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, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, 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

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

80% would recommend it to a friend

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Fit for Foodies (6)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Spicy (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Casual (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Business Meals (4)
Fun (3)
Good for a Date (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Romantic (2)
Seasonal (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Local Ingredients (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great Beer (1)
Healthy (1)
Live Sports (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
People Watching (1)
Tapas (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 4 days ago

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 5, 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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·Dined on November 5, 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 5, 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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·Dined on October 28, 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 23, 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 21, 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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·Dined on October 16, 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 15, 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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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 13, 2017

This is our favorite restaurant for southwestern cuisine. The food is always well prepared and choices are many. Prickly Pear Margaritas are the best in the valley!

Tags: Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Have loved Richardsons for many years. Service was awesome, food great as always.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Casual, Fun, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Best southwestern food in metro phoenix. Always consistently good.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Fabulous as always....Brining guests from out of state for the first time...Its my Favorite restaurant in Phoenix and I bring people there as often as I can. Love it!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Spicy Huevos Rancheros and the famous potatoe stuffed peppers were awesome

Not a bad Margarita either

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·Dined on August 28, 2017

Excellent food and atmosphere. Great price for experience. Waiter seemed a bit new however.

Tags: Casual, Authentic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Our table was ready at time of reservation and food consistently tasty as always. Noise level is a bit high but otherwise an enjoyable evening!

Tags: Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on August 6, 2017

I'm sorry to have to say that our experience on this visit wasn't the best. We had been once before to Richardsons and were anticipating our return visit. It was much better the first time. This time our server tried to be attentive but she must have had too many tables to take care of. It would have been nice if she noticed that we ate very little of our entrees and inquired about why that was. Our food was just OK. I remembered it as being much better the first time we visited. I had the Carne Adovado and there was a lot of fat in the dish. My husband had the enchiladas and they just weren't as good as the last time we were there. Our friend had among other things, the sliders and they were dry and though. Our server did take them off the bill, after we told her, which was much appreciated. Its quite a drive for us to get there and I don't think we will make the effort again.

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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on August 5, 2017

I took my out-of-town girlfriends to Richardson's because they wanted good Mexican or SW food. What they got was excellent New Mexican food. They loved it! Our meals were all delicious and so were the cocktails. I had the tri-tip special and it was very good. Always a great meal at Richardson's!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Richardson's is very very noisy and we could not have conversation at the table because of it. A menu recommendation was made for me, but when the food arrived it was undercooked scallops - very rubbery. The service was mediocre. The other guests with us liked the enchiladas and the sliders, but the mole dish did not taste much like mole. I will likely not return. Parking is by valet.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Met another couple for dinner and drinks. Reservations from OP made it easy with no wait. Drinks are great, a few beer taps that span the spectrum. Garlic app was excellent, fresh and cooked at order. Food was spectacular, prime rib is big. My gf and I shared the rib, then we made another meal out of the doggy bag. Our guests shared the tacos, thought they were great. We had a nite cap out in the patio bar, comfortable even in July.
Great nite, nice place. Free Valet makes it quick and easy.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Our server was horrible. Group of 4. 2 meals came out, 1 was not right. The other 2 meals never came. We told server several times and told what was missing. The wrong entire meal, not even the right entree was delivered 4 times. We called for Manager and the meal still came out wrong. I finally got my meal along with the other missing meal after an hour and half. We all got comp'ed, but it was the worst experience I have ever had.

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·Dined on July 22, 2017

This place was very cozy... food is absolutely authentic all homemade great sized portions

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Richardson's continues to be a standout restaurant after all these years and even a fire-forced change of location. Varied menu with good choices in fish and New Mexican. I deviated by going with pasta and it was all right, but I'll stick with the other entrees in the future. Nice ambiance, casual, friendly service.

Tags: Business Meals, Bar Seating
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Our server, I believe his name was Mathew, was outstanding! He really was attentive to our needs on an extremely busy noisy Sunday. The food was great, ambiance wonderful, and we had a great time! Thanks, looking forward to returning.

Tags: People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Romantic, Great for Brunch
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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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