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About Wild Rita's Modern Mexican & Tequila Bar

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, hand-made tamales, wood-fired chili rellenos and much more. 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 tequilas.

445 East Market St.
Louisville, KY 40202
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary Mexican

Hours of Operation:


Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Jackson

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(502) 584-7482

Website:
http://www.wildritas.com/

Entertainment:
Check our website, www.wildritas.com

Catering:
Please contact us for your catering needs.

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.

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.

Executive Chef:
Andrew Buntain

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Wild Rita's Modern Mexican & Tequila Bar Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (16)
Fun (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
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Creative Cuisine (9)
Good for Groups (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Good for a Date (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Business Meals (6)
Special Occasion (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Authentic (5)
Bar Seating (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Spicy (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Healthy (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Tapas (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Cozy (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Vegan (1)
People Watching (1)
Romantic (1)
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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The Chicken Mole Pablono is a melt in your mouth delicious dish. The crispy chicken skin slathered with thick, full of Mexican flavors mole sauce served over a bed of authentic Spanish rice. Chef Carson is brilliant

Tags: Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Authentic, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Missing the Molchahete on the menu.

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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Great food and best margarita in town! One of my fav restaurants downtown.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 17, 2017

This was my second time at Wild Rita's and I really loved the food. The place is usually crowded (went on Friday night) and very lively (not a quite romantic spot). Our waiter was very nice. We did inform him when we sat down that we had theater tickets and where watching the time. Our food came out very slowly and in groups (first 4 people- then the next 2- then 2 more- then 1 last person). Nothing was ever said and I think our waiter felt bad- but the first people were more than half way done when the last person got their food. That's on the kitchen not our waiter. But as I said the food was very good- I might not come again with a big group.

Tags: Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 14, 2017

It was busy (LCFC Championship night) but we had a reservation so everything went smoothly. Since it was packed, it was louder than usual that evening. I've been to Wild Rita's many times and it never disappoints. After being seated, the waitress was absent for a little while but once she returned to the table and realized that we knew what we were doing and what we wanted... she made periodic checks to make sure we didn't need anything.

The food was perfect. The salmon/brussels sprouts dish made my girlfriend stop talking to me because it was so delicious. Normally I'm the one with "mmmm that's good" sounds, but this time it was her. The chile relleno dish gets better every time I order it!

I've tried most of the appetizers but this time I decided to go with the queso(add chorizo). Always a great choice! That stuff is dangerous and Wild Rita's should absolutely cut a deal with some type of food manufacturer to put it in stores.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Quick Bite, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Casual, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 13, 2017

I enjoyed the meal at Wild Rita’s! We got a delicious margarita that was on special for $5, and the selection was great.

Tags: Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Casual
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Overall good experience. The drinks were great, and the ambiance was fun for a girls night out, but the meat on my tacos was really dry. Will try again but going to get something else on the menu next time and see if it’s an improvement.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Late-night Find
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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Terrific experience with great food and friendly service.

Tags: Casual, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Food was salty

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 (Louisville)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Food was great as always. Our server seemed distracted at times. I think he had several tables.

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Casual, Fun, Tapas
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Prior to being in town for a concert, we googled Louisville restaurants so we could take advantage of nearby cuisine (near to the Yum! Center). Wild Rita's did not disappoint! I chose their great seared fish tacos, and they were very fresh and filling. My husband had the beef enchiladas and was very pleased with how they were prepared. We cook a lot at home so are always observing how restaurants prepare their courses. We would definitely eat there again.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Healthy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Great spot for a quick bite and drinks before the concert.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

The food was meh. Small portions and way overpriced. The enchiladas had the meat piled on top instead of rolled inside and one of the tortillas was crunchy!?! A "large" guacamole was brought to the table and clearly made ahead. For $13, you would expect a larger portion that is made table side. The service was great but I was not impressed with the food at all. Plus, they charge for chips and salsa. I wouldn't come here again.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Casual, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Louisville)·Dined on September 30, 2017

The food and service were GREAT!!!

Enjoyed my birthday dinner with my family ❤️

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 (Louisville)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Service was great, food was very good and hot on arrival and margaritas were excellent! We'll be back!

Tags: Quick Bite, Late-night Find
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·Dined on September 19, 2017

They had a great happy hour and the service was friendly and prompt. The drinks were fabulous and at $4 each it was a steal!

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Cozy, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Tasting Menu, Fun
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 (Louisville)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Great food, drinks, and service. It is a very loud place when busy, which makes it tough to have conversations with others.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Miami)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Great food and even better margaritas! Service was above average and quick.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Salsa recipe has changed. Too salty. Queso ood. Salmon and Brussels sprouts just ok.

