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About Deseo at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa
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.
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Latin American, Seafood, Fusion / Eclectic
Hours of Operation:
Open daily from 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Dinner service starting at 6:00 pm
On behalf of the entire deseo team, we thank you for your business.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Complimentary parking in the Resort parking lot. Resort valet also available.
Chef de Cuisine Derek Biazo
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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For special events or large group dining inquiries, please contact Carli Sorenson at 480-624-1289 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deseo 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.
Deseo at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa Ratings and Reviews
It pains me to write this review but my favorite Scottsdale restaurant MISSED the mark totally last night, We've been many times and have never had such inferior service and overall poor food quality. No matter what the management tried to do to correct it - it just left me saying to myself "why spend all that money for the quality we just received". Our two appetizers - rainbow ceviche and wagyu and seafood on a salt block were decent. Bread is always good. Ordered the Arroz con Marisco for 2 and the others ordered the Wagyu short ribs and Halibut. The short ribs and halibut were served 10 minutes BEFORE the Arroz arrived so we insisted they eat before their food got cold. Arroz arrives in a less than adequate portion size for the money. Had to "flag down" the waiter to then request the manager to replace it. So another 20 minutes goes by and the second Arroz arrives slightly larger with basically NO rice underneath. Manager had to provide a separate rice serving and also replace the Potato Frits we ordered since they arrived COLD. We were celebrating birthdays so this "special" meal turned into a disaster. They did provide their standard birthday desserts (which are always special) and our "COLD coffee" arrived at the same time. That had to be replaced as well. When the bill came - the $68 Arroz was NOT comp'd but they did comp the potatoes and coffee! Now - what would you do? The manager tried but we all left shaking our heads!
Deseo is always a treat for us! We love sitting at "the rail" chatting with the chef and sous chefs, watching the meticulous preparations and seeing the new dishes as they are assembled. We've always enjoyed this restaurant, but the current chef is making wonderful new additions to the menu - noteworthy on this adventure was the grilled octopus and pork belly appetizer! As always, the millionaire tacos were fabulous, as was the hangar steak and the rice dish with crab and fried egg!
Started the evening with a Mambo Mango and Maccallan 12 year old in the Muddle Bar - very enjoyable. And had already decided on the Churrasco En Tabla for dinner. Four excellently prepared grilled meats of beef filet, pork tenderloin, lamb chops and giant shrimp. Came with a small hot plate to provide "fine tuning of doneness" for the meats. We enjoyed the opportunity to play a bit with our food. Finished off the evening splitting a wonderful small flan with some dark rich coffee.
As good as it can get! We had out of town company for New Year’s Eve. We’d not tried Deseo before. They served a Prix Fixe dinner. We all had different dishes and eaach was delicious! Every dish was unique without being over the top. I had a very different, but delious, sweet potatoe soup. The Wagu Beef was perfect. Our waiter was great. Helpful. Knowledgeable. Attentive. And, we loved the noise level. While the dining room was continually full, the tavles aren't crowded. We could actually hear each other.
A wonderful evenng!
Although we've always enjoyed Deseo and would likely come again, our New Years visit with two friends was a bit disappointing. The food was great, as it always is. But, I was a little disappointed to learn that it was a prix fixe menu as I'd called in previously (mostly to confirm they could accommodate food allergies) and this wasn't mentioned. My wife has a dairy and wheat food allergy and while they were able to adjust several items to work, initially there was no dessert option for her and no alternative was offered even though the price was pre-set. Granted, they did end up finding a sorbet by the end of the meal, so that helped, although it was pretty blah. We'd also been given a discount card by the hotel, and were told to use it for dinner. But, we learned after the bill came that it didn't work on New Years. In total, the bill came to well over $400 for 4 people which included three cocktails. So, while the food was good, it was way too big a price tag for the whole experience. We might still come back some day, but this evening left us a little disillusioned.
This place is 1st Class Dining! I felt like we were at the Wynn or Encore in Vegas! The quality of the fish was superb! The presentation perfect! As well, the staff is "On It". It wasn't that irritating, over the top fussiness - that I just can't stand. They just appeared as you needed them! I wish I remembered names. My bad! They deserve recognition. We had several of the ceviche's and they were awesome. Then we had a couple sashimi dishes. Equally wonderful! Then we had the Seafood dish for two. A deconstructed Paella. Oh Mama..... to die for!! We will be regulars here!!!!
An excellent dining experience once we got past the issue of the hostess trying to seat us at a round table designed for six when we were only four dining. The cuisine was exquisite and very creative — and, surprisingly, not over-the-top expensive. Go for the delicious ceviches and the fab octopus and pork belly combo appetizer. Also a winner: the wagyu skirt steak. I highly recommend Deseo.
The noise level is so extreme that you can’t even hold a conversation. The restaurant acoustics are very substandard. This restaurant is frequented by meeting and convention attendees who are frequently boisterous and inconsiderate. This lack of ambiance significantly detracts from the food service.
Excellent neighborhood dining. Been there several times and it has been consistently great dining. Each person doing prep of food is a true artist. Plates are prepped perfectly. For a treat you should try sitting at the “rail” (their food bar) to watch fine prep techniques. Quite fun to watch!
I went to celebrate an anniversary and everything was perfect from start to finish. The bar area is a nice place to start. The on site artist was a very nice touch. We ended up buying 2 flutes that he had painted to remember the occasion. Restaurant was beautiful and the food was out of this world. If you have a chance go!!
We were disappointed with this visit to Deseo. While I could nit-pick and offer comments on every course, the main reason for the disappointment was the level of greasy, inedible components of the entree. Neither of us ate the potatoes or the any of the accompanying items to our hanger steaks. It was heart-burn on a plate.
I've been here several times before and I always thought all the food was outstanding. I didn't think I had a bad dinner but a few things were disappointing. We enjoyed our appetizer...but we both didn't care for the Peruvian Corn Dish. I thought my dinner was ok. I thought my husbands meal was ok....but not stellar. The sauces on both our dinners were weak and the horseradish potatoes were very weak. Loved the chocolate cigar dessert.
Have been to the restaurant many times and is a nice place to celebrate a birthday or special occasion. We started with the Hamachi ceviche and shared the Arroz con Maricso (for two) which consists of diver scallops, mussels, clams, shrimp and market fresh fish. It is kind of like a fish stew served over cilantro rice. SENSATIONAL. Always love to take out of towners to this restaurant which is in the Westin Kierland and it just never disappoints.
We have not been to Deseo in a while. We visited more frequently when we lived a little closer...but are reminded it is so worth the effort to trek the few miles we added in distance.
We found Deseo just as wonderfully consistent as we did every other time we had dined here.
Our favorite place to sit is at "the rail" in the dining room. You can watch the happenings of the open kitchen, and occasionally the chef may pass a bite or two for tasting.
Our favorites for starters: the Millionaire Tacos and the Shrimp Chicharron
For the first time, we enjoyed and shared the Churrasco En Tabla for our dinner choice~Amazzing! Perfect for two.
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The muddle cocktails are fabulous, and so is the wine list.
Second experience and somehow surpassed first experience. I don't live in area so seldom have opportunity to visit this restaurant but it is likely my absolute all time favorite. Food is spectacular both in taste and presentation. Menu is creative but not snobby. Services know the menu and are personal and engaging without being intrusive. Can't recommend this place enough. Simply amazing!
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