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

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794 reviews
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$30 and under
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Southwest
Perfect For:
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Lunch
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Southwest
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Hours of operation
Hours of Operation:

Breakfast: Daily: 6:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Fabulous breakfast buffet daily, $24 per person

Champagne Brunch: Sundays 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM

$65 for adults

$20 for kids ages 4-12

Lunch: Monday-Saturday 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Dinner: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Phone number
(480) 948-1700
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Geno Alvarez
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Private party facilities
We can accommodate almost any size group. We have both private and semi-private space within our restaurants for smaller and larger groups. Menu options range from buffet to plated meals. Give us a call to plan your next special event. We will help you make it one you will always remember!
Rita's Private Dining Room sits just off of the courtyard, has its own private patio and can accomodate up to 40 guests seated. We also have garden space that can accomodate up to 80 seated and more for a reception style event. Last, we have a smaller outdoor pergola area that can accomodate up to 25 guests seated.
Please call us and we are happy to sent photos and any other information needed.
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Private party contact
Amy Charest: (480) 367-6176
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Tatum
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Parking details
Complimentary valet or self parking
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Entertainment
Live entertainment featured EVERY night from 6 PM-10PM. Please visit our website for this month's calendar of entertainers.





Sit outside and enjoy our entertainment fireside with a fabulous handcrafted cocktail or glass of wine.
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Special events & promotions
Happy hour served daily from 3 PM to 6 PM in the R Bar. $7 handcrafted cocktails, $6 house margarita, $7 wines by the glass, $6 draft beers, small plates to share or enjoy alone $5-$10 each.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 794 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.2
service
4.6
ambience
4.1
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Not only was the meal very good but the service rendered by Rita was excellent. She was very attentive and friendly yet very professional.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Beautiful place to enjoy a dinner. Music beautiful sunset. The food is excellent.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Great atmosphere especially outdoor dinning. Food and device was outstanding.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Part of what we enjoy about Rita's Kitchen is the outdoor patio with live music. However, the music, while enjoyable, seemed uncharacteristically loud, which made conversation difficult. We found ourselves looking forward to the breaks between sets. Overall a pleasant experience.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Chose for our monthly lunch group, e solo il Pranzo. Chose it for the recommendations on patio dining. Was not disappointed! Best patio we have visited so far. Our lunch was delicious. Our drinks were divine. Our view was terrific. Our service....not so much.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

The Sunday champagne brunch is great. The service is so friendly and efficient.Live music was a nice touch. Alina our server was wonderful. This is the very best place for Sunday brunch.

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3.0Dined on April 15, 2018

not our first rodeo there. we live in the West valley. i made this reservation for an off week Sunday brunch since easter was really busy. the hostess seated us quickly but she literally directed my wife and i and our 3 girls to the only table without an umbrella. after asking for help with that she seemed to consult with someone and left. i had to ask a server to help but a customer next to us thoight about helping us faster. overall was an average visit but not a blow out memorable experience. Sunday brunch was $250 (incl tip) for 2 adults + 3 kids under 12.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Fabulous as usual ... our go to place for a Sunday brunch experience !!

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3.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Super long wait for entrees.... over an hour! And no one returned to fill water glasses till we were finished eating.
I told waitress I didn’t like raspberry sherbet with key lime coconut pie and she offered to serve it on the side so my husband could eat it but neglected to omit the raspberry gel decoration all around the plate for the pie! Not too smart a waitress! She didn’t check back either.
All around poor service.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

The food was so good that we ate nearly every meal at Rita’s she staying at the resort. We tried a lot of dinner entrees and ate breakfast there daily. Everything was delicious and the service was great.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Julio was a tremendous server. The food was wonderful, so fresh and tasty.
The non stop champagne was great.

This is the very best Sunday brunch in Scottsdale.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Outstanding brunch. Will come every visit to Scottsdale

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Great experience fir adults and children

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3.0Dined on April 5, 2018

We have bee to Rita’s Kitchen several times mainly for the atmosphere for dinner and music. Food is average. Last night we had very poor service and that was a bit unusual.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Five of us had lunch together. The food was wonderful and the atmosphere delightful. The gardens around the area were just gorgeous. Definitely want to go back!

