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Rita's Kitchen

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$$ - $$$
Mexican, American, Southwestern
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5402 E Lincoln Dr, JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253-4118 (Tatum)
+1 480-948-1700
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06:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 06:30 - 21:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had the breakfast buffet for $25.00 a person - which they practically force you to choose - as each item is so high priced it does not pay to order al a carte. However, the "fresh" to order omelettes were overcooked and greasy. The coffee is possible the worst I have ever had.

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Thank debbyc50
CstmrServiceMngr, Manager at Rita's Kitchen, responded to this review

Thank you for your valued feedback. I am sorry we did not exceed your expectations. I will relay this information to the appropriate manager for ways of improvement. More 

Kirkland, Washington
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Simple, fresh and delicious in a beautiful setting. Service was outstanding. Heated lamps for January early evening chill, fire pits. Wonderful crafted cocktails and fresh southwestern cuisine. Perfectly suited for this classic resort.

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New York City, New York
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118 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been here several times for their outstanding holiday brunch, but was disappointed this past Christmas. Thought the food quality, in particular the beef and turkey were not tier products and missed the filet mignons that were on the menu in the past.

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CstmrServiceMngr, Manager at Rita's Kitchen, responded to this review

Thank you for your valued feedback. I’m sorry we did not meet your expectations. I will forward this information to the Chef so he may review. More 

Grayslake, Illinois
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So we stayed at the Camelback and had dinner here one night. We did do happy hour here 4 days in a row :) The food was really good, they had a couple of vegetarian options. What we really liked was the happy hour and appetizers. The chips and guac were assume, the calamari was great, and the margaritas were... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

The seafood was very good and in general the overall quality of food was pretty good given it is a buffet. However, all of the "hot" foods were barely warm with no evidence other than some heat lamps to try and keep things hot.

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Thank Dave J
CstmrServiceMngr, Manager at Rita's Kitchen, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your valued feedback. I will forward the information to our Chef so he may review our processes for future improvements. More 

Rochester, New York
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Great atmosphere ,great meals and wonderful attendants everyone is friendly here. And very accommodating

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Ventura, California
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Rita's Kitchen is on the property of the JW Marriott Camelback Inn. There is both outdoors and indoor dining. The wait staff is friendly, the food is fresh and well prepared. They can accomadate large groups. Evening entertainment compliments the experience. The breakfast buffet is outstanding something for everyone. If you are staying at the resort there is no reason... More 

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Northville, Michigan
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

I absolutely LOVE dining at Rita's Kitchen. The food never fails! The breakfast buffet is just fantastic. Dining outside is a given for me personally but there is indoor seating available. Dinner too is great, again I choose outside. There is often entertainment and the food is fantastic! The margaritas are amazing!!!!

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Gainesville, Florida
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553 reviews
407 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Rita's Kitchen never disappoints and is always a pleasure to visit. The service is excellent and the blood is always very good with ample menu selections for any time of day.

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Paradise Valley, Arizona
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

We only live a mile away so my wife and I enjoy this wonderful spot often for happy hour (or later) with friends. Rita's Kitchen has a lovely outdoor patio that's hard to beat anywhere and the happy hour menu is a 10 on a ten scale. Happy hour ends at 6, but live, outdoor music begins at 6 so... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$25
Cuisine
Mexican, American, Southwestern
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
06:30 - 21:00
Monday
06:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 21:00
Thursday
06:30 - 21:00
Friday
06:30 - 21:00
Saturday
06:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5402 E Lincoln Dr, JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253-4118
    (Tatum)
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Paradise Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 480-948-1700
Description
Warm and inviting, with an ambience of casual, colorful charm, and the patterns and textures of the desert Southwest, elements exceeded only by the delicious dishes of home-style regional cuisine made with the freshest local foods and produce.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?