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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

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Birthdays (9)
Cozy (9)
Great for Brunch (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Good for a Date (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Special Occasion (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Business Meals (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Fit for Foodies (4)
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Afternoon Tea (1)
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Whenever we come to Scottsdale this is the first stop before anything. The food is amazing and the smell of the mesquite wood sends your senses tingling. It is truly an treat to go and it is my most favorite place to dine.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Richardsons is always a fav spot but Dick - what happened to the straws? You really need for bar and beverages.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Spicy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Fun, People Watching
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 7, 2017

We came to celebrate 2 birthdays and had some very good and different food, including a spicy prime rib and fresh sea bass. Other members of the group tried a variety of dishes and all were pleased. The server was knowledgeable and friendly. The down sides were the noise level; could not hear others across the table, and the prices. This was a very expensive dinner per person, something you might expect at a more formal and higher-end appearing restaurant.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Spicy, Casual, Authentic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 7, 2017

As always, the food was outstanding! The service was friendly and efficient and the atmosphere always lends itself to casual conversation with friends.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Restaurant was too loud, you couldn't have a conversation except with the person next to you. Food had no taste at all. When we spoke to the Manager regarding our issues, he became very defensive. How he became the Manager at this restaurant is beyond me.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 29, 2017

Was not a good experience at all. Service was slow, food was mediocre. It was not served hot either. One meal was replaced but by then other diners were pretty much done. Richardson's had come highly recommended so perhaps it was just a bad night.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 26, 2017

The food was excellent as well as the service. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Excellent food, great atmosphere and an excellent location anytime you are in the Phoenix area.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Fun, People Watching, Happy Hour
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Had a 730 reservation was not sat until 830. I even got a call confirming the reservation. We were the only people waiting. Why make s reservation?

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 18, 2017

We went here for Father's day. He used to come here every weekend with friends for lunch but hasn't been in over a year. We brought him here and they made his favorite brunch special even though they weren't offering it that day. It really did make his whole Father's day. Also, we had a lot of dietary restrictions and our waitress Liz was extremely accommodating rather than frustrated with all our substitutions.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 3, 2017

I already sent an email directly to the restaurant, buy I can tell you I was deeply disappointed. I made the original reservation about 4 weeks ago and recently updated it to be a table only, not a booth. A couple of people in our group are physically challenged and sitting at a table is easier.

After I made the change through my online reservation, a couple of days later the restaurant called to confirm. We went over the details and the caller confirmed the table request was fine. Not once did she mention that the ONLY table was outside without the luxury of A/C or even misters! Mind you it was about 104° that day in Phoenix.

The food. Eh. One appetizer was severely delayed because it was served to another table! There was no apology. No visit from the manager.

All in all, the evening was truly a disappointment. We won't be going back any time soon.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Always love coming here, great food great drink and love the atmosphere

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Spicy, Happy Hour, Cozy, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 31, 2017

One of my favorite restaurants in Phoenix. It's always unique and delicious.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Fun, People Watching, Hot Spot, Great Beer, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive
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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on May 28, 2017

I took my staff for a birthday dinner. We arrived 10 minutes early. There was no one to help or any acknowledgment of our presence. We went to Rockerij where we were met promptly and led back to Richardsons. We waited while they got a table ready and the hostess reminded us we were a little to early as if she was annoyed. We got a table eventually. Our orders were taken and the server was not completely knowledgable of the menu and forgot a few things. When appetizers arrived the bottle of water at the table was spilled onto my lap by the clumsy server. NO APOLOGIES from her whatsoever. In the end the experience was acceptable and I gladly left a 50 cash tip. I get an email from Opentable that we did not honor our reservation according to Richardsons. Overall in was a disappointing dining experience but we tried to be understanding and gracious to our server. Richarsons did not return the favor.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Read Yelp review...fabulous find!! Been here several times, consistent excellent food great ambience !!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Cozy, Bar Seating, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Happy Hour, Fun, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on May 25, 2017

Always a pleasant experience and never disappointed when I go there.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Cozy, Business Meals, Casual
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 24, 2017

Always a wonderful experience and flavorful food. Try the dark Rellenos . This is the best place to go for the real southwestern experience.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 20, 2017

The food was very good as always. Portions are larger than they need to be but good. My husband's dinner was a little over cooked (burned in places )
Temperature in the restaurant was so cold that it made it unpleasant but luckily we had all brought sweaters and were able to bring them in from the car.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 18, 2017

Great food and service. We always have a great dinner, the margaritas are fantastic, great beer selection.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 14, 2017

The best Adovada ever. My husband loves spicy authentic food, he loves this place. The relleno is very hot but super tasty.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Busy on Mother's Day; good thing I made a reservation well in advance. We got right in and seated promptly. Our waiter was super, and he was really busy. Very honest recommendations and he was spot on. The food was very good and the price tag was reasonable. We'll definitely be back and will tell others!

Tags: Spicy, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Quite simply the best restaurant on earth. Before you go anywhere else in phoenix, go here twice.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Casual, Authentic, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Spicy, Happy Hour, People Watching, Good for a Date
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Great place for Brunch. Staff was prompt, polite, and pleasant. They always checked in us and kept us informed on the progress of our meal.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 6, 2017

I just love the food here. Breakfast is AWESOME...but love everything I've ever had.

