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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

4.7

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (21)
Scenic View (15)
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Live Music (12)
Romantic (11)
Great for Brunch (10)
Good for a Date (9)
Happy Hour (9)
Special Occasion (9)
Good for Groups (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Business Meals (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Authentic (6)
Kid-friendly (6)
Fun (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Cozy (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Late-night Find (4)
People Watching (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Great Beer (3)
Healthy (3)
Seasonal (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Disabled Access (1)
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined 6 days ago

The Food was great as well as the service! Very good Mexican Food and Fish! Dining outside under the stars was perfect!

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Live Music
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We had some service issues at our Saturday morning brunch both in getting seated (possibly our fault -- they got notice from Open Table that we had an earlier time than I thought we had booked) and with getting initial service -- we were accidentally (?) overlooked after waiting 30 minutes for the table, but the setting is beautiful and it is a lovely place to spend a nice weather day in Arizona. The menu is fine; the prices are high ($12 for mimosas $18 for average breakfast -- you are paying for the scenery and ambiance). If the prices don't bother you, it is a lovely and quiet spot for a morning with friends.

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great varied menu
Informal
Great service and food
Good for couples
Families
Groups

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Afternoon Coffee, Authentic, Organic, Live Music, Quick Bite, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 8, 2017

A lot of flies - very annoying-not like usual for them - was disappointed

Tags: Scenic View
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Delicious Buffet

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Lena (Carolina) is AWESOME! She makes sure to give that extra attention to all of her guest even when it looks like a busy night! You are a true gem and because of the friendly 'genuine' service we will be back :)

Tags: Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Casual, Good for a Date, Live Music, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Afternoon Coffee, Afternoon Tea, Sunday Lunch
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 5, 2017

I love Rita’s when the weather is nice and you can eat outside. My only issue is with the noise level due to the outside music. For some reason the bass tones are always cranked up and people have to raise their voices to talk. Ask for a table far from the music and you should be fine.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Nice outdoor location at Camelback Inn. Good Mexican food with a nice spice. Strong margaritas!

Tags: Good for a Date, Live Music, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Spicy
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 27, 2017

It is a treat for a local to live large for a long lunch at Rita's Kitchen with superb dishes and friendly service by a staff that has remained constant. The Inn is graced in a lovely patina of comfortable wear, user friendly armosphere, and casual fun. Paradise Valley Council has sadly approved some out of place Mid Century Modern developments in the town. Rising out of this unique Camelback Inn setting is a rather talk square, modern ballroom, conference area which looks strangely out of place. It would be sad to see this destination resort for locals as well as all over the world visitors morph into some vastly different architecture and ruin the gem they have polished all these years. Our server Gigi knew just how we wanted to catch up at our lunch, invest in a glass of wine, and enjoy the avocado heaped with crab salad and a yummy side salad. Thee is always attention to the menu, the visitors and to your whole experience.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Happy Hour, Great for Brunch, Fun, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Omaha)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Cannot beat the atmosphere with live music nightly and a fabulous patio. Fantastic food as well -- calamari, table side guacamole, chicken enchiladas...everything is great!

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Very slow service, inattentive waiter. Too loud - clanging pans and stacks of plates rattling pushed on big carts. Forgot to bring my drink order. I'm not going back.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Great restaurant great food and terrific surroundings.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We had a great night with our friends for dinner and drinks. The table was outside on the patio and we could see and listen to the musician singing and playing guitar. Beautiful grounds with couches and fire pits to sit around and enjoy the evening.

Tags: Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 15, 2017

It was our 1st time at Rita's Kitchen and we were very pleased. The Chicken Enchilada Rojas $20 was not soggy or floating in cream/sauce coverup and filled with tender chicken. The slaw was delicious too. I had the Broiled Flank Steak $25 with farro, kale, mushrooms, crispy onions,
jalapeno chimichurri. It was so good I didn't save any to take home. The Flank was cooked just the way I asked and laid on the bed of farro which has a nutty taste. Matching that with the crispy onion straws, tender kale and some kind of Enoki white long stem Mushrooms added sweet, tangy and crunchy to the dish. Very nice...we will be back. TIP get there before 6 and order 1/2 price drinks (a $7 savings at least) and the guacamole during happy hour before sitting down to dinner.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Authentic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Excellent service. Staff friendly efficient and professional

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Casual, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We love coming here and usually have an amazing time. However, the service this time was terrible. We had to ask several times to just get lemons and straws for our waters. My husbands steak came over cooked, and although the manager came over and fixed it and brought out a new one everything went down hill from there. The service was slow, it took forever to refill water and when they brought dessert they brought not plates or fresh silverware- we were in a group and not going to eat with our hands. Overall, this just wasn’t the best experience I know Ritas is capable of.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We love Rita’s Kitchen patio dining. It is beautiful. This time, while very good, the entertainer was disturbingly loud. It was difficult to have a conversation. We were not seated near him and we still had a difficult time hearing each other.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Live Music
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Carolina was awesome, ask for her and receive superb service!

