Phoenix >Food & Dining > Rito's Mexican Food Inc/Take
907 N 14TH St, Phoenix, AZ | Directions 8500633.457938 -112.052081
Neighborhoods: Central City
The BEST Bean Burrito's and Guacamole Taco's in the U.S. BY FAR!!! NO QUESTIONS ASKED!!! – It's sad that some people go to Rito's Mexican Food Restaurant, try only one item, pass a negative blanket judgment, and say it's not worth going back to. They never knew they were never going back to what is quite possibly the best Mexican Food to be found in all of the U.S. by far. Let me tell you something, I was born in a house literally around the block from Rito's (on McKinley) and can remember going there from the time that I was three. My family moved to the West side of town when I was about five. I never knew the name of that place I had wonderful memories of. But the flavor of those beans would stay with me for the next ten years. For a decade I searched for that "bean flavor" that I remembered as a kid. I would go to places like Garcia's, La Canasta, Ponchos with my family and order a bean burrito, apparently hoping it would have that "flavor" that I could remember feeling like I had somewhere. I was dissapointed many times. I did not even fully realize what I was looking for until I was about 13 years old, when I "discovered" Rito's all over again! My grandmother had died and after we left the hospital we went back to her house (she lived about two minutes away from Rito's as well) and my uncle decided to send my cousin to get us all burritos from Ritos. When he came back with those aromatic wonders, and I bit into it for the first time since I was three or four and, I literally jumped out of my seat and yelled, "Oh my word! Where is this place?!! These are the beans I have been looking for forever!!!" Well, my uncle showed me where it was that day, and it has been all over for it since then. I am now 24, and I still go to Rito's at least once or twice a month if possible. ALL of my friends know about it, and now ALL of their friends are finding out about it. And they all ABSOLUTELY LOVE it. They ALL know that if Aaron is ranting and raving, there is a good chance, he's talking about Rito's.
Want down-home Mexican food that's super-cheap? Get in line. – In Short
You've gotta know where you're going to get to Rito's, a supremely spartan operation parked in a residential neighborhood downtown. In fact, by 11:45, a meandering line of customers snakes right out the door. They're waiting to place their orders at one counter, pay at another, then carry their food outside to metal picnic tables stationed under trees. Regulars show up like clock-work for soupy refrieds and what they claim to be the best burros this side of Sonora.
Over rated!! – This by far is the most over rated green chile Ive ever has the displeasure of waiting an hour for! There are FAR better places in the valley that serve better green chile.. the tortillas however were awesome though not worth going back for!
BEST green burrito – I grew up with good Mexican cooking. I've relocated to the east coast and have been craving good mexican food.
My first bite of the green burrito stopped me in my tracks because it was SO GOOD! It was exactly the flavor I was looking for and was even beyond my expectations.
We sat outside under a tree and thoroughly enjoyed the sunshine and the great food. Service was prompt and friendly and they even entertained our questions on the menu.
My friend noted that the tacos were excellent as well. My only regret was that I could only fit 1 burrito in to my stomach.
Best thing on the trip to AZ – My bf and I went to Scottsdale recently for my birthday and Rito's was the first stop we made after checking into our hotel. I had read the reviews on Citysearch before I left and couldn't pass up good Mexican food, even being from LA. My bf absolutely loved the place, especially the burros with chile verde and the chimichangas with red sauce. The tacos were great too. We sat outside and it took a while to get the food, but it was worth. I think it was the best meal we had while in that area. The only thing is that it's a little hard to find. I had a car with Navigation, so it was a piece of cake, but it's tucked away in a neighborhood, so unless you're intentionally looking for it, you won't accidentally drive by it anytime.
BEST GREEN CHILI IN THE WORLD – WHEN THE MOMMA WAS RUNNING THE RESTRAURENT IT WAS CUSTOMER WAS ALWAYS RIGHT. YOU COULD HAVE GREEN BURROS WITH GREEN SAUCE ENCHILDA STYLE. NOW THE DAUGHTERS HAVE TAKEN OVER AND ITS ONLY GREEN BURROS WITH GREEN SAUCE ENCHILDA STYLE ON WEDNESDAYS AND 1ST COME 1ST SERVE AND IF YOU GET THERE AT 12:30 ITS ALL GONE. THE RED SAUCE IS VERY GOOD BUT THE GREEN SAUCE IS LIKE YOU DIED AND WENT TO HEAVEN... THE BEST IN MY ENTIRE LIFE AND IM 65
Best Meal Deal in Phx – It took me a long time to make my way to Rito's but I was glad I did. When I go visit Mexico, I take back roads looking for local eateries with great food, and Rito's has this flavor. Everything on the menu is ultra-cheap and authentic.
Best short-order Mexican in Phoenix – Unbelievably good food! Ritos is a non-descript little place, on a side street, in a not-so-great neighborhood (maybe thats why theyre only open until 4 p.m.) in central Phoenix. They have a limited menu, but what they serve they do very well. The refritos are possibly the smoothest Ive ever had and their green chile burritos are beyond description. Parking is on street only, seating is outdoor only (one tree provides shade for about half the tables), and they take cash only. These restrictions dont seem to hinder the crowd that gathers at lunch time. You may find yourself standing in line between a Mexican day laborer and a business person from downtownRitos appeal seems to be universal.
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