About Richardson's Cuisine of New Mexico

6335 N. 16th St
Phoenix, AZ 85016
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Specializing in New Mexican Cuisine. Richardson’s concept has been around since 1988. Known for our red and green chile and our outstanding Wood Oven Pizzas. Our menu includes a variety of salads, appetizers, pastas, soup of the day and main entrees. Daily specials are written on our blackboards. And we also offer an extensive wine by the glass and reserve selection. We take reservations for parties of four or more.

Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Southwest

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Daily: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Brunch: Daily: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Lunch: Daily: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 12:00am

Cross Street:
Maryland

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(602) 265-5886

Website:
http://richardsonsnm.com/

Private Party Facilities:
Private dining information is available at our website

Private Party Contact:
Office: 6022851780x

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Richardson's Cuisine of New Mexico Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.3

ambience

4.4

noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

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Phoenix / Arizona
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ambience5
service3
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Great brunch with great friends!

Dined on April 17, 2016

Longtime fan of Richardson's - great menu complemented by interesting specials. Cuisine prepared in true New Mexican style with bold flavors and subtle heat. Great for brunch, lunch or dinner!

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

pork adobo

Dined on April 10, 2016

This was one of the pork adobo I ever had. not too spicy but with tremendous lingering flavors. Good value as the serving were huge so we all had a doggie bag for lunch the next day. My wife's combo plate was possibly the largest I have ever seen. Comments by all four eaters were extremely positive

Tags: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Lovin' Mild Sauces !

Dined on March 27, 2016

Everyone loved their food! I wish the menu would star the meals that come with their milder sauces; the onion sauce and the Jalapeno hollandaise for spicy impaired people who love spice but cannot eat it anymore!

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food4
ambience3
service4

Delicious food, excellent service, just ...

Dined on March 22, 2016

Delicious food, excellent service, just a bit dark inside for lunch.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Favorite spot in Phoenix

vip
Dined on March 20, 2016

Every time I'm in town we dine at Richardson's. The enchiladas are delicious, amazing flavor that you can not find anywhere else. The service is always friendly and the ambience is energetic.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

shouldn't be missed when in Phoenix!

Dined on March 20, 2016

Great menu and drinks. I will be back. The burratta was devine.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

The food and service are always excellent.

Dined on March 19, 2016

The New York strip with secret Chipotle Hollandaise sauce is delish. The ice tea is fruity and good. We love Richardson's and go every spring when we hit town for spring training.

Tags: great for brunch, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

Noisy But Good

Dined on March 19, 2016

Richardson's is a favorite BUT if you wish to have a conversation with people you want to hear maybe not so much. The food was, as usual, very good. We had the pork chop con chorizo and the tres pescado (three fish). Excellent

Tags: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Awesome!

Dined on March 12, 2016

Excellent as Always! Hope to be back soon! All in the party was very pleased with the service and food quality.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food3
ambience3
service4
value2

too bland

Dined on February 28, 2016

Richardson's used to be one of my favorite places, but the last two times I went I thought the food was rather bland.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Always Delicious!

Dined on February 22, 2016

Richardson's is always been one of my favorite places to dine! Love every single menu item.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion
food4
ambience3
service3
value3

Forced Exit

Dined on February 6, 2016

My wife & I joined two foodie friends of ours for what we anticipated would be a memorable food evening. We had heard many good comments regarding this restaurant's food quality and innovative dishes. The food did not disappoint in this area. However, what turned our enjoyable evening sour was being told by our waiter that we needed to hurry up if we were going to order dessert as they were going to need the table for another reservation. The facts are as follows: 1. we arrived right on time for our reservation. 2. There is no "time limit" given by the host or waiter when we sat down nor anywhere on their website. 3. We were never slow in consuming either food or drink. In fact, we had to wait longer than acceptable for both our appetizers and entrees. Any added length to our dining experience was 100% due to the slow service. 4. After courteously informing the waiter about our displeasure, the General Manager "Greg" came by our table only to tell us (repeatedly) that he was sorry for the interruption he was causing by coming to our table. Really Greg??? He literally added still more time to our stay there only to tell us this while not offering to buy so much as a drink or dessert or even offer a sincere apology over their very poor policy in handling customers. There were probably a dozen good ways a professional and experienced manager could have handled our situation. Greg couldn't find one, but did succeed in ensuring that we would never dine there again and are happy to share our experience with others.

Tags: fit for foodies
food4
ambience3
service4
value3

Recommended by locals

Dined on February 6, 2016

Richardson's is a great place to take guests from out of town to for a neighborhood, vibrant venue, exceptinal cuisine dining experience. If you are looking for a spot that reflects the dining experience of the southwest, look no further.

