We had a wonderful experience.
We had a wonderful experience. The decor is gorgeous and the food was even more delightful. We will be making plans to go back for many more dinners!!!
4/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Started out with the delicious
Started out with the delicious mojitos and appetizers, I would highly recommend the shrimp. The entrees were a great size and equally delicious. We were celebrating a birthday and were given an amazing dessert. We definitely plan on going back again.
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is a restaurant you should
This is a restaurant you should not miss when in the Scottsdale area. The menu offers a wide selection of nuevo Latino cuisine and a great selection of South American wines to accompany your meal selection. The Mahi Mahi meal was prepared deliciously and not overcooked. The attention to serving by Roberto was perfect. A wonderful evening.
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food with an interesting
Excellent food with an interesting variety of food choices and drinks. Well trained, attentive wait staff. Everyone is pleasant, prompt and knowledgeable. It has become our favorite place to celebrate any personal occasion.
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
We are snowbirds that have lived in the area part time for about 6 years. This year decided to look for new restaurants to enjoy, this was one of them. The food was delicious and creative. Loved each and every course. Highly recommend Deseo. We will make this one of our favorites and return as often as we can.
5/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Never misses the mark
Whenever we want to celebrate a special occasion, we make sure to dine at Deseo. Food quality and service are exemplary.
5/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have been to Deseo a number
We have been to Deseo a number of times, and it's always pleasant. No bland food, but not so spiced up that you can't taste anything.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
My wife & I met another couple for dinner. We have had dinner with them at Deseo before and always look forward to having dinner with them at this restaurant. Having been here several times we have always found the restaurant to be very consistent.
5/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a pleaser! Innovative
Always a pleaser! Innovative and deliciously prepared and presented dinners.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Be sure to take time to visit
Be sure to take time to visit Nelson Garcia Miranda the artist who showcases his art in the restaurants lobby. He always has a work in progress. Gets a little pricy when you end up buying artwork every time you go to Deseo for dinner, but worth it. Of course you don't have to buy the beautiful artwork you can just admire it.
6/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another Satisfied Customer
I dined at Deseo because it was on my list of local hotel restaurants to try and the reviews on several sites were very high. I had friends visiting from out of town and everyone was impressed. The food was outstanding. Everything exploded with flavor. The Halibut was great as was the Kobe steak. There was a very busy rice casserole that we couldn't get enough of. Just as our very helpful server said, the portions are a good size, not the tiny portions you might expect from a high end, cutting edge restaurant. The restaurant was attractive with a cool bar. My friends now think I am a restaurant maven. Highly recommended.
6/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Deseo....Desire in Spanish!
One of my very favorite restaurants, never disappoints!
6/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Happy and Friendly Staff
We were in a festive mood and the restaurant joined in with great service, different menu, expensive champagne and creative presentation of all of the dishes.
One complaint, the halibut tasted water-logged.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our second visit to Deseo. It's a bit of a trip from where we live, but the food is so worth it. Millionaire taco appetizer was spectacular. This time around I tried a chicken dish with a jicama slaw. Very tasty. And for dessert, the chocolate cigar complete with a candy matchbook and cappuccino gelato was outstanding. Atmosphere and decor are elegant with enough room between tables to ensure privacy during conversation. Can't wait for next trip.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I celebrated our 21st Anniversary at Deseo, based on reviews from TripAdvisor and Open Table. The food absolutely did not disappoint. Really interesting menu with complex flavors, and our waiter recommended a wine that complemented perfectly. The decor is lovely and the staff very friendly. My only caveats are: the noise was greater than I'd expected though it calmed as the evening went on, and though our waiter was friendly and knowledgeable, it was somewhat difficult to get his attention at times. That being said, it was still a lovely evening and the food was well worth the visit. We've also dined at many great restaurants so we just adjusted to the things that weren't quite expected and enjoyed ourselves thoroughly.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for Date night
Used a Travelzoo voucher so had a price fixe menu. Millionaire tacos and quesadilla were yummy. Kobe beef very tender. Added a side of purple mashed potatoes with the Mahi-mahi. Potatoes were bland but fish very tasty. Chocolate cigar a must for dessert! Did not look at a regular menu, but with one beer each tax and tip total over $120 even with voucher. Good for a special occasion but pricey for a dinner out.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I had a delightful evening at Deseo's. We watched the sunset from an outside table, while being serenaded by scottish bagpipes over the golf course. Food was fabulous, and the wait staff was attentive but not intrusive. Would definitely dine here again.