Tags: Happy Hour
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vip
 (Jackson Hole)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Not bad food and drinks average certainly nothing bad but nothing special either, pricey and very noisy. Close proximity to Slugger field is their biggest asset.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 22, 2017

My son and I were passing through Louisville on our way back home from Nashville to Michigan, and chose Wild Rita's to satisfy our craving for Mexican food. The service was excellent from the moment we walked through the door. The chicken mole dish and the chile relleno were very flavorful and the margaritas were fresh and delicious. I will definitely make this my Louisville destination in the future, and would strongly recommend it to my friends.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Spicy, Seasonal, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual
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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Being fairly new to Louisville (just under two years), we have been steadily trying out new restaurants each weekend. Wild Rita's had last minute reservation availability for party of five and hadn't been before so we went for it. We arrived and were greeted warmly. They had our table set up with water already waiting. I found it to be cramped for seating with the fifth chair pulled up on the side of what probably should have been a four top. Lively atmosphere. Pretty loud overall. Service was very good. I had the salmon served with Brussels sprouts. It was served with a tiny bit of sweet potato purée on top of the salmon. Very tasty but way too small an amount to qualify as a sauce IMO. My husband had the fajitas which he liked fine. Other dishes tried included a salad with chicken taquitos and the generously sized carne y papas (sparerib). Margaritas were good. I've had better mojitos in other local restaurants. Bottom line is that although it was a good experience overall, we are not in a big hurry to go back with so many other options.

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Our service was outstanding for having a large group. Trey was our waiter and made the experience really enjoyable.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Last minute dining option. Food was good and the guacamole is outstanding! Large bridal parties so it was extremely loud, but overall experience was great!

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·Dined on August 12, 2017

Out with friends from out of town

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·Dined on August 6, 2017

Great food and outstanding service. Would highly recommend to anyone.

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Disabled Access, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Spicy
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·Dined on August 5, 2017

Good, quick food. Fresh.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Great drinks, the tacos do lack flavor and the meat in two of them was very dry. I prefer El Taco Luchador tacos and they are cheaper and have more variety of taste. Queso and guacamole is very good. I like the added onions to the queso.

Tags: Good for a Date, Tapas
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 (Louisville)·Dined on August 1, 2017

We enjoyed our dinner very much. Happy hour drink prices where great and food , service was very Good. Every thing was very clean looking including the restrooms. Parking across the street was easy to access as well. Tumble Weed not even close to this place.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Fun
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 (Louisville)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Great Wild Margarita. Salsa and queso are awesome! Service is great. Main courses are always just okay. Fatty meat. Noise level is quite loud.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on July 21, 2017

so noisy that no one could hear anyone!!! do something about the noise!!!

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 (Louisville)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Service was great. Food and tequila were both very good. Would recommend this to anyone

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Louisville)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Salsa and Quac were great. I enjoyed the special daily bbq tacos but the meat had some fat and gristle that wasn't great. Server was awesome.

Tags: Special Occasion, Waterfront, Great Beer
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 (Louisville)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Fun atmosphere, good food
Don't miss the flaming Wild Rita!!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays
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 (Louisville)·Dined on July 8, 2017

A most excellent dinner! Wild Rita's never disappoints. Great frozen margarita, guacamole, and the taco trio is fantastic! Al Pastor by far the best! On the higher end of tabs we pay on a month-in month-out basis, but worth it. Parking is easy too!

Tags: Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Kid-friendly
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 (Louisville)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Excellent food and atmosphere, met friends here for dinner and drinks. Couldn't have asked for anything better, service was great!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Spicy, Casual
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 (Louisville)·Dined on June 24, 2017

One of our favorites! We highly recommend it and we tell people about Wild Rita's all the time.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Fun
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Service was good, food was was good but super overpriced. My drink was strong, and not worth $9. Externally loud, I could barely hear the waiter or my husband.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on June 22, 2017

I decided to give Wild Rita's another try after finding a hair in my taco about four months ago. This time was worse. Our server who had been serving there for two and a half years did not inform us of any drink specials or anything that we should try on the menu. He was also very flippant in his remarks. The food was ok. My friend's taco was dry so she added some sour cream to add moisture to it. When our server came back to check on us she mentioned that she didn't really care for that one taco without asking her what was wrong he said "well you put sour cream on it..it's meant to be eaten how it comes" ...what?! She ended up ordering another taco. The dessert I had for my birthday was over fried and not really that pleasant and to top it all off I got sick around 2 in the morning. So I will not be returning to Wild Rita's.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Far too loud for an enjoyable evening. Food and service were good, but we almost had to yell to hear ourselves. It was a Thursday; can't imagine a Friday or Saturday evening.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual
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