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Rita's Kitchen

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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
06:30 - 21:00
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great pina coladas and cozy fireplace! Several places to sit and couches. Near the lobby and outdoor seating.

Thank Mary D
Mackenzie N, Front Office Manager at Rita's Kitchen, responded to this review

Good Day Mary D, Thank you for your feedback! We hope to have you back very soon! Sincerely, Mackenzie Neely Front Office Manager More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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91 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Has a really nice outdoor seating area. Food, particularly the southwestern cuisine (appropriately) is good, but not great.

Thank TravelingGuy4400
Mackenzie N, Front Office Manager at Rita's Kitchen, responded to this review

Good Day TracelingGuy4400, Thank you for your feedback! We apologize that your meal was not perfect! We hope to regain your confidence in a future visit. Sincerely, Mackenzie N. Front Office Manager More 

Paradise Valley, Arizona
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I often go to Chelsea's for their weekend brunch with out of town friends. Because it's both days, it's not impossible to get into and the food is absolutely delicious! Great atmosphere, great location, great service! Highly recommended.

Thank Mauri C
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an expensive resort hotel and has the 'JW' brand but this restaurant falls well short of the standard expected. The food was average and the service 'abrupt; and just OK. Marriott can do better. It has a great outlook and ambiance but the service and food was the issue.

Thank Oldjack
Mackenzie N, Front Office Manager at Rita's Kitchen, responded to this review

Good Day Oldjack, Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent experience. We apologize for the lack of service and poor food during your last visit. I can assure you this is not typical and we will be following up with our team. We are glad that you enjoyed the ambiance of the hotel and hope that we can regain... More 

Wayne, New Jersey
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51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Watching the chef cook Omelettes was truly entertaining. Food Selection and outdoor dining was a great way to start the day.

Thank Michael C
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102 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our friend who winters in Scottsdale made Rita's Kitchen our destination for lunch as her guests. The restaurant is inside the Marriot Camelback Resort but is accessible to the public. These grounds are rich with history, provide a view of Camelback Mountain and will surround you with the most glorious colors with flowers and plants everywhere. Save some time to... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pleasant surroundings greet the visitor to this popular Sunday Brunch location simply appointed in American Indian/Mexican Hacienda stylings with a leaning towards the rather simpler and somewhat industrial strength "soft" furnishings. That's said we found ourselves seated in the Patio area and having seen the cafeteria style seating available in the main dining room we were delighted as a less... More 

Thank AFE001
Mackenzie N, Front Office Manager at Rita's Kitchen, responded to this review

Good Day AFE001, Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent brunch experience. We are so glad that you enjoyed the multiple options for food as well as our "smiling" cook. We hope to welcome you back for Brunch again one day soon! Mackenzie Neely Front Office Manager More 

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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Rita's kitchen is a fine place to dine if you are staying at the JW Camelback. It has the quiet charm of a southwestern restaurant. Nothing flamboyant, just subtle decorations. I recommend the ceviche for an appetizer and Seabass as an entree. Excellent food ! The service is top notch( as is to be expected at a JW property).

Thank Derek W
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263 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were staying at the JW Marriott Camelback for our Wedding Anniversary "staycation." We checked in on St. Patrick's Day and opted to celebrate at Rita's, as we've been there several times for lunch only. We made reservations on Open Table for 7:15 and requested a table by the windows. When we arrived, there was a live band playing, we... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 13 - USD 25
Mexican, American, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
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
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Paradise Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 480-948-1700
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?