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

4.6
1290 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 1290 people are saying
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4.5
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ChadK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great patio seating over looking the beautiful grounds of JW Marriott

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JoyO
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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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vipJack
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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

JP
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.

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Joefish
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience5

No spectacular Sunday Brunch Buffet. The menu was limited. Nothing special or creative on the menu. Had we known we would have gone elsewhere.

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DebbieT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Rita's for the ambiance, the views, the staff and the food!

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vipBogy
Phoenix
201 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a delicious meal. The surroundings are incredible. The service was perfect.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall2food4service5ambience2

Food is good. Service is great. And while we LOVE that they have live music, it is simply not consistently good. This past time, the music was too loud to enjoy conversation- and we were outside, seated far from the stage, to give you an idea of how loud it was. Also, it would be really helpful if they posted on their website who is playing. While we typically love the genre of music, some of the performers are really not for us. It would be nice to know ahead of time who is playing.

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vipJoel
Philadelphia
73 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice and comfortable outdoor dining.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful brunch experience at Rita’s Cantina at JW Marriott. Live music outside, delicious food, shaded seating, beautiful floral and water features. We were warmly greeted by several people including Niki, Rachel, and Orlando, and our server was Rita, and she was amazing! Ty spent extra time with my sons and they loved interacting with her. I highly recommend!

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NicoleM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great brunch except for the grilled cheese and the hamburgers for the kids are VERY small. My kids could have ate two.

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vipLvLS
Phoenix
24 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lonely brunch, outside patio. The musician was a little loud, but not too much. Crab Benny was a good portion to split, and the house made Prosecco is fantastic!

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DanaH
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful brunch on the patio! Loved the ambiance, presentation, service, and setting. We weren’t rushed and were able to linger over our breakfast. Could not have been a better experience!

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vipFavorites
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We love to come to Rita’s. Only complaint is the outdoor tables are poorly lit throughout. Table candles would solve this problem. Hard for waiters and our guests to see

Thank you

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great !!! Vibe was great!! Service was great !!!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food2service2ambience5

Food was average and waiter service was spotty. Ambiance was amazing and the live music added a nice touch.

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bball
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

We were staying at the JW Marriott Camelback so we thought we’d eat on property our first evening there.
Ambiance: the outdoor patio seating is cute with overhead lighting and a fantastic view of the mountain. Weather was in the 80s in the evening so it was perfect. It was definitely crowded but the noise level was fine.
Cocktails: we ordered the Sangra-Rita which was overpowered by the cinnamon and the Pear cosmo which was sickly sweet. We barely touched them.
Appetizer: the chips trio was fine.
Food: we both ordered the cup of tortilla soup. It was served warm so we returned it to be heated up. It was tasty once brought up to temp.
Salads: we each ordered a small salad. The green salad was barely dressed and nothing special (the server recommended it). I was told the wedge salad was just ok as well.
Service: friendly but a tad slow. But it was a busy evening.
For almost $100 I’d recommend going for the view but not to eat dinner there. Although we didn’t have an entree (they were out of what I wanted) so I can’t comment on that. But I felt it was way overpriced for the very mediocre food and drinks we did have.
Note: we did have breakfast there the following morning. And the pancakes were good.

MB
vipMaryB364
Phoenix
35 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were staying at Camelback Inn and pretty much eating there for most of our meals. This was our last evening, and my husband had the tortilla soup, and I had the lobster quesadilla. My husband said it was the best tortilla soup he has ever had, and we live in the area, and he eats tortilla soup quite a bit at many restaurants. They were out of lobster, so substituted shrimp instead, and it was still a delicious quesadilla. We had the almond panna cotta for dessert, and it was delicious.

The ambience at Rita’s is so nice, with the outside seating available, at the upscale patio, with all of the beautiful flowers and live music.

As I said, we live in the area, and use Camelback Inn for many staycations, and always enjoy the Rita’s restaurant there.

MK
vipMatthewK
Indiana
14 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Mother’s Day is always great at Rita’s but excited to get the buffet back! Nothing better!

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pault
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our meal with you folks, and we will be back again and recommend you to our friends.

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mgerig
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Mother’s day

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FredW
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect margueritas, and awesome food. Great seating and good live music.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
54 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy coming here, sitting outside, listening to live music while enjoying great food and service! Thank you 👌🏻

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
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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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch date

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vipJulie
Seattle
26 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
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
90 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

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 1290 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.