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BAR RITA- Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale, FL

BAR RITA- Fort Lauderdale

4.5
4.5
466 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Welcome to Bar Rita - an exciting new concept from the team behind Tap 42, featuring a modern take on Mexican bar food with a ROOFTOP margarita bar!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–10:30 pm Fri 4:00 pm–10:30 pm Sat 3:00 pm–9:30 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:30 pm–6:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (954) 990-6658

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Andrew Balick

  • Neighborhood

    Poinciana Park

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • Happy Hour Booze

    Multiple dates available
    Mon - Fri - 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    Monday - Friday Large selection of $6 Beer, $7 Spirits+ Margaritas, $7 Shots, $25 Margaritas Pitchers (4-5 pours), $20 Buckets of Beer (5 beers)

What 466 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Fort Lauderdale

    Mexican

  • Fort Lauderdale Central

    Good for Groups

  • Fort Lauderdale Central

    Healthy

  • Fort Lauderdale Central

    Late Night Find

  • Fort Lauderdale Central

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Fort Lauderdale Central

    Scenic View

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  1. M

    Michael

    Cincinnati

    13 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food5service3ambience1
    There was a large group at a table next to us screaming offensive comments and cursing the whole time which made it impossible to enjoy the experience. Our server was very nice and the food was tasty - just an unfortunate experience in ambiance.
  2. V

    Victoria

    Fort Lauderdale

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    I enjoy the food and the service is always great. However, the food yesterday came out a cold -like it was just sitting there. And the restaurant was not crowded, so there really isn’t any excuse as to why the food didn’t come to me hot and fresh.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome staff
  4. C

    Charlie

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    We have been coming for several years and it seems to be going downhill. Our enchiladas were cold, and when they came back they switched the chicken and steak. There was so little meat that we were on the second enchilada before we realized this. The overall atmosphere is still good, but clearly showing signs of age and neglect.
  5. AB

    AdaB

    Fort Lauderdale

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved ambiance, food was delicious. Ashley, our server, was wonderful. Will definitely return !!!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Big place, good tacos, great happy hour. Service was awesome but it wasn’t really busy when we arrived. Great atmosphere! Would definitely make it a girls night !!
  7. SW

    SteveW

    Fort Lauderdale

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great, music is too loud to carry on a conversation unless you talk over the loud music.
  8. ID

    ItzaD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food3service2ambience4
    Bathroom on roof top had no soap or paper. Floor dirty. I was served red wine hot, in a hot glass and smelled rancid. Margaritas had almost no alcohol and pricy. They have a nice set up wish service was better
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always delicious but those great Taco Tuesday prices are up. Everything is now more expensive. WHY?!!!!! 😖
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an amazing time.
  11. R

    Rob1764

    New England

    176 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    176 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    The vibe was of millenial staff hanging and chit chatting, very little concern for the customer. Things took forever to order and be delivered. Lots of staff, little customer focused experience.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great environment
  13. RG

    RonG

    Western NC

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    My wife and I sat outside in the patio for happy hour before 6:30 when everything was offered for discount price including 2 delicious frozen margaritas for only $7.00 each. Really a good value!! We also really enjoyed the festive party like atmosphere eating on the patio with lively music and so many people appearing to have such a good time talking and laughing! We ordered a Truffle Corn Guacamole with chips appetizer that was sooo delicious along with (2) very good Vegetarian Supreme Taco platters. The price for everything including a free desert for joining their VIP membership was only $61 incl tax plus tip. Only problem was we ate too much so next time we will be more careful. Can't wait to go back soon!!
  14. A

    Amber

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience1
    Food was not good at all . I do not recommend buying the Birra tacos here 😵‍💫
  15. WJ

    WendyJ

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall1food2service4ambience1
    The tables were super dirty No hand sanitizer The chips were stale
  16. SG

    ShannenG

    Fort Lauderdale

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had the guacamole and the steak n chicken fajitas they were both good.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place! This was my second visit to Bar Rita and I would 100% recommend trying it!!!
  18. g

    glyng

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience5
    Service was terrible. Embarrassed as I brought guests. Have been there numerous times and no issues but last night was terrible.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    The service from my waitress was great. Coming in I was annoyed. When we first came in, we asked the downstairs bartender a few questions to decide if we should sit at the bar inside or outside and she rushed us off telling us to go upstairs as it is first come first serve. We got there and there were a bunch of open tables and the staff told us we needed to go to the first floor and have the host seat us. The host was inexperienced as she didn’t walk us to our table. She gave us directions to the table to decide if we wanted to sit there. It was bizarre.
  20. F

    Foodie4ever

    Fort Lauderdale

    96 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    96 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    There are several inconsistencies at Bar Rita. Number one is - service. We were seated on the rooftop, which was fine, but not what we were looking for. I thought that we were off to a good start as our waitperson came to our table right away. Unfortunately, that was the only thing done in a timely fashion all night. When you have to get up from your table to find your waitperson to ask for more water - that is not my idea of customer service. The restaurant was not busy as it normally is and our food took forever. The food was good but came out room temperature. Everyone was too hungry to send it back.
  21. RA

    RACHEL

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall4food2service3ambience5
    Server wasn’t that attentive. I’m guessing bc it was a large prty. The food wasn’t great either. Nice ambiance.
  22. MA

    MurielA

    Naples

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was absolutely perfect!
  23. D

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our first time there and we will definitely be back the food was really good. Friendly service, and the atmosphere is fun.
  24. WK

    WesleyK

    Fort Lauderdale

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Their Chipolte Chicken Taco Salad is like crack. The most delicious salad ever!! I crave this salad so much! It is a long drive from my house, but I keep going back because I live this salad so much!! Even though the margaritas are very good as well, this salad brings me back every time. Sorry I should have taken a pic of the salad to include with this recommendation. You just have to imagine heaven on a plate.
  25. M

    Meandu

    Fort Lauderdale

    29 reviews

    3.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience5
    Service was terrible, it took forever for our chips and guacamole. It was hard to find steak in the steak fajitas but plenty of red and green peppers.
  26. DH

    DaleH

    Miami

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The wait time for service and food was too long. We waited for indoor seating then for waitstaff and then for food. Which led to a longer than anticipated evening. Ambiance and energy was nice but the wait diminished the experience.
  27. LT

    LisaT

    Fort Lauderdale

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    We come to Bar Rita a lot and the food is always good. Service last night was okay not great but not bad. Brought glasses with wrong salt after confirming 2xs brought extra tacos (not a bad thing) because she misunderstood. Overall we always enjoy it here
  28. SF

    StraudiaF

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 7, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    Food was horrible never again the drinks was ok service was good
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    CAR GOT BROKEN INTO IN SIDE LOT PAY $5 FOR VALET…. SERVICE WAS TERRIBLE. Had a special occasion, totally disregarded. MULTIPLE CARS BROKEN INTO. DID NOTHING!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience3
    We waited 2 hours on Saturday night for salads, and enchiladas. Our server was very nice but there’s no reason to wait that long
  31. J

    Justin

    Fort Lauderdale

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    This was our first time going. We got there shortly before happy hour was ending so I ordered a margarita thinking that it would still be 2 for 1 but when I tried to order my second the waitress said it was too late, didn’t matter that I had ordered my first before happy hour ended. The atmosphere of the place was cool and the food was also good but the portions were pretty small for the price. Thankfully the drinks were really good. The service also could have been better. Our waitress disappeared for long periods a couple times and forgot our drinks a few times also. All in all, the place was OK but I wouldn’t need to go back.
  32. KL

    KimL

    Caribbean

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Fun place with interesting selection of food and margaritas! Nice wait staff. Enjoyed it! It's a little pricey - but worth it!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to velvet my birthday with friends. Had an awesome time. Food was great drinks were amazing. We’ll definitely be back again!!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The food was great but the service was slow.
  35. L

    Lori

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    They are always understaffed and my food takes 1 hour and a half to come out and so did my check.
  36. J

    Jess

    Naples

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience5
    Service was poor. Understandably understaffed. Manager tried to accommodate. Tacos had missing ingredients. Took over an hour for our food.
  37. LA

    LeeAnne

    Fort Lauderdale

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All four of us loved our food & our server, Jocelyn, couldn't have been more accommodating! We sat outside where it was a quieter.
  38. NT

    NatalieT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my first time here and I loved every minute! The ambiance was so much fun and the service was amazing! The food and drinks were so delicious! 10/10 I’m excited to come back 😊
  39. GE

    GingerE

    Miami

    46 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Good not great but worth a stop if you're in the be neighborhood. We were not able to be seated on the rooftop which was disappointing... Nachos were huge, we added carne asada which is was juicy but had a weird chew. We had the guacamole with tuna, tasty but sweet . Almost like two dishes. Huge push on CBD in the mixes for drinks, drinks were average.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The energy and the decor were very nice. Our server Sam was wonderful and attentive. The food was just okay, it wasn’t as flavorful as I would have liked for it being Hispanic cuisine. I would definitely go back not for the food but because of the great energy and good service.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

BAR RITA- Fort Lauderdale offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (954) 990-6658.

BAR RITA- Fort Lauderdale is rated 4.5 stars by 466 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today
Google Map for BAR RITA- Fort Lauderdale

1401 S Andrews Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Poinciana Park

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–10:30 pm Fri 4:00 pm–10:30 pm Sat 3:00 pm–9:30 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:30 pm–6:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Andrew Balick

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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