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Rita's Cantina & Bar, JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn

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$30 and under
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Southwest
First and foremost, we want you to know that we are 100% committed to providing our guests and associates with a safe environment. As a result, we have elevated our standards and protocols and we thank you for your understanding and partnership as we work together to defeat COVID-19.

In response to this current pandemic, we have thoughtfully implemented the following hours of operation and resort guidelines.

All guests must wear a mask indoors when not seated at a dining table. All food and beverage must be consumed while sitting down. Social distancing of at least 6-feet between groups is mandated.

We are excited to resume service in Rita’s Cantina and Rita’s Bar.

Rita’s Cantina will be modifying their hours of operations starting Monday, July 6th.
• Sunday-Saturday 4pm-8pm
Rita’s Bar:
• Sunday-Saturday 4pm-8pm
• Happy Hour Daily from 4pm to 5pm
• Thursday-Sunday Limited Bites & Cocktails 1pm-4pm

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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1141 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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4.3
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4.6
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vipJeanA
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great patio! The service was awesome.

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vipJamesO
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great !

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fullofJoy
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful spot. Nicely spaced. Good service. Delicious breakfast entrees.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was amazing! Sat outside and enjoyed live music. Our server Johnny no as also amazing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We love this place and go often but it seemed like they had overbooked for Saturday Oct 17th. We had a 50 minute wait for our table and then at least another 20 mins before someone came to take our drink order!

Very disappointing .... but ambiance and food (once it came) was as good as ever.

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vipnone
Phoenix
44 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food good but chicken in the enchiladas was lukewarm. Pan hot but did not translate to the food within.

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vipBogy
Phoenix
182 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant great food, service and wonderful ambience

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vipDennisD
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food!! Great personal service! Delightful atmosphere! LOVED IT!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous atmosphere! Great service! Live music!

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vipMaryAnnG
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Tables well spaced apart, we felt very safe.

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BenH
St. Louis
10 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Everything was great, food was slightly overpriced. But the view made it worth the cost.

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vipLibby
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience4

We invited our friends for dinner there . Our waitress was very condescending. They messed up our order . Will not go back there

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vipNicoleH
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dora is our favorite. She really makes the experience memorable!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We introduced our friends to what we experienced in the past, a great restaurant. Ambiance really impressed our guests but understanding the Covid debacle was disappointed of the very limited menu. Cuisine was good but not exceptional. Our server was attentive, and orders were properly distributed. Wished he had asked if any dessert, coffee, or after dinner drink was desired. Many of us were unable to finish our meal and were never asked if we’d like a take home container. It was a bit of a disappointment knowing the wonderful experiences we have had in the past.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always great to sit outside and enjoy the ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy hour is a great deal!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The lighting and live music is a magical setting! All of the servers and wait staff are so friendly, professional and doing their very best to accommodate during these times. The atmosphere is beautiful and food is great!

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Aryah
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The location is nice and the food was good, but they Nicole’s and dimed us, charging $8 For a club soda with lime, when most places don’t charge at al, so it ended up being much more expensive than we had planned.

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vipJulie
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service and food are amazing. Had a wonderful time

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vipBonnie
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening at J.W./ Rita's- It was so nice to eat outside and feel safe with proper social distancing protocols in place. Everything was very clean and the staff was ultra careful every step of the way. Highly suggest dinner there soon.

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vipJames
Phoenix
48 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gigi was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

If you’re looking for a quiet dinner with an amazing ambiance this is the place! We actually went back two days in a row just so we could sit on the patio again! Steak tacos are legit.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside and listened to the live music ... it was a wonderful evening!

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vipPatrick1
Minneapolis
84 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The host went out of his way to seat us outside when we had reserved inside. The watermelon arugula salad was amazing as was the guacamole. Service efficient without being cloying. First time and everything was great.

