I went up to her to let her know we were here for our 8pm reservation (it was just before 8pm). She told us our table wasn't ready yet and then just stared at me rudely. I asked if we could get a drink at the bar to prompt her to some action resembling customer service, and then she basically shooed us away to a corner not at the bar to order drinks and again, rudely told us there was no cocktail menu when asked about it. Aside from the hostess, the rest of our service and experience was wonderful. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We were seated in the "cave" booth in the back corner which had NO lighting and despite flashlights, candles and LED lights, it was very difficult to see the food or the company we were with. We had friends visiting from back east and had raved about Richardson's to them, but frankly, it was just too dark back there and hard to determine what you were eating. Several ordered the enchilada plate (3 different ones) but only one of them got what they actually wanted and when it was time to figure out what was missing, it was so darn dark it took a while to tell..I was a bit disappointed in the meal but will still come back. I just felt bad for our friends visiting. They weren't overly impressed. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Great restaurant. Sopapillas too doughy. Need to be thin and hollow to be authentic. "
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "If you're looking for a fun brunch place with a southwestern flair, this is the place. Breakfast burritos, quesadillas, and eggs with enchiladas are great pairings with generous brunch cocktails"
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "Most items on the menu burst with flavor! The variety of the menu is excellent."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "So yummy! There special items on the board are always so delicious!"
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "Made a reservation for brunch - arrived on time. We were told the computer had gone down and we were being moved next door. Ok. We got drinks and placed our order. And waited. And waited. And waited.... After one hour and ten minutes the manager starts a conversation with another group, apologizes for the wait, returns to them with chips and salsa, apologizes, and tries to walk by us. We had arrived before that table. We asked about our food and he said he would check. No apology. No chips. No answer after another 5 minutes. We left after sitting there 1:20 minutes with water. We won't be back."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Richardson's is one of our favorite restaurants. The menu is unlike anything else in town and the food is always great! Unfortunately, Richardson's does not take reservations for parties less than 4 and the hostess/manager positions seem to change frequently, therefore it's hard to get to know the staff! There always seems to be confusion when we go in as a party of 2, so I think that management could do a better job making the hostesses understand that just because a table has a reservation at 7, it does not mean that you can't seat a party there at 5!"
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "Richardson's is one of our favorite restaurants and the food was very good as usual. We did have an issue with the reservation - we were nervous about using online reservations for a table of 8 for a Saturday - they did not call to confirm. When we got at the restaurant they told us that they were having trouble with their computer system and would we have a problem sitting outside. That was not a problem, but they squeezed us in a table that could seat 6 people at best (they couldn't even get all of the plates on the table)."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "I have been to Richardson's several times since they reopened , and was generally less impressed than in the past. Service was less friendly,the sales were no longer included with the entrees, parking had become impossible without valet, seating on the patio was uncomfortable because of the warm temperature and the noise level was annoying. We gave it another chance last night. Our server was attentive. The salads were back. The food was fabulous. Yes, it was cool, but we just put on sweaters. The noise level was high, but we were lucky to have a table in the back. After looking for Richardson's alternatives, and getting disappointed, They are back and so am I."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Richardson's is one of the places I like to take people from out of town. It has classic southwestern type food and a uniquely Phoenix feel to it with its outdoor space. This time around, we had a party of 6, 2 from out of town and 2 from in town who had never been there. Everyone was impressed with the food, service and atmosphere and they were extremely flexible with our reservation, even though it was quite busy. Everyone got plenty to eat and drink and the final tab was very reasonable. Another great experience!"
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "We sat outside at low tables as reservations for 2 is unusual - at least on Valentines Day. The only ding I have to give is that the initial service was slow outside and that the outdoor seating is more suited for groups of four or more socializing. Having said that, the food was fantastic as always and the service caught up."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Went for a birthday occasion and had a great time. Food was excellent and the outdoor dining on patio was perfect. Will keep on coming back."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I have been a Richardsons fan since 2003 at the old location. I totally love the ourdoor dining added at this location. Inside it is a bit too noisy but the food is so good you deal with it."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We visited the original Richardson's many times and the new one shortly after they re opened at the new location. The food was not as good this visit, two years later, still good but more volume. Shame as the ingredients seem first class. Kitchen needs it's mojo back, front of house was running smoothly."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Really great food! They took us right on time at 7:45. The garlic plate appetizer was awesome!!!!!"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Took some friends from NY and Seattle there annd they enjoyed the food and commented on the great service."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "We always enjoy Richardson's, and our waitress Diane was the best!"
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "Love to turn on friends to the Richardson experience. It's a gem of a restaurant!"
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "Happy to see Richardsons back... Felt just like old place. Food excellent.... Good times"
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "We have been going here for years and have never been disappointed!"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Tried a burger for the first time...sorry I waited so long!"
    Dined on 1/6/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "This was just thetype of food we were looking for. The waiters recommendations were spot on."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 1/1/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 12/8/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "I can sum it up in three words THE BEST FOOD yummmm"
    Dined on 11/26/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "I would highly recommend their nightly fish specials"
    Dined on 9/18/2013
  • "Excellent as always, don't miss roasted garlic appetizer and anything with green sauce."
    Dined on 10/2/2013
  • "Food is unique to Richardson's. a Place to set a good impression. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 9/25/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 9/21/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 9/20/2013