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About Richardson's Cuisine of New Mexico

Specializing in New Mexican Cuisine. Richardson’s concept has been around since 1988. Known for our red and green chile and our outstanding Wood Oven Pizzas. Our menu includes a variety of salads, appetizers, pastas, soup of the day and main entrees. Daily specials are written on our blackboards. And we also offer an extensive wine by the glass and reserve selection. We take reservations for parties of four or more.

6335 N. 16th St
Phoenix, AZ 85016
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Southwest

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Daily: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Brunch: Daily: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Lunch: Daily: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 12:00am

Cross Street:
Maryland

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(602) 265-5886

Website:
http://richardsonsnm.com/

Private Party Facilities:
Private dining information is available at our website

Private Party Contact:
Office: (602) 285-1780

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Richardson's Cuisine of New Mexico Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.5

ambience

4.7

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

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Great for Brunch (10)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
Good for a Date (9)
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Happy Hour (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Comfort Food (7)
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Business Meals (6)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 6 hours ago

Most excellent New Mexican cuisine outside of Santa Fe! Great drinks, fun atmosphere and delicious spicy food - we come here whenever we are in town.

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·Dined 7 days ago

We were disappointed in our waitress. She did not bring out my wife's salad before the entree as requested. In fact, my wife never did receive her salad even after reminding the waitress that she hadn't received it. Also, my wife asked if a salsa on her salmon could be substituted and the waitress said she would ask. The salmon came out without the substituted salsa. The waitress should have asked my wife if she still wanted to order the salmon since the chef wasn't willing to substitute the salsa. We ran out of water. When the waitress brought our bill, I reminded her that my wife hadn't received her salad. There was no adjustment to our bill. She asked if we wanted the salad boxed to go. Food and ambience were fine, but the customer service was very disappointing. I was embarrassed for our out of town guests.

Tags: Cozy
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

We have been six times over the last few years. ( From California) Expect noisy, of course, but this is the first time the food was mediocre. Pork chop very tough, chicken rubbery and sauces not as authentic as in past. The color was strange too.

The service by LiZ was pleasant, attentive and she Was the best. All your employees were on top of things. Excellent team.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Richardson's has a vibrancy that gets you excited and relaxes you at the same time. They can be really busy but not over crowded. The food is amazing and of course the service is great.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Authentic, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Great food & ambiance. Good service and we will return.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on February 8, 2018

We had a great time. Our server Samantha was awesome and the Garlic appetizer and the Queso App were both phenomenal !!! Definitely will be back!

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Fabulous Southwestern food, service and drinks!

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·Dined on January 31, 2018

My go-to restaurant for Mexican food when I'm visiting Phoenix.

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We brought out-of-town friends to enjoy one of Phoenix's best restaurants and they were impressed! I cannot recommend Richardson's enough. From beef to seafood, the menu is fantastic.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 23, 2018

We have dined here many times and generally find it to be excellent New Mexico style Mexican food (hot). It is super if you enjoy spice, but i think that new comers should be told that the dishes are quite spicy. our friends are sensitive and one couldn't eat the dish and didn't want to make a fuss. All could have been avoided with a bit of for-warning.
i loved my food and have found the service to be stellar! If you understand what you are ordering and like a great ambiance, this is definitely your place. The fact that you really need reservations even on a week-night to avoid a lengthy wait should tell you what I mean!!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Brunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Wonderful original New Mexican food. Service was great and the atmosphere was inviting and fun. Thank you!

Tags: Authentic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Very enjoyable, great food, love the happy hour menu, great wines, great flan, it was a terrific evening of food.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Organic, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Food was very good both those items on the daily menu and specials. It is truely New Mexican food at its best. Ambiance was cozy and relaxing.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 17, 2018

If you want authentic New Mexican cuisine, you won't find any place better than Richardson's. Recently ate there with two other friends from New Mexico and we all agreed: Richardson's is the best, hands down.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 15, 2018

The food was excellent and service was great - we will be back.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Our server was amazing, and of course, the food was fabulous. Such a fun, memorable night!

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Food was delicious. The only thing that was disappointing was the service at the door. No hostess to seat us or to even acknowledge our reservation. After 15 minutes of standing at the hostess station, I had to ask a bartender if we could be seated. Once we got our table, half an hour after our reservation, the service was excellent as was the food.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Fun
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 7, 2018

If you are looking for a great place to meet with friends, Richardson's brunch is the place to go. Complimentary valet, as you arrive at the restaurant. If you are looking for something with a bit of a kick, I recommend the green chili stew, topped with two eggs - over medium. Other guests, who joined me enjoyed the huevos rancheros. The smokey red chili sauce was very aromatic. The beer chaser to pour into your bloody mary or drink on the side rounded out a lovely midday treat.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We love Richardson’s! From the first bite, when the explosion of flavors hits the mouth, we are in heaven! How do they do that? Everything is just amazingly good! The savory, spicy, green and red chili make you swoon. The rellenos are divine with their melted cheese or tender steak. And the potatoes! Perfect crispy chunks seasoned to please. Oh, and the best Bloody Marys that put a beautiful color on the day! Service is great. Such a relaxing place to meet up with friends and make your tummy so happy!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Authentic, Casual
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The ambiance of Richardson's was fun and comfortable while remaining private enough to enjoy a date night. The food was excellent and creative. The service was fantastic, our server obtained a gluten free dessert from the sister restaurant downstairs to satisfy my sweet tooth and picky stomach.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 31, 2017

