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“Awesome guacamole!”
Review of Rita's Kitchen

Rita's Kitchen
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $13 - $25
Cuisines: Southwestern
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Tatum
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.
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Awesome guacamole!”
Reviewed May 21, 2013 via mobile

Stopped here for dinner with a group of business colleagues based on a suggestion from a friend who used to live in the area. The atmosphere is very nice, as it is part of a JW Marriott resort. We started with some tableside guacamole, which was fantastic...fresh and flavorful, just like we make at home. I had the shrimp enchiladas with green sauce - definitely recommended. Another big hit at the table was the chicken enchiladas. The only criticism I have is that the food was rather "Americanized"; I was expecting more authentic. Small criticism, though - overall a great meal.

  • Visited May 2013
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Milwaukee, WI
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great food and service”
Reviewed May 17, 2013

Very much enjoyed the outdoor dining. Food was tasty and the server was friendly and attentive. Especially enjoyed the chips/salsa!

Visited May 2013
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Vancouver, Canada
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Best staff”
Reviewed May 14, 2013

The service, staff and food were fantastic. Especially Clementine, Simonea, Suzie, Dennis, Myra, Anna, and the Omlette maker (sorry didn't get your name) They all were efficient and sincerely friendly and helpful. New what was on their menu and also offered advise to help out in choosing dishes ect. portions, spices ect. We enjoyed the meals so much that we ate 4 nites dinner there and 4 breakfasts. Yumm.

Visited May 2013
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Scottsdale, Arizona
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Lovely outdoor patio. Mediocre food and service”
Reviewed April 21, 2013

This restaurant came highly recommended from a friend of a friend. We may have hit a bad night but with all the great restaurants in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area this is not one we would revisit for dinner.
Without question the patio area which consists of both dining and lounge tables is large and very enjoyable. The live music was a nice touch and they played for several hours.
As for the dinner, which was the reason we were there; it unfortunately was far less than spectacular. Portions were very small and pricey. One member of our party ordered a prickly pear margarita that looked and tasted like pink lemonade. Drink prices are high which is typical for a hotel located restaurant but you at least expect the "real thing".
The halibut was undercooked and tasteless but the rice and spicy sauce were tasty.
On person ordered the cherries jubilee cheesecake. The very small portion arrived partial frozen and was as far removed from cherries jubilee as could be imagined ( 4 or 5 tart cherries spread about the plate.
We saw the waitress only twice and the dining room was not busy. Once when she took our order and second when she asked if we wanted desert. At no time did she check to see if we wanted to order additional drinks and we had to corral another member of staff for water and soda refills.
Like I said above, it may have been an off night based on the other reviews but we don't see it as worth another try considering our experience.

  • Visited April 2013
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Chesterfield, Missouri
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273 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Very reliable restaurant--great breakfast buffet, good food”
Reviewed April 16, 2013

Not exciting food, but tasty and reliable and VERY nice staff. When the weather is good (most of the time) doors are all open and if it is a little cool, there are firepits. LIVE MUSIC. Very enjoyable place to eat if you are staying at the resort. OK place to come to to meet friends even if you are not staying at the resort.

Visited April 2013
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