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15000 North Secret Springs Drive, Ritz Carlton at Dove Mountain, Marana, AZ 85658
(520) 572-3000
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7:00 am - 11:00 am
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 am
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: The main 5star restaurant at the Ritz Carlton, outside of Tucson.

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Visitor rating
  • 38
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Delicious breakfast buffet

Had the continental breakfast buffet at Core several mornings during our stay at the Ritz. The assortment was good and well stocked. The fresh fruit was delicious. Staff was friendly and attentive. Patio dining available, but we sat inside to be closer to the food!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
AnnieS04
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Herndon, Virginia
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scottsdale
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126 reviews 126 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Lamb was overcooked and Wague Beef was so fatty and overcooked we couldn't eat it. The Idaho salmon over smoke appetizer was wonderful. High priced food didn't deliver.

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Herndon, Virginia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Had the continental breakfast buffet at Core several mornings during our stay at the Ritz. The assortment was good and well stocked. The fresh fruit was delicious. Staff was friendly and attentive. Patio dining available, but we sat inside to be closer to the food!

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Toronto, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We had the 5 course meal the last night. "Trust" is what it was called, you won't find it on the menu. Beyond words!

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North Andover, Massachusetts
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126 reviews 126 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I don't think the food here is as good as the Ritz-Carlton leads us to believe. I was expecting a wow experience but didn't get it. Breakfast was better than dinner. At dinner I had a side of haricots verts, and they all had stems on them. Gross. I had to cut them off on my own because the kitchen... More 

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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193 reviews 193 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

The food was excellent with outstanding service. The atmosphere was elegant and romantic. Large portions with delicious flavors.

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Toronto
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We stayed at the Ritz Carlton for 3 nights recently and I have to say Core was the highlight. We had dinner here twice. The first night was for our one-year anniversary and it was so good we decided to go again the night before we left. Service was impeccable: attentive and friendly. The first night I ordered something that... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Core's Sunday brunch is heaven on the taste buds! Made to order omelets, fresh fruits, pastries, breakfast meats, and Mexican food options. Mimosa are amazing, is everything offered. A kitchen is open and the chefs are friendly to talk with about the area and food. Do yourself a favor and have brunch Ritz Carlton style at Core.

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Reno, Nevada
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720 reviews 720 reviews
333 restaurant reviews
443 helpful votes 443 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

It's been about 8 months since we were last I town. We couldn't pss up the opportunity for a great meal at the Ritz. My ahi tuna was prepared perfectly. My husband had the filet and it was also great. They had a peppermint ice cream seasonal dessert that was amazing. We will keep coming back.

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New York City, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

If you stay at the Ritz Carlton you are a captive audience as your choices to go off property are very limited. The good news is that Core has great food and an amazing brunch that should not be missed. They have everything form eggs cooked to order and an amazing traditional lox and bagel set up. The pastries are... More 

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Marana, Arizona
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50 reviews 50 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

As a treat for my husband's birthday, we went for breakfast and sat outside. The view and surrounding area fantastic! From beginning to end, the experience was excellent: omelette's, toast, potatoes, coffee, mimosas, and complimentary birthday dessert. Service was impeccable -our waiter Cade, was professional and friendly. When paying the bill we were told the mimosas were also complimentary! A... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 15000 North Secret Springs Drive, Ritz Carlton at Dove Mountain, Marana, AZ 85658
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Marana
  • Phone Number: (520) 572-3000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

Description

The main 5star restaurant at the Ritz Carlton, outside of Tucson.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 11:00 am
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 11:00 am
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 11:00 am
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 11:00 am
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 11:00 am
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 11:00 am
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 11:00 am
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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