About Rita's Kitchen at Camelback Inn, A J.W. Marriott Resort
Savor the true taste of the southwest, both North and South of the border, at Rita's Kitchen Restaurant. Serving flavorful breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Southwestern charm and ambiance, dramatic setting and inspired cuisine. Our recipes reflect a heritage of handcrafted cuisine, lovingly prepared with garden-fresh ingredients and culinary creativity handed down from generation to generation. Enjoy one of our handcrafted signature Margaritas or house blended Sangrias. 360 degree views of Mummy Mountain and beyond. Fabulous open courtyard with fireplaces, nightly entertainment, and water features. We offer special features on holidays, please go to our website for more information.
Hours of Operation:
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Daily: 6:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Fabulous breakfast buffet daily, $24 per person
Champagne Brunch: Sundays 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM
$65 for adults
$20 for kids ages 4-12
Lunch: Monday-Saturday 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Dinner: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live entertainment featured EVERY night from 6 PM-10PM. Please visit our website for this month's calendar of entertainers.
Sit outside and enjoy our entertainment fireside with a fabulous handcrafted cocktail or glass of wine.
Complimentary valet or self parking
Private Party Facilities:
We can accommodate almost any size group. We have both private and semi-private space within our restaurants for smaller and larger groups. Menu options range from buffet to plated meals. Give us a call to plan your next special event. We will help you make it one you will always remember!
Rita's Private Dining Room sits just off of the courtyard, has its own private patio and can accomodate up to 40 guests seated. We also have garden space that can accomodate up to 80 seated and more for a reception style event. Last, we have a smaller outdoor pergola area that can accomodate up to 25 guests seated.
Please call us and we are happy to sent photos and any other information needed.
Private Party Contact:
Amy Charest: 480 3676176 x
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Happy hour served daily from 3 PM to 6 PM in the R Bar. $7 handcrafted cocktails, $6 house margarita, $7 wines by the glass, $6 draft beers, small plates to share or enjoy alone $5-$10 each.
Rita's Kitchen at Camelback Inn, A J.W. Marriott Resort Ratings and Reviews
It had been a number of years since we'v ...
It had been a number of years since we've tried the brunch at Rita's kitchen. Working off memory, I would say they've reduced the number of items slightly, but the quality remains superb. Every item was cooked perfectly and presented well. At $68/person, this is not an every-day treat but rather a great place for a special occasion.
One nice touch ... after stuffing yourself (who wouldn't?) it's nice to be able to take home the "dessert tower" that they present.
Service was very slow. Server inexperien ...
Service was very slow. Server inexperienced. Dropped our food and had to repeat the preparation. Had to ask what the specials were and then she had to find out. Expect better from a restaurant of this reputation.
Great ambiance. Romantic.
Entertainment was very good. Guitarist-vocalist.
Overall experience was average.
We went for Sunday Brunch. It was beaut ...
We went for Sunday Brunch. It was beautiful! I love the vintage look of the Camelback Inn. The food was delicious, well prepared, many options. Our server was super attentive! The view is exquisite.
Bottom line = bucket list worthy!
Rita's Kitchen is a wonderful restaurant ...
Rita's Kitchen is a wonderful restaurant. Food is excellent as is the ambiance and the service. Our waiter was Julio and he was provided superior service - appropriately attentive, kind, courteous, and customer-focused
Great experience - highly recommend.
The awesome Sangria would be the only re ...
The awesome Sangria would be the only reason I would return to Rita's Kitchen. I've eaten both dinner and breakfast there, and was underwhelmed by the food and service. Breakfast service was leisurely and table went unbussed for so long that large groups of neighboring black birds (crows) enjoyed their breakfast too. Staff didn't seem concerned about the large groups of birds as they allowed the birds to pick away until full. Again - best Sangria ever! Otherwise no thanks.
As much as I wanted to give Rita's a fiv ...
As much as I wanted to give Rita's a five-star review, they simply fell short of deserving it. We went for breakfast to celebrate the new beginnings of a friends future and have stayed at Camelback Inn a few times as guests over the past 15 years or so.
The Barista in charge of our espresso drinks that morning had no real experience and butchered both our latte and cappuccino drinks. The milk was not properly frothed and the espresso shots were over-extracted.
The food was OK but nothing worthy of almost $20.00 per meal.
One of the servers spilled coffee on our table and couldn't be bothered to clean it up. Instead leaving it to us.
Camelback Inn has always been a great upscale place to stay and dine but it seems their employee training and hiring practices have fallen victim to doing things on the cheap.
We'll be back to enjoy the patio ambiance I'm sure, but we'll get our espresso drinks at Starbucks next time and forego Rita's for our breakfast.
It seems the Marriott's jewel of the desert has turned to dust where Rita's employee training is concerned.
Food just ok
My husband had the filet mignon and said it was ok but not great. I had the burger. It was about the same. It was not a juicy hamburger. Their French fries were good though. The service was great. The best part was the red velvet cake dessert. It was fantastic.
Night under the stars
We were in Scottsdale on vacation and visiting with friends. What a fantastic venue. The Ambience, food and service was wonderful. They had live music playing and it was just perfect. Our friends came back a couple days later with some other friends.
Berries had very little flavor. Although a resort we were there for conference some family let thier three children run through the patio for at least ten minutes yelling and being loud. The staff did nothing even though they knew we were having a business meeting. Resort or not, no one needs that noise and disturbance at breakfast
This was a very good dining experience.
Rita's has great ambience and we enjoyed our outside table. Dinner was accompanied by soft live music. The menu had good variety and I chose the fish special which was barramundi, which I had not had before, and my husband had salmon. A substitution requested by my husband was not a problem. Desserts were fabulous. I have already recommended Rita's to a friend. Dinner with a starter, dessert, wine and coffee for two was $135.00. A value and pleasant evening.
The best brunch ever
This is a a fantastic restaurant. The Sunday champagne brunch is second to none. Beautiful setting and wonderful guitar music and a great singer.
The food is so fresh and delicious, the crab claws were perfect as was the smoked salmon and the sushi. The salads and crab cakes as well as the desert crepes were so good
The service is friendly and so excellent Alan has to be the very very best, friendly and extremely efficient. Cannot wait to go back again
From the beautiful, huge, patio, to the surrounding blue skies and mountains, to great service by Dora, and very good food, could not ask for more. I ordered the fajitas, asking that they be done with light oil; often, in other restaurants I have made the same request, only to get the sizzling fajita platter swimming with oil. They cooked mine perfectly, gave me more than I could possibly eat, and came by more than once to make sure I was happy. My wife ordered the Chopped Salad and loved the honey based dressing. In addition, we got to listen to quiet live music. All-in-all a great experience.
Relaxing Sunday Brunch Experience
Our party of four was celebrating some recent good news in the family and chose to get together over Sunday brunch at Rita's at Camelback Inn. The experience suited us perfectly. We were able to eat and visit at a relaxed pace without ever feeling rushed. The noise level and overall ambiance were conducive to comfortable conversation. The number of items available on the buffet was substantial, but not huge. More importantly for us, the quality of the food items was exceptionally good for an up-market buffet brunch. Our server was gracious and attentive to coffee, drinks, and other non-buffet items.
A wonderful evening overall!
I chose Rita's Kitchen to entertain long time friends who were visiting Scottsdale from New Jersey, and am so glad I did. The resort itself is gorgeous and charming, the ambiance was delightful, the service was great (thank you Julio), and the food was delicious. I can hardly wait to go back again!
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