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

4.5
1256 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

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
  • Staff temperature check required
What 1256 people are saying
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4.4
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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mgerig
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined 9 hours ago
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Mother’s day

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy hour was awesome. We split three apps and they were all amazing. The margaritas are 1/2 off during happy hour and taste amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch date

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vipJulie
Seattle
25 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful property and great live music! The steak was fantastic! And we loved the queso appetizer. It was a spendy dinner but worth it. Apricot cocktail was delicious too!!

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vipAzDinerWiner
Phoenix
88 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food and view. Service was excellent despite how busy they were. Highly recommend

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vipEmilyR
Cincinnati
21 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food1service3ambience4

I have always loved this restaurant. And, I wanted to love it still. Unfortunately, this last experience has changed my mind.

I had a friend in town this past weekend and I wanted to give her the best Arizona dining experience. Rita's has always been a favorite to bring out of town guests to. The sunset views, live music and fantastic menu made it a win-win all around.

This past Friday, my friend treated us to a spa day and I wanted to treat for dinner as a thank you. The sunset was spectacular, the music was so good, and such a great vibe. Unfortunately, the food was terrible!

The menu changed since my last visit. And, not in a favorable way. It is a much more limited now and when I tried to order the shrimp enchilada, I asked if they might accommodate my dietary restrictions so I could enjoy it. For the first time I can remember, a nice restaurant, or any for that matter, refused right off the bat to even try. The server didn't even go to ask. He just told me I should pick something else. And I quote, "There are other things on the menu you could choose from if you can't have the enchiladas." I was stunned.

So, in all, I paid $120 for a meal I couldn't eat without worry.

I still recommend Rita's for the sunset, the drinks and the live music. But, I would now suggest grabbing dinner somewhere else before.

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vipFoodie
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

The food was very pricey for what you got and extremely average tasting.

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vipAzDinerWiner
Phoenix
89 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

An excellent place to dine--either lunch or dinner. Outside dining is really special. I really enjoyed my experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The views and the outdoor space were beautiful. The food was good and the drinks were fantastic.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
57 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Great patio. Live music service was basically nonexistent food was ok nothing to bring you back

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CherylA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Four of us went for brunch on Sunday to Ritas. We had enjoyed it in the past, but this experience was terrible. First the atmosphere...they jammed us into a section of the patio which was really busy, so that we could not really enjoy the live music. The waiter was completely overwhelmed. We had to stop other staff when we needed something and ask if they could help us. We literally asked for a wine list 5 times!

The food was mediocre at best, and the Bloody Mary absolutely terrible. No garnish, no rimmed glass...it was a big disappointment. We would have gotten over the mediocre food if the ambiance and service had been up to par...but it was not.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
6 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Really excellent food, amenities, and ambiance. Our server was neglectful and we went long periods of time not being checked on. The resort itself is gorgeous and would recommend if you have a long time to spare with friends or your date to people watch/wait on service

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LindaH
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As a resident we always like to support our local resorts as well as Mom& Pop places. I have been coming here for decades and it is always the best time ever!
Marianna was our server and went over and above accommodating my party of 10.
Put Rita's on your list!!

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vipBean
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

We had specifically picked Rita's for a graduation celebration. We wanted something special and thought the Saturday brunch would be wonderful.

I called the restaurant twice before Saturday to make arrangement for our celebration and was not told the brunch ended at 2:00 PM.

We arrived at 1:45 PM per our reservation. When asked if we wanted to order we said we were waiting for the last member of our party. And the host did not tell us when we were seated, nor did the waiter when taking our drink orders, nor did the waitress when she came to take our order. NOT ONE of the many staff members mentioned that we might want to order right away, since the brunch menu was not available after 2:00 PM.

The last member of our party arrived after 2:00 PM. We did stay and ordered from the "snack" menu, but it was not the special meal we had planned for our "graduate." We were very disappointed!!

I strongly recommend that guests arriving after 1:30 be told that the brunch ends at 2:00 PM.

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JenniferW
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance. Loved the singer. Great service and food.
Awesome

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ArleneE
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The atmosphere can't be beat - sun setting behind Camelback Mountain, guitar music, firepits, good drinks - it's a lovely place to spend an evening (if you can get a reservation!).