Tags: Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Spicy, Authentic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 3, 2017

I've been a long time fan of Richardson's, but the food just wasn't on par with past visits. No specials and the overall review of food from the group was just "Meh". With that said, the service was wonderful as always.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 1, 2017

We have never had a bad meal here! Food is always excellent and service is always first class...

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 29, 2017

The garlic plate is incredible

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Girls weekend and Birthday

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 21, 2017

The food was fabulous. The patio seating in April was perfect. Our waiter started out fun and personable. But when it was time for the food to be served it all fell apart.
First two of the four plates arrived. The first two people did not want to eat until all were served. After 5 min we begged them to eat so their food did not get cold. They began eating. Then a third plate arrived. Same scenario. After about 20 minutes the final plate arrived. Lots of appologies were made but without explanation. I would have expected them to offer a 'condolence" but nothing of this nature was done.
So disappointed.
I will go again as one time, shame on you. If it ever happens again, I will not return.

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Spicy
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 19, 2017

It's been many years since I've eaten at this restaurant. The food was good but not spectacular.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Food was Great👍Service was outstanding,great time had by all😁

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Wonderful food and the best service. A group of eight of us went for brunch and it was wonderful. Service was spot on, we had Matthew as our server. He was pleasant and took very good care of us. Making sure we always had what we needed. The food was delicious, delivered from the kitchen piping hot. I had Huevos Rancheros, they were to die for. The others had Crab Cake benedicts, the Breakfast Burrito, the Hangover (recommended highly), Lobster Omelet, and Chili Rellenos. The tortillas were fresh and hot. The Mimosas flowing...go enjoy..it is so yummy. I can't wait to go back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Spicy
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 8, 2017

I have a legitimate amount of experience with this restaurant,from my in-laws frequenting the place for the past 25 years and the stories that they tell about when it was a "hole in the wall". To having my wife and I's engagement party at Dick's (at my wife's demand!!!) As well as numerous other family celebrations between the 3 locations... My "review" will be curtailed to Richardson's.......

There are some nuances with Richardson's, important in my opinion, first being the size of the restaurant and more importantly the size of the kitchen, and what I mean by size is, it is a very small space, it is intimate, and I would say great care has been taken into what they do with the smaller space, including having air conditioning in the backs of the patio seating and low level lighting ect. ect. ....
Without breaking down all aspects, here is my list of what to expect, when dining at Richardson's:
1. They have a small (tiny) kitchen, your meal with take a while, but it will always be cooked with consistency and top ingredients.
2. Sea bass is "out of this world" delicious.
3. If you are cautious of "spicy dishes", ask your server about the dish, they will guide you, because they have dishes that bring the heat!!!
4. Ask your server about the dishes that are not on the menu or that cross over to Richard's other establishments. (Linguine being at the top of the list).
5. Order the garlic platter.....It takes a long time to cook, but it is something special.
6. Garlic shrimp pasta, will makes your toes curl.. #1 go to item on the menu.
7. Sunday brunch is low key and very good, bloody Mary's are decent. Eggs Benedict is Awesome.
8. If you make reservations in advance, I would recommend asking for Linda as your server, she is delightful and knows the menu and "not on menu items" off the top of her head.
9. The place is impressive enough, that I have never written a review online or otherwise for any type of business until now.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Casual, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Spicy, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Food is always really good. I was very disappointed that even with a reservation for 4 we were sat at the worst table in the place. I even asked the hostess for a booth - they were all open at the time. She said she was not able to. Towards the end of my dinner I was on the way to the restroom and walked past the manager, I explained my disappointment to him and he didn't seem to care. When we left there were still booths open, they could have easily sat us there with no issues to other reservations. Service was subpar, had to ask for extra water multiple times and my husband was brought the wrong beer.

Tags: Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Spicy
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 (Dallas)·Dined on April 4, 2017

Awesome New Mexican fare! Jason was a great waiter and kept us entertained as well as suggested food choices. The Carne Adovado and the Pork Mole were wonderful. Famous for the GCP mashed potato stuffed jalapeños!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on April 3, 2017

This continues to be our favorite restaurant. This time we had Jason as our server and he was exceptional. I do find it to be rather pricey, but the portions are so large you could easily share an entree or take your leftovers home for another meal. The carne adovada is awesome.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Romantic, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on April 3, 2017

What a disappointment! The menu has changed and it was hard to pick combinations or items. I chose a shredded beef enchilada and a cheese chili relleno. I got two chili rellenos and a small cup of beans. Refried beans would have been excellent. The ones I had came from a can with no garnishment. Plus, they got my order wrong and gave me two chili rellenos, one beef and one cheese! Eeeek! The red sauce was so hot my gut was dying for two days. I personally will not go back! Plus, they didn't automatically credit my open table reservation. I looked like a no show!

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 2, 2017

Love the food and atmosphere here. I have had several meals with different friends and family members at Richardson's and I am never disappointed!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on March 31, 2017

Had friends from out of town visiting us. We took them to Richardson's for dinner. We all had a great time, and our friends could not stop talking about how great the food was. We were all pleased with our meals. The Adobo chicken was amazing! The New Mexico Enchiladas were to die for. Highly recommend this place.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 28, 2017

I'm from New Mexico originally and was so excited about having some authentic Mexican food and chile. The server and other reviews made it sound like it was going to be amazing but it honestly wasn't. The service was amazing and the atmosphere was awesome. I'm really sad the food didn't meet the expectations everyone set for it. I will unfortunately not return. Especially for the price.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Spicy
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