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

Deseo at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa

  • 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 4806241332x
  • Special Events: 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.
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Deseo at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa reviews from OpenTable diners
84 reviews since August 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (62)special occasion (56)romantic (35)notable wine list (27)great for outdoor dining (20)good for groups (17)neighborhood gem (14)hot spot (8)scenic view (6)kid-friendly (4)vibrant bar scene (4)late-night find (3)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Excellent ceviche
    opusacpe
    Dined on 11/26/2014
    We ordered the tenderloin, Halibut and mac-n-cheese and all were ok. The tenderloin was flavorful but a bit tough and dry cooked medium. Would probably try medium rare next time. The halibut was a simple pan fry preparation with a nice sauce - very tender but a bit bland. The kids mac was perfect with just the right veggie side for kids.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner at Deseo
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    The service was outstanding. I had heard how great their ceviche was. I wasn't impressed with it-at all. The food was delicious, but way too salty.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place!
    TmacVIP
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    It is always consistently great! The food is superb. Sit at the kitchen counter for a fun experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 25th Wedding Anniversary dinner
    SuzanneVIP
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    My husband and I sat at the chefs bar and the entire staff waited on us hand and foot. They were very energetic and talked with us about how our food was being prepared and answered all of our silly questions. If weren't visiting from MN we would definately visit here more often. THANK YOU for making our wedding anniversary dinner so special.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    JoJo15VIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    I can't believe that we waited so long to try this place ! What a refreshing change of pace from the typical Scottsdale scene. Unique flavor profiles- truly top shelf. Sit at the rail!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing Service
    LuvfreshandlightVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    25 min. wait for a glass of wine before dinner.......even longer for bread to arrive.....final straw was a long wait at the end of my meal for my salad. Have eaten at Deseo many times.....this time was close to a disaster.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing
    fooddiva
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    SO GOOD! Second time even better than the first. Would recommend everybody to try their beef or simply their potato fritz! Wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of Scottsdale's Best
    Truckee
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We love everything about Deseo. The food is delicious, creative, fresh and unique. The service is always good and the atmosphere is upscale and romantic. We rarely go to hotels to eat in our hometown. This is the one exception. We love it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    We loved the creative Latin American fusion cuisine... Innovative and delicious
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • we love it!
    SueSmilesVIP
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Forgot to mention in prior review: the fantastic dinner rolls are gluten-free, and are made with yucca flour, so delicious you would never expect they are gluten-free! We only get here every few years because we live in New England, but look forward each time. Our waiter, Phil, is the epitome of the perfect server! Very knowledgeable on wine and menu, very friendly and attentive. We always request him. We also love Memo who is in the restaurant as a server and the Deseo bar at various schedules--he is awesome and we recommend him highly too. We look forward to our next visit, thank you so much!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful as Always
    Dany
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Every year we visit this fine restaurant in combination with our two week stay at their Westin Vacation Villas. We had noted earlier that the local AZ Republic restaurant reviewer had revisited them earlier and had a pretty glowing review. We were not disappointed (and never have been). We enjoy sitting at what they call the "rail" where we can watch the cooking and talk to the folks working the ceviche section. We had a variety of appetizers in lieu of a main course, but after seeing the skirt steak going out for delivery numerous times, we will be back next week for that.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • natalie
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    We enjoyed the menu offerings. Something different but not way out there. The wines were from South America (Chilean and Brazilian) but great variety. Service was excellent. Plantains are to die for!. Would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LorenVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Restaurant setting is truly outstanding. Service was effiicient if not overly warm or energetic. Must say the food was just OK. By no means a good value. Ceviche was good but way overpriced. Drinks made well but small. Cranberry juice way overpriced
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • so glad we found it!
    SueSmilesVIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Romantic, great for foodies, superb food and service. Best south American-inspired crevice we have found. Also gluten-free friendly. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Director
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    There a 3 areas bar, a food counter/restaurant area and outdoor. All nicely appointed, good service and food to match. The drinks are a bit weak. You have to get a double for a true on the rocks and I object to that as a result drinks are $17 and that is too much.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome Restaurant
    SeattlePhil
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    The other reviews have said it all. We had the Seafood Combo Ceviche (shared), the Kobe Beef Staek (not shared but would in the future), Asparagus (shared) and the Chocolate Cigar for dessert (shared). We were satiated and left with smiles on our faces. Highly recommended. Our server Michael was very attentive and observant -- a gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best Restaurant Ever!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Best restaurant I've been to thus far. I had the lamb chops, and they were to die for. My husband had the Kobe beef and absolutely loved it. He mentioned he wanted to go back. He is never impressed by a restaurant. He eats gluten free and the dinner roles are gluten free!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night out for locals
    gamblingmanVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    This is one of our favorite places in Scottsdale for a great dining experience in a wonderful resort setting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • a favorite!
    SueSmilesVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Very unique menu, many dishes inspired by south American cuisine. Also fantastic options even for those who are gluten-intolerant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice Resturant!