Tags: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience2
service2
value2

Why would I go there again?

vip
Dined on February 1, 2016

Food was good, of their "specialities". Meal/Entrée portions were good. The restaurant smelled of smoke. Service was so 1*, they should just have a counter to order the food and get it delivered.

food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Dinner with friends

Dined on January 31, 2016

We brought two couples from out of state to dinner at Richardson's who were visiting. They loved the food, as it is unique and well prepared. The service was also excellent and made for a great evening.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion
food5
ambience3
service5
value5

I've been a Richardson's fan for 20+ years...

Dined on January 28, 2016

Always good food, always good service and friendly staff. Inside, outside, at the bar, downstairs....all the options for seating are great.

Tags: great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Fun, Friendly

Dined on January 19, 2016

Our group enjoyed the atmosphere, food and friendly staff. The food was great!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Business Dinner

Dined on January 14, 2016

Richardsons is a great spot that I try to go to whenever I am in town for business. They are great at accommodating groups and the food is always consistently good. Service is friendly and helpful.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
food4
ambience3
service4
value3

Excellent food. A little pricey

Dined on December 25, 2015

Enjoyed the food. Wait staff was very friendly and efficient. Couldn't answer questions about the menu.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5

Explosion of Flavors

Dined on December 6, 2015

All the items on the menu are one-of-a-kind but the fresh Sea Bass is a favorite!

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food4
ambience5
service5

Great place!

vip
Dined on December 5, 2015

Great place to take a group from out of town. Super fun and great food. Our waitress was fun and friendly. Answered all of our questions and was attentive, but not overbearing. Check it out if in town!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
food4
ambience4
service5

Very pleased!

Dined on November 24, 2015

Wonderful service from Misty. Food was flavorful and plentiful. Mid week visit after picking up family from the airport, so it was a little later in the evening. We could actually converse over dinner!

Tags: fit for foodies
food5
ambience5
service5

Highly recommended

Dined on November 22, 2015

Great flavors, good selection of menu items. Love their sauces.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience4
service4

Delicious food!

Dined on November 19, 2015

Fabulous food and honestly I think my leftovers the next day were even better! :) One downfall - music way too loud in the dining room.

Tags: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
food2
ambience2
service2

Disappointing

vip
Dined on November 14, 2015

Food poorly prepared, drowned in sauce, service very slow. None in our party of four liked what we ordered. Very disappointing.

food5
ambience5
service5

Carne Adovada is simply amazing

Dined on November 11, 2015

First time at the new location and was pleased that the Carne Adovada is as amazing as I remembered it. Service was great.

Tags: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience4
service5

The service and food was wonderful. We w ...

vip
Dined on November 8, 2015

The service and food was wonderful. We were bringing 6 others with us for their 1st visit to Richardson's. The booth they originally sat us in was WAY to small for 8 people. After speaking with the manager we were moved to a larger table. The manager told us since we made our reservation on line, that would be the reason our table was too small. I still don't understand that statement! To me, 8 people are 8 people, whether you made an online reservation or called directly to the establishment! Our guests loved the meal and all plan on returning.

food4
ambience4
service4

Richardson's is a great local gem in Phoenix.

Dined on September 22, 2015

Richardson's is a great local gem in Phoenix and "the" place to go when searching for cuisine form the state of New Mexico while in Phoenix. Food is consistently good, service is always great, they always pour fair and good drinks and the atmosphere is great for a more casual, laid back spot. Great for groups of friends and family and also a good spot for out of town guests.

Tags: good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience3
service4

Great New Mexican Cuisine

Dined on September 20, 2015

We very much enjoy dining at Richardson's, where we invariably have their fantastic smoked turkey rellenos. We're huge fan of New Mexican-style cooking, and Richardson's has an excellent menu. I would certainly recommend Richardson's for an excellent casual dining experience in a very relaxing and attractive setting.

Tags: great for outdoor dining
food4
ambience3
service4

Interesting Find

vip
Dined on July 19, 2015

If you're looking for dark, crowded and loud and really good, but different Mexican food, this is a place to check out! It's cool but you have to really love this kind of food or you'll be in trouble. Check out the menu first if you've never been :).

