Wonderful eveningThe restaurant itself has a wonderful feel. The service is wonderful, very attentive staff. The food and drinks are amazing. Perfect portion size and a menu that makes it very hard to decide. The patio is a must if you can get a seat there. The view is amazing and the sunset is memorable.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMMemorable eveningTalavera was everything I was hoping for when I made a reservation. It was our 39th wedding anniversary and I wanted a beautiful restaurant with a view, quiet surroundings and excellent food. I got all of that and more. I highly recommend for special occasions.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMfabulous and romanticwent here to top off a romantic day. the view of the sunset was beautiful and the food was the best I have ever had. definitely pricey but well worth it!!5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful!Wonderful food and service in an incredible environment. My opinion is that Talavera has the best setting in all of Scottsdale with a incredible view. The food is fantastic and the service was excellent. This is perfect for a special evening.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding for celebratingA Memorable 23rd Wedding Anniversary!! Talavera was recommended to us by a friend for its awesome view and surroundings. We were not disappointed in the least. I would rate the restaurant as Outstanding overall. Definitely the place to bring your spouse or significant other for those very, very special occasions. One must be informed and aware to bring two wallets - as the food is pricey - Good, but definitely not a place you would dine often. A walk through the grounds after dinner was another attractive feature. Great places to take pictures and reflect on the meal and views. Do Not get too close to the cactus while taking pictures -- the needles hurt.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's Day BrunchI thoroughly enjoyed the Mother's Day brunch. There were plenty of choices and a variety of interesting items for both adults and kids. We will certainly be back next year!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMBusiness DinnerI had a business dinner at Talavera and the food was exactly what I would expect from a four seasons restaurant. Their wine list was phenomenal as was their liquor selection. I would definitely recommend this restaurant in a heart beat5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMFANTASTIC!We had a truly special experience. Everything was perfect. 5 Stars!5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for a special nightThis restaurant was great. I took my girlfriend there for her birthday. Although I had reservations, we had to wait a little extra to get to the patio (as was expected). But it was worth it. The food was excellent and the atmosphere was outstanding.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMOur favorite special-occasionOur favorite special-occasion place in North Scottsdale.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWe made a return trip to thisWe made a return trip to this restaurant on our last night of a recent trip to AZ. We were seated on the patio, at the rail just in time to see the sun go behind Pinnacle Peak. The gathering dusk and twinkling lights of Phoenix came up and provided a spectacular view and romantic ambiance! The corn and lobster bisque (done to my dietary needs) was as spectacular as the sunset. My husband's salmon and tuna appetizer was fresh and delightful. The bison which we both had was delicious and perfectly cooked (again to our request)-as were the vegetable sides. We ended the meal with a luscious chocolate souffle to die for! With attentive and professional servers we could not have asked for more for the end of a lovely vacation.We will return.....3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMTalavera was superb. PhenomenalTalavera was superb. Phenomenal view, great service, great food, and great ambience. Truly 5-star.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMSpeciall Ocassion RestaurantHad dinner her on March 24th for our anniversary.
The service was good, pretty relaxed and the pace of the service was just right.
The prices are high, but the food quality is excellent and you will be well taken care of!
The lobster bisque and corn soup was delicious as was the bone-in rib eye!3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMEvery dish creative and delicious..Every dish creative and delicious...steak is one of the best anywhere.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMWe sat outside on the patio,We sat outside on the patio, on a beautiful Spring evening, with great views and music from the wedding being held below. Great venue. The food was just OK, in fact two of us ordered the NY Steak which was less than impressive quality, not prime grade and cold by the time it was served. One comment was "No wonder they were smothered in Bluecheese" The scallops and Salmon were very good, but the salads and soups were nothing great.
I will say that the wine recommendations for reasonably priced wines were very good, and the wine list was pretty good. I may come back with friends more into wines, but only to sip and enjoy the view...not for a complete meal.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWe really enjoyed our dinnerWe really enjoyed our dinner at Talavera. Every course was just delicious. The warm rolls, tuna, salad, mac and cheese, and the surprise treat at the end was amazing. We will return.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was very good. ServiceFood was very good. Service was wonderful and the view was absolutely fantastic! We ate outside and really enjoyed the "fire feature" as well. Beautiful view of the valley!3/2/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful ambiance and good foodLovely restaurant located in the Desert Ridge Marriott. One vegan diner and the salad with grilled veggies was outstanding, You say, "what is the big deal with a vegetable salad?" The fresh veggies perfectly grilled had that great grilled taste and the homemade dressing was outstanding. Trust me, as a vegan, it is hard to get something that delicious unless I prepare it at home! Dining partners thought the pasta dishes were 'just ok.'2/17/2013 12:00:00 AM