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

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988 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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1 review
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sister in laws Bday

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a
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

I say yes cause I’m sure it could be better. Our server worked in the pool area and said he didn’t know the menu. We ordered fajitas and there was two pieces of chicken . He was very hard to find when we needed something. First time here and was looking forward to it.

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j
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

The food was so-so. My beet salad had a lot of wilted (as in not good) spinach and the tortilla strips in my soup were soggy. While our server was ok, she didn't smile much. We had been there for Happy Hour in early April and thoroughly enjoyed our experience. I wouldn't take my sister to her birthday lunch (which they never acknowledged!) again.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day dinner

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JB
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The best king crab legs ever! The food was excellent and the service was great even though they were so busy on Mother’s day. The only drawback was a surprise of the cost. Open table said it was $24 per person when it was actually $99 per person.

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CH
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Outstanding Mother’s Day experience. Food was varied and delicious. Our new Mother’s Day tradition!

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EB
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was an amazing Mother's Day Brunch for the entire family. I highly recommend!

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l
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Best special occasion brunch in the valley!!!

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OT
Phoenix
39 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Prices have risen but overall it was a good experience. We felt our Champaign got low a few times but our server Jackie was good. Food was abundant. Lots of choices. Would recommend it if you havent had their special holiday brunch (mothers day, vday, easter) book in advance - like 2 months

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a
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

One of the best brunches I’ve ever been to!. So special for Mother’s Day, they went above and beyond. Will go back for every holiday that we can!!

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SK
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Rita's Kitchen - it's our go to place to celebrate a special occasion - this time my birthday and well as my daughter's. The service was phenomenal - loved the birthday cheesecake (except I accidentally left mine behind - still crying about that!) Will definitely come here again (and again and again)

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B
Phoenix
140 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant with great food great ambience and great service.

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D
San Francisco
151 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A warm, inviting restaurant that serves good food. They had a live band playing, and luckily we were seated far away from them, as we wanted to talk. Prices are expected for a resort restaurant. Quality was good.

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m
Phoenix
31 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Food and service is always good. Love the outdoor dining - pretty area and the live music was really good.

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DY
Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Cinco de Mayo “Nuevo Mexicano” cuisine. Outstanding setting and service.

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JE
Phoenix
29 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great place to spend a beautiful Sunday with champagne and their fantastic brunch. The best in the Valley - by far!!!

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S
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 5

We love Rita's Kitchen outdoor dining. Unfortunately, we were all disappointed in our dinner. The tableside guacamole was delicious but the tacos fell far short of our expectations. We are hoping the food improves next time.

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PE
Cleveland
12 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

One of the most beautiful patios in the Phoenix area!! Great brunch spot and more!

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OT
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best brunch we have enjoyed. Beautifully presented and fabulous food.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Easter brunch was fantastic

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OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had breakfast on the patio with mom after Easter mass. The property was beautiful....flowers everywhere. Loved the bird security hawk. Service and food was perfect.

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N
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
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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N
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
29 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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E
New York Area
90 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
2 reviews
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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OT
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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