6/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Over the top service - birthday
Took a friend to dinner for her 78th birthday. Food, service, ambience - all over the top. Lovely ambience, with a golf course view, but elegant, not what you would think of for a restaurant facing golf course. Food presentation was beautiful. We should have taken photos. Wonderful blend of flavors from Chef Madrid. Although my friend opted not to order dessert, the waiter brought, as a complimentary surprise, the most clever presentation - a large chocolate cigar, open matchbook made of cake, and a tiny ice cream soda. Hostess and wait staff could not have been more accommodating - and how thoughtful and kind of them to make my friend's birthday so special.
6/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had an outstanding dinner
We had an outstanding dinner for a birthday celebration. Appetizer, entres, side dishes were all unique and delicious. We didn't order wine or dessert so I can't comment on those. Waiter and staff took good care of us throughout the evening. Prices are on the high side so expectations should be on the high side as well. Expect $60 per person plus drinks and tip, but well worth the splurge.
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Just a great place
Our experience was great. Food, Service was outstanding. They also have the best Take Home container we have ever had. Wonderful
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best fish i have ever tasted. Normally do I do not order fishordered the Mahi Mahi on the recommendation of waitress. WOW FANTASTIC!
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always enjoy Deseo
We always enjoy Deseo-food is consistently good, staff always friendly and attentive.
Our recent visit we noticed it was a bit noisier and busier than on previous visits. Ask to sit near the window if you like it quieter with less interruptions (sitting close to the sit in bar/dining can get hectic). Overall though a great dining experience.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Attentive service. Delicious
Attentive service. Delicious seafood.. Great beet salad!
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always impeccable, service, food and experience! Deseo's menu is imaginative and the food is consistently delicious. A favorite!!
7/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Go try Deseo!
Deseo serves up delicious Latin cuisine in a non-pretentious environment. We requested to sit at "The Rail" where you can see the whole kitchen. It was really interesting to see how they fired the tickets and everything was made. You must try the ceviche! They had a whole ceviche bar in the kitchen. Delicious! My husband loved the mini tacos too! Flank steak was excellent and we ordered the fried rice as a side....Yummmyyy!!! I ordered Mahi and it was good, just didn't blow us away like the other dishes. Dessert was fabulous! I had their version of flan and my husband had the chocolate cigar. All in all, we'd definitely go back.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Dining Experience
We are definitel going to be dining at Deseo again. The staff was very helpful concerning menu and ingredients. We totally enjoyed our dining experience
Marilyn & Larry
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
FAVORITE LOCAL RESTAURANT
Deseo is always consistently outstanding. Fabulous menu - everything is perfectly prepared and very fresh. Flavors are complex and wonderfully complement each other. Must haves include millionaire's tacos (lobster - yum!), mahi-mahi, and cigar dessert.
Will be going back regularly.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Birthday dinner @ Deseo
Presentation of food, was the most beautiful I've ever seen in Phoenix dining. All courses were excellent! Our waiter (Michael?), was superb, a perfect conversationalist and food was timed expertly, One of, if not the, best restaurant in Phoenix. Even though foodies, do know about this place, I think it can still be considered a hidden gem on the local dining scene, as a majority of people I spoke with had never heard of it. Only wish we had dined here sooner!
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our second visit to Deseo. The food was very nicely presented and tasty. The staff was professional and friendly. They were also very accommodating with my food allergies.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have lived in the are for many years & just recently heard about Deseo. It was one of the best dinners that we ever had in AZ.
We just can't wait to return.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
2013 Fall Menu is Great!
As usual, Deseo opened up after Labor Day complete with a revamped menu as they do every year. This year did not disappoint. We loved the two new ceviche additions. We just love this place! The food and service is consistently outstanding, the menu is always uniquely different, and the staff is always so friendly and helpful.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Must Eat At Deseo!