Tags: good for groups, hot spot
food5
ambience2
service1

Surprisingly Disappointed

Dined on June 29, 2015

We had guests in town from Texas and what better way to introduce them to savory cuisine and welcome them to Phoenix than to take them to Richardson's? This was our 2nd visit and we were excited to share our experience with our guests. -it was humid/hot inside the establishment, our ice waters would not stay cold - that's how bad. -there wasn't good seating to actually accommodate a party of 8 comfortably, we were squished in a booth and the table wasn't big enough to suit the extra large Richardson platters . Yes, we made a reservation. -the servers were - forgetful, forgot salads, messed up salad orders, then mixed up dinner orders (1 even grabbed a plate which had already been started on about 3-4 bits and plopped it over to the correct guest trying to correct her mistake. We had to stop and explain it was eaten off of as she tried to just simply 'switch' the plates. (both same dish, but different variation of meats). No apology offered. -it wasn't busy, but it took forever to get drinks and our food. this visit was completely night and day of our first trip a few months ago with another couple! We were disappointed and embarrassed. We would have made exceptions if it would have been a busy evening, but it wasn't even half full this past Sunday evening. Yes, the food was tasty and wonderful and our guests enjoyed it and left satisfied. But the experience was commented as completely negative.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience4
service5

Always good!

Dined on June 28, 2015

The service was great, the food was served hot and tasty, and our group enjoyed it immensely.

Tags: special occasion, neighborhood gem
food3
ambience2
service1

Horrible experiance

Dined on June 14, 2015

I went there to celebrate my "45" birthday and the place was loud, tiny and the waitress/server was horrible. She acted annoyed that 1. We would ask questions and, 2 we would want more time to even decide what we would want. Any time we ask for something she would act like we were bothering her. A smile goes a long way and considering how much we spent I exspected much more from her. Would never go there again ever!!!!!

food5
ambience5
service5

VISITORS LOVE RICHARDSON'S

Dined on June 13, 2015

Whenever we have out-of-town visitors we take them to Richardson's. Sophisticated people who have been and eaten everywhere are always impressed and rave about the unusual food and ambience at this restaurant. We always order the garlic platter and everyone dives in. It's really fun to watch the server squeeze the roasted elephant garlic cloves out of their shells. I love the copper tabletops and the pillows on the benches for anyone to use improve their comfort. The plates are so full of good stuff that no one is able to finish dinner. Small selection of desserts can finish the meal perfectly - even if you're too full you might still have room for their cooling flan. A word about brunch: FABULOUS, too.

Tags: great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food5
ambience4
service2

Upscale New Mexican Cuisine

Dined on May 8, 2015

Food was outstanding, broad array of choices and imaginative dishes. well presented. Very large portions. Service was not remarkable. Our waitress seems disinterested, and was not friendly.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch
food5
ambience4
service4

awesome birthday

Dined on May 3, 2015

went to richardson's for a friend's birthday dinner. We were a smaller party of four but they had our table ready and waiting when we walked in. They were extremely patient with since some of our guests were having a difficult time with the beverage list. The waiter Jason made some selections that went over very well. The one thing that annoys me when I'm at a nice restaurant is when they can't time your food. Richardson's nailed it! And all very reasonably priced. Would definitely pick it again.

Tags: special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5

Incredible every time!

Dined on April 25, 2015

Wow is all I can say. I took my mom, sister and partner for a nice dinner and sis de we had been to the Rokerji we decided to try Richardsons this time. So glad we did! The menu had something for everyone. We started with a few drinks...their version of a Moscow mule had tequila and cucumber. Delicious! The chips/ salsa had three different types with blue and regular corn chips. We all ordered something different: tortilla wrapped halibut, grilled cod, surf n turf and marinaded pork dishes. The salads only have one choice of dressing but trust me when I say it tasted great ( jalapeño ranch...and I'm not a ranch fan).After sampling all of them we ALL agreed the food was amazing. Service was timely and our waiter Jason kept a watchful eye over our table as the restaurant filled up. Make sure you have reservations as this is a popular spot every night. Overall the evening couldn't have gone better....I only wish we had room for dessert. Dinner for all of us with appetizers, salad and a few cocktails was $210 out the door. A fair price for the portions, variety and service. We will definitely be back to try brunch!!

Tags: great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service4

European & New Mexico Fusion Fantastic

Dined on April 23, 2015

Loved our food will return again. Unique flavors and combinations you will not find every where. We three different dishes and all were great.

Tags: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5

Delish every time!

Dined on April 21, 2015

Been coming to Richardson's for years. The food is always consistently delicious and the service is always great!

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

Welcome back!

vip
Dined on April 16, 2015

It's been months since we went to Richardson's/Rokerij due to the poor dining experience the two previous visits. Thank goodness we weakened and went again. I guess they got the hint...food is back to where it was. No longer bland, but fit for the New Mexican taste buds. There is NO place like this outside of NM. Although the Adovada was a little bit timid, the flavor was awesome. I realize is can vary somewhat due to the chilies. It's back on our regular list...yum. Keep it up, we don't mind the slight increase in price to restore the quality.

Tags: fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene

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