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MichelleW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rita’s margarita is a must and also the pear martini. Chicken enchiladas Rojas are always delicious. Sea bass and fajita bowl were good as well. The beautiful ambiance and live acoustic music Thursday thru Sunday makes this a favorite of ours for the past six years!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

The food and ambiance was great. The service was just ok it took along time in between ordering drinks then app then our takeout meal for him to check on us.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was wonderful and the service was even better!

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vipCeeJay
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Gigi was great!

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JohnC
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience5

I had a breakfast burro that had a red sauce that was not good and was only able to eat a small portion of it. My husband had Huevos Rancheros which had overcooked eggs and the ranchero sauce was not good. We have had good food there before but yesterday it was not good - Mexican food imitation but not good!!

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vipluv2dine
Phoenix
19 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

eggs Benedict were so incredibly wonderful better than most I’ve ever had

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Fred
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Good service. Good food. Loud music and mediocre quality. Overpriced.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
38 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food2service3ambience5

Best patio in town and love the live music!

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vipRobertK
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a nice dinner would come back loved. The milusic

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vipJennyK
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great place to have dinner after a long work day. Great music and views. :)

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vipTopogoldy
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place for especially outdoor dining. We have been coming here for many years and the food is very consistent. They also have live music beginning at 6:00 p.m. most evenings. Beautiful and cozy setting with mountain view. Highly Recommend!

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vipKarenandAndy
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience5

The garden-setting with water features and view to Mummy Mountain is the only saving grace for this restaurant and the food quality shows they know it. We stopped any additional ordering at the chorizo queso and two salsa / guacamole starters. It was bad. Processed-texture cheese with a 'crust', flavorless guac. Margaritas made so sweet like candy (not in a good way). Basket of broken chips. These super basic f too risky for another disaster. Shockingly, it was crowded; hence the garden, water, mountains...

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My favorite has been table-side guacamole. It would be nice if you could still at least select ingredients like the table-side allowed. The guacamole we got in our order was tiny and bland. The salsa tastes like store-bought jarred. Where are the hunks of tomatoes and other savory ingredients? Very disappointing.

The best part is the magnificent setting with the mountains, beautiful gardens and nice live music. Priceless.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, Beautiful setting, will definitely return

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vipviolette113
Phoenix
72 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On a perfect night in Phoenix I took my daughter and son-in-law to Rita’s cantina and bar. Our table had a great view of the musician. The drinks and food were outstanding and our server, Tanya is a doll. It happened to be the night of the board of visitors debutante presentation. So many lovely young women in white and their dads in Black tie. You could not ask for a better evening.

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vipSallieR
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We had eaten here before and thoroughly enjoyed it. That said, we booked a table for 6 to celebrate the recent wedding of our son...rather special. I made note of it on my reservation. There was no mention of it at all :( We were seated outside(requested) at a table with ugly views of a bright empty dining room. Our server was fairly attentive, but missed a couple of drink orders that never arrived. The food is good, but choose a different restaurant if you are celebrating a special event.

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vipNick
Phoenix
20 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Patio seating at this time of the year is a delight.
Prompt service. Good coffee with pot on the table.
Excellent breakfast menu.
Good value for elegant setting.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Was a lovely location and the food presentation was fabulous. We were on family vacation and it was suggested by friends were were visiting. We were not disappointed.

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vipFrankR
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Rita's at Camelback is an excellent place to dine. Beautiful location. We dined there three times over two days and Gigi was our server each time. She is delightful women and provided excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Birthday and vacation!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent experience. Rita our server was awesome

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Nancy
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was a perfect day for outside dining and everyone who took care of us couldn't have been nicer. Our server, Suzi, was expedient, friendly, and helpful.

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TXRestaurantRater
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great setting for an evening drink or a family dinner. Would have been a great night no matter what, but it was even better with live music playing. A little larger menu might have been nice, but the menu items we had were all very good.

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vipBethM
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great outdoor venue!
Quiet enough that you don't have to raise you voice to be heard in a conversation.

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 4.5 stars by 1256 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.