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About Rico's American Grill - Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak
Rico’s American Grill brings high-quality, farm-to-table cuisine at an affordable price. Nothing about Rico's is complicated; not the parking, not the prices and definitely not the menu.
Here, it's all about straightforward, locally sourced ingredients. You'll find back-to-basics meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner in a neighborhood setting. The drink line-up at Rico's is as friendly as the staff. We have daily Happy Hour Specials including The Rico's signature Rough Riders brew, HD TVs for sports viewing. The bar program also includes a wide selection of tequila and margaritas.
Rico's, which is located adjacent to the Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak, is named after a now-defunct 1900s Mercury mine. The restaurant pays tribute to the community's mining history with its mining artifacts and decorum.
Good People. Good food. Good drinks.
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Phoenix, AZ 85020-4434
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Daily: 7:00am - 11:00am
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 5:00pm
Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Public bus stop at corner of 16th Street & Morten Ave.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Rico's American Grill - Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Ratings and Reviews
Our server Dave was really great! He was very funny and professional. We really enjoyed our experience with Dave.
The food was more on the ok side. The artichoke and spinach dip was very bland as was the breading on the calamari.
The Ruben was toasted perfectly, the burger was cooked to perfection, and the kids enjoyed their food as well.
Hands down the server my group of 6 has was awesome. Even though we had reservations we had to wait for 10 minutes for our table. We ordered right away and apps came out pretty quickly. Spinach artichoke dip was amazing and how the prepare the pits to go with made the dish. Calamari was average. The food over all was average for the price of the dishes which is where the 3 star review comes in.
I have several things to comment on regarding our visit:
#1 - they claim to be a farm-to-Table and locally sourced restaurant... Nothing we were served seemed fresh or was listed as local on the menu and nowhere do they publish what local farms they use.
#2 - they have a very nice seasonal Fall themed menu posted on Open Table. The menu looked good which is why we chose to go here. When we got there, we were surprised to find out that menu isn't actually what they're serving. The menu online had Fall foods like Sweet Potato Pumpkin Soup and a Prosciutto Arugula flatbread listed... instead, we were given a menu that had things like Gazpacho and Fish Tacos on it... It's the end of October so why if they're so seasonal are they serving summer food?
#3 the food was not good. The salmon was overlooked, the asparagus that came with it was so thick it had zero flavor and the mashed potatoes had so much butter in them that they had a pool of butter surrounding them on my plate. The mushroom flatbread that we ordered was fine. Nothing to rave about but certainly should have been better considering usually ingredients are top quality at a farm-to-table restaurant.
The resort here is great but this restaurant (which was our only option on property for dinner) was NOT. I don't recommend this place. It's not seasonal, fresh, local or delicious. We should have just eaten at the sports bar across the street.
Although we mentioned that we were in a hurry...we had a little over an hour...the waitress did not inform us that the kitchen was backed up and rarely visited our table. Our food came within 15 minutes of when we needed to leave for the airport. The food was very good but, having to choke it down left us feeling like we were being taken advantage of. I would have gladly had the waitress be honest with us and point us to something that could be prepared quickly...I thought a burger would fit that requirement....such a upsetting experience. We have visited the Hilton at Squaw Peak many times over the years and now I remember why we don't eat at Rico's!
Great modern menu in a very comfortable environment. Really enjoyed several breakfasts and dinners here. The team is so friendly and warm - amazing with our two young kids. Michael and Agate were 2 favorites but the entire team was awesome. Thank you for enhancing our stay in Phoenix. Nice to be able to find a great meal for a fair price on vacation! Many thanks!
A great birthday celebration. I took my husband to Rico's American Grill to celebrate his Birthday. Our food was great and our waiter was very attentive he made sure we were well taken care of.. My husband got a free birthday dessert so he ordered the outrageous banana split he and my nephew share and they thought it was the best dessert you could ever have. 👍 for great time, dinner & atmosphere and the prices were just right.. Thank you Rico's for making our dinning experience a AWESOME Outting..
Considering this is attached to the Hilton I thought the prices were going to be outrageous. I was happy to see they were not and are your typical prices for eating out at a bar and grill. The sweet potato fries were delicious and so was my skirt steak. I loved the little dessert cups they offer so you can sample multiple items. Great staff! I would go back.
Took three people to open our wine. First, she had no idea how to use the waiter key. She plowed right through the wrap. Then tried to pull the cork through brut strength. Then called over server number two across the tables who couldn't do it either. She screwed the thing so far down the key couldn't have caught the side of the bottle ever. At some point we offers to help and showed them how to use the lever. To which one exclaimed "we are getting schooled tonight". But the cork was so beat up it broke in half. So they called a manager while telling us "we keep telling management we need wine training". Food is ok and some was really good. But it is hotel prices - be warned - for untrained servers.
We had a morning meeting at Rico's. It was a great atmosphere to relax, chat, eat and even work. This is our second visit to Rico's, but definitely not our last. Not only is the food great, but it's almost the perfect central location for meetings for our staff which are scattered across Maricopa County. Thank you Ricos!
I have only been a patron of this establishment once. The review that I can give is of one experience. That being said, I think this place has enormous potential to be very good happy hour spot. Since it was not busy at the time I have a arrived, I was promptly seated and taken care of by the host and waiter. There are no complaints of the food and or service, I just wasn't wowed. This is fine, this is just me.
We made reservations for our anniversary because we had our reception at the hotel. When we came in at 6PM there was only 2 other tables with customers. The decore is very dated. The waitress aske if we were guests of the hotel. She was shocked that our response was no. She said, "oh, you must be from the neighborhood." That was the clue that no one comes here willingly. The waitress did her best to tell us the specials, but it came off forced. We ended up waking out before we ate.
I was expecting more, the steak had no flavor, we waited a long while between plates before someone would come check on us. there was hardly any one there, so no reason for them not to be attentive.
Some of the food came out cold.
The only thing that was perfect was the cheese cake.
We made a reservation at 5pm for 8pm that same evening, making sure to note that we had a group of 4 plus a highchair. When we arrived, we discovered the dining room was closed and the hostess told us we could sit in the bar or on the patio. She waved us in the general direction we were to go and went back to putting up Christmas decorations. The bar had either two-tops or high-top tables, neither of which would fit our party or a high chair. The patio consisted of mostly couches and coffee tables, but we did find two bistro tables that could be pushed together to fit us and had to track down someone to help us. The server was snippy when we mentioned we didn't know the dining room was closed, but got a little nicer as the bill grew.
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