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Deseo at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa
Deseo at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa

Deseo at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.kierlandresort.com
  • Phone: (480) 624-1202
  • Hours of Operation: Open daily from 5:30 pm to 10:00 pm
    Dinner service starting at 6:00 pm

    On behalf of the entire Deseo team, we thank you for your business.

  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Latin American, Seafood, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Executive Chef: Chef de Cuisine Roberto Madrid
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Deseo is the ideal location for hosting your private parties, corporate dinners, and special events with incredible food and intimate ambiance in a beautiful resort. Due to popular demand, deseo is now open on Mondays and Tuesdays beginning in February 2009 for parties and events only. Deseo Chef de Cuisine Roberto Madrid and his team have created a wonderful new set of menus specifically designed for large parties, and our on-site group dining reservations manager is able assist in booking and also planning additional needs for events. To plan your group dinner at deseo, please contact us for additional details.
  • Private Party Contact: Lauren Purdom (480) 624-1332
  • Special Events & Promotions: For special events or large group dining inquiries, please contact Lauren Purdom at 480-624-1332 or lauren.purdom@westin.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Scottsdale Rd.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary parking in the Resort parking lot. Resort valet also available.
A word from Deseo at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa
Showcasing imaginative Nuevo Latin cuisine, deseo’s (deseo is Spanish for “desire”) menu features a distinctive and skillfully blended combination of flavors to create delicious dishes that are bold and intriguing. This style of cooking takes traditional Latin American dishes and reinvents them using European and American cooking techniques and often non-traditional ingredients. The perfect start to dinner at deseo is to “descansar” or “relax” with a freshly created cocktail at the adjacent Muddle Bar, which specializes in blending fresh fruits (mango, pineapple, raspberries, strawberries, blueberries and more) with fresh herbs (basil, tarragon, mint and more) along with your favorite spirit for the perfect pre-dinner cocktail.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "We had a good dining experience. The food was good, but nothing outstanding, except maybe the chocolate cigar desert. Would not come back for dinner as we can easily have more delicious food elsewhere, and not necessarily pay as much. The service was great, and the ambiance was right."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "We went to this restaurant because we were staying at the Westin.U fortunately it was too hot outside to eat. The food was high end Latin and good. We enjoyed the experience and would go back."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Always exciting to try new dishes, all in our party were impressed with food mad service.."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Deseo is always wonderful! The atmosphere is warm and the menu is fun and creative! The Millionaire Tacos never disappoint - as well as the shrimp appetizer. The beef tenderloin is wonderfully spicy!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Food and service good but not great, it is time to rethink décor and menu."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "The latin cuisine at this restaurant is innovative, with complex flavor profiles. The downside was the service. Deseo got ranked by Wine Enthusiast and Wine Spectator, so we choose it expecting a great wine experience. The wine list was limited, but the big downside was that it offered no descriptions of the wines, the restaurant appeared to not have a sommelier, and our waiter appeared to know nothing about the wines. He recommended a Malbec blend, but it actually had no Malbec in it. We occasionally had attentive dinner service, but at other times he got deeply engaged in chatting with other staff and we couldn't attract his attention for long periods. Order muddled drinks and ceviche for an excellent experience."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "As usual, Deseo met all expectations. Great service, food and wine. It is entertaining to sit at the Rail and watch as chefs prepare your food. LOVE this place."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Really enjoyed all the courses of the meal. Favorite dish was the Dorado followed by the Millionaire Tacos. Enjoyed sitting at The Rail and watching the kitchen and chatting with one of the cooks."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "The food was excellent with a large helping of adventuresome. The Latin-infused flavors were exquisite and the presentations -- simply elegant. We thoroughly enjoyed the millionaire tacos and squash blossom quesadilla. Warm rolls with garlic infused butter --yummy. The kobe skirt steak entrée melted in your mouth (no need for that steak knife) and my yucca wrapped Mahi-mahi with shrimp in garlic sauce was a mouth-watering mixture of excitement. (my left-overs were great the next day, too). And a must try is the warm pear, spinach quinoa-- fantastic. The Catalan crema with coconut tapioca was nice ending to my meal and the unique presentation of the chocolate cigar made us smile. For a memorable special occasion --try Deseo!