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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Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Celebrate a lively Christmas Eve in deseo offering a four-course holiday menu, showcasing not-to-be missed Nuevo Latino dishes curated for the evening. Enhance your dinner with a wine pairing sure to bring out all the South American flavors. Call to make your reservation, 480-624-120!

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Cozy up next to your loved ones on Christmas day in deseo with a festive four-course holiday menu. Showcasing specialty dishes curated for the evening, this will sure to be a dinner you should not miss. Make your reservation today, call 480-624-1202!

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Cheers to the New Year in deseo with an exclusive four-course limited a la carte menu featuring all the Nuevo Latino flavor which deseo is beloved for. Seating times are limited with options at 6pm through 6:45pm and 8pm through 9:15pm. Call to make your reservation today, 480-624-1202!

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

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What 1477 People Are Saying
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New England
25 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE this place! Excellent food, service and atmosphere, we're sure to come here every time we're in the area. Thank you!

J
Minneapolis
34 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious, especially the lobster skewers!

S
Phoenix
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We had Happy Hour at the bar with the millionaire tacos that was delicious. The drinks were ok

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Food was cold and overall disappointing

LP
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant! The food is outstanding, ambiance is very appealing and our waiter, Peter, does an excellent job making us feel special.

JM
Phoenix
99 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, as always. Our server, Gio, whom we requested, was very welcoming and did not give us any pressure to order right away, which was good, since our guests hadn’t seen each other in a long time and our granddaughter had fallen asleep in her room. Several of us arrived late in stages, so we had appetizers and drinks until we were ready to order. Usually I’d feel pressed to vacate the table for others, but never felt we were a burden. Food amazed our guests who were unsure of what to order, and they raved over the short ribs, rice (that we always order) and the steak’s flavor.

M
Phoenix
289 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Everything was delicious. Menu is much the same and there are some wonderful dishes on it. Love coming here and appreciate the lovely food.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was excellent as always.

OT
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Overall we enjoyed the food, and the service was very good. The drinks, however, were very bad. I don’t think we would return unless the drink menu changed.

OT
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent ceviche, excellent bread, excellent service. We make it a point to dine here whenever we are in Scottsdale.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Service was lacking but food very flavorable. Not sure I would go back

s
Phoenix
39 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This was our first visit and we were delightfully impressed. The room was beautiful and the food top quality. Our waiter was knowledgeable and accomodating but not as attentive during the meal as we would have liked.
They had a very interesting choice of beers but then failed to serve it with a chilled glass.
We were given a complimentary dessert for our anniversary which was perhaps the most beautiful and creative one we ever had.
Overall our complaints are extremely minor and the positive aspects of our visit were wonderful

A
Phoenix
61 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New menu—delicious additions. Serving sizes are moderate, just perfect. As a result, prices are moderate for fine dining in the Weston Hotel. We look forward to returning.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dining experience .Highly recommend

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love this restaurant... food, service, watching the chefs create... AMAZING!

S
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous service, great food & fun atmosphere especially if you sit & watch them cook.

l
Phoenix
24 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

arrived at deseo and seated promptly. wait staff was on top of the situation for the entire meal. Our waiter did a marvelous job of telling us about the various dishes and even made a recommendation or two. The lobster ceviche was outstanding as was the fried chicken appetizer. Deseo as eliminated their soup choices and the salad choices were very few. Overall the food was visually stunning but every dish we had that contained potatoes cntained overcooked potatoes. The wine list is fairly extensive. we skipped desert but because of a birthday the restaurant delivered a special desert which was utterly outstanding.

l
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, particularly the cerviche. Our waiter was excellent, very attentive.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love all the different ceviche they have

n
Phoenix
237 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall3food4service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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
43 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently excellent and a very comfortable and attractive room.

J
San Francisco
118 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and friendly service.

d
Phoenix
42 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing!!!!

MD
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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
Overall2food2service3ambience3

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

CM
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

S
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.