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5402 E Lincoln Dr, JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253-4118 (Tatum)
+1 480-948-1700
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

When I leave Rita's at the Camelback Inn after eating in the bar or outside, I feel like I have been on vacation. The food is great, particularily the yellow gazpacho soup. The bar is lively with a great grazing menu.

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1 Thank 10130
Phoenix, Arizona
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63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

I always feel comfortable at this delightfully traditional lunch spot on a sunny, quiet patio under an umbrella. Exquisite service and full array of yummy food, from quesadillas to fish or chicken tacos, salads and burgers, tastefully presented. Linger with chilled rose wine or light beer and chat about the world's problems or latest Hollywood scandal!

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1 Thank LorraineChance
Vancouver, Canada
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44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

This was my husband's birthday and we came with my brother from the East coast. We had been there before but my brother was new to it. He still talks about the food and service. This is one of the very best brunches ever. The music on the outside patio is delightful. The service is second to none. This is... More 

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Green Bay, WI
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383 reviews
264 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Rita's Kitchen is in Camelback Inn's Resort Hotel. Rita's has inside and outside spaces. We chose outside, it had live music which was perfectly soft so we could all talk without shouting. But, I don't understand why the staff doesn't have a little sweeper to keep the place a bit tidier. Smashed chips, a plastic bag, and other various food... More 

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Thank TennisgalGreenBay_WI
Scottsdale, Arizona
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126 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Rita's Kitchen is inside the Camelback Inn and serves excellent food with both inside and patio setting. Sit on the patio at sunset and you won't be disappointed with the food or the view. Attentive service, fire pits and live music make the patio a special place to dine. Excellent Mexican fare - the fajita's and enchiladas are amazing. Make... More 

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1 Thank Travellinman26
Phoenix, Arizona
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Try the guacamole! The salmon was delicious and the service was so friendly! Rita's Kitchen has a great Happy Hour! Casual dining ...

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1 Thank sethmontgomery
Kansas City
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38 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

There is an amazing breakfast buffet! Also, a wonderful outdoor seating area that makes enjoying your lunch even more enjoyable. Definitely recommend eating here.

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1 Thank dka613
Bolingbrook, Illinois
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57 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Rita's has excellent-tasting food. Period. Our entrees and desserts were perfect. It offers indoor and outdoor seating. Outside you can enjoy the view of the mountain. There was live music the night we were there. It was a chilly January evening, but the space heaters near our table kept us very comfortable. Friendly, attentive staff. Looking forward to returning sometime.

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1 Thank Denise Y
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

The whole experience with Rita's was exceptional, reception and seating/greeting staff were great, Juan Carlos our server was attentive, knowledgeable, very friendly. Our seat outside had a great view and we were treated to live music which was very good. Food was excellent and reasonably priced. Overall this and the 70 degree weather made for a quite magical evening for... More 

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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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208 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

When you view the vintage photos at Camelback Inn, were Rita's Kitchen is located, you will yearn for the level of service and cuisine that was served before JW Marriott took over this landmark.The setting is still lovely (ask to sit outside, but prepare to wait a lifetime to be served, even when they aren't very busy), but the service... More 

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CstmrServiceMngr, Manager at Rita's Kitchen, responded to this review

Thank you for your valued feedback. As we strive for service excellence, I am sorry to hear we did not exceed your expectations. I will ensure to review this with the appropriate management to use in future training. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 13 - US$ 25
Cuisine
Mexican, American, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
06:30 - 21:00
Monday
06:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 21:00
Thursday
06:30 - 21:00
Friday
06:30 - 21:00
Saturday
06:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5402 E Lincoln Dr, JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253-4118
    (Tatum)
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Paradise Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 480-948-1700
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.

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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?