Rita's Kitchen at Camelback Inn, A J.W. Marriott Resort
Rita's Kitchen at Camelback Inn, A J.W. Marriott Resort

Rita's Kitchen at Camelback Inn, A J.W. Marriott Resort

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.camelbackinn.com/
  • Phone: 4809481700x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Hours of Operation:

    Breakfast: Daily: 6:30 AM - 11:00 AM

    Fabulous breakfast buffet daily, $24 per person

    Champagne Brunch: Sundays 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM

    $59 for adults

    $20 for kids ages 4-12

    Lunch: Monday-Saturday 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Dinner: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Southwest
  • Executive Chef: Geno Alvarez
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We can accommodate almost any size group. We have both private and semi-private space within our restaurants for smaller and larger groups. Menu options range from buffet to plated meals. Give us a call to plan your next special event. We will help you make it one you will always remember!
    Rita's Private Dining Room sits just off of the courtyard, has its own private patio and can accomodate up to 40 guests seated. We also have garden space that can accomodate up to 80 seated and more for a reception style event. Last, we have a smaller outdoor pergola area that can accomodate up to 25 guests seated.
    Please call us and we are happy to sent photos and any other information needed.
  • Private Party Contact: Ashley Didea 480 3676176 x
  • Entertainment: Live entertainment featured EVERY night from 6 PM-10PM. Please visit our website for this month's calendar of entertainers.





