The Mission - Kierland Commons

4.4
974 reviews
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Latin American
North Scottsdale’s heart beats to a Latin drum at The Mission at Kierland Commons where renowned Chef Matt Carter (Zinc Bistro, just steps away, and Fat Ox) brings a modern twist to Latin cuisine blending influences from Spain, Mexico, Central America and South America.

Sip a signature margarita with unique flavors such as cucumber jalepeno or aguacate (yes, we said avocado) as you watch your Tableside Guacamole made to your taste from more than a dozen fresh ingredients.

Home made tortillas, sauces and salsas are made fresh daily to accompany an assortment of meats and seafood prepared on a Plancha or a grill using pecan and mesquite wood that instills a rich flavor. And save room for dessert including our pumpkin bread pudding or expresso churros.
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Detroit
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Had a horrible experience and go to the downtown Scottsdale location all the time. Server never came over. We had to stop the manager to ask for service. The manager was nice and served us. However, it was still horrible experience.

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DM
Philadelphia
39 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

The guacamole was great but it took over 45 minutes for the dinner entrée to come. The drink was too sweet and I had to be switched out. The overall value was fair.

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

The food was SO good and service was excellent!

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Denver
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome table side guacamole and unique drink menu! Perfect spot in Scottsdale are.

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Austin
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

The place looked great when we walked-in and we thought we were looking forward to a great experience but it was a big letdown. Poor service, mediocre food served lukewarm, and did I mention the poor service?

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KR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great drinks, food, service and atmosphere. Can't wait to go back.

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DS
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great vibe had kids service very accommodating a little loud

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JF
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Amazing ambiance
Congratulations to the architects and design team

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Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Beautiful restaurant and great food. We enjoyed the pork belly tacos and the churro and milkshake dessert. Friendly service.

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KR
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been to most of the Kierland Commons restaurants but had not tried the Mission. Man, sorry we were tardy. Think it might be the best restaurant there. Our food was delicious, our waitress excellent and the place was very cool inside. Loved everything about it!

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CS
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Arrived 15 minutes early to our reservation, very slow, many empty tables. Hostess, with a bad attitude, refused to seat us until our reservation time. We told her we would go somewhere else and she gave me a “no show” on Open Table. Probably will not ever go back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Had to wait 15 minutes to sit because we were early for reservations. Waitress was great, food was okay but extremely overpriced

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WK
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visit Scottsdale often, and this was one of the best meals we have had. Amazing blend of spices and ingredients! Highly recommend the Mission Kieland location

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Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friend was in town and we had a great time catching up over great cocktails and amazing food. Service was outstanding as always!!!

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DV
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was good but waitress was "too chatty". She talked too much and it was hard to tell her what I wanted because she would never stop.
Also, too much emphasis on "sell-ups". If I want something I will order it. I do not want to be pressured to order something.

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BB
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Food was mediocre. Extremely small serving sizes. Definitely not worth the money. So many other great restaurant in area with better food and value.

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JK
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Unfortunately, this restaurant missed the mark. The Maitre'd forgot about us after we checked in leaving us at the bar with premade Margaritas. Not okay for an authentic restaurant.
My meal, the scallops, came out different than mentioned on the menu. The table-side avocado dip was made at the table next to us and there was nobody there!
I will not be returning to this restaurant.

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came to celebrate our anniversary and had a wonderful time. It was a little loud but the food was delicious.

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

First date 😊

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j
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Visited Scottsdale last week and had such a great meal and service (from Brett) that my wife and I went back and had a second fantastic meal and great service from Todd. Dinner menu is diverse and the wine list has plenty of great paring options.

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DA
Edmonton
36 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food, spectacular in fact. Service was great until we wanted desert and the server was absent. We sat for 20 minutes and didn’t see anybody. Once we finally received our bill we waited and waited again to pay! Too many other great restaurants to try rather than settle for this.

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FP
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food was very good but the atmosphere was terrible. I know people talk and enjoy themselves but the noise level is ridiculously loud.

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G
San Francisco
51 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The food and service were nothing to write home about, we will be taking Mission off our places to dine out in Scottsdale. Where there are many other better places to spend your money for an evening dinner out.

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Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

We met friends their. Our food was great but our waitress was very clipped and short with us. She new her stuff but had a very rigid personality. No show of friendliness or caring, really. We probably will not return. We love Old Town location.

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S
Columbus
13 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful salmon perfectly prepared! I loved my skinny version of the margarita too! Definitely will be bay!

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AK
Phoenix
26 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Mission is a very good restaurant, beautiful room, good food but small portions.

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JM
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

The service was not good. Server not attentive nor timely. Very noisy, don't plan on having a conversation.

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C
Orange County
109 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed every minute of our dining experience. The server was very knowledgeable and made recommendations when asked. The young man who made our tableside guacamole was very meticulous and obviously took pride in the end result. The food was all delicious- the only problem is that we don’t live in the area so we have to wait until we are visiting again to come back😂

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LJ
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Food is typically very good here. However, the service has been fairly poor the past 3 times we’ve dined there.
Long wait times between seeing our server, to waiting 15 minutes for drinks to show up with the food for which we ordered them, dirty lates sitting in front of us for a very time after we finished eating, and no one checking on us during our lunch or dinner.

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f
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spent a few days in Scottsdale and this was definitely my favorite meal. Came here for Sunday Brunch and the chilaquiles were amazing! Great service and all around wonderful experience.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I celebrated my birthday there and they made me feel super special! Everything was delicious! Can’t wait to visit again.

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SH
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Too noisy, too dark, too pricey, menu too trendy. Many better choices all around.

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k
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jaime was our server — he’s excellent. Food was perfect, as always!

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Phoenix
33 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I wish you could help with the noise level. At a minimum you could turn the music down a little. (A new selection of music would also help)

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JM
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Place was busy and noisy. The waiter had the menu memorized and speaking so fast, we could not understand all he was suggesting due to the loud music. Enjoyed the tableside guacamole. The person preparing that dish seemed friendly. My swordfish was not fresh probably frozen.

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SS
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

Base music was all you could hear. Service was slow. Food was good.

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LD
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant! The food was outstanding (including an appetizer “guacamole dip” assembled at the table. We would definitely eat here again!

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PC
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and amazing staff

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

Service was very poor. We were in for our daughters birthday and felt very rushed. My husband asked for a glass of wine to have with his steak and it arrived once he had finished his food. We wanted a special evening and we weren’t impressed with the service

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k
Phoenix
50 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Probably the most beautiful restaurant we’ve been in a long time in the Scottsdale area it’s well done

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