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I had a memorable time at Deso. It was my second time dining there and it did not disappoint! We celebrated my friends 6 month remission from cancer and they were SOO lovely and made her feel special. All the food was amazing! The shrimp appetizer was a hit! From the beginning to the end with a fabulous dessert we were so full and can't wait to come back again! Jason was so thoughtful to make sure we all had a great evening! Thank you to all the staff and chefs for all that you do!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We went to Deseo on a Saturday night. The service was impeccable. The front of house really seemed to take their jobs seriously and everyone worked as a team to provide great service. The food was awesome. We had a prix fixe menu with Groupon we had. There was a great selection and everything we had we really good. The favorite was probably the chocolate cigar dessert. My husband is not really a dessert person but that was the favorite part of his meal which definitely says something."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We have been several times for regular dinners and always loved it. ESP liked the option to try portions of main dishes in combo orders... But their groupon for 3 courses at 65 bucks is FABULOUS. All the selections are great tastes and worth several visits. Here we had the tacos ( a must if you have not tried them) then skirt steak one of the best I've had for this meat and the fish per my wife was even better. Of course get the chocolate cigar for dessert!!!! Wish I could include the pictures I took!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "I had a groupon that I used for a Prix Fixe menu and it was amazing! Service was perfect. I had the Millionaire Tacos, they are very tasty. My friend had a spinach salad with watercress and beets that was also quite tasty. Entrees were the Mahi for my friend and I had the Skirt Steak. The steak was tender, juicy and so flavorful and a huge portion. I ended up taking half of it home. The Mahi had a white wine sauce with it that was so delicate and delicious. For dessert, the Chocolate Cigar...it was so good.....so so good and the presentation was perfect."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "My fish was still raw ...the plate was taken back and when it returned it was the same fish on the plate but now over cooked (dry)."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "This is a definite dining experience you do not want to miss. Unique menu, intriguing atmosphere, and wonderful service! Be sure to order a "muddled drink" to start off your experience. I highly recommend the skirt steak- amazing!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "My wife tried the halibut and I tried the tenderloin of beef, we shared a side. Both of our meals were unique in there presentation, preparation, and taste. The amount of was more than adequate. If you are looking for a different experience at a reasonable price you won't be disappointed Deseo."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Best selection of differently prepared unique Ceviches that you will find in the valley! The yuca wrapped Dorado was excellent as well!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The food and service were great, but I had difficulty hearing my wife even though she was sitting right next to me. We understand that the restaurant will be re-modeled next summer and the noise issue will be addressed. For now, pick outdoor seating if you go."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Food was very good, we love the rolls. My daughter-in-law and I wish the service was more pleasant and attentive."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "I'm not a big fan of resort dining but this place breaks the mold. There was nothing bland about our meal - everything flavorful, some things spicy hot. Billed as "Nuevo Latino" there was a decided Mexico City style to dinner. I thought the squash filled quesadilla appetizer was outstanding. Entree's (I had beef, she had seafood) were flawless. Desserts were artfully presented and top-notch. They have seating where you can watch the kitchen at work; we choose to go romantic and eat at a table instead. Service was very good as is the overall ambiance. This place is a keeper!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Great food, service, ambience and overall Fantastic Place!"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "We were very impressed with our meal from beginning to end! Each course was well prepared, well presented and most importantly delicious!! Highly recommended!!"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "I've been to Deseo several times now. It does not fail to please every time. Great Latin cuisine, very good service, great ambience. Very pleasant dining experience."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "the recent visit was not quite up to our past experiences..somewhat long wait for entree,mistake in one of the presentations requiring a redo and even our favorite yucca rolls were hard!The restaurant must have been having bad day.We most likely will go back to see of it can be as wonderful s in the past"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Had seats at The Rail which looks into the kitchen. Great time, food was over the top, but the best was the side dish of rice."