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About Wild Rita's Modern Mexican & Tequila Bar
Wild Rita's Modern Mexican & Tequila Bar is a celebration of Mexican flavors featuring authentic food and beverages that showcases the culinary diversity of Mexico. Our menu features artisanal tacos, seafood, hand-made tamales, wood-fired chili rellenos and much more. The menu is complimented by an energetic, fun atmosphere and bold decor. We offer a full bar including specialty margaritas, house-crafted cocktails, beer, wine and over 100 tequilas.
Louisville, KY 40202
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Check our website, www.wildritas.com
Please contact us for your catering needs.
Wild Rita's Modern Mexican & Tequila Bar has a parking lot directly across Market St from the restaurant. After 6PM we have additional parking on site. Street parking is also available as well.
Wild Rita's Modern Mexican & Tequila Bar is located at the corner of Market and Jackson streets and has direct access to public transit stops.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Wild Rita's Modern Mexican & Tequila Bar Ratings and Reviews
It was busy (LCFC Championship night) but we had a reservation so everything went smoothly. Since it was packed, it was louder than usual that evening. I've been to Wild Rita's many times and it never disappoints. After being seated, the waitress was absent for a little while but once she returned to the table and realized that we knew what we were doing and what we wanted... she made periodic checks to make sure we didn't need anything.
The food was perfect. The salmon/brussels sprouts dish made my girlfriend stop talking to me because it was so delicious. Normally I'm the one with "mmmm that's good" sounds, but this time it was her. The chile relleno dish gets better every time I order it!
I've tried most of the appetizers but this time I decided to go with the queso(add chorizo). Always a great choice! That stuff is dangerous and Wild Rita's should absolutely cut a deal with some type of food manufacturer to put it in stores.
Prior to being in town for a concert, we googled Louisville restaurants so we could take advantage of nearby cuisine (near to the Yum! Center). Wild Rita's did not disappoint! I chose their great seared fish tacos, and they were very fresh and filling. My husband had the beef enchiladas and was very pleased with how they were prepared. We cook a lot at home so are always observing how restaurants prepare their courses. We would definitely eat there again.
The food was meh. Small portions and way overpriced. The enchiladas had the meat piled on top instead of rolled inside and one of the tortillas was crunchy!?! A "large" guacamole was brought to the table and clearly made ahead. For $13, you would expect a larger portion that is made table side. The service was great but I was not impressed with the food at all. Plus, they charge for chips and salsa. I wouldn't come here again.
My son and I were passing through Louisville on our way back home from Nashville to Michigan, and chose Wild Rita's to satisfy our craving for Mexican food. The service was excellent from the moment we walked through the door. The chicken mole dish and the chile relleno were very flavorful and the margaritas were fresh and delicious. I will definitely make this my Louisville destination in the future, and would strongly recommend it to my friends.
Being fairly new to Louisville (just under two years), we have been steadily trying out new restaurants each weekend. Wild Rita's had last minute reservation availability for party of five and hadn't been before so we went for it. We arrived and were greeted warmly. They had our table set up with water already waiting. I found it to be cramped for seating with the fifth chair pulled up on the side of what probably should have been a four top. Lively atmosphere. Pretty loud overall. Service was very good. I had the salmon served with Brussels sprouts. It was served with a tiny bit of sweet potato purée on top of the salmon. Very tasty but way too small an amount to qualify as a sauce IMO. My husband had the fajitas which he liked fine. Other dishes tried included a salad with chicken taquitos and the generously sized carne y papas (sparerib). Margaritas were good. I've had better mojitos in other local restaurants. Bottom line is that although it was a good experience overall, we are not in a big hurry to go back with so many other options.
We enjoyed our dinner very much. Happy hour drink prices where great and food , service was very Good. Every thing was very clean looking including the restrooms. Parking across the street was easy to access as well. Tumble Weed not even close to this place.
I decided to give Wild Rita's another try after finding a hair in my taco about four months ago. This time was worse. Our server who had been serving there for two and a half years did not inform us of any drink specials or anything that we should try on the menu. He was also very flippant in his remarks. The food was ok. My friend's taco was dry so she added some sour cream to add moisture to it. When our server came back to check on us she mentioned that she didn't really care for that one taco without asking her what was wrong he said "well you put sour cream on it..it's meant to be eaten how it comes" ...what?! She ended up ordering another taco. The dessert I had for my birthday was over fried and not really that pleasant and to top it all off I got sick around 2 in the morning. So I will not be returning to Wild Rita's.
Server was great. This was my first visit Had avoided it do to mixed reviews. I love Mexican food. Not this food. The red sauce is so hot, I couldn't even eat it. The worst part was that it had zero flavor. It was hot for the sake of being hot. I had cheese enchiladas. The actual enchiladas had no flavor. The beans were okay. The rice was not good. I find it hard to mess up Mexican, yet Wild Rita's does a grand job of it!
The happy hour deals were decent and the chips, guacamole and salsa were all tasty. The issue was we never got our food. We ordered two taco plates and were told after an hour that they had been picked up but the server "couldn't find our table." They did offer to get us our tacos in two minutes but we had to leave due to timing. The manager did cover our drinks and appetizers but the overall experience was disappointing.
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