Rita's Kitchen at Camelback Inn, A J.W. Marriott Resort

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901 reviews
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$30 and under
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Southwest
Savor the true taste of the southwest, both North and South of the border, at Rita's Kitchen Restaurant. Serving flavorful breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Southwestern charm and ambiance, dramatic setting and inspired cuisine. Our recipes reflect a heritage of handcrafted cuisine, lovingly prepared with garden-fresh ingredients and culinary creativity handed down from generation to generation. Enjoy one of our handcrafted signature Margaritas or house blended Sangrias. 360 degree views of Mummy Mountain and beyond. Fabulous open courtyard with fireplaces, nightly entertainment, and water features. We offer special features on holidays, please go to our website for more information.
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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 hours ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Love this place but service consistently slow.

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CL
Cleveland
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Very disappointing. I had been eaten here several years ago and decided to celebrate my mom's birthday here. The service was very poor and the food was very average. Very overpriced for what they provide.

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SM
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rita's was a great place for a date night. The waitress was very helpful, and let us in on a little secret (enchilada sauce as a side for the quesadilla...brilliant!) The margaritas were fantastic. We sat outside, and enjoyed the guitar player. Not too loud, and the singer was great. I will definitely go again.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

It did not live up to Ratings.

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Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Met friends for a New Years Day lunch. Server was pleasant, but we rarely saw her. None of the bussers would remove used dishes until she came around to start clearing. There were crumbs and food bits on the floor from breakfast or brunch that had not been cleaned up at our table and the tables around us. Food was good. It was a pricey meal for lackluster service and ambiance.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious and reasonably priced food. Bar and restaurant staff were amazing. Great hostess from Ireland was also outstanding.

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San Diego
55 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall a very good experience! Nothing out of the ordinary. The resort itself is beautiful, there’s no mistaking that. The restaurant is relaxed and the food is plenty good, but wholly unexciting.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Ordering process went smoothly.
Good came out quickly
Service was attentive to our needs

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CC
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I appreciate the services. you have the best Sangria!

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London
9 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very friendly and fast service. Great ambiance. Food was good but only inspired by Mexican favours and not the real deal if you are looking for something authentic. In general very good

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AG
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for Xmas day. They had Xmas menus as well as their regular menu which is hard to find . Xmas decorations were lovely in the hotel.
It is not fancy but super nice and everyone was happy!
Nice hostess staff
Monique

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

X-mass day dinner

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Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very pricey. Dining was outdoors.with lovely vistas. But it was chilly and the heater next to our table was not working. Great variety of food for the brunch. Food was well prepared and nicely presented. Servers were very friendly and helpful. Waitress for elderly patrons at the next table got food for them not on the buffet.

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

The restaurant was understaffed. Understanding it was a Christmas Eve dinner...there were many large parties and it took a while to be greeted at the table (10 minutes +). However, the waitress was friendly and knowledgeable. The food was luke warm at best and the menu descriptions did not accurately describe the items.

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MM
Pittsburgh
14 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Christmas Eve

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Christmas Eve

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MA
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The brunch at Rita's is truly out of this world. More awesome things to eat than I have ever had at any brunch. Then, to top it all off, they bring you this "dessert tower" (see photo). If you love a really good brunch buffet then you must go to this one. When I went it was $75 per person, and was actually worth every penny.

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DH
Phoenix
62 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's all about the ambiance and warm welcome as you sit outdoors and enjoy the view.
One of the greats for outdoor Paradise Valley dining.

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LM
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful setting and wonderful food! My dad and I agreed that they were the best hash browns we have ever had!! I also ordered a Paloma and it was perfect!

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NS
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was great but service was slow and not especially engaged.

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PD
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great choice for weekday breakast, casual or special occasion. Good service, friendly and accommodating wait staff. Breakfast buffet has a wide and delicious assortment including a make-to-order omelet bar.

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R
San Diego
27 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food good, ambiance outside nice. I wish the staff was friendlier/ all 4 of us agreed!!

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l
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Fabulous service accommodating our request for a quiet table. The restaurant was extremely noisy and our party of four could not hear each other. The hostess very kindly opened up a section of the restaurant that was closed so we could sit at a lovely quiet table. Service above and beyond the call.

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RM
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server made the night extra special!

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OT
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Lovely spot. Great patio. Mellow musician. Friendly and professional hostesses and waitstaff. OK food. Killer margaritas!

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Phoenix
28 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit to Rita's Kitchen but we now plan to go back on a regular basis. The Camelback Inn generally, and the restaurant specifically, provides a great atmosphere. There's an option of outdoor dining with live music. We liked the fact that the restaurant offered both Mexican foods and non-Mexican foods on the menu. Finally, both the food and the service were great.

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J
Phoenix
30 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The receptionist was very congenial and seated us immediately. The service rendered by Carolina was excellent and the food, of course, was superior.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and setting

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was amazing

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Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about the restaurant, location & ambience was fantastic. The staff was amazing & the food was perfection. Can't say enough about this restaurant & resort. Would definitely come back!

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TA
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Quanity and variety at Thanksgiving buffet was wonderful. Service was excellent. We were seated right away. The only complaint was the desert pies.
Too thin for proper filling which was very dry. Mostly crust.

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MH
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 1

The inconvenience for which we were treated for unexpectedly having one more person in our party was deplorable. The "elementary school cafeteria" atmosphere made it impossible to have any conversation because the noise level made conversation impossible. Being told we needed to be done with our table within an hour was embarassing and insulting. It was a $550 disappointment.

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MA
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Have been going to Rita's for years. It seemed better this year. New tables and chairs, and new staff. Menu was similar, but thought the quality had improved. Setting is always beautiful.

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A typically class Marriott operation in a beautiful setting. The food is quite good and the staff is attentive. Hardly the least expensive eating place around, but, as the saying goes, you get what you pay for.

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F
Phoenix
38 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a phenomenal place for the Sunday champagne brunch

The service is second to none. The food is superb.
Great fresh crab, shrimp, sushi, roast beef, steak, crab cakes, etc. The desert was excellent.

I could go on And on about the food ambience.

This is by far the best buffet in Phoenix

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b
New England
16 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

On vacation...nice meal

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AC
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I met a friend for lunch and we had a fabulous time! Gigi was our wait staff person and she was great! She was very attentive and the food was wonderful! Very easy to valet park and the valet guys were very fast and attentive! We will join you again soon!

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v
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful to sit outside in the desert and listen to live music

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M
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Anniversary

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