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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
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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
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.
Guacamole was wonderful. Seasoned perfectly with out being over "onioned". I had salmon and Brussel sprouts that were cooked perfectly. Chicken mole was delicious. The vegetarian at our table was given the option of substituting any protein for tofu. Additionally there were meatless options. My only complaint, and it's not a big one, was that the room is very live. It would be nice to have a bit less noise. But the overall vibe is one of a fun celebration so the noise is forgivable.
Our server, Kelsey, was wonderful. She gave great service and awesome recommendations on drinks and food. However, it was difficult to hear my friends talking, as it was super loud in the restaurant. The food was a bit overpriced for the value of it. We also told the host that we were celebrating a birthday, and I guess the message didn't get to our server, as she didn't do anything for the birthday. The best part of the meal (besides the service) was the margaritas- they were really good and well priced. Overall, it was too noisy to enjoy time with friends, and the food was nothing special.
By for the worst bartenders EVER! Did not take our drink order for quite a while, didn't know much about any of the tequilas we were asking questions about (this is a Mexican restaurant and bar... known for their tequila), screwed up a tequila, soda w/splash sour mix. When at our table, our superb server Dallas recommended one of the special margaritas and the bartender couldn't get that right so I waited 30 mins for another tequila soda that he almost screwed up.
Food was very slow to come out for the restaurant not being that busy. And it was just ok. Nothing special.
We probably won't come back. Too many other great Mexican restaurants closer to home.
It was my own fault for going, but I still want to forewarn others. My husband and I had been hearing conflicting reviews over the quality of this restaurant. The negative reviews win! Two of us spent over 70 dollars on 2 entrees and 3 cocktails (total, not each). The margaritas were good, but not worth 11 dollars for tiny (6oz?) portions. Food service was slow, but friendly. The entrees were hearty, but lukewarm and flavorless. I'd rather go to an El Nopal or Los Aztecas any day and spend 1/3 of the price.
We have been there several times in the past. Pros: delicious flavors. Cons: extremely noisy to the point you can't hold a normal conversation! Service was slow. Kitchen very backed up. Food came out at different times and with wrong order. Offer to make it right but there would be a wait. Reserved a table but was given a community table and told there was a wait for a private table. We don't plan to return.
They were very accomodating when we had to change our reservation time and party number. The food was fine....decent portions and the flavors were fine. The drinks were slow to arrive for both the first round and second round. That was odd since it wasn't busy at all.
The service was good but my entree had been sitting under a heat lamp or something because my red sauce and my enchiladas were a rock hard mess. I avoided sending it back because I didn't want to spoil my wife's experience. Our waitress, Lauren, was professional, nevertheless and the other items we ordered were great. My advice? Get the food out when it is ready.
Overall my experience was a good one. I was however a bit disappointed that after stressing to the waiter that I wanted "no cheese, no sour cream, no dairy on anything" he didn't think to tell me that the hominy grits had cheese in them until after the food was delivered (I had even requested to hold the cheese on my burrito which the waiter was successful at doing). I traded sides with my husband so all worked out well in the end. Just beware that the menu doesn't indicate vegan/vegetarian options and the waitstaff may not be completely aware of what ingredients are in the menu items. Both of our cocktails were excellent, definitely go for a drink if not for food.
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