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

4.6
1312 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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
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4.5
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Outside dining was not available when we arrived but later people were seated outside and the ambiance there was excellent.
Rita’s chicken enchilada was excellent.

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georgeg
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good
Excellent service
Price on the higher side but it was worth it

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My one concern is I was charged for a tab that was not mine in the amount of $190. My tab was $90. My server promptly addressed with the manager and my charge was supposedly adjusted, but the $190 charge still shows on my debit statement and the correct charge for $90 does not show at all. I’m hoping the adjustments will just take a few days to clear through my bank.

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LaurenK
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing dinner. Staff was incredibly kind. Excited to come back.

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vipNIkNIk
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service! We really enjoyed the atmosphere and the attentive staff. Looking forward to returning on our next vacation.

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vipNIkNIk
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and very attentive service.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect service and delicious food. Gigi and Orlando are charming. The whole staff will care for you and ensure you have a good start to your day.

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MindyW
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We were pleasantly surprised by Rita's Cantina. 4 dinners, all really good! Great margaritas, the creamed corn is delish. The food is creative and really good!

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LandonJ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience4

If all of the dishes would’ve gotten as much thoughtfulness and attention as the steak, this would be the best meal I’ve had in a while. Service was okay but we didn’t get much time with our server. Bar area was too loud for a date at this price point. Would sit in the dining area instead. Churro cheesecake to go in our hotel room was excellent.

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Dinner
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service, gorgeous views!

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Traci
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We always enjoy our time here, views and service are wonderful, thank you.

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KathyP
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The device was spot on and the food was excellent. We would recommend Rita’s to anyone looking for a lovely evening!!

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NancyS
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent view, even after dark. Great service and food was excellent.

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NancyP
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We chose to eat outside Sunday, which was a poor choice due to heat! Certainly not any fault on the resort. Have eaten many times at Rita’s and enjoyed everything about the venue!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Ambience was perfect, live music, stars and twinkle lights. Food wasn’t that great considering we border Mexico. I expected to see Tacos or Shrimp dishes etc. Margarita was sub par. Drinks at the steakhouse were on point and we simply carried our drinks to Rita’s.

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vipDJL65
Kansas City
14 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and atmosphere

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Shmily21
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Awesome ambiance. The food was priced for the type of restaurant it was, but there wasn’t anything to write home about. Actually a little disappointed in the dishes. Had the cheese chorizo dip and the sauce tasted and looked like nacho cheese from a can, had the wedge salad, which wasn’t a wedge at all but they used butter lettuce and drenched it in dressing, had the flat iron steak which wasn’t seasoned and the corn hash underneath had a weird texture. Our server, Juan Carlos was amazing and everyone that worked there was super nice.

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SalinaH
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classic spot with consistently great food, drinks and service!

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foodiegirl5
San Antonio
7 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The only reason I gave it less stars is because we went there for the amazing brunch for fathers day only to find out it was not buffet but just a simple menu. I wish I would have known that ahead of time. Lots of places are doing buffets where the servers help and I feel that Marriott should have done this. But as always the service is great and the food is delicious!

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JacklynnN
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Father’s Day brunch. The service is always amazing weather you’re staying at the resort or just dining with them. One of our favorite places to go as a family.

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viptandt
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are guests of the resort. The food and drinks are excellent. Service too!

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MichaelJ
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food2service3ambience5

Overall good experience, but both of our entrees were incorrect.

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vipDesertDiner
Phoenix
86 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Not a good renovation. Rita's is not the place to go for a quiet dinner anymore. Hard dining room surfaces make the space very loud (we could not even hear the guitar player in the bar let alone ourselves speaking). And the decor of western vignettes appeared clumsy and meaningless. The service was fine, but the food only fair and was overpriced.

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ChadK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great patio seating over looking the beautiful grounds of JW Marriott

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JoyO
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Rita's and Cosmo were amazing. Due to the heat, we all stayed with cold salads and Shrimp cocktail. We had a small pre-wedding gathering, enjoying food and company where we were treated like royalty! The service was wonderful and the complimentary fruit and chocolate desserts from the chef himself!

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Jack
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good
One of our favorites

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FreddieF
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Food was very good. Service staff was disorganized, but we are just recovering from lockdown. First there was confusion about who was our server. Someone took our drink orders but didn't bring them; another person then came to take our drink orders. No bread provided but you can purchase a bowl of tortilla chips. They really vacuum the money out of you here. We had only one alcoholic drink and one appetizer and one dessert, but the total for dinner for four was $180. All the waiters are wearing black masks and uniforms; once the sun sets it's really hard to know which server is which. If the service improves, it will again be a good place for a special occasion. Cheesecake was good, wonderful outdoor setting, pleasant music.

Suggestion: buy masks in multiple colors so you can identify your servers!

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vipritasforpaige
Phoenix
39 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We sat outdoors and it was lovely
Service is always excellent

Menu has been reduced but still nice choices
I liked the prior one better tho because it offered more variety

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vipJohnP
Phoenix
55 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Went for diner and had guacamole and salsa/ chips and chicken enchiladas
Food was very good. Excellent service .
Draft beer was cold
Enjoyed the evening--great atmosphere

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Rick
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance of the outdoor dining and food were outstanding!

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JimT
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I tried to book a table using open table. There was only 5:00 or 8:00 pm available. I tried to call for a table but couldn’t get past the answering machine which promised to call within 48 hrs. We ate at 5:00 but the facility was never close to being full. I asked the receptionist what I had such a hard time getting a table and she seemed extremely unconcerned with my problems. There are too many other places around with better food and available seating.

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Brianl
Toronto
19 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was very tasty and the portions were quite large, considering it was still happy hour servings.

Ambiance was lovely and the service was attentive and speedy. The only issue which detracted from our enjoyment was the proliferation of flies which landed on our food and drink glasses. I'm not sure how the restaurant could have solved that issue. Perhaps next time we might choose indoor dining!

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HungryTraveler
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

A little disappointing this year. Prices went up and quality went down. Over $60 for a cup of soup, two bowls with some rice, beans etc and the steak in it was chewy. For that price you’d think tortilla chips would be included but those were $18 extra. Love the resort and staff but won’t be eating on property again.

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vipLauraS
Phoenix
19 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The JW Marriott/ Camelback Inn has long been one of our most favorite places to visit. Rita’s Cantina, likewise, was our “go to” place; loved the casual vibe, the excellent service, and the food. Sadly, we have had two occasions now, where they have really fallen down. After a round of golf at the Marriott course, we arrived for our lunch reservation at 1:50. Because our waitress didn’t get to us to place an order until 2:00, we were no longer able to order lunch— and had only the Happy Hour menu to choose from. The choices were minimal, although the food was fine. But after driving an hour to golf there, and to enjoy what used to be, the wonderful Marriott experience, we left frustrated and disappointed. It will be some time before we give it another go there; just too many other choices available...

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SusieS
Baltimore
24 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great meal at a great spot!

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SueF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a beautiful place with amazing food and the view of Camelback Mountain is awe inspiring.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food & great atmosphere!

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SusieS
Baltimore
25 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely brunch! Great location and the food was excellent!

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PaulC
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This was our third visit to Rita's during our stay. The food and ambiance was great each time.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arrived for a milestone birthday celebration. Everything was excellent here! The ambiance, food, drinks, service, was all five stars. Staff members were friendly and kind. They were easy to approach and were eager to accommodate us. Unforgettable.

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 4.6 stars by 1312 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.