Deseo at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa

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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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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time dining there. Our sever Peter was outstanding making great recommendations and extremely accommodating. Would definitely go back.

OT
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love all the different ceviche they have

n
Phoenix
235 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Deseo has always been a "special" event restaurant for us and we have celebrated birthdays and anniversaries there for several years. Two years ago we had a bad experience and this past Saturday we decided to try it again for a special birthday. Well....in the past two years, the chef, manager and some favorite menu items have changed and sorry to say - not for the better. 4 of us started with the Nikkel Hamachi ceviche and duroc pork belly appetizers (both skimpy and mediocre). Two different bread orders and 4 entrees. The Wagyu Hanger Steak was 1/3 of the portion size as before and arrived BEFORE the other 3 entrees. The special short rid entrée arrived ice cold and the Arroz con Marisco is now served in a single portion arrived cold and sticky (we decided to eat it that way). Finally the special large shrimp dish was also cold. We returned the short ribs and the shrimp dish. So disjointed eating and when the returned items arrived, they were overspiced and almost inedible. Yes the manager came over and yes they gave us the "special dessert" BUT this experience has just reconfirmed that Deseo has not improved and has turned us off to returning again. Manager did comp the two entrees but this is Sad since the hotel is lovely and you would think Deseo would have kept with the times. NOT.

C
Cleveland
17 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second dinner at Deseo while vacationing in Scottsdale. Our second dinner at the chef's counter was as amazing as our first. The restaurant did not disappoint us.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was one of the best dining experiences ever! Our waiter, Phil, was so informative about the menu. Everything was delicious! We had two different ceviches, and the fish just melted in your mouth! We also had the scallops and lamb, which were both cooked to perfection. We had a tiramisu dessert, which was also perfect! The service was impeccable and the atmosphere was wonderful!

C
Cleveland
17 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable evening at the Chef's Counter table. The service was very good and the food was fantastic, the best we had in our visit to Scottsdale. The chef was accommodating, despite the vigorous pace of the evening. The sous chef was a pleasure to chat with and had some great knife skills. We certainly would recommend Deseo to anyone coming to the area, and if you are interested in the food prep and the workings of the kitchen we recommend a seat at the Chef Counter.

K
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 5

We were sadly disappointed with Deseo. Our server was excellent, he was thorough and made good suggestions. The menu selection is limited and there is no option for side dishes. Prices were higher than comparable restaurants for the quantity of food served. We all enjoyed our dinners, the skirt steak, lamb, and roast but the portions were small. Although we ordered an appetizer each, as well as both types of bread, we found we still had an appetite for dessert. Dessert was good albeit a little complicated and bizarre. We ordered one of each and only two of them were winners. I do not foresee a return visit unless menu items change.

CW
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding service from Peter. Big help guiding us thru menu and was all around a great waiter. Hostess kind. Wine list average. My only complaint and very marked up even for a hotel restaurant They did offer flight which was nice. Best pisco sour I have ever had. Very varied menu with something for everyone. Food very good

N
Phoenix
41 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently excellent and a very comfortable and attractive room.

J
San Francisco
118 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ceviche (Ecuadorian and ono) superb and flavorful. The spices and flavors standout. But the larger plate short ribs was the star with it’s tangy sauce and Wagyu beef that was like butter. The Hokkaido scallops equally tasty.
Sit at the bench and watch the cooks prepare all the food with precision and care. Service is especially attentive.

NO
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food and friendly service.

d
Phoenix
40 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, high-end restaurant, impeccable service all make for a great experience on a special date. I love their shareable plates. My husband and I made our entire dinner out of them.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing!!!!

MD
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was an overall great experience with high food quality and flavor with a wonderful ambience.

LJ
San Diego
99 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything we had was well prepared, flavorful & interesting. Beautiful ceviche, GF bread option, Pork belly melted in your mouth (possibly the best I’ve ever had!). Entrees were nice size. If I had to offer negatives: Fried rice sounded yummy but was a bit of a disappointment & octopus was a bit over cooked making it rubbery.

TG
Phoenix
24 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had not been here for quite some time but will go back soon. The service, the wine, and the food were all excellent. We shared all the plates between four of us and the best award went to the dark chicken nuggets. We ordered them last and wanted more but we were stuffed.

