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Deseo at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, Scottsdale, AZ

Deseo at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa

4.5
4.5
1483 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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This restaurant is temporarily offline. Please contact the restaurant directly or check back shortly for availability.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Cuisines

    Latin American, Seafood, Fusion / Eclectic

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (480) 624-1015

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Chef de Cuisine Derek Biazo

  • Private party facilities

    deseo - meaning desire in Spanish - offers a private dining room for up to 12 guests, an exclusive Fire Table for up to 28 guests and main dining room seating for larger groups. With beautifully executed dishes and an extensive wine and cocktail list, deseo is sure to please any guests desires.

  • Private party contact

    Michelle Morlock: (855) 399-2972

  • Neighborhood

    Scottsdale Quarter/Kierland Commons

  • Cross street

    Scottsdale Rd.

  • Parking details

    Complimentary parking in the Resort parking lot. Resort valet also available.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,483 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. AS

    AnneS

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    our most favorite restaurant in the Valley of the Sun
  2. RR

    RocketRob

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and service. It was a little loud, but the food and service made up for it.
  3. AM

    AngelaM

    Minneapolis

    33 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 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.
  4. A

    Aznative

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 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.
  5. X

    Xavier

    New York Area

    84 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 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.
  6. NC

    NitinC

    Salt Lake City

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Very good Latin American inspired food with outstanding flavors. Absolutely beautiful restaurant with its decor, colors and open kitchen view
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 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.
  8. FJ

    FayeJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. a wonderful experience and good wine.
  9. MC

    MikeC

    Dallas

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was wonderful. After dinner they brought a surprise cake for our anniversary.
  10. FD

    FoodDoctor

    Charlotte

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Excellent service and food! Highly recommend it!
  11. GB

    GregoryB

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 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.
  12. GE

    GoodEater

    Charlotte

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Seafood was all very fresh with great flavors. Sat at “the rail” and got to see the food prep. Would return.
  13. H

    Hungry

    Vancouver

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Bit noisy due to a large table close by.
  14. N

    Nick

    Phoenix

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Peruvian based mostly I think, best Latin American restaurant in Scottsdale. Great service and quiet, perfect for talking.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 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!
  16. g

    grod

    Phoenix

    173 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    173 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 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 .
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Really good but pricey for the small portions
  18. TE

    TEDion

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dinner and service. The wine flights were a perfect accompaniment to the dinner.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 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!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent , friendly and helpful service Food was delicious and exceeded my expectations Very good experience
  21. m

    mimi

    Denver

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2020

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Beautiful place. Wonderful service. The food was Meh
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely dining experience. Our 1st time there & we will definitely go back.
  23. B

    Bmid4

    Indiana

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great food with exceptional taste. Portions are small for the price.
  24. JR

    JuliaR

    Raleigh

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 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.
  25. LC

    LanaC

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 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.
  26. DC

    DebraC

    Phoenix

    33 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 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.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 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.
  28. S

    Sunny

    Phoenix

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite restaurants in the Valley. Food is always top notch.
  29. BR

    BlaineR

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 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.
  30. DF

    DanF

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 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!
  31. V

    Valentina

    Phoenix

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The food very good. The amount and price not. I wouldn’t recommend it for Valentines.
  32. L

    Lovetotravel

    Minneapolis

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was outstanding! The food, the service, everything!
  33. CR

    CriticalReviewers

    Phoenix

    195 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    195 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 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.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service but it would have been better to serve fois gras with crostini instead of toasted white bread.
  35. l

    lynnw

    San Diego

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always love this place. Exceptional food and service!
  36. JO

    JOSEPHP

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food is South American. Quite different and pleasantly DELICIOUS. Highly Recommend. Michael was superb.
  37. M

    Martin

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 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..
  38. CP

    ChiP

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Beautiful restaurant & spectacular service.
  39. M

    Mirtica

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 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.
  40. RS

    ReneS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious. Beautifully plated. Wonderful service. Special place for a special occasion

FAQs

Deseo at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa is rated 4.5 stars by 1483 OpenTable diners.

Not bookable

This restaurant is temporarily offline. Please contact the restaurant directly or check back shortly for availability.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Scottsdale Rd.

  • Neighborhood

    Scottsdale Quarter/Kierland Commons

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Latin American, Seafood, Fusion / Eclectic

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Complimentary parking in the Resort parking lot. Resort valet also available.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef de Cuisine Derek Biazo

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (480) 624-1015

  • Private party facilities

    deseo - meaning desire in Spanish - offers a private dining room for up to 12 guests, an exclusive Fire Table for up to 28 guests and main dining room seating for larger groups. With beautifully executed dishes and an extensive wine and cocktail list, deseo is sure to please any guests desires.

  • Private party contact

    Michelle Morlock: (855) 399-2972

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