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Rita's Kitchen

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5402 East Lincoln Drive, JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 (Tatum)
480-948-1700
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6:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Warm and inviting, with an ambience of casual, colorful charm, and the...
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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Visitor rating
  • 109
    Excellent
  • 73
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Brunch

Great food, service- A perfect place for brunch or just having a few cocktails. I would highly recommend eating at Rita's during your stay.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 17, 2014
Holly G
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Charleston, South Carolina, United States
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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220 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Phoenix, Arizona
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Patio is beautiful Servers are knowledgeable, efficient, and genuine If you want to converse while music is playing, ask for a table closer to the building Food awesome Love the tableside guacamole Great margaritas Definitely suggest reservations You can make them from your room or get points through Open Table

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Charleston, South Carolina, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Great food, service- A perfect place for brunch or just having a few cocktails. I would highly recommend eating at Rita's during your stay.

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Minneapolis, MN
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909 reviews 909 reviews
480 restaurant reviews
561 helpful votes 561 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

I had the chips and guac which was quite good. The fish tacos were a bit of a disappointment, however. They were quite juicy which made the corn tortillas fall apart which made them quite difficult to eat. Service was good.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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172 reviews 172 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We love the Marriott, but the weakness is the restaurants. Our first night we ate at Rita's kitchen. We have dined there before, but hoped it had improved. While the Caesar salad was excellent, the calamari was greasy and the marinara bland. The fajitas also were over spice, esp coated with cumin and the dish overall greasy. I had the... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We are locals, and we have eaten at Rita's Kitchen before. It is on the grounds of the historic J W Marriott, Camelback Inn. The restaurant sprawls to a very large patio, with many heaters to keep you warm on a clear, but chilly night. They have live entertainment, which, most of the time is not over powering. Very accommodating... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Rita's Kitchen may lack a warm ambiance, but the lovely Camelback Inn setting almost makes up for that. The service is excellent. I tried the delicious shrimp enchiladas covered in a creamy tomatillo sauce and a slaw which is an unique presentation. Others in the group enjoyed equally great meals of green chili pork, chicken enchiladas and steak and shrimp.... More 

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Houston, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Table side guacamole, tacos & Marriott burger are musts- sit outside if its nice! The flowers and fountains provide a beautiful, peaceful place to eat. Also good eggs benedict!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

My son (10 years) and I went here last night For a mom/son night out. We were blown away with the excellent service and food we were served. The tortilla soup is one of the best I have ever tasted (mine included) and the table side guacamole were served to perfection. My son was very satisfied with his tacos and... More 

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Urbana, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We stayed at the JW Marriott for 3 nights and ate breakfast and dinner at Rita's kitchen on all the 3 days. We have a 6 month old baby so venturing out in the morning and at night was not possible. The food was exceptional and so was the service. The servers were very attentive and polite. Also the ambiance... More 

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Cornelius, North Carolina
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205 reviews 205 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

The breakfast buffet is out of this world as are the made-to-order omlets. Far more food than a person would need so if you eat small portions, order off the menu, though juice, coffee and a small breakfast can be more than the cost of the buffet. Happy hour hors d'ouvres and drinks are quite good (3-6 pm, half price).... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5402 East Lincoln Drive, JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
    (Tatum)
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Paradise Valley
  • Phone Number: 480-948-1700

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 13 - 25
  • Cuisine: Southwestern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Doing business, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm

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