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viptomay
New York Area
188 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

had breakfast there- menu is real short-food was meh-
tried other places for breakfast like lons at the hermosa
much mich better and only a couple of minutes away
and worth the trip- for a supposed 5 star hotel- this restaurant is only 3 stars

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vipEmily
Phoenix
139 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My husband, 10-yr-old daughter, and I had breakfast here as part of being Marriott program loyalty members. They have scaled back their menu with the restrictions Covid has created (fewer choices; everything plated; no buffet anymore) but still have some varied choices.

Our daughter has celiac and the server, Gigi, and kitchen staff went above and beyond in making sure her food was safely gluten-free. The only drawback is that there are really limited choices as a result. They got creative (at our request) by taking the GF bread they normally offer as a side and making into french toast. But that was really the only thing that appealed to our somewhat picky kiddo.

Amazing thing is that they asked for our feedback at the hotel front desk about how they could expand their GF options. We told them offering other GF pastries (that are made off site to avoid cross-contamination) and GF pancakes would go a long way towards making celiac and other GF customers happy. They really did listen to our suggestions.

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vipTomH
Phoenix
62 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great hamburger and tacos

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vlrrrrr
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience2

We had been to Rita's previously and enjoyed it. I must say that the food this time was absolutely inedible. Nothing that was ordered was any good except for the chips. There were 3 of us dining and none of us will ever return.

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vipJudyW
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Needed to get out of the house for dinner! Rita’s was quiet and though it understandably lacked its usual ambience, the service and food were great. Felt very safe here.

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vipRaulG
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Beautiful setting but they are off their A game. There were few diners and I get that there are less travelers, but some places are handling it better than others. This property had no one at lobby or at the host stand the two waiters were tending to a the few occupied tables they were not overly enthusiastic. No dessert offered. I got the message of not really interested in being here or taking care of the few patrons we have. Other places have been amazing and welcoming. Here it just was not the case . Beautiful view I can only imagine it would be amazing under more normal circumstances.

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vipLEEE
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful ambiance with gorgeous views. Food was good, service: awesome! A big big shout out to our server, Tasha, who treated us like royalty.

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GabriellaM
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Food was good but not memorable. Restaurant was empty as well. Had high hopes for this place.

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joeyb
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience1

Atmosphere of dining area was horrible so we opted to eat in the bar area. Food was ok - nothing to wow anyone. Drinks were terrible and sent back and remade.

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vippoetman
Northern MI
45 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Disappointing menu, mediocre food, expensive.

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vipMichelleN
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We’ve been here many times and live close by. The live music is always nice and the weather was perfect The staff this visit seemed very disorganized. We got the feeling the much of the staff was newly hired. The hostess seemed confused and overwhelmed and although we had reservations she couldn’t seem to figure out where to seat us regardless of open tables. Once seated the servers worked hard and were attentive. Food is pricey for what it is but at a resort you expect that. You can’t beat the atmosphere here though. We will be back again

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Michele
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration!
Love the atmosphere here! The musician, the beauty and great food keep us coming back!

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vipNormanL
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We come to Scottsdale every February and go to Rita’s Kitchen twice each visit. The food was always excellent, the service excellent and the music when dining outside was great.
This year we again went twice and were extremely disappointed both times. The service was nowhere near eschatology it used to be. The wait staff we knew were all gone and the new servers had difficulty getting orders straight and doing simple things like bringing the soup before the main course. As for the food, many old favourites are gone from the menu, the burger is your best bet , and the soup came cold, twice.
Next year we will not be returning.

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ScottR
London
5 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food and setting are always amazing for Sunday brunch. The price has gone up quite a bit in the last year which was disappointing to see and impacts the value a bit.

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vipPNGSctsdale
Phoenix
69 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Unfortunately, they have changed the menus and your only choice for dinner if you do not like Mexican food is a burger. They used to have a nice chicken dish that was wonderful but no more.

And the Happy Hour Favorite (mini grilled cheese) is also gone.

What was a go to favorite is now an ok once in a while Place.

Too bad.

FAQs

Rita's Cantina & Bar, JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (480) 905-7945.

Rita's Cantina & Bar, JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn is rated 4.4 stars by 1141 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.