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Favorite place for a few drinks and light dinner. Great atmosphere.

Tags: Fun, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Food was ok...not the usual spread that this hotel puts out on a Sunday. For 39 bucks expected more and have had more options in the past.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Great night out on the patio. Good service nice menu selections
zWill definitely go again

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Great Sunday brunch! Kid friendly. Very reasonable pricing. The food was great!!!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Great for Brunch
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Rita's Kitchen is a casual restaurant with a Southwest flavor. There are some common Mexican and Tex-Mex dishes along with steaks and seafood options. The tableside guacamole is excellent. Try to reserve a table on the patio where there's live music every evening. there's also an outdoor section for the bar with firepits during happy hour. Prices are moderate and the views at this historic resort are outstanding and picturesque.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Live Music, Paleo Friendly, Happy Hour, Scenic View, Fun, Gluten Free Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Overpriced for what you get. Pretty mediocre menu. Nothing memorable except thats its convenient is you're staying in the hotel.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Their summer Sunday brunch is a little less elaborate and it's too hot to sit on their lovely patio but there are still plenty of selections (buffet), the mimosas flow freely, and the price is reduced making it a great value!

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 25, 2017

Very consistent food quality and always has great service!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Music, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Good service, good food

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Beautiful surroundings, excellent live music, delicious food.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Zero consideration for being vegetarian. I was told it would take 15 min to make vegetarian beans. Yeah. Hilarious and awful all at the same time-clueless. Clearly. For being AZ I ate huevos rancheros as well for breakfast-epic fail-tasted like marinara on eggs and overloaded with fake cheese.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Stopped in for brunch -on brunch menu was eggs Benedict but they were not out. Had to ask for them but they were happy to accommodate us and made them. Fruit was exceptional and prime rib was very good. Mimosas never ceased to flow and dessert selection was very good. We were there for a special occasion and they did a great job of bringing out a special dessert plate for the occasion. Overall, a very positive experience and good value for brunch.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Excellent food, service! The Oaxaca cookies are my favorite dessert ... delicious!!

Tags: Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 18, 2017

We know Rita's kitchen most for it's Sunday brunch. We just love it. Lot of variety in the food, everybody can find something he likes. People are very friendly, specially with the kids.
We really love this place.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Authentic, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (Boise)·Dined on June 17, 2017

We were very pleased with our meal there! The food and service were excellent. If we lived in the Scottsdale area, we would definitely make it a regular dining experience!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Afternoon Coffee, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options, Healthy
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 12, 2017

I have eaten at Rita's Kitchen for the past 4 years. The service has always been good. The ambience is as good as it gets. Occasionally, un attentative parents will allow their chldren to ruin your date night but overall a good choice for special occasions. This trip however had a noticable difference. The fajitas were bad. Almost to the point of having a sour taste. We had taken friends that we hadn't seen in 40 years and it was embarrassing. Food has definitely gone downhill at dinner. Sunday brunch is still good.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Columbus)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Great place except for the hostess. She was not friendly and did not want to give us an outside table even though it was less than 1/2 full and remained that way for the entire night

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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 (Ottawa)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Enjoyed the live music on the outdoor patio; server was very friendly; food was average (fajitas, burger).

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 (Indiana)·Dined on June 1, 2017

Small menu but very tasty! I had the Slow Cooked Green Chile Pork, it was outstanding! Quiet, we ate indoors.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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 (Charleston)·Dined on May 31, 2017

I didn't think the singing guitar player was that good. I would rather have just guitar music.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 30, 2017

Well, we tried one of our favorite stand bys this evening, but alas, we may not be returning.
Things have changed at Rita's, and not for the better. To begin with, there is no management per se, at least no-one who looked as if they could take care of a situation. Sorry, just some immature girl at the front check in restaurant desk.

We requested a certain table on OT, and sure enough, that table was occupied. And they were NOT that busy at all. There was also another couple at the check in stand and they were trying their best to set up a Father's Day gathering at a special table. The 'girl' stated that she would try, but she just could not promise anything.

Okay then, just take the reservations and remove the special requests section from the Open Table form. That way EVERYONE will be the same............Isn't that what everyone wants now?

We are so disappointed.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 30, 2017

Great atmosphere, staff and menu was great. Love this restaurant been coming for years, a great location.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Authentic, Scenic View
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