New years dinner. So dark inside cant really see your food

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Best brunch in Phoenix

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great atmosphere. Charming patio. Great food. Lots of fun.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Richardson's And Rokerij have beeen go to places for great meals for years. Whenever we want to head out for an excellent meal and a good time, we always consider these two.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 21, 2017

The best restaurant in Phoenix. Hands down. Yes

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Paleo Friendly, Bar Seating, Authentic, Cozy, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great Beer, Casual, Fun, Notable Wine List, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Spicy, Good for a Date
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Richardson’s has a fun cozy vibe with the fireplace, copper bar, and great music. The food is consistently good!

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Cozy, Great for Lunch
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Great experience, our server was very helpful & personable. He offered suggestions that worked perfectly for our group. We don't get to Richardson's often, but absolutely recommend it. The only downside is, it does get loud & it's difficult to have a conversation.

Tags: Fun, Spicy, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Food as always was excellent. Service was great. Server explain the menu. She didn't mention the seafood special and we didn't see them until we had already dined. Several in party enjoy seafood so that was a let down. Only other issue was that it was a chilly night and not enough heaters were available

Tags: Special Occasion, Spicy, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 15, 2017

We have been going to Richardson's for years and always love it. This time we were joined by friends who had never been. Their comments were that the ambience was great and it had a very cozy atmosphere. We all loved the food. The wait staff was a bit slow, but it was very busy and we were not in a hurry. We had a very nice experience.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Authentic, Spicy
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Celebrated my birthday with my husband and friends this evening. Richardson’s has become the spot to celebrate my birthday every year. Love the food and the service!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Richardson’s always delivers with an exceptional New Mexican experience. Try the New Mexican platter or the Carne Adovada...although EVERYTHING is good - without exception.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Service went out of their way again for us. My fiance wanted the lobster Benedict that was a special in the past.
Kitchen made it Happen!
Always awesome service with great food and large portions. Drinks were perfect.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We always love Richardson’s. Food is great and a place that has been around for a long time. Great service and the folks that work there are awesome. Downside is that it is small and can be noisy. Be patient your food can take awhile but nice to have a glass of wine and relax. Still one of my favorites.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Tapas
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We love authentic New Mexican food, and you do not disappoint. You have a great selection of fish, meat, tapas, drinks, that we always find SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE! The waiter was a concierge, giving us more information than we usually get at other restaurants. You were able to accommodate three different diets for our group of five, and everything was professionally prepared. We'll be back! Billie Thompson

Tags: Spicy
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Love the food options and the cuisine style. The specialty sauces are amazing.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Normally it’s very good, but this night the food was served cold and when it went back to the kitchen to be reheated it came back with a large amount of red hot spicy sauce added to the plate. We could NOT even eat it. My friends from Australia ordered specifically that their food not be spiced. Well, that cleared killed the whole experience. We all drove a far distance to meet for dinner their and it was a total bust!

Tags: Spicy, Casual
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Waited over an hour for first course. Surly waitress and servers. Very Spicey food. Manager attempted to make apologies. Would not go back.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 20, 2017

I was not going to put this negative review on open table. I called Richardsons and explained what had happened that night. The manager said she would talk to owner about step, find out who took the reservation and send a gift card to me to come back. After a week and a half I never received a call so I called her back. She apologized and said she was let go right after she talked to me. She told me to call Clark. I called again and asked for Clark. I was told her wasn't there and asked to speak to the manager on duty. She hung up on me. Then I sent an email to the business office for Richardsons and haven't had a reply.
1. I called to change the reservations from 8 to 9 people. Was told no problem we will take care of it. When we arrived they had a booth for six which we couldn't fit. They sat us at stools and little cocktail tables in the cove. We had to hold our plates on our laps and I had to cut my mothers food before putting her plate on her lap.
2. When going into the cove I didn't see the step and fell onto the ground. My leg and foot swelled and turned black and blue. (My foot is still sore to walk). I was never offered ice, something to put my leg up, etc. Not even a round of drinks was offered. The manager I spoke to after on the phone told me she was on duty and no one informed her that I fell.
3. A couple of us ordered the cordon bleu and it was terrible. A large piece of bread with a dry chicken breast and a little slice of ham.
We were all so disappointed. We always take out of towners to rokerji and decided to try richardsons for the ambience. We have never had a bad meal or service at Rokerji.We had out of town family and it was to be a family dinner for everyone to see each other. As of today I still haven't heard from anyone from Richardsons. Really bad customer service.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 15, 2017

I ordered the chili relleno with duck and something else. It might have been beef. While the sauce was pretty good, I could not find, nor taste the duck or whatever the other meat was. I think the chilis should have been improved upon. I like a very hot pepper.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Food was mixed for party of seven. Some excellent, some mediocre, especially the New Mexican dishes. Very disappointed that they will not provide provide separate bills to a party of seven, just one bill per table. Very loud, uncomfortable booth. Will not recommend or return.

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