BAR RITA- Fort Lauderdale

4.5
385 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!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
What 385 people are saying
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Erica
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Everything was very good from our server to the food & drinks. The only complaint is that we requested to be seated upstairs & we were placed downstairs in a corner. Different vibe than what we wanted to experience - we wanted the lively bar atmosphere but instead got seated in the quieter dining room downstairs.

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Ftlaud33316
Fort Lauderdale
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Though, the restaurant, food, service were excellent, the music was a bit too high for my party to have a conversation outside. We will return but eating inside, where it’s much quieter.
The place is beautiful n great for the neighborhood.👍👍👍

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vipRaymondB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such great food and service. We always love hitting up Bar Rita for dinner and drinks with friends.

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johnm
New England
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been going regularly for about a year now. The food is excellent and the ambience is great.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here, went when it was slow but food and everything was amazing! All the workers were awesome! Coming back again !

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Service was mediocre... food and margaritas were great!

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DeborahD
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there. Very good .. and I'm a picky person retired from the biz

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JenifferG
Fort Lauderdale
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Waitress was inattentive. Her friends showed up and she spent most of the night hanging out with them. Food was bland and basic. Margaritas were terrible! Tasted like mostly sour mix. First time and last time.

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ShantaP
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

It's great for all types of occasions, bridal showers, birthdays, just because... The drinks are top shelf. They really need to be able to communicate with upstairs so when you're waiting at the bar upstairs and your reservation is ready, the customer has to go downstairs just to check in and come back upstairs for their table.
Otherwise, wonderful experience!!!

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Lindz
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Ambiance was nice …kick back type of atmosphere. Great vibes.

Food: chips were entirely way too salty.

It’s was happy hour. We received an unchewable piece of meat for one of the tacos. They brought us another one but charged us for it.

Recommended for fun get to fevers, first dates or just a regular night out.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing atmosphere and food

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat inside after requesting a change from outdoor seating. Maybe we will sit outside when it cools off. The staff was friendly and attentive, the foos and drinks were delicious. We have visited twice now and plan to return again.

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AlisaD
Fort Lauderdale
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Came here for a birthday, the host and servers were unfriendly and extremely rude. I asked for upstairs and a server from downstairs told me it’ll be 25 minutes. It ended up being 30 plus minutes to get sat down after my reservation. Rosie was the only person who actually cared about us and made sure everyone knew we were waiting for a table. We basically sat at the bar for a while waiting. No one there had a welcoming attitude, every seemed miserable to be there. However, food and music were good. I’d recumbent eating somewhere where servers and host are actually friendly, it would’ve made the experience better.

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MsParks
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Mezcalrita was GREAT! Was not a fan of the Birra, but that could’ve been because mine were burnt. The ambience is great! I’d try them again.

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MISSAMAY97
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tacos were delicious, service was fantastic and the ambiance was so nice

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MarkN
London
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bar Rita is always a great place to go. With great service and great food, it was a fun place to go to help a friend celebrate his birthday.

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KevinW
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Love going here on Monday nights. The live DJ is a nice addition to the dining experience. The food is just ok, but really overpriced for what you get and mostly bland in flavor. I’ve been a few times and this is consistently the case - so not isolated incidence. Go for the ambiance instead and to support the Monday night event.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved my evening here! We sat upstairs and the view is a must at sunset hour. You can see downtown laudy perfectly. I always order the combo fajitas and it’s plenty for 2 people! They will set you up with (2) sets of everything too. Tonight was my first time ordering the truffle crema corn guac and it was tasty. Overall, it’s a great spot to vibe, with huge portions!

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Lala
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is great! Atmosphere is chill and cool, the staff is also really friendly. They know what they’re doing and what they’re talking about, and you can tell making the customers happy is their main priority. Food is great, and for their prices it’s 100% worth it.

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Tura
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience5

The food was really good and the price are reasonable. The service is a bit slow but the overall experience is great

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SandiS
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

This is a good place for Mexican food. Spicy watermelon margaritas are awesome! Best to go during the week, very busy on weekends!

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CoreyW
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Food and drinks are always great, it just took a while to get our drinks and the service is just ok.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Horrible service outside. We had to keep repeating our order and had to send two back which were cold and wrongs the food was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Fort Lauderdale
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was super friendly and quick.
Food was amazing! I need that corn recipe, I’ve never had corn made this way and I was super satisfied.
Margaritas were strong and delicious.
The view is beautiful inside and out. Would recommend and would definitely go again.

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vipMartinS
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

1. For it being Happy Hour our drinks took a very long time to get to the table.
2. All our food, Appetizers and Main Dishes, all came to the table at the same time. Would have like to enjoy the App's first then be served Mains.
3. No chips and salsa where served (Free) upon seating like EVERY other Mexican restaurants I've ever eaten in.

That being said, The drinks were very good, the Food was very tasty, the atmosphere was Fun (Sat Upstairs) and our waiter Eric was very attentive and personable.

Would go back and would recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Waiter awesome ambiance really cool but the food /drinks terrible. It was obvious the management didn’t plan for the amount of customers. Very understaffed, the poor waitress was working in 2 totally opposite areas. So I don’t blame her for making 15 minute visits to each table

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went around 7:30pm, sat downstairs outside, it had rained earlier in the day so maybe that explains why there were several flying ants near our table. Aside from the bugs, and slightly expensive cocktails, the food was good and was a great place to go, probably better upstairs or inside though..

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ACarter
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gina was great!

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ShenikaS
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Taco Tuesday at Bar Rita

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Harryp
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great ambiance great vibes waiter was angelic attentive and nice, the environment was great not too crowded during the pandemic

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

We were seated quickly, and served with our food in a timely manner. The decor and music created a nice ambiance. Just wished we were given bigger portions of food but otherwise we had an amazing time.

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OpenTable Diner
Fort Lauderdale
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a reservation and were seated inside. The drink list is unique and we enjoyed what we ordered from the bar. The food was thoughtfully made and delicious. Our server was friendly and attentive. I plan to return and have already recommended it to friends.

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enomic
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Stephanie was such a great server, she checked on us the perfect amount of times and updated us on the status of our order when necessary. The drinks were great and the food was good too.

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taye
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Went there for brunch .. the website didn’t specify what days are only brunch days. outside was extreme hot!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had fun! The waitress was nice, food was fast and the drinks were decent. Worth the wait

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Busy night but bad service. It took an hour and 15mins for my boyfriend and I to receive our food to the point we had to take it home because they were closing. I like the environment but I dont think it was right to wait that long for the food

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We loved this restaurant!! Great food! Great service! Great atmosphere!!

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Alyssa
Nashville
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The original marg is great, not too sweet and a little different from your typical marg. Have had the fish tacos, shrimp tacos, lamb tacos, street corn guac, all very good

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vipAllieD
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Taco Tuesday! $3 tacos and happy hour until 6:30am half off drinks and apps

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vipGregR
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love the patio area so we can bring our dog.

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 385 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.