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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.

6902 E. Greenway Parkway
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
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Dining Style:
Elegant Dining

Cuisines:
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.



Cross Street:
Scottsdale Rd.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(480) 624-1202

Website:
http://www.kierlandresort.com/

Parking Details:
Complimentary parking in the Resort parking lot. Resort valet also available.

Executive Chef:
Chef de Cuisine Derek Biazo

Additional:
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

Special Events & Promotions:
For special events or large group dining inquiries, please contact Carli Sorenson at 480-624-1289 or carli.sorenson@westin.com.

Private Dining

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

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Overall Rating

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food

4.7

service

4.7

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4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

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·Dined 6 days ago

Phoenix was the last stop on our road trip so we decided it warranted a fancy night out! Deseo is a great spot located at the Westin resort in Scottsdale. My guy and I sat at the chefs counter and loved watching as they prepared the dishes. It's such a treat to see the care they take in putting together the beautiful plates of ceviche. Since we were really going for it on our last night of trip we ordered the millionaire tacos and surf y césped, which is pretty much all of the best things ever in one bite. Next up was the squash soup with apple relish and duck confit, sooooo yummy and they pour the soup over the other components table side. Always fun to watch. For our entrees I ordered the short rib and my fella got the hanger steak. The steak was cooked perfectly and the chimichurri sauce was a killer compliment to the meat. The short rib was arguably the best I've ever had! The texture was amazing, unlike any I've had previously. It was firm without being tough, like eating a great steak, yet soft and melt in your mouth like you want in a good short rib. The Chef explained it was because of the method they use to cook it. Whatever they did to it made it freaking delicious and I only want them cooked that way from now on! The service here was wonderful and attentive. It was really cool interacting and asking question about the food to the folks in the kitchen. Definitely coming back to this place the next time we're in the area!

Tags: Authentic, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Local Ingredients
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 7 days ago

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!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Food is always creative and delicious here! Lovely lovely ambiance.... we don’t ususlly go for hotel restaurant food but this and the other dining place here at the Westin r both excellent!!

Tags: Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 7, 2018

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!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 4, 2018

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 3, 2018

All four of us loved our meals and the drinks were yummy too. Even the bread was incredible. Service was great, too.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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!

Tags: Cozy, Seasonal, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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.

Tags: Tapas, Romantic, Special Occasion, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Family getaway to Scottsdale

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Awesome place. Highly recommend to any true foodies.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Excellent food, wine and service.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 28, 2017

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!!!!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Great service and dinner experience. I go once a Quarter and enjoy it every time.

Tags: Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Our 3rd visit in 4 years. All were memorable. Great ambiance & service. Latin menu options are great. Everything we tried was a taste sensation.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 10, 2017

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Romantic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Have dined multiple times over the years and never disappoints. Service great, food excellent (hamachi appetizer, short Rib entree, carnitas) and it was quiet so we were able to have a conversation at a normal tone.
Will return again.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Overall, excellent. Service, food, atmosphere, all of it was a great experience. Second time we've been there. Will definitely be back again!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 29, 2017

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.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Our server Phil was fantastic! Very knowledgeable of the menu, gave great recommendations and friendly service!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We ate here about 3 years ago and loved it. But the food this time was a horrible disappointment. They do get 5 stars for kindly giving my husband a lovely birthday dessert for his 60th but the arroz con marisco we shared was almost inedible.

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

The kitchen lost our order and it took an hour to be served dinner. They took 10% off. We just wish we’d left

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 25, 2017

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!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Bar Seating, Tapas, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Superb dining experience! Everything was excellent from start to finish. One word of advice, if you order the Pisco Sour, have it made with the real Peruvian Pisco and not the inferior Chilean kappa.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

It was my wife's birthday and we both had a treat, the food, the staff the place all great

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Amazing meal! Best Salmon I have had in a long while and partner had wonderful scallops. Service was great. A great way to celebrate an anniversary.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Thank you again Jeff for the fantastic service, Chef as usual your food is amazing and the restaurant is very beautiful and I always recommend it..

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 5, 2017

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!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 4, 2017

You never have a bad meal at Deseo. Great fish offerings, interesting starters and an innovative wine list. Did I also mention superior service. The chocolate cigar may be the greatest dessert of all time.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Never miss an opportunity to dine here. Always great and consistent

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 25, 2017

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.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 23, 2017

One of the best meals I've ever had. Everything looks familiar, but the depth, uniqueness and craftsmanship of the flavors are amazing. You can taste the care involved in every bite

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 22, 2017

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.

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vip
 (Montana)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Delicious food in a great atmosphere

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Fabulous dinner! We sat at the kitchen bar and is always fun to watch the cooks prepare the food. Service was excellent and food was delicious.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Excellent food, excellent service will be back soon.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Our group tried all of the ceviches and they were all delightful. A bit pricey, but worth it for the quality of the whole experience. Good good, excellent service, and quiet enough so we could carry on a conversation. Will be back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 16, 2017

we had a wonderful experience again
excellent food, creative menu
service was excellent and not overwhelming
a must

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Octopus and pork belly amazing. Cappuccino cigar over the top

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 13, 2017

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 10, 2017

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.
Check out the website and menu.
The muddle cocktails are fabulous, and so is the wine list.
Enjoy!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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