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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 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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "The service was fabulous and food amazing...highly recommend"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Recommended by a friend who lives in Scottsdale. Food is outstanding and brings it to a level of art."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "The food was wonderful. The service was great. I could not find much I didn't enjoy but the menu is a bit limiting but what they do have on the menu is prepared excellent!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "we had the prix fixe meal and it was wonderful. This was the 2nd time we have dined at Deseo and the first time was just as good. We will definitely be back. Have the chocolate cigar desert, WOW!"
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "Excellent Latin menu. Tuna ceviche was visually appealing, and nice mix of flavors. Skirt steak excellent as was the halibut. Service a bit lacking, dirty dishes stayed on the table too long, obviously not the servers "job" to remove them. Outside seating was perfect, inside was very noisy including a 4 year old having a meltdown. Crab and chorizo fried rice sounded good, but was bland. Had eaten here a year ago and it was significantly better the first trip."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "We had a wonderful dinner. We are not big eaters so we split a paella, beet salad and asparagus. The paella was different with many types of fish and sea food and no sausage. Plenty for two. We enjoyed everything. Our server was very helpful and made everything work well. Will definitely go back."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "We had a fantastic Anniversary celebration. The food was excellent, the service superb and over all a memorable experience."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We shared the mixed ceviche appetizer which was delicious! The skirt steak meal was one of the best I've ever had. Our waiter was very good. We didn't sit at the rail as we just wanted a quiet table to enjoy our food."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "My husband and I recently dined at Deseo and enjoyed every minute of the experience, from sitting outdoors on the beautiful patio at the Kierland resort where the restaurant is housed to eating at the dining "bar" where we were able to see all of the food prep as it was carefully executed. I highly recommend this wonderful restaurant with its innovative and tasty cuisine and superb ambiance."
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "Our second visit to Deseo. Not as stellar as the first, but still very good and we will definitely return. A very nice experience."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "The food at Deseo has always been memorable and this time the service matched the quality of the food. It was a delight to sit at the Rail again and talk with Esteban as he prepared crevice. Our server Phil took time to introduce my guest, a first timer, to the menu and food preparations. This dining experience was as close to perfect as it gets. Thank you Chef Rodriquez and your team. Your restaurant is at the top of my list once again."
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "Based on excellent prior dining 2 years before, went back to Deseo to now walk out extremely disappointed. 3 of 5 people disliked the the meat and fish entrees (extremely salty!), one of them to the point of being uneatable. Service was acceptable. Ambience was fine Was not an enjoyable experience"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Deseo has creative food, knowledgeable servers and a most welcoming environment. You can't go wrong!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "The food was all very good with a great presentation but it is the Service that truly stood out! "
    Dined on 4/19/2014