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

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$31 to $50
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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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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure

GK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience4

The wait was long and my meal, shrimp tacos, was horrible. Not good worthy of the price.

SS
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Amazing patio from sunset. Live music on the patio was great. The tamale was to die for!

GM
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Early reservation (5pm). We were sat in the corner under an awning, asked to be moved to outside or closer to music. We were told all tables were busy (they were all literally empty). Another table sat right next to us (kinda on top of us), they asked the same thing and were given same response. By the time we left 2 hours later, most of the other table still open. Just odd.

Service was not great- it took almost 30 minutes to get drinks both times we ordered. My kids were hungry after they ate so I ordered another kids meal and it took 40 minutes (hot dog), so we paid then waited for it to be done to put it in a box. Food is still good, beautiful location, but service has gone down.

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience5

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Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a great dinner, we ate outside by choice and it was chilly but they had heaters. I removed a star only because the steak I ordered was well done and it was supposed to be medium. They offered a glass of wine or to see if they could remake it but I opted to just eat it. Service was excellent and the food was great. The queso was amazing!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined on the outdoor patio - beautiful view, great service and delicious food. Looking forward to my next visit.

OT
Phoenix
47 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Cant beat brunch at Ritas. Food isnt always hot but good nonetheless. Minosas are our favorite. Get your moneys worth at 89 per.

CH
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing and drinks were so good and chips and salsa and queso and guacamole were outstanding! If warmer you can sit outside but inside was also very nice!

CC
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday made extra-special by wonderful service!

SS
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding. There was a huge variety. It was not the same old choices. The outdoor setting is breathless with a view of the mountain. There are flowers, water and nice guitar music. The service is friendly and attentive. Mimosas or champagne was plentiful. Everything was top notch.

OT
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food and overall experience was great. Would have maybe be asked if I want 1 more drink cause we probably would have ordered another round but otherwise is was a great dinner

P
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely backdrop of Camelback Mountain and lots of flowers

CC
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Sea bass was overcooked and not a good dish overall. Margaritas are outstanding!

C
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great spot to eat outdoors this time of year. Nightly live music. But the guy tonight was out of tune. Been to Rita’s many many times. The music the night I was there was just not very good. We enjoyed sitting by the fire pit after dinner too

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are the laundry list of food allergy families & they went above & beyond to make sure everything was allergy safe for our kiddos! Hats off to the Chef!

AE
Phoenix
18 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Also good and this time brought a guest who was also very impressed with the live music

EO
Milwaukee
8 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Fabulous ambience. Nice entertainment. Food was uneventful.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Very slow service & food wasn’t as good as in the past

OT
Omaha
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating a 40th birthday. We had fantastic service and food. The outdoor seating was perfect and light music.

OT
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the ambiance, the food, and staff! Top notch for sure! But I think the price of $89 for the champagne brunch to be over the top! No one can eat enough for brunch to justify that kind of price. We will be back but probably won’t partake in the Sunday Brunch.

CZ
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy the ambiance, food & service.

M
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ALWAYS HAPPY HERE AT RITAS STAFF WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SR
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

There is a new menu with fewer choices. I wish the food had been better than average because I enjoy the location and ambiance. The chopped salad was bland, uninspired. Perhaps they could replicate the amazing chopped salad that had been a signature dish at Cowboy Ciao's.

MW
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience4

The menu was horrible! They have a new chef and he has miss the mark on his menu choices! Very disappointed ☹️

A
Phoenix
29 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Nothing memorable about the food. Service was good. Nice view to pool.

LE
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Go for brunch! They have an extensive buffet with delicious everything. My favorite was the hash browns. Also salmon and tons of fresh fruit and really good variety of baked goods. You can get eggs, pancakes and waffles made to order. I went with 3 kids and we all loved it. Stands out from other buffets.

g
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Nice place, ambiance and great food with a South western flair.

OT
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Family in town

CH
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was awesome. Our server was amazing and the whole place was just one great experience. We will definitely be going back more now just because the environment was so great and the food and drink were even better.

F
Phoenix
19 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food at the atmosphere are amazing. The service today was not as good as usual.

VO
Omaha
24 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and nice atmosphere. We had the scallops and shrimp enchiladas. Also the guacamole and salsa. Everything was very tasty. Had the weather been better, the outside space looked fun.

J
Pittsburgh
16 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall1food4service5ambience3

Food was good but not great. Service was decent. Extremely overpriced.

Two brunch Buffett meals (without beverages) came a total of 198 dollars plus tip. Was no where worth it; Nor was the price made clear of what the Buffett cost. The breakfast buffet was notated at 35 a person. The brunch buffet was not clearly advertised. We could have asked but didn’t ever expect it to be more than 2.5 times the price. We knew it was going to be expensive but not 90 dollars a person expensive. Food wasn’t with the price. It was also extremely loud.

I wouldn’t plan to go back. Would not recommend it. This is one of those places that is specifically geared towards the “I’m important and money doesn’t matter to me”.

F
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, live music, vibe!

AB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Food was very good, exceeded expectation. Dining area is too noisy due to hard wood floors and no sound dampening. If sound dampeners were installed in the ceiling cove in the middle of the dining area and a few rugs placed in the middle area, then the experience would be much improved.

D
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Love the food. It’s nice to go when it’s a warmer night to sit outside, but we like it just the same.

T
Philadelphia
142 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This review is specifically for Rita's Sunday Brunch. Their brunch is, quite simply, awesome! Sunday diners can choose from a fantastic variety of food to eat from prime rib to fresh made chicken or steak tacos, to custom made omlets, to sushi. They also serve bottomless mimosas and offer incredible outdoor dining views of Scottsdale mountains. Run, don't walk, to Rita's for Sunday brunch!

D
Jacksonville
281 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 38th wedding anniversary here & it was truly special from beginning to end! There was a bountiful variety of food that was unique, plentiful & very well prepared. The service was exceptional especially by our waitress Dora. The weather & hotel’s Christmas decorations were spectacular. Thanks to all for a memorable brunch.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Thanksgiving

F
Chicago
41 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Since new management has come in, they’ve made a lot of changes throughout the restaurants and the spa, and not for the better. Prices have gone up, they’ve removed items from the happy hour menu, and it’s not that special place anymore.