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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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7677 N 16th St
Phoenix, AZ 85020-4434
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Southwest

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Daily: 7:00am - 11:00am
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 5:00pm
Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Northern

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(602) 997-5850

Website:
http://ricosag.com/

Public Transit:
Public bus stop at corner of 16th Street & Morten Ave.

Executive Chef:
Rebecca Tillman

Additional:
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

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3.9

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food

3.9

service

4.0

ambience

3.9

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (25)
Good for Groups (23)
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Romantic (6)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Scenic View (4)
Good for a Date (4)
Casual (3)
Cozy (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
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Afternoon Tea (1)
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Fun (1)
Happy Hour (1)
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 10, 2017

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.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 13, 2017

The food was amazing. Definitely great for not only staying at the resort but also for a nice place to stop in and dine. The service is ok kind of slow and not real personable servers.

Tags: Special Occasion, Healthy, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 17, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on April 21, 2017

The potatoes with the spareribs were horrible they tasted like cleaning solution!! My daughter ordered the scallops and left hungry, such a small portion of food. They should really serve bread with the meal at this price level!!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Amazing food and the staff/service were the best. Could not have been happier with our meal. We live 40 miles say and will be coming back again!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual, Organic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on March 2, 2017

Never greeted. Say for 15 minutes, left and the host didn't stop us. Only saying have a good night.

Will never return.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 24, 2017

Food was very good but honestly, a bit pricey. Very limited selection. Ambiance was nice.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Not very busy and took forever to get our food. The steak was tough.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 13, 2016

The short ribs were disgusting. The meat was extremely tough (had a hard time cutting through it with a knife). The sauce was even worse. Ordered a salad to go instead.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 20, 2016

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.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 19, 2016

Not as good of an experience as I expected. Food was marginal and service was "it may take a while"...it wasn't even busy

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 12, 2016

We come every Wednesday evening for burgers and usually one other day each week and we leave in the area. It is always great! This night they were off. The hostess kept apologizing for their lack of service, etc. Thanks.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 23, 2016

good food, good service. the food arrived in a timely manner and the wait staff was very good. the food was tasty and cooked to the right temp for the steak i ordered.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Kid-friendly
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 15, 2016

I guess the best part of the location were the employees. They were all great.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on June 6, 2016

Food was mediocre. They were out of many items the waiter sold us on. Just not good.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 17, 2016

The food is usually great here but this past experience was not inviting. Mainly due to the customer service. The service did not seem like they wanted to be there or enjoy their job.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 9, 2016

A good choice on the property for dinner. Our family had a good experience.

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 (Denver)·Dined on March 10, 2016

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!

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 (New England)·Dined on February 19, 2016

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!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 25, 2015

The food was good even though we had to send back a salad with salmon cause the piece of salmon was so small and didn't taste very good. The service was poor at best. The waitress had no personality, barely spoke, and was very inattentive.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 16, 2015

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..

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 24, 2015

Breakfast buffet was good, fruit was very fresh and pancakes/French toast were very good. The muffins and banana bread were very moist and tasty. Eggs were not great and omelette was undercooked and runny. All-in-all good breakfast buffet, not great.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 31, 2014

The bar menu is good and I strongly recommend the tacos. Great prices at the happy hour. The salad would be good if it was not swimming in the salad dressing. You can get the restaurant menu in the bar which gives some nice options.
Service was very good.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 3, 2014

Good breakfast buffet. Very good service. Great atmosphere. Go there!
Only downside is their hours of operation which you might verify as they do not seem to follow the hours listed...

Tags: Great for Brunch, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 26, 2014

The menu was very limited. Definitely not up to the atmosphere of the resort. I choose Rico's because we were staying at the Hilton Squaw Peak, having a summer getaway. The resort is upbeat and lively, while Rico's was just dead.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 10, 2014

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.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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 (Portland)·Dined on March 22, 2014

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.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on March 19, 2014

We were a party of 7 - 4 talkative teachers. Excellent food and service & great patience with a chatty group.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on March 15, 2014

We ate here several times and had great food every time.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 9, 2013

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!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 3, 2013

The service staff was attentive and accommodated dietary restrictions.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 11, 2013

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 15, 2013

Great venue for a weekend getaway. Very friendly family and Rico's has a good variety for everyone.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 5, 2013

Rico's has evolved since its takeover at the Hilton resort sits on the corner with agreat patio space and high visibility but the food and service now an add to that!
I recommend this sleeper resturaunt and hope others find it!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Dallas)·Dined on April 12, 2013

we had awful service.
food was great but service was bad!
wrong credit card to the wrong person, food not prepared correctly (which is okay because things happen) but nothing was done to make it right!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 26, 2013

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.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 1, 2013

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.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 23, 2012

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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 (El Paso)·Dined on August 24, 2012

Service started out good then dropped off dramatically. We were abandoned for about half an hour. Food was on par for hotel. Nothing special or memorable. Best part was setting. It's a pretty place. I kept thinking I'd rather have breakfast there.

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 (Portland)·Dined on June 29, 2012

Wasn't sure because it's a "hotel restaurant" but I was pleasantly surprised! Food was tremendous. Service was great! It's a must try when I'm the area if you're staying at the hotel or not.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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