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Rita's Margaritas and Mexican Grill

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855 8th St, Arcata, CA 95521-6287 (Formerly Rita's Margaritas and Mexican Grill)
+1 707-822-1010
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San Francisco, California
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 and the options are great. No boring garden burger type of stuff here.

Thank plantetarytraveller
Eureka, California
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312 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
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
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
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442 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
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
Scottsdale, Arizona
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201 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
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 mean well, and the pickin's are slim in this neck of the woods, but better... More 

Thank Janike1
Scottsdale, Arizona
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280 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
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 the area if you have an hankering for Mexican, but if you are looking for... More 

Thank cr8it
Martinez, California, United States
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383 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
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 that silly drink with the mini Corona bottle in the margarita. Everyone was happy. The... More 

Thank Cameron M
Arcata, California
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37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2016

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

Thank BeckyKoreen
Arcata, California
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 December 2015 via mobile

I love a good Margarita and an *outdoor seating patio*. But combine that with taco specials and guacamole...now that's a good time!

Thank Tiffany H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 15
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?