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Food was just ok, the out door seating was wonderful , the music and weather was great. The service was ok

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4.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Service was rather too slow, but atmosphere was good.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We had the most wonderful Easter Brunch on Sunday. The food was outstanding and the service and location were lovely. It was pricey, but by far the best holiday brunch we've ever enjoyed.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

There were people tearing down the stage while everyone was dining until 7 pm?? The food was just ok. The service the last 3 times we came for dinner was not the best. Our dirty dishes weren’t removed and so on.
The management appears unorganized this year. We live here in Paradise Valley. The fire wasn’t going either. I hope you are able to get the dining operating better soon. Thank you!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Wonderful outdoor patio with live music!!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

This place is one of the most beautiful outdoor restaurants I have ever been too! We come back every year when we visit Scottsdale. The grounds are so well taken care of and the sunsets are gorgeous. Food is great. Servers were very friendly and accommodating!

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4.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Good
Service was way too slow
Took 1 1/2 hours to get food

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Great scenery, food and service.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Simply, one of the finest restaurants in the country. In more than 20 years we have always had great food and service in beautiful surroundings.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Only complaint, wines were overpriced. Jackie our server was great.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Always great service, ambiance and food. Beautiful surroundings no rush to end meal.

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Several of us had the chop salad - expected much better....

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1.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Understaffed. Food had no flavor or seasoning. Pricey southwest, texmex with no usual accompaniments (eg, salsa and chips). Waitress stressed and slow to come to table. Complimentary home-made rolls and butter were very bland. Better offered fare at traditional Mexican/Texmex restaurants for a small percentage of the tab total here

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2.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Service was slow. 25 minutes to get a beverage. Hostess was confused as to where to seat us We stood there while she had to get more chairs and silverware. Not sure why we bothered to make a reservation. Have been going to Camelback Inn since 1969.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Great Sunday Buffet. Enjoyed being outside minus the birds and flys. food selection
was great. Will return.

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1.0Dined on March 11, 2018

We have been to Rita's for Brunch many times...and it has been very good...that's why we do return...Yesterday was an exception. After being seated and some time passed, had to get up and ask a bus boy to please bring us water and find a waiter...He did. The waiter did have an accident on a nearby table which caused delay. We ordered and the food was delivered in due time, but the follow up was absent re: more coffee etc. Also, ordered bacon to go with my waffle and it was not served and was finished with my meal before any further contact with the waiter. We were with a very special friend who frequently treats us so of course was very disappointed. Int really seems like you were understaffed as being the main reason for inattentive and crisp service. Will we return? Yes, but hope you will take my comments seriously so that a reoccurrence will not happen.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Great indoor and outdoor dining scene with music on weekends. Decent value particularly for a resort restaurant. Organic brined chicken w/ maple bacon reduction is outstanding. Drinks are expensive (as to be expected) but nicely prepared with fresh ingredients.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

OpenTable showed no tables available at 6:00 or 7:00 so I made reservations at 5:45. We arrived on time and a by 6:00 we were almost alone in the restaurant. Even by 7:00 there were only a few tables filled. Why were they not taking reservations at those times? Next time I’ll call the restaurant directly and not use opentable.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Beautiful building and great patio area! Loved watching the waitress making the guacamole right at the table!

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2.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Really not very impressive and very poor value. Much better to take your dollars elsewhere

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Sunday Buffet
I ate so much my stomach almost exploded!

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3.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Rita's Kitchen at the Camelback Inn is a mild resuscitation of the old Navajo Room. Some years ago, the Marriott Corporation decided to update the Camelback Inn and turn it into a JW Marriott property. Since then they've been through at least three fine-dining restaurants, but re-did the all-day restaurant only once creating Rita's Kitchen. While it kept a few of the Navajo Room design elements, Rita's is another cold hotel all-day restaurant. We came for dinner so it was getting dark out. The ambient lighting in the dining room is so low (and filtered through some strange orange-ish globes) that a flashlight is a necessity to see the menu or one's food. Food was OK -- a nice variety properly prepared, but nothing fancy. Service was OK, well-trained, by lackadaisical waiter. Price more than I would expect from a middle-of-the-class hotel restaurant. We'll likely not be back.

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2.0Dined on February 22, 2018

We used to love Rita’s Kitchen, but the last two times we have been there the service was deplorable. We waited two hours for our meal on February 21, because the server “forgot to hit the send button”. She rarely returned to our table to fill water or check on us, but taking two hours for dinner to arrive is inexcusable. We will not be returning, there are too many outstanding restaurants in the area.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Overall an outstanding experience. I bring my mother once a year during her winter get away from the Midwest. The prime rib wasn't as good as it generally is, but still all in all outstanding.

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2.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Off their game. Food served lukewarm, order mixed up. Found bone in tortilla soup, carne asada in tacos barely warm, forgot my wife's salad, etc. We had guests and are were very
disappointed overall. Not consistent with prior visits.

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