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We always enjoy our dining at Deseo. This time we brought a couple that had never been to Deseo. They thought it was outstanding and the food was delicious. They will definitely return."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "The service was fabulous and food amazing...highly recommend"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Even though Deseo has a v. good reputation, this experience was better than expected. Decor is getting old/dated. Food was v. good and interesting - someone is actually thinking about together a menu. Our waiter was excellent. Someone else's drinks on our bill but was taken care of - as it should have been. So, all in all a v. good experience. We'd go back. Might consider sitting at the bar - you can look into the kitchen. Desserts were nothing special - not a big deal for us but a miss for an otherwise well-rounded restaurant."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Recommended by a friend who lives in Scottsdale. Food is outstanding and brings it to a level of art."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Open Table says my review must be at least 50 characters long. But, this is all it takes: Great as always. 5 Stars in all categories."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "This was my second trip to deseo. Everything from the delicious rolls to the amazing chocolate cigar dessert was perfect. Looking forward to my next visit."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Everything from the descending walk down the stairs to view the resident artist's work all around the restaurant, to Guillermo's excellent service of our meal, to the walk back to my car underneath a beautiful night sky, lined by lit palm trees; absolutely everything was perfect and led to a wonderful evening. Will definitely make Deseo a regular occasion. Abigail Adams"
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Unique fare that was artfully presented and featured fabulous, diverse flavors. We had differing items from the 3-course tasting menu; all were excellent but particular note goes to the cerviche and the skirt steak. The cerviche particularly will make you wonder why you have been spending money at sushi restaurants when such a delectable alternative exists. Can't wait to go back and try some more varieties. We sat at the counter overlooking the kitchen area and were able to watch and talk to the chefs, which added enjoyment and a heightened understanding of how the dishes were prepared. Did I mention the dessert cigar? Definitely worth saving room for and the perfect cap to a terrific meal. "
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Amazing service and food. Our server was very knowledgeable and had some great recommendations. Great birthday chocolate cigar dessert on the house! Thanks so much for a great dinner and birthday celebration!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Deseo is a lively restaurant with a Latin American theme. The food is well prepared and our waiter was very helpful in making suggestions that enhanced our dining experience. The ceviche and seafood dishes were outstanding as were the desserts. It is definitely worth a return visit."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "We chose to eat outside on the small patio because it was a lovely evening. At dusk, the bagpiper came and walked to the golf course, where he piped for a long time. Then, unfortunately, he came and stood about 30 feet away from us and continued his "serenade". It was piercing, and our group was barely able to hear when we tried to converse. I would suggest that he stay out on the golf course, where the music is bearable. Bagpipes up close and personal are not pleasant."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "This is a great restaurant...a repeat visit and there will be more. The Millionaire Tacos are reason enough to go, but add the shrimp chicharron and the lamb cutlets, which were outstanding, and the potato frites and a chocolate martini, and you have a real evening! The ono and pork were also very much enjoyed. "
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "OUTSTANDING as always. I use my vacation time, home resort at the Westin Kierland Villas, at least once a year. Deseo is a MUST as least one time during my stay. The food and service is excellent. I am a "foodie" and so much enjoy the unusual, tasty goodies available only at Deseo. A fun and actually exciting place to enjoy the dining experience. I look forward to my next vacation in Scottsdale; this is for sure one of the biggest highlights."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "I was looking forward to something different, and some of the dishes were. However, they did not have the complex flavors that I would expect from an expensive restaurant. Most dishes were WAY too salty and otherwise bland. The lobster ceviche portion was miniscule for $21. The Dory fish was just boring as Hell. I had to ask 4 times for hot sauce as I needed it to put some flaor into the dish."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Food was excellent.....exquisite seasoning making each dish unique and special. Ample portions. Great service.....friendly and helpful. Casual atmosphere.....wonderful meal without having to dress to the nines....! "
    Dined on 5/12/2014