Deseo at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa

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$31 to $50
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Latin American
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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AnneS
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

our most favorite restaurant in the Valley of the Sun

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RocketRob
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. It was a little loud, but the food and service made up for it.

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vipAngelaM
Minneapolis
20 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

This was our first visit to Deseo, walking in we were impressed at the warm and beautiful ambiance. Our server was friendly, helpful and attentive. But it went downhill from there. The apple salad was fresh but average, the lobster tacos were very small and a bit mushy, the shrimp chicharron was too dry. The best thing were the dinner rolls.

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Aznative
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I celebrated our anniversary at Deseo last Saturday. The manager and staff did an amazing job taking care of us and making it special for my wife and I. We will go again and would recommend Deseo to anyone and not just for special occasions.

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vipXavier
New York Area
79 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Good pão de queijo and in general good food quality but Toro still is a better choice for Peruvian fusion cuisine and Latin American inspired food.

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vipNitinC
Salt Lake City
16 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very good Latin American inspired food with outstanding flavors. Absolutely beautiful restaurant with its decor, colors and open kitchen view

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent menu with many delicious choices. Waiter greeted us by name. Service was extraordinary. Came here when it first opened and the quality is still maintained. I would recommend it for a special occasion for foodies who are willing to try interesting taste combinations.

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FayeJ
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. a wonderful experience and good wine.

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MikeC
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful. After dinner they brought a surprise cake for our anniversary.

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vipFoodDoctor
Charlotte
31 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent service and food! Highly recommend it!

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GregoryB
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food selection. Not much selection for a vegetarian or vegan but they did have some options. Great wine selection with all South American wines including great Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon options. Price is what you would expect for a restaurant in a hotel. Excellent service and ambience.

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vipGoodEater
Charlotte
54 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seafood was all very fresh with great flavors. Sat at “the rail” and got to see the food prep. Would return.

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Hungry
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Bit noisy due to a large table close by.

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vipNick
Phoenix
38 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Peruvian based mostly I think, best Latin American restaurant in Scottsdale. Great service and quiet, perfect for talking.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service at Desseo was excellent. We went 2 nights on our vacation because it was so good. The food is fresh, fast and delicious. We would highly recommend the lobster ceviche!

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vipgrod
Phoenix
141 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

This restaurant offers a great wine flight deal , and the deal ends there small portions make this restaurant a hard sell since majority of their dishes are priced at the main dish price for a small portion. The food was ok . The service a little rushed .

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Really good but pricey for the small portions

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TEDion
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner and service. The wine flights were a perfect accompaniment to the dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there last year and decided to go back while we were in town again for Valentine’s Day but we cancelled as they we’re having a set menu at a very high price. We decided to dine in on February 21st and enjoy some wine and ceviches! The atmosphere, food & over all experience is amazing! We found the millionaire tacos to have been better last year. I’ll still give it 5 stars! Even better if your a resort owner you get 20% off your entire bill which is very generous of the Westin/ Marriott to do that. It’s definitely a place we do L💜VE to eat at when in Scottsdale. If your looking for Latin Fusion experience this is the place to try!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent , friendly and helpful service
Food was delicious and exceeded my expectations
Very good experience

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mimi
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Beautiful place. Wonderful service. The food was Meh

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vipOpenTable Diner
Naples
13 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dining experience. Our 1st time there & we will definitely go back.

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Bmid4
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food with exceptional taste. Portions are small for the price.

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JuliaR
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was fabulous. I had the paella which was a little spicy but to my liking, my husband had the lamb and he said it was excellent.

We, both, love their bono bread.

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vipLanaC
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Most booths face inward towards larger seating so a little noisy, not bad. Hostess which we’ve now encountered in our 2 only visits was lukewarm at best with low energy, mediocre greeting, and a touch of an “attitude”. Not sure she should be a hostess as she is the first impression setting the tone for the dining experience. Phillip redeemed our experience the first time we ate there and we loved sitting at the bar the first time watching Eric do all the ceviche prep With Phillip as our waiter who couldn’t have been better!. Our waitress this last time seemed a little bothered and tired, not really wanting to explain much on the menu.... More of a “cafe” experience rather than a nicer dining experience. We were dressed up and out for our Valentine dinner so it was a little disappointing. Food was great though and so was the nice man bussing the table. We think waiter Philip is amazing but he was servicing a different area this night . He was the reason we came back a second time, not expecting to encounter the same hostess situation and an indifferent waitress. We will ask to be seated in Phillip’s area next time. We notified manager on both occasions. Hope to see some improvement and willing to give it one more try.

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vipDebraC
Charlotte
14 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service was slow and after mentioning that this was our first dining experience the waitress did not explain menu items as you would expect from a high end establishment. As a result when the food arrived the portions were way smaller than expected. Do not go here hungry.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great restaurant. We all enjoyed everything we ordered. My only criticism is that it is a bit expensive for the amount of food.

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Glendale
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants in the Valley. Food is always top notch.

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BlaineR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience4

Special Valentine's day menu was not enjoyable. unusual selections had to pay $6.00 for warm bread that on any other day is free. I gave a no on recommending to a friend because everything else can be great but if the food does not measure up it's all wasted. I only went because I couldn't get a reservation at Ruth's Cris Steak House.

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vipDanF
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was outstanding. No wait for our table. Had scallops for dinner and they were incredible. Dark chocolate mousse for dessert was creamy and delicious. Margaritas were fresh with just the right amount of tequila. Would definitely come back!

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Valentina
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food very good. The amount and price not. I wouldn’t recommend it for Valentines.

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vipLovetotravel
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding! The food, the service, everything!

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vipCriticalReviewers
Phoenix
182 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was delicious, as it always is at Deseo. The crab appetizer was wonderful! For the main course, we ordered the scallops and the short ribs and shared them both. The sauce on the short ribs was really too sharp for me. My one complaint is that the dishes were not as hot as they usually are . . . the plates were hot but the food really wasn't.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service but it would have been better to serve fois gras with crostini instead of toasted white bread.

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viplynnw
San Diego
35 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love this place. Exceptional food and service!

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JOSEPHP
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is South American. Quite different and pleasantly DELICIOUS. Highly Recommend. Michael was superb.

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Martin
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The place, the food, and the atmosphere were all amazing. Only thing is that we had to wait 10-15mins to be seated even when we had reservation set up 4-5hours prior to our dinner. Definitely would recommend the place though..

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vipChiP
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Beautiful restaurant & spectacular service.

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Mirtica
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have dined at Deseo for the past 12 years. We have always enjoyed the ambiance, wait staff have always enhanced our dining experience, and most importantly the food. They have never disappointed us. It is always a treat when we dine at Deseo. On this particular occasion, we were seated in full view of the chef and his staff. It was a wonderful experience seeing our food being transformed to a masterpiece.

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ReneS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious. Beautifully plated. Wonderful service. Special place for a special occasion

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