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

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.

5402 East Lincoln Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85253
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Southwest

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

Cross Street:
Tatum

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(480) 948-1700

Website:
http://www.camelbackinn.com/

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.

Parking Details:
Complimentary valet or self parking

Executive Chef:
Geno Alvarez

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.

Private Party Contact:
Amy Charest: (480) 367-6176

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

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.

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

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (25)
Casual (24)
Great for Brunch (20)
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Live Music (18)
Special Occasion (15)
Great for Lunch (15)
Scenic View (14)
Sunday Lunch (14)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Good for a Date (12)
Romantic (12)
Happy Hour (11)
Kid-friendly (9)
Business Meals (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Fun (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
People Watching (8)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Seasonal (7)
Authentic (7)
Cozy (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Healthy (5)
Hot Spot (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Great Beer (3)
Spicy (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Live Sports (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
Waterfront (1)
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 (Phoenix)·Dined a day ago

We were at a table removed from most of the other guests but the staff provided interfering noise. The set up staff for the next day managed to noisily stack the entire room of clean plates & proceeded to bang down coffee cups at all tables preparing for the next morning breakfast crowd. All of this took 20-30 min & had a definite negative impact on our after meal conversation

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Everything very good except they don’t use
Copper Mugs for their Moscow Mule. Drink gets too watery and not good after a very short time.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 3 days ago

It was raining that night so our plans for the beautiful outdoor experience were not available. Our server and the entire wait staff made our indoor dining experience just as lovely. Thank you.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined 3 days ago

Service didn't know the menu very well, but friendly. Food fair, not someplace I would immediately say, let's go back there I really liked it.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined 5 days ago

I have always enjoyed this restaurant and in particular, this property. The views are great and the service is good. I've never had a bad meal and would highly recommend the burger and the shrimp enchiladas. The Margaritas are fabulous!

Wait staff is friendly and efficient. Our heater ran out of fuel and someone was there promptly to replace it.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Spicy, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

I love having lunch at Rita’s kitchen especially on the patio. The food is delicious and the chocolate cookies with ice cream are to die for.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined 6 days ago

service has declined over the past couple years, food has declined also
setting is wonderful, but getting to the point that it might not overcome the other shortcomings

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

The Sunday Brunch on the patio is a must. Great food, outstanding service and bottomless mimosas.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Musician guitarist/singer was way way too loud. Most of his songs were inappropriate for dinnertime finer dining. It was hard to talk or hear anyone’s conversation at our table and we sat far from him outside.
Sometimes he sounded like he was howling!
It ruined our meal! So disappointed.
Why not hire someone who has a soothing voice and can sing background ballads.
It was Sat bight 2/10/18. 6:15 to 8:30

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 6, 2018

very pleasant restaurant - good service and good food

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Great ambiance and service. We loved the live music. Food was mediocre for such a beautiful, high end resort, and overly priced for what you got. We had to send back our first round of cocktails because they tasted horrible, and ended up ordering a bottle of rose to play it safe. We had higher expectations. Not sure if we'll go back

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 1, 2018

The lunch was horrid. Iceberg lettuce (???) and hardly any dressing. Chicken breast was overdone and difficult to cut and eat as it was SO dry! And the prices for an iceberg lettuce salad was outrageous!
Service was terrible too. Long wait for extra dressing and refills on water/tea.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 28, 2018

It is a beautiful place with outstanding food. We loved sitting outside

Tags: Scenic View, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Music, Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on January 24, 2018

As always, a fantastic meal!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 24, 2018

rita.s kitchen never changes great outdoor dining festive happy and alway s apleasure tob ethere we go often an d itis first rate

Tags: Seasonal, Casual
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 21, 2018

We really enjoyed our food. The salmon was very very good.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Great Beer, Romantic, Happy Hour
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Great food and service to say the least. Breakfast is to die for. Everything was perfect. We highly recommend hands down.

Tags: Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Disabled Access, Handcrafted Cocktails, Kid-friendly, Great for Brunch, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Quick Bite, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Fun, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Not up to par. Tacos were so spicy you could not taste the food.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 13, 2018

always consistent - great food, great service, love the ambiance, always a go-to place for us.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Late-night Find, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour
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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 9, 2018

We went there and they had changed their hours and they would not seat us for another hour. We left

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Service and food were excellent. A great outdoor venue

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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Service was horrible even on a slow night
Food was over priced

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Staff was extremely nice and we were very well looked after.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 31, 2017

This is always a special place, that is consistently great for a family outing

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Very nice meal and wonderful service.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We loved everything we had at Rita’s and we had 5. The only reason we didn’t give a 5 for the value was because of the cost of the Christmas Brunch. We felt $89.00 was excessive for any brunch buffet. Overall I would highly recommend!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Spicy, People Watching, Happy Hour, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Yumie Yummy . always good service and atmosphere. Food was xlnt !!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Live Music
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 25, 2017

great buff dinning service good new and tasty foods

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, People Watching, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas buffet was exceptional. My family thought it was the best ever. A little pricey but for a special occasion it was worth it.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Spicy and peppery. Steak was not great. The service was fabulous and the fries were great. Each server went out of their way to make us happy

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Very good food... waiter not sm

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Wonderful as always. Annual get together with life long friends. Great service! Food! Scenery!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for Groups
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 18, 2017

A local spot we go to annually for a long time friend get together. Service is wonderful , ambiance is great, senic views awesome, & food is delicious. Price is reasonable, again service great.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Tapas, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Hot Spot, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Afternoon Coffee
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Worst dining experience of my life. The manager Pauline argued with me and people nearby were staring. She ruined our dinner and we were there to celebrate a birthday. Overpriced, small portions and mediocre at best. Oh, forgot to mention we sat there for 10 minutes with nobody coming over. I had to flag someone down and ask her if she was our waitress. When we asked for our food to be packed up, the waitress wanted to pack our leftover salsa instead of getting us fresh salsa.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Graduation

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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Excellent food and service! Order the guacamole, made fresh at the table!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Our experience was just ok, food was ok, but service was not that good, slow to bring the check and no refills on water/ice tea.

Tags: Casual
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 10, 2017

I have been coming to Camelback Inn brunches for 40 years. They never miss a beat in service and excellent food. Of course the Palm Court brunches were superb also but they are no longer around. Our server was very attentive and the champagne flowed. The food was very high end and delicious.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Live Music, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Food was vey good. I do wish they could get rid of the birds.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Outstanding Sunday brunch.

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