Permanently Closed - Wild Rita's Modern Mexican & Tequila Bar

4.5
694 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary Mexican

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About

This restaurant is permanently closed. Wild Rita's Modern Mexican & Tequila Bar is a celebration of Mexican flavors featuring authentic food and beverages that showcases the culinary diversity of Mexico. Our menu features artisanal tacos, seafood and entrees finished in our wood-fired oven. The menu is complimented by an energetic, fun atmosphere and bold decor. We offer a full bar including specialty margaritas, house-crafted cocktails, beer, wine and over 100 agave' spirits..
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary Mexican
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm,
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Phone number
(502) 584-7482
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Catering
Please contact us for your catering needs. events@wildritas.com
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Cross street
Jackson
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Parking details
Wild Rita's Modern Mexican & Tequila Bar has a parking lot directly across Market St from the restaurant. After 6PM we have additional parking on site. Street parking is also available as well.
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Public transit
Wild Rita's Modern Mexican & Tequila Bar is located at the corner of Market and Jackson streets and has direct access to public transit stops.
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Entertainment
Check our website, www.wildritas.com
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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TD
Indiana
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Well they are closing their doors, so that review will be pointless. Good food.

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OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really, really, really going to miss this place! Hope it comes back!

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OT
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took the best burrito off the menu, bring it back!

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ES
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Queso came out already congealed, food was marginal. This place needs to do something about its acoustics, way too loud to have conversation st your table without yelling. Our service and margarita were good.

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ST
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best margaritas and guacamole! Glad they decided to open for Cinco de Mayo on a day they’d otherwise be closed on!

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

Was so pleased with everything! Food was delicious and service great. Will definitely return!

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Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Queso was yummy, so was fire roasted salsa. Had fish tacos- fried were good, but didn’t care for blackened. Drinks were really strong and delicious. Also my friend had a tostada and loved it.

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m
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food and very good service at 7PM on a very busy Derby Eve. This place consistently delivers a very good to excellent overall experience whether for a weekday lunch or busy weekend evening out.

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KK
Portland
30 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great margaritas and service. Entries were good and really big.

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R
Louisville
11 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time in. Loved everything about Wild Rita’s!! We will be again and again and again.

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JO
Louisville
12 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Happy hour margaritas were yummy! Guacamole was the best, great chips too! Service was excellent, didn’t have to ask for anything, he was on it!

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G
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Wild Rita’s is listed as authentic Mexican, however in our opinion it was really Tex-Mex which was disappointing. We felt it was good -not great.
Server and host were very friendly:)

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J
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you for a wonderful graduation day meal! We were a table of 7, started with pork rinds, guac and queso plus margaritas and ended with everything from fajitas, quesadillas, burrito, tacos, mini chimichangas, street corn and a torta! Everyone loved their choices and we all left happy and full. 🐽

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Responded on April 29, 2019

WE are thrilled you enjoyed your experience!

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RS
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

This was a terrible experience from top to bottom. We waited longer than everyone else around us for our food. Our server was less than attentive and aloof. I was charged differently than what I wrote on the receipt. When I was contacted by management they were not very polite. They explained the situation and offered to refund me the difference. Something that has yet to be done. Will not return, nor recommend this place to anyone. Disappointed.

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JS
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food well presented and a wonderful helpful waiter that explained how food was prepared and recommended his favorite dish. I ordered his favorite and LOVED it.

Wild Rita's Modern Mexican & Tequila Bar - Permanently Closed
Responded on April 29, 2019

Thanks for the kind words!

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5
Cincinnati
42 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We love Wild Rita's. Cocktails, guacamole, queso, salsa all very good as usual. Taco platter and chili rellenos were very good. Prices are very reasonable. Our waiter was attentive, but not overly friendly or engaging. If you haven't been, give it a try. We will be back.

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Responded on April 29, 2019

Glad you loved the product and hope we can improve the service next time!