    Sit outside and enjoy our entertainment fireside with a fabulous handcrafted cocktail or glass of wine.
  • Special Events: Happy hour served daily from 3 PM to 6 PM in the R Bar. $6 handcrafted cocktails, $5 house margaritas, $5 wines by the glass, $5 draft beers, small plates to share or enjoy alone $2-$6 each.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Tatum
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet or self parking
A word from Rita's Kitchen at Camelback Inn, A J.W. Marriott Resort
Savor the true taste of the southwest, both North and South of the border, at Rita's Kitchen Restaurant. Serving flavorful breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Southwestern charm and ambiance, dramatic setting and inspired cuisine. Our recipes reflect a heritage of handcrafted cuisine, lovingly prepared with garden-fresh ingredients and culinary creativity handed down from generation to generation. Enjoy one of our handcrafted signature Margaritas or house blended Sangrias. 360 degree views of Mummy Mountain and beyond. Fabulous open courtyard with fireplaces, nightly entertainment, and water features. We offer special features on holidays, please go to our website for more information.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSouthwest
Rita's Kitchen at Camelback Inn, A J.W. Marriott Resort reviews from OpenTable diners
38 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (21)great for brunch (19)scenic view (16)great for lunch (12)special occasion (11)good for groups (9)fit for foodies (7)kid-friendly (7)romantic (5)neighborhood gem (3)late-night find (1)vibrant bar scene (1)notable wine list (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Foodie53VIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Ritas Kitchen is a great place under the stars of AZ! Food is very good, something for everyone. Our waiter made the best table side quacmole we have ever tasted!! Outdoor dining in a beautifully decorated setting, complete with live music and fire pits! My girlfriends and I have been coming to this JW resort for 18 yrs! It is a very special place in the desert!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice for late group lunch
    Lucky
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Eight of us enjoyed a quiet lunch at a window table. Very enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Sunday treat
    DeidreJuneVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    My folks and I enjoy a nice buffet style brunch on Sunday, and Rita's kitchen was just the ticket. First of all, it is in a lovely setting in the J.W. Marriott resort. The food was very good, and abundant. There were several different selections available, from carving station items to fresh made omelets, wonderful made to order pancakes,various salads,hot and cold entree selections, and baked goods. They brought us a variety of small french-styled patiserries to the table for desert. If that weren't enough, the free flowing champagne put the icing on the cake! The wait staff were all very friendly, and made us feel welcome. I'd recommend sitting outside, to enjoy the beautiful view,and get away from some of the noise inside.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great views outside
    LeonandJanie
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Once weather cools, outside area for a brunch is great. Furniture and decor a little dated; but food was great as well as service
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing today
    Lucky
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We have enjoyed lunch here many times, but this time was disappointing when we brought a guest. The food was not first class, which we expect at Camelback Inn. The waiter was ok, but when we requested more than one roll for 3 people, he brought two more and no butter.......just not special. thanks for asking.
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  • It was Great!!!
    SteveVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    I love eating at Rita's this was my 2nd time eating here but my 1st for brunch and it was awesome. Our waitress Rhonda was wonderful the best service I have ever experienced. I can't wait to come back for Dinner, but definitely will return for brunch.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as always
    Luvmexican
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The tortilla soup and chicken enchiladas are fabulous.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • terrific in every way!!
    bubsy
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Food was delicious and plentiful...servers were prompt and friendly...great experience!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience
    Sadie101
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Group of 5 had a wonderful lunch....great food, great service, nice atmosphere. What more could you ask for?
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • RamboVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Beautiful resort location, downhill from there. Warm beer, so so food and entrees delivered 15 minutes apart. Not really the night out with my wife I was looking for. Manager did comp the meal and was polite in handling the issue but still was a loss of a Friday night.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Well Worth Doing!
    James
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Food and ambience are excellent coupled with outstanding scenic views allowed by walls of glass. Service was good but not out of the ordinary. This was dampened by a substantial billing overcharge that was quickly corrected when called to the attention of the server. Overall, a highly enjoyable experience which we look forward to repeating.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • beautiful brnch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Food and service were wonderful. Everyone was very friendly. Brunch set up was beautiful with something for everyone. We loved it!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RunyandinnerVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    We went for breakfast and sat on the patio the view is wonderful. And all of the staff at Rita's Kitchen were very helpful and friendly. They helped make it a great morning!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    Lvlover1
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    As always we had a great time. The food was great, the ambience was superb, the staff was friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 24 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 359 reviews are from the Rita's Kitchen at Camelback Inn, A J.W. Marriott Resort reviews archive.
  • "New York, New York"
    ClaireLuminousVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I first met Camelback Inn in 1968, when it was delightful, delicious, joyful, colorful ... I loved it so much I wanted to be part of it, so I worked in several areas there and was deliriously happy ... as were the guests, some of whom spent their winter months in that heaven on earth. Over the years I have seen changes that broke my heart. Seems like each new regime is hell-bent on leaving their imprimatur whether or not it's a favorable change. I am one who embraces change, so long as it is wholesome, healthy, aesthetic.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Brunch!
    jason711
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Wonderful food, nice presentation great service for Father's Day Brunch, it was a very pleasant experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Father's Day Delight
    lvglife
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I treated my hubby to Father's Day Brunch. We were seated outside with plenty of umbrellas and misters. Our server was delightful, the brunch was yummy, and we cannot wait to come back for Friday's HH.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A mini vacation
    SandyVIP
