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Rita's Tequila House

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
French Quarter
Mexican, Bar
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419 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2230
+1 504-298-8227
11:00 - 03:00
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Sun 12:00 - 00:00
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 02:00
Fri 12:00 - 03:00
Sat 11:00 - 03:00
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Lagos, Nigeria
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236 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

The music was the draw and although we didn't eat, we had a few drinks and partied for a few hours...very unassuming and good ol' noisy fun.

Thank jollofmaster
Nashville, Tennessee
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67 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

We still here because the music playing was just what we needed. We spent several hours there killing time and had a fantastic bartender named James Evermore. Great guy and busted his but behind the bar. I would suggest to the owner to ditch the dumb dj, who cut off a Hendrix song in the middle of it to play... More 

Thank tunicatony
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Awesome bar, great selection of tequila. The music is too loud but great place and cool ambiance. Their margaritas are very good as well.

Thank Dan S
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

Myself and husband love Tequila so the name caught our attention, and we weren't disappointed. We ordered the Chicken Nachos they were delicious and the portion sizes was huge.

Thank Toehead3
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Stopped in to pass time before dinner ended staying for 3 hours for happy hour. There margaritas has the most tequila in them in the French Quarters.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Chicago, Illinois
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76 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

While visiting New Orleans we met some locals and this was the first place they took us. We went at night time for some good drinks and dancing. The drink prices were totally reasonable, and the quality was above and beyond. If you are partying on Bourbon, and need a good, strong drink this is the place to go.

Thank Alex Anne M
West Sussex, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

Went here on two consecutive days and had a totally different experience on each visit. First visit was great. Chilled vibe, friendly service and good music. The second visit was pretty bad. Surly barmaid, loud thrash metal music and poor service. On the plus side, the back courtyard is pleasant and a nice reprieve from the insanity of Bourbon Street.

Thank Adam C
Austin, MN
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Came across this little place while walking down Bourbon Street. The smell and all the bottles of tequila drew us in. The food, drink and service was all fantastic.

Thank CherylAustin_MN
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2016

We only stopped by for top shelf tequila shots but ended up hanging out awhile longer. They had a wide variety of other drinks available as well for those of us with weak stomachs. LOVE the atmosphere of the place...so original! Bartender was fun. Well worth the stop. Live music would've made it a 5 star.

Thank Jen N
Cincinnati, Ohio
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39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2016 via mobile

Rita's specializes in Tequila. It ranges in $3 - $90 per shot. I only drank beer and had Nachos & Tacos. The food was excellent for the price. Service at the bar was fast and very friendly from Antonio..

1 Thank David M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Television, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 419 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2230
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > French Quarter
  • Neighbourhood: French Quarter
  • Phone Number: +1 504-298-8227

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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French Quarter
A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port of call for folks in search of a good time and a great story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the Quarter, brightly colored Victorian homes and businesses, famously done up with wrought-iron features, provide a distinct and immediately recognizable backdrop for all varieties of fun. At any given moment in this historic riverside setting, some of America’s finest meals are being cooked, most potent cocktails are being mixed, and most engaging music is being performed.
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