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Rita's Margaritas and Mexican Grill

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Mexican
855 8th St, Arcata, CA 95521-6287
+1 707-822-1010
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  • Excellent17%
  • Very good39%
  • Average28%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible11%
Travellers talk about
“tacos” (4 reviews)
“burrito” (2 reviews)
“mexican food” (8 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
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855 8th St, Arcata, CA 95521-6287
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Reviews (35)
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Reviewed 4 August 2017

Once upon a time Rita's was a small hole-in-the-wall restaurant on Wabash in Eureka and the food was excellent, prepared in the tiny kitchen by Rita herself. I'm sad to report that as this small restaurant disappeared and was replaced by a string of restaurants...More

Thank danielgale
Reviewed 19 February 2017

My fiancee and I eat at Rita's almost every time we go to Arcata. From the chips and salsa, to the margaritas (of course), to the meals we are always full and happy when we leave. There are food options for all types of eaters...More

Thank plantetarytraveller
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Service is excellent. Food is good; nothing out of the ordinary, but typical for this part of the state. Fresh fish tacos are excellent. Margaritas are huge. Do not recommend the ceviche. Very little fish.

Thank julesofthesea
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Whenever we visit Arcata, Rita's is always on our list of places to go. Had a custom chorizo, cheese, rice and beans burrito last night and it was outstanding. Margaritas are wonderful and the price for the food and drinks is very reasonable. Great place.

Thank SteveArcata
Reviewed 21 September 2016

I am partial to the 5th Street location in Eureka, but the Arcata location is right up there with service and food.

Thank yvonned914
Reviewed 22 August 2016

but that said, the place is small, no outdoor heaters and the food only average. they do serve some nice beer on draugh, but this place works if convenient, so don't go thinking its excellent food.

Thank pandpCalifornia
Reviewed 13 August 2016

Visited here with family and understand they think this is the "best" Mexican around, but sorry they feel this way. It is Taco Bell on steroids. Huge portions of mediocre food in an environment that could use a good power washing. I am sure they...More

Thank Janike1
Reviewed 10 August 2016

If you want a large portion of Mexican food with little flavor, this is the place for you. We ate here with family, and were very disappointed with the food and drinks. The service was also slow. Not sure if there is much else in...More

Thank cr8it
Reviewed 5 May 2016

Our daughter and her 3 buddies suggested Rita's for an early dinner. It seems like plenty of locals agreed - the place was full on a Saturday evening. I was pleased they had local ales in addition to the regular Mexican swill. The others got...More

Thank Cameron M
Reviewed 29 April 2016

The food is good, nothing standout but very large portions and good food. Margaritas are pretty amazing.

Thank BeckyMcKnight
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Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 15
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Seating
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 855 8th St, Arcata, CA 95521-6287 (Formerly Rita's Margaritas and Mexican Grill)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Humboldt County  >  Arcata
  • Phone Number: +1 707-822-1010
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