DN
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Sadly, this WAS my favorite restaurant for over 10 years but I won't go back. The menu has changed - prices gone up, portions down and no sides. The rolls which are amazing and gluten free - and you usually NEVER say those two adjectives together - are now $6.00 for 4 rolls. Haven't been there for almost two years and brought new friends to my "favorite" and was embarrassed. Honestly left still hungry after a hefty bill and went somewhere else for a snack.

J
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance, food was excellent as well as the service. A bit pricey for the quantity of food received, but I had a resort credit so the final price was more reasonable.

S
Raleigh
13 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great service. Outside table was lovely. Bagpiper was loud and repetitive. Very pricey.

CM
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Well be regulars!!! Great experience and staff!!

S
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoyable, especially when having sundowners listening to the pagpiper with an increadibly view before dinner.

Apps came out quickly, but the kitchen was very slow on this visit.

GT
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They were very, very accommodating as I have many food restrictions and their menu did not easily lend itself to my needs, so server asked chef to prepare a dish made of this and that; not off the menu, and the chef did it! So delicious!!

OT
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place!

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food is special and service attentive. BUT, noise level is almost painful

F
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First, we enjoyed having a drink overlooking the golf course.....the wait staff was excellent...we ordered the salmon, medium which was perfect...the wine very good....celebrating a birthday and the dessert offered as a Preferred Resturant card owner...was truly exceptional and delicious....it was a wonderful evening...I will highly recommend it to my friends...THANKS....

Frances Riggs

OT
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Excellent service. Tiny portions. Very $$$. Short ribs were presented beautifully, however they were cloyingly sweet/rich.

RJ
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing meal and great service. Wine list is excellent, too. I had not been there for several years, but amazingly the waiter recognized me and remembered my name and where I sat the last time I was there!

GF
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dining experience. Creative & delicious menu. Lots of gluten free options. Good wines. Excellent service.

MM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was amazing. The food was unreal. Not a bad bite to eat to be found. The Argentinian wine flight was just what I was looking for. Highly recommend eating here!!

PC
Vancouver
30 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food careful and attentive service menus is creative and a great representation of Latin cooking
Plates are well presented excellent pairing of wine flights with food
Will definitely return

JG
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was so helpful and patient with several recommendations and explanations. We’d go back in a heartbeat. Food and outdoor ambience was GREAT!!

PB
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Haven't dined at Deseo in over 10 years. Have been wanting to return but just never had the right time and/or occasion. Ended up taking my youngest daughter, 14, for my birthday dinner. all I remembered - the atmosphere is great, with other diners enjoying themselves without too much noise. Very classy place but feel comfortable being yourself. All the food from appetizers, to salads, to main entrees, look and are delicious. The arugula salad, lamb, and free range chicken (our meals) were perfectly prepared. Obviously, the cigar dessert was fun and delicious too. Definitely not waiting 10 years again this time.

NS
Phoenix
22 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals I’ve had in a long time. Definitely worth it

M
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We went to Deseo for the first time and took advantage of their 3 course Restaurant Week menu. It was a lovely evening sitting outside at the long communal table. We almost had the place to ourselves. The food was delicious and really creative and the service great! We'll also return and enjoy their regular menu. We highly recommend this restaurant.

S
Phoenix
20 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The menu is different on line and we were disappointed that the there are no vegetable now on the menu and only one salad. But other than that, it was excellent.

T
Indiana
21 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unique small plates that are always perfectly prepared. We sat along the kitchen bar so we could watch the food being prepared, a fun experience. We did millionaire tacos, octopus and tenderloin skewers. Can’t wait to go back.

M
Phoenix
287 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When we are looking for a special and delicious meal, we come here. Service and food is exceptional. Will return for the wonderful appetizers and entrees and everything in between.

b
Phoenix
20 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We ordered various appetizers and grazed the whole evening. They were all supurb. The chef creates dishes that are exotic and truly unique. Best mojitos this side of Litle Havana in Miami.

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great server, Phil. Made excellent recommendations on food and wine. Brought a beautiful dessert for our anniversary.

F
Pittsburgh
20 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful setting and decor. Service exceptional and friendly. Creative menu and the small plates were outstanding. Wonderful evening.

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