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

4.4
966 reviews
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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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Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I don't know what is better.. the delicious food, the elegant service, or the gorgeous surroundings. The flower gardens are showy and fragrant. Enjoy!

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JS
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was there Approx 1 Month ago a new 7.00 upcharge and increased food items by over 25%.One of the Top Brunches I have EVER HAD in my World Travels...Easily in one of my top five meals of my life.
Dont Miss this one !!!!

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OT
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best brunch I’ve ever had.

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Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for outdoor dining. Beautiful flowers abound.
Service is unobtrusive and pleasant.
We had the daily special which was delicious and reasonably priced.

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MC
Phoenix
27 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had family in from out of town and it’s a bit of a tradition. Fabulous as always!

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NA
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and such beautiful place to go. I will be there for Mother’s Day!! So excited!!

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New York Area
87 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Two birthdays
Great food
And service
Wonderful

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PD
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Great setting but spend your money better and go to the Mission or Barrio Queen - both are much more authentic that this overpriced Marriott venue.

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m
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and beautiful background. The food was very disappointing though. It reminded me of dorm food, looks ok but just no taste. Won’t go back.

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OT
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gorgeous. Love everything about it.

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were staying at the camelback inn, and had checked in with the hostess about getting a table. Only to end up using this app to get us a table because it was quicker than what the hostess had told us the wait was.

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Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

The resort seemed understaffed from valet to the restaraunt. Took forever to get valet, check in for dinner was not smooth, our drink order took a long time to fulfill once seated for our reservation, we got our food to share but had no plates to eat off of for a while after we got the food, and then the valet didn’t have an electronic tipping method so we had to use their ATM and pay fees. Every valet I go uses Bravo as a tipping app. The experience just wasn’t worth it and it’s sad considering how much they’ve put into renovating the resort.

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JL
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoy having dinner at Rita’s kitchen. The outdoor patio area is so inviting. We also thoroughly enjoyed the live music, not too loud, you could still visit and chat, but nice to sit back and relax to. The whole hotel was very busy that evening with a large event going on and yet our service was just perfect. We really had a nice meal and evening.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Service was great, need better options for kids.

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J
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great, atmosphere outstanding. My favorite place to go in Arizona!!

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C
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 5

I don't know if I want to recommend this place to non caucasian friends. It was highly recommended to us by our caucasian friends but we had a different experience. By the time the management tried resolving our problem, it was too late, we were just waiting for our server to pick up our payment. Although the management tried to make it a better experience for us before leaving by covering our drinks and appetizers, the damage was done and the bitter taste was left in our mouth like a bad after taste. Otherwise, we had a great server and good food.

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GM
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have taken several people there for lunch who were not aware of the beautiful gardens and atmosphere. We are Canadians who come down each year and this place has never disappointed

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Phoenix
23 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

I have been to Rita's twice in the last month and was disappointed both times. Although the patio view gets a big 10; the food is mediocre. I have had both the beet and goat salad with chicken (barely any) added; as well as the veggie fajita platter. There was very little flavor to either and very pricey. My favorite thing is their Mule....it has a unique taste and if you get it during happy hour ($8), it's more reasonable than the $13/regular price. I will give Rita's perks on their fabulous servers who do a great job.

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E
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved our waitress she was a delight and the live music was a treat !

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y
Oklahoma City
11 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great time & great food. Love sitting outside & listening to live music.

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Phoenix
35 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The patio dining experience was wonderful. Great view and reasonably priced food. The lunch special is a great value.

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C
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The music was not up to the normal standards of Rita’s. The guitarist/vocalist was very bad. Off key singing

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

For a 7pm outdoor reservation I was shocked to learn that although they were FULLY COMMITTED for outdoor dining, they had 4 functioning heaters! We had to move our dinner inside. Service was extremely lackluster. Dessert (cobbler) was cold.

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Beautiful setting

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Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

We frequent this lovely establishment and have always enjoyed every minute. This past week must have been a very busy one because our service was only fair. We didn't see our waitress forever. Don't know if they were short staffed or what was the problem. Once she arrived back to our table, she was very pleasant but normally the service is much more attentive. A disappointment, but I understand it happens sometimes. Food is always excellent!! Atmosphere great as well!!

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s
Phoenix
17 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Ted the server was outstanding. Food was just OK. Usually it’s much better. But will still be back

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A
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The setting is good. Best to eat on the patio but the weather was not warm enough. The waiter was accommodating but several waiters attempted to leave food at our table that was intended for other customers, a little disconcerting. Overall it was a good experience.

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Detroit
21 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Had a beautiful birthday dinner with my family. The food and atmosphere were excellent. Loved the music as well.

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Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

Very disappointed with the overall experience. My wife and I frequently dine out on the weekends and have been to Rita’s Kitchen over 10 times in the last year and have always had a good experience. This time the service was poor and inattentive. Not sure if they were under staffed on a Saturday. When receiving the bill there were multiple items on it that we did not order. The food was underwhelming. I had roasted chicken that was over cooked and dry. Accompanying the dish was supposed to be carrots and roasted potatoes which only had one small nickel sized carrot.

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DI
El Paso
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 5ambience 1

If you enjoy Grand Central Station you will love Rita’s and the Camelback resort

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KV
Phoenix
29 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 5

Bringing an out of town guest as I always do. Love the ambiance of Rita’s and the music. Not enough outdoor heaters is my only complaint.

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CR
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful quaint resort, patio dining. We had excellent wine and very good food, and a wonderful waiter Jose. First sat us near kitchen, but moved us easily when we requested better table.

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San Francisco
84 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After game go to restaurant for us, our sons and grandsons! A very special place that has no need to shout about itself—and doesn’t!

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Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It always a pleasure. Wonderful place to meet.

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VT
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely evening, with beautiful background live music. Love the selection of songs. Sat outside, just another reason why we love AZ. Service was great and the food delicious.

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Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Their Sunday brunch is fabulous. The food is delicious and the selection is great.

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CA
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We have visited Rita’s restaurant many times. Food is always fabulous and the wait staff is friendly and attentive!

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Phoenix
22 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual and awesome dining experience. Went with the whole family and we had a blast. Enchiladas were great, all the food and of course entertainment was great as well. Highly recommended.

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j
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Rita’s Kitchen offers beautiful surroundings for outdoor dining, stunning views and great entertainment. Our service was very good, and they still serve the one dish that always brings us back— the tableside guacamole and chips, which are excellent. Our meals were quite good, though our son felt that his fish tacos were undercooked.

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OT
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food, location and service.

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