We chose this restaurant for our anniversary dinner based on reviews. We are new to the area and read many reviews online when determining where to eat. We requested seating at The Rail and were not disappointed. From the moment we walked in the service level was extraordinary. The dining experience, enhanced by our being able to view the exhibition style kitchen and ask questions to the chefs, was unique and memorable. The Mojito menu (which also offers mojitos made with alcohol other than rum) was great. The millionaire tacos were unbelievable, as were the chicharron shrimp. The Ono and Kobe skirt steak for dinner were mouth watering. For dessert, the restaurant presented us w/ a beautiful plate of the chocolate cigar and coffee gelato.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was recommended by concierge. it was a great recommendation. food, service and atmosphere was excellent. I am gluten free and the rolls were gluten free and delicious. Will come again
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Visited during restaurant week and sat at the "Bar" which is really the perimeter of the kitchen / food preparation area. We were fortunate enough to choose seats near Estaban who chopped and diced and spicied and plated up dish after dish of ceviche and tacos. What FUN. The food was amazing - service was stellar and the food prep show was entertaining. Not knowing Chilean or Argentine wines very well, I took a shot and chose a wonderful Shiraz. This is truly a foodie restaurant - beautiful ingredients, prepared well and nice portions. Visit soon if you can.
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Special occasion on the patio
We booked our reservation for the patio a couple of days before our dinner and were welcomed quickly to our table. We arrived just in time for the bagpipe salute to the sunset! The temperature on the patio was comfortable, better than the inside dining room which was cold.
Service was attentive and friendly. The server was very well-informed about menu items and was able to give me gluten and dairy-free options. Too bad the recipe for the gluten-free yucca rolls was not available, they were delicious! Dinner was excellent! The chef has done an excellent job with presentation and preparation of the fish and chicken we ordered. The South American wine list complimented the menu well and was an interesting mix!
A great evening!
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
I couldnt believe how great all the dishes were. Any ceviche on the menu was excellent. The yucca bread was out of this world and the service was outstanding.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was an incredible experience! I just listened to all the servers recommendations and everything was absolutely delicious! Wil return again and again!
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the best restaurants
One of the best restaurants in Scottsdale. A MIchelin two star quality eatery.
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
love this food just something
love this food just something so different we come here everytime we are in town....
Our favorite server Jinny was not in but we had a terrific server as well.........
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
It is worth a trip to Deseo for the ceviche and mojitos. I doubt that anyone in the valley does those better. The entres are flavorful, many with the nuevo Latino touch. I'm sure there a more mainline dishes but I don't know why anyone would choose to go to Deseo for those. Happy hour has a great deal on drinks.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Deseo has always been my favorite since my first time 5 years ago while staying at the hotel.i go back just for Deseo now and tell all my friends! The ceviche is amazing!
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food, beautiful presentation , good wine and excellent service.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nice combo of flavors,
Very nice combo of flavors, we really enjoyed our 3 dishes.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Staff and food was over the top! Berry mojito was incredible! Everything we ordered was a piece if art! Sit at the bar so you can watch your food being prepared. Enjoyable evening. Very intimate and quiet
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food is soo creative! Deseo is consistent and is always a lovely place to dine! The atmosphere is lovely - very inviting!
10/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
This restaurant was located
This restaurant was located in our hotel. We ate there the first night and sat at "The Rail". The food and service was so good, we ate there the last night of our trip too. We struggled to pick what to eat because it all looked, smelled and sounded so good! We highly recommend this restaurant!
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
At the top of our list
I highly recommend Deseo - food is outstanding! It has high ratings from may diners and deserves all of them. You're missing out if you don't give Deseo a try!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
GREAT SERVICE AND GREAT FOOD PREPERATION AND TASTE
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Deseo has long been one of my favorite top shelf restaurants in Phoenix. The food is both tasty and creative and is consistently good. The service has also been good every time I go. This is not your typical hotel or resort restaurant.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful, Creative Food
The menu is soo fun! Very different and unique which is great! The quality is very good. The atmosphere is lovely - very relaxing.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM