Distrito at The Saguaro Scottsdale
Great Anniversary Night OutThis was our first time at Distrito. The dining room is right next to the bar area & there is no solid separation, so if you are on that side of the room it is very noisy. Very casual atmosphere with outdoor dining altho we opted for the inside as it was about 105 out that day. We started with a tequila flight & a mezcal based cocktail. The ahi tuna ceviche is amazing as was the Chilango Chop salad. We both had the lamb chops and they were to die for. Very tender and flavorful and cooked as requested. It was our anniversary and so they comped us a very beautiful chocolate "sculptured" dessert which was both beautiful & delicious. Service was very good, altho some of our menu questions were not fully answered. We definitely will be back.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMDinner for six @DistritoLoved it. Fabulous food. Great Service. We had one obnoxious guest and the waiter seemed to take it in stride. We apologize. 5 of us LOVED IT.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMDistritoWe will be back. Decided to try during restaurant week..everything was delicious. Cudos to the chef. Our waiter Matteo was knowledgable and obviously enjoys his job.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGood time and foodWe tried Distrito for the first time during Restaurant Week. They did not disappoint. The food was great and service fantastic. We'll be back to order off of the regular menu one of these days.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMAll-around Fantastic ExperienceFrom beginning to end, the dining experience at Distrito was PERFECT. The ceviche was incredible, and the porkbelly was the winner for entrees for my husband and me. Our server knew the menu like the back of his hand, and his service was impeccable. We will definitely be back.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMVery happy dinerThis VHD couldn't have been more pleased with selecting Distrito during Arizona Restaurant Week. The menu offerings were intriguing enough to entice us in, and the drinks pairings with the appetizer and entree were perfect. Thanks for a great evening!5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMFood deserves better serviceThe food was excellent, carefully prepared with fresh ingredients. The guacamole was beautiful, chunky and creamy, the avocados stood out and were not overwhelmed by the addition of too many ingredients. The chips were warm, not oily, crisp, and hearty. Everyone enjoyed their meal. The carne asada was cooked precisely as I ordered it, the flavor was fantastic and they made a cut of meat that I usually do not care for into an awesome meal that I thoroughly enjoyed. The chile relleno and camarones were declared to e excellent by those who ordered them. The chicken was slightly overcooked. I did not care for my dessert but it was well made, I felt that it did not match the description. I would definitely dine here again. The service was awful.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWithout a doubt going back.Without a doubt going back. Every dish was absolutley perfect, just bursting with flavor. My fiance and I agreed that it was by far the best meal we had, had in ANY restaurant. Staff was excellent, very attentive. And the margarita was hands down the best margarita.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicioso at DistritoMy friends & I relaxed while indulging in some great food for Cinco de Mayo! Being vegetarian I was very happy with their selection of entrees that fit me and my carnivore friends.
The stuffed poblano pepper I had was good & flavorful, very different since it was roasted not fried with breading like a typical chile relleno. Also had the seafood stew, scallops were done to perfection & melted in my mouth, the sauce had a wonderful smoky flavor that was good to the last spoonful.
One friend had the giant prawns, and did not shut up about how good they were all meal long. Will definitely bring people here again who enjoy an exceptional meal in a great environment.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMDog Friendly, fantastic food!We have eaten here before and loved it. I like the outdoor patio, as they are 'dog friendly'. The food is fantastic. Service was okay. Nice, but slow. There were only 3 tables on the patio dining.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat foodThe chairs outside are not comfortable.
The food is fantastic!
Will return.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMTHE quintessential PhoenixTHE quintessential Phoenix restaurant. Perfect mix of energy (great, live DJ), atmosphere (looks over the Scottsdale Civic Center), and of course, food. Awesome.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWe dined for lunch and hadWe dined for lunch and had the special. The price was very reasonable and the food was fantastic.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMfresh take on Mexican cuisineMy companion and I found Distrito to be both exciting and innovative. The cuisine rather than the ordinary Mexican or Mexican influenced, had many lovely twists while keeping to the south of the border flavors. Besides the more pricey entrees , there was much to choose from in the small plate category and much of that we shared.
The Margeritas were excellent though I thought them filled up with more ice than neccesary. We enjoyed the atmosphere of the patio and would most certainly return to try to sample more of the chefs offerings.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMcreative take on Mexican "streetcreative take on Mexican "street food" While not cheap, it's reasonable for what you get, and truly distinctive food. Can be quite noisy, but the service is excellent and quite responsive.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat bar & expert bartendersGreat bar & expert bartenders - even though they closed Old Town Whiskey (sob). Delicious tacos (the best handmade tortillas- anywhere!).All of the food we've had here has been beautifully prepared, and the flavors and textures leave you wanting more.Service very friendly & willing to make suggestions, but a tad slow at times.Love the ambiance and outdoor dining. Wish the outdoor fireplace on the back patio by the couches had been lit. We would've lingered there a while longer.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMSomething for everyoneThere was a group of 6 of us, two of which were children with discerning tastes. The staff was wonderful with appropriate suggestions for the children and great with helping the adults pick the best of the menu to try. The margaritas were truly outstanding with a very different flair. I tried the signature margarita which has a little spice to it and also one made with a tequila which had a smokey flavor to it. Both were unremarkable. Can't say enough about the experience.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMDelightful evening, tastingDelightful evening, tasting menu and wine pairings were wonderful!3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMService was impeccable. IService was impeccable. I was surprised that the execution on some dishes wasn't as precise as I had anticipated. Menu was great, if not a little bit disjointed. All in all, a very good restaurant that I had hoped would be great. One big plus, the gimlet served was spectacular.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat environment and tasty platesDistrito was really fun - great small dishes and environment is lively. We had the mahi-mahi tacos they have an excellent sauce that reminded us of our trip to La Paz. The guacamole is very fresh and chunky. The lamp chop was generous and the sauces were really rich and tasty. The meatballs were good and spicy and the crab claws were interesting. All in all - excellent food and lots of fun.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMStopped here on a trip toStopped here on a trip to Scottsdale. We had a great meal. Fun, inventive plates and a great atmosphere. I would recommend it for a couple or a group. Great drinks and great ceviche.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMNight on the TownWhat a great night. Looking for a great date for my wife and I while the kids were away. We traveled to Scottsdale for a night on the town. First I have to admit, I'm addicted to Ceviches right now, and this place didn't disappoint. Started with the Atun ceviche, and then bumped it up with a little more aggressive spice with the Hiramasa. In a word, amazing. Both had great complex flavors that continued to reveal themselves as you savored every bite. Second we pushed on to the Steak and Pork tacos. Again a unique taste that exceeded expectations on both cases. Dinner was the short ribs and while good, not the star of the dinner. Finished with the Churros with two dipping sauces. Muy Bien.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMVery creative. Loved allVery creative. Loved all but one of nine small plates that the four
of us ordered. The waiter kindly took the one "not good" dish off
the bill. I look forward to going back and trying other dishes.3/9/2013 12:00:00 AMI have taken my family toI have taken my family to Distrito many times. This is my favorite restaurant in Scottsdale. Finely crafted Mexican food with great ingredients. Our server was so thoroughly informed, he went over the entire menu, including the seasoning for each dish, and we didn't even ask him.
This is a fantastic restaurant.3/9/2013 12:00:00 AMI do realize that this isI do realize that this is a high-end Mexican restaurant and the dishes need to sound exotic, but Distrito needs to make the menu so a guest can tell what the dishes are. I also found that the description of the ingredients in a dish did not always match up to the dish itself. The menue needs to get more user friendly.3/1/2013 12:00:00 AMOver the top great food.Over the top great food. We did more if a tapas style, ordering small plates and sharing. I highly recommend the carnitas tacos!3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMMy new Scottsdale FavoriteA wonderful meal – the menu is really exciting, with a variety of greatly balanced flavors. Everything we were severed was a pleasure to eat from the little bits of joy that were the mini tacos to the beautifully cooked entrées (tender fish and succulent lamb), and it was all served by friendly and attentive staff. We’ll definitely be back to this spot!2/21/2013 12:00:00 AMBest restaurant in Scottsdale!Everything about Distrito is fantastic. The management, led by Nils and Michael have created a perfect and attentive stmosphere. We had Ben as a waiter and he was excellent at catering to whatever we asked for. I look to the whole experience when dining out and Distrito never fails to exceed all expectations. Now, my favorite restaurant!!!!2/21/2013 12:00:00 AM