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OT
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quick service and delicious food. Margaritas are obviously great here. Taco plate comes with a lot of food, probably the best value on their menu. Chicken flautas appetizer is also very good as it’s paired with a bed of greens to balance out the fried flautas. Recommend both!

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KP
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Eating here was a great experience! It was our first time and there is little doubt that we will return although we live about 90 minutes away! Two things I would improve upon. One is the queso which was not good at all. The second is the size of the margarita's. We had 3 different kinds and a total of 8 of them but at $9 each they were delicious but very small. Too small for a restaurant that prides itself on its food AND drink.

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A
Indiana
52 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great black beans.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice atmosphere. Tasty cocktails. The short rib nachos will bring me back very soon.

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TP
Orlando
27 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Saw the good reviews on various sites and decided to give it a shot. The drinks were good as was the food. Staff was attentive and ensure we had what we needed. Frequent checks at the table if we needed anything as well knew when to ask if we wanted more. Had the fajitas which came with shredded chicken. Was good but I prefer grilled. My wife had the tacos and got the chicken, short ribs and steak. The short ribs and steak were really good. Give them a try on your next visit to Louisville.

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New England
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great meal for a party of 8: good food, good service, and great cocktails. We’d definitely come back!

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RB
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Definitely go to Wild Rita’s for the happy hour specials between 4:00 and 6:00 p.m. Half price quesadilla or tacos and $4 Casa Ritas. My best friend and I ate quesadillas with street corn as our side. Delicious!!! Casa Ritas were on point! I will return to this restaurant.

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T
Louisville
11 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My sons birthday. It was submitted to open table , but nothing was done or ever brought up. Oh well life goes on. Im talking about at the restaurant just FYI.

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SF
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was very good. Fun atmosphere and solid gourmet type Mexican approach. Good service. Nothing bad to report.

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KB
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really like Wild Rita's I've been several times now and the food and service is always good- Great margarita's I loved the blood orange. For something really different try their spin on shrimp and grits- totally different than the traditional, with a spicy kick- but my favorite on the menu.

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P
Louisville
12 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great as usual!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time.

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TG
Louisville
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

By far, The Best Mexican Restaurant in all of Louisville. The food is excellent and the staff is even better! Great value and great atmosphere. Can't wait to return to Wild Rita's!

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LD
Nashville
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Neat place! Good food!

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CH
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Salsa, Margarita’s, and Tacos! Will definitely be back!

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MT
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They have an awesome margarita. We usually go for happy hour and load up on guacamole and other appetizers. Sometimes it gets a bit loud there, but it is a fun place to eat before a show.

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CH
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Food and Great Service!!! Close to the YUM Center! I have eaten there before U of L games and Concerts! Love this place!

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AS
Chicago
68 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I received a quick and quality service during my visit

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EW
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Queso was barely warm. Asked for it to be warmed up. When it was returned, it was no warmer than before. Ordered pork chop for second time. First time it was great. This time it was tough and not as flavorful. Even the Wild Rita was not as tasty as usual. Maybe they just had an off night. Has always been good before.

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k
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Food and Service. They offer the happy hour prices for drinks in the restaurant also. Would be nice if they would also offer the happy hour food prices in restaurant also rather than just at the bar. Its really nice they also offer parking!

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ET
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great server. Food is always on point. But it’s always too loud in there!

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g
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

We love Mexican food and were excited to try this place after reading all of the reviews. However, we found everything to be either too salty or no flavor. My husband had to take the sauce off his food to be able to eat his meal and it was still salty. I gave it a two star on food because I had the tacos and one of them was delicious, one was too salty, and one had no flavor to it.

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SM
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 4

Food was horrible

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G
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The margaritas are very good. However, the bar area space is small so it’s hard to enjoy a drink when waiting for a table. Once seated the service was very good. We all ordered the 3 taco plate option because of the variety. Everyone was pleased with their choices and amount of food.

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