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Camelback Inn and Rita's kitchen never disappoints with flavorful food and one of the friendliest staffs in the valley. Just stepping onto the property with abundance of carefully cultivated flower gardens assures "A place in the sun, where time stands still." Gourmet enchilada dish is always a favorite. My friend loves her omelets cooked to perfection. Staff comes by and chats and always makes dining there a personal experience. Usually pick the golden gazpacho soup and beet salad but kept thinking about these "not every day kind of enchiladas with the perfect sauce." A fun dining experience with constant good service, food and personal attention.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous Brunch Spot!!
    BrunchABunch
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    My husband and I loved our brunch here last Sunday! Our waiter was awesome and made sure we had a relaxing enjoyable brunch. Beautiful views and delicious food!! We have to go back just to try more things we missed and couldn't eat this time! New Favorite for Sure!! Highly Recommend!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience!
    Sundaydiner
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    We have brunch at Rita's Kitchen every chance possible. The food selection is amazing, the champagne mimosa's are never-ending! It's great to only be responsible for the company you bring for this fun time. If you are lucky to have Rhonda or Susie support your table, that's an added bonus! This last visit, we were able to enjoy the pool area following our brunch, which was super relaxing and absolutely beat the heat. Bring your suit!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • brunch
    discglfr
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    The food was great as always. Our server GiGi was the best.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great outdoor dining
    DamienVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    The food was excellent and the ambience / setting fantastic.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Terrible service waited over an hour after we ordered dinner to be served
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best brunch in town
    twofoodiesVIP
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    You might think Mother's Day is the only time to splurge on a big brunch buffet (don't forget it comes with champagne!) but think again. I opted to have my birthday celebration here and it was fantastic. The food was really fresh, well prepared, and constantly full (hey nobody likes an empty buffet). The service is always outstanding and it's just one of those places where you ask yourself, why don't we do this more often? It's tuesday and I'm still full from brunch on sunday!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    We have been to Rita's Kitchen twice and it has only improved. Expert and friendly service, and wonderful food. Many brunch venues have prime rib and ham, but I had not had filet mignon or lamb at a brunch before. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the ambiance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Patio dining w a "not too loud" band so shouting conversations weren't necessary. Went w a girlfriend but saw lots of couples and groups. Would go back.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best brunch in town
    Susannestyle
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Rita's buffet is my favorite brunch in town! Everything is delicious, from the baked goods to the fresh fruit to the omelets. The resort is beautiful, so outdoor seating is especially lovely. Try it on weekdays to avoid crowds.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outdoor dining at it's best
    muffnsnugVIP
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    We return to Rita's every year when we are in Scottsdale. The food is very good (the tableside guacamole is outstanding!), but the draw for us is the live entertainment in a beautiful outdoor setting. If we had to eat inside the restaurant, I am not sure we would be as eager to go.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My Favorite Place
    ritasforpaige
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    Fabulous service, friendly servers, great food - lovely views - nice background music -
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So Disappointed
    TexmexVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Having been to Rita's Kitchen in the fall, we were so excited to come back. However, the chef must have changed since the 4 fish dishes were dry, overcooked and nothing like what we had had. We left and went to another restaurant for dinner. What a shame!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Easter Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    The best in town for Easter Brunch! Also great for outdoor dining.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Saturday breakfast very nice and relaxed. Good choices on Menu and Buffet.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Rita's Kitchen
    Luvfood
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Food was great. Everything we ordered was made fresh. Service was the sore point. It took them 15 minutes to get to our table to take the order and same thing repeated the whole evening. Good restaurant, but bad service makes it less appetizing to go again.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable Sunday Brunch
    locknloadslc
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    Went to celebrate a birthday and wedding anniversary and had a very relaxing time. We were able to enjoy the brunch and at no time was anyone trying to rush us out. Mimosas were free-flowing and the food was very good. Service was welcoming and friendly.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    I made reservations via OpenTable to meet with someone I had not seen in over 10 years -- and wanted a nice outdoor place where we could talk over dinner. When we arrived, we were told that I hadn't specified an outdoor table, and we would need to wait at the bar. I hadn't seen anyplace on the Open Table form to "Click" for this, and hadn't realized it was needed. This initially embarrassed me, but we were provided a table within about 10 minutes. Maybe this helps sell more drinks? :-) The enchiladas were delicious. My companion was alarmed by swooping birds before our food came. Fortunately they seemed to leave! The music on Friday night was pleasant -- they could have turned down the speakers, though.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • small slip up
    OU812
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    We have dined at Rita's kitchen on many occasions and it has always been five stars across the board but this time was definitely an off day. My wife ordered a beet and goat cheese salad, hold the onions. When the salad came it was covered with onions. She sent it back. When it came back the second time the onions were gone but so were the beets! As they say, "the third time is the charm." This incident is a first. We have eaten there many times, without incident, and will continue to do so.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mixed.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Food was mediocre, but everything else was lovely!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • party
    party
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    I want to say I had a great time celebrating my birthday. The food and entertainment was fabulous. My guests were very impressed with the menu options and the overall feel of the venue. I was made to feel very special.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Phoenix Favorite
    VegasFunVIP
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    We stay at the Camelback Inn every year. Their restaurant Rita's is wonderful. Their breakfast buffet is our favorite with cheerful waitstaff and yummy fresh food. We always ask to sit in the patio. At night, especially on Fridays there is live music, and it's never too loud to enjoy your dinner. There are fire pits since the restaurants is next to the R Bar. My chop salad was a little disappointing. Too much iceberg. Overall the food is always excellent. Try even if you're staying somewhere else. You'll wish you were staying here.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely place to entertain
    Bebe
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    Lovely place to entertain or just enjoy the ambiance and living in AZ
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate