BAR RITA- Fort Lauderdale

4.6
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127 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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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4.5
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4.6
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JL
New England
21 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great place for a Monday night with $5 ‘Rita’s. Our only objection is noise level is way over the top. Way too loud !

c
Miami
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Chile relleno was small and unexceptional. Margarita was blah. We had a reservation for 2 at 8:00 and were given a high hat table on roof. Freezing cold!

OT
Key West
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience5

So, let’s start by saying we were initially a reservation of 5 and they were very accommodating to make it 8, 30minutes before our sitting. The bartenders were great... so we say down after having a drink and our server was nice but extremely occupied. He forgot to come back to take our entré order 20 minutes after the appetizer hit the table. He bought us a drink, great. Then the entre

j
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience2

The food is spectacular. Interior design is 5-star. However, the music is not in harmony with the high caliber food and interior design. The music was artificial, synthesized disco that was up too loud. It was an unpleasant distraction from the food. Play peaceful music at a lower volume that supports the great food.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch and birthday

OT
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, love the food so creative!

OT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time last night. Our waitress was very kind to us, we didn't know what we wanted to drink and she was very helpful in explaining and recommending drinks. The food was delicious, we didn't have to wait so long for it and the atmosphere was incredible, on Tuesdays they have DJs and it was super cool. Definitely 5 starts!

JR
Miami
20 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

I really enjoyed my meal and I look forward to going back really soon

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Service was slow, I had to ask repeatedly to get a water, and two members of our party had their orders come out wrong then had to ask a a manager to go see where their food was when the correct order also took forever. When it finally came the food was excellent but the service left enough to be desired that I won’t be going back anytime soon, particularly when El Camino and Rocco’s Tacos are 10 minutes away.

ES
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Great restaurant with good drinks & food. Was a bit disappointed that my 15 top table only had one server. Took over 30 minutes for anyone to get their first drink. Server was sweet but she clearly needed assistance which no one really gave her.

MN
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience3

This location is generally pretty loud. They have good food and drinks. Service can be slow but if you are a regular customer they remember you after a few visits. I recommend the chicken enchiladas and nachos!

AG
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, very loud music you’ll be screaming the entire time!

OT
Birmingham
9 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were warmly greeted upon arrival. Our server was friendly and offered suggestions. My partner enjoyed a mango margarita. I asked for iced tea and my glass was refilled without having to ask.
The special appetizer of guacamole with charred corn and cheese was delicious. It’s ample to share with a group.
I had fajitas that were perfect! I was surprised that the tortillas were very small but there were enough to use all the fillings. My partner enjoyed chicken ala plancha and it was delicious, served with a special slaw. Since dinner was so good, we had to try dessert. It was good but we ate too much. We will go again and enjoy everything in moderation. They have take out boxes.

NH
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Great upstairs view. Pretty bar. The service was excellent. The drinks were good. Only complaint was the food. The chicken enchiladas were hard as a rock. The chips and salsa and guac was overpriced. The taco platter was average. Not sure I’d go back for anything but drinks.

KK
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love going here for the delicious food, fantastic margaritas, and the upstairs open air ambiance!!

AE
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The ambience of this restaurant is amazing! I absolutely love the attention to detail. The food was really terrific and our server was friendly.

JC
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was thoroughly impressed by this restaurant. The service was impeccable and the food was delicious. We ere seated right away upon arrival in the upstairs area. Our waiter was attentive and kept the drinks flowing. We came to celebrate my hubby's birthday and knowing this, the waiter brought us a shot that was amazing. The guac was on point and the spicy margs exceeded my expectations. We will definitely come here again!

VB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food, Service, ambience is good, but music is way too loud. Cant even have a conversation with the people your sitting with!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome atmosphere! Delicious food, will definitely be back!

MH
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fun place to spend time with friends
Great food & service

FG
Atlanta
49 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

We have been to bar rita a few times decided to introduce it to friends and last night was a disaster we had to track down our waitress twice fajitas didn't taste like before at all were told we couldn't go upstairs because we had a reservation and they were booked and had to sit down stairs even though people continued to walk up there and stand and wait for a table the entire evening they were very understaffed last night disorganized and not interested .. and we were six that wanted to drink. Will be a while before we go back if at all

JB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Pride Monday’s, drink food specials and great live DJ.

BC
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere with great staff and great customer service and great food.

FG
Atlanta
49 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, great food. Go, try it now.

W
Miami
22 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pride Mondays is fantastic, the clientele, the energy with the DJ and the servers excellent attention gets me there every Monday, the manager Vince does a fantastic job overseeing everything

c
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service1ambience5

The waitress completely forgot about us for 2 hours. We couldn’t get water let alone the check.

MC
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chicken and waffles was to die for!!!!
Love hanging out on the second floor deck... it was breezy and outdoorsy without the heat.

DB
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

First time there great place. Was there for happy hour great crowd, music , food and vibe

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious and the staff was super friendly, I would def recommend!

OT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall4food5service1ambience5

Amazing food and wonderful drinks. Every thing we ordered was amazing but the service was horrible. At one point we left the table to go order drinks ourselves at the bar.

S
Washington DC
56 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Always a great meal, and super friendly wait staff! We did sit downstairs however and there was a Latin Band upstairs, they had the sound system in the dining area downstairs so loud we could not hear at the table. However, we asked if they could adjust and they did turn it down. Super fun bar, great environment and well worth the trip

OT
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here since the renovation and I was very pleased with everything including the service and menu with numerous "clean food and drink" options for the "health consciuo"s individuals. I would not hesitate recommending Bar Rita to any local resident or visitor for a unique atmosphere and dining experience.

o
Orlando
11 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food and service!!! we will go back for brunch!

l
Miami
44 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food was good. The bar, however did not have my wine - pinot grigio. I can't believe they ran out and didn't bother to restock.

J
Miami
20 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was so good! Best fajitas I’ve had in FL and the margaritas are delicious! Loved the spicy watermelon!

LE
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Every thing we tried was 5 star! The guacamole is outstanding,the steak,Love the fish tacos, the ice tea is fresh.

KK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was very impressed - first time here. The food was excellent - I had the truffle guacamole and was very happy with it - enough for several to share as an appetizer. I then had 2 single tacos -a short rib and a beef one, both very good but the Short rib was exceptional - a smoky flavor and a little heat. I had the skinny margarita which was good. Then I tried the watermelon jalapeno margarita, and that will definitely my go-to in the future: not too sweet and some heat, especially from the salt on the rim. Service was great and our waitress was very friendly and attentive. We ate downstairs and will try eating upstairs next time - which has a more festive/DJ atmosphere, but has more of a wait from what I understand. I will be going back for what I see as much better than typical Mexican food -definitely elevated.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a reservation for brunch and we were sat very quickly. The specials were explained and we picked our drinks and the chips and salsa. Drinks were great and the salsa was also great. The chips are spot on; crunch and salty. The food came quickly and was plated well and it tasted great. Would definitely return. Pricing in line with other tex-mex restaurants in the downtown (Las Olas) area.

IM
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place, the food is delicious, nice ambiance and great customer services!!! Ohhh the decoration is colorful and vibrant, Super cool 😎

T
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This was my third or fourth visit to Bar Rita. Always enjoy the staff, have had great service, and the food is delish. Tuesday $3 tacos are worth every penny! Just watch the weather. Heavy rain inhibits seating.