    Maya
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We had great fish dish, it was the chillian sea bass and the kampachi was good as well!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful meal
    LoveToWineDineTravelVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    I'm always hesitant eating at hotel's restaurants (Deseo is in the Westin) but Deseo was WONDERFUL. Beautiful atmosphere (you can eat inside or outside) and the food was wonderful. Would def go back the next time we are in town!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ceviches for dinner
    NotEnufTime
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Three of us dined at Deseo. Two had ceviches for dinner (small appetites). I had the Rainbow ceviche, and it was perfect. The size was perfect and it tasted wonderful. The fish was fresh. The presentation was nice. They would make great appetizers, but might be a little awkward to share. The ambiance of the restaurant was nice, and the service was nice as well. Our poor waiter had to find the right balance between providing good service and letting friends who haven't seen each other for awhile catch up. He managed. Dessert was interesting and eclectic. They almost seemed like well-done versions of things talented chefs might create in the Chopped kitchen. I'd return to try the other ceviches, but unfortunately, I live in PA.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    MarkusVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    This was our 4th or 5th time at Deseo ... we make a point of dining here whenever we're visiting the area. Once again, the combination of flavors, the creative presentation and the taste of the food was outstanding. Service is impeccable. Can't say enough good things about Deseo - it is truly a dining experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our 1st time and not disappointed
    1sttimer
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Chosen because we had not tried yet, type cuisine, very high approval rating, good reviews. We were not disappointed. The food & service were very good. The entrees were delicious, of good portion, presented; I had lamb cutlets; we also had the pork tenderloin. One in are party inquired about a vegan dish and the waiter quickly indicated that the chef could prepare a vegan dish which he did, and I was told that it was very good; it looked very tasty. After dinner we passed on dessert because we had a birthday cake at home; the waiter disappeared for a short time and returned with a wonderful surprise birthday dessert; a chocolate cigar, chocolate mousse, and fondant placard with "Happy Birthday" on it. We will certainly eat at Deseo again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    This restaurant has such interesting dishes; I always get something different and they have all been wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CathyVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Excellent server. Personable, knowledgeable and did not push ordering dinner - allowing us to enjoy our wine and appetizers at a nice pace. The assistants need to hover more discreetly. Excellent food and wine list. The Frits looked and smelled wonderful but too greasy for me.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An Excellent End to Restaurant Week
    TwoFoodLovers
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    My companion & I were excited to try Deseo during Restaurant Week. While the food was quite exciting, the wine pairings were truly out of this world. As somebody with dietary allergies, I was thrilled that our server did not need to be reminded of my concerns: my needs were mentioned at the time that the reservation was made, and that was it. Despite necessary modifications to our meal, the food was brilliant. Every course was colorful, visually appealing, and delicious. Flavors were blended in daring ways, and every detail was exquisite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    AZlily12
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We were there for Restaurant Week. It was excellent and the service was great. This may not be the most important thing, but the bread was incredible. Try the ceviche. There were several kinds.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Desire it
    DGinAZ
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Always a great restaurant, one of the best in town on a consistent basis.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just OK
    CPaterson
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Food presentation is very nice but the mains tasted very buttery and cloying.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ambiance
    TastyArtFare
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Love the "rail" ambiance. This is, of course, where you sit right where the action is occurring and watch the crew of cooks create little works of art that are as beautiful as they are delicious. The talented crew work seamlessly together with mutual respect and a genuine friendship is felt by all present.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Cuisine and Wines
    Herty
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Very interesting menu. Wonderful food - well prepared. Try the wine recommendations. South American cuisine and wines. Outstanding evening. Will definently return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • review
    marky
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    service was poor for a high end restaurant. Food was excellent
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Good Food and Service
    Truckee
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Everytime we dine here, we wonder why we don't come more often. Love the food, setting and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • You need deseo in your life!
    FoodieT
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    You need to go here and you need to order everything at least once! The prices are reasonable for the quality and presentation and for the life of me I can't sort out why it isn't busier all the time! The service is unbelievable and the staff have a passion for the food and make intelligent food recommendations. I've taken business associates, dates, and family here and all have loved this place! Do yourself a favor and at very least get out of your typical foodie comfort zone and go to deseo... You don't even have to make it to the entrees, the appetizers are incredible!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Scrumptious & guiltfree!
    CaptainHydro
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We met friends at Deseo for a wonderful Restaurant Week experience. Lots of great seafood options, very tasty and guiltfree, i.e. lots of healthy options! We loved the 2 types of ceviche and the mahi mahi entree was both scrumptous and interesting. We will definitely be back to Deseo. We are lucky enough to live nearby and can add it to our favorite neighborhood haunts.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very pleasant surprise!
    xpnsive1
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    This was a last minute date night and it was a very pleasant surprise. The service and atmosphere are great, but the food was the star of this night out! They are known for their Ceviche so we tried a couple of different ones; Rainbow - white soy/ citrus/ sesame seeds/ pickled jalapeno which was very good! The best was the Mixto Clasico - lobster/ shrimp/ scallops/ calamari/ octopus. crab/ red onion/ sweet potato!! Entrees did not disappoint either the Yuca-Wraped Dorado al ajillo - mahi mahi/ shrimp/ aramath/ shaved calamari/ roasted garlic and the Puerco Rico - nimen ranch pork tenderloin/ lechon empanadilla/ kale and giant white beans. Dessert wowed us... the Chocolate Cigar - chocolate espuma/ cappucino gelato.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • set the tone for restaurant week
    Phnee
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Excellent meal, fantastic value. Chose this as the kickoff to Fall Restaurant Week 2014. There were four options offered in the appetizer and main course categories and two desserts. The portions were extremely large, the food was beautiful and tasted incredible. The wine paring was interesting and well done - perfectly paired with our courses including dessert. I highly recommend Deseo for AZRW or any occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food & Knowledgeable Staff
    BIllB
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Always good to get out of your comfort zone!!! Really good food with thoughtful presentation. Waitstaff very competent and social. Really nice wine list - something in all price ranges.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • RAMFR
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Good ambience, excellent service, food was a bit complex, too busy for our taste, but good. Appetizer portions could be a bit more robust.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate