The Mission - Kierland Commons

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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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BW
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Service is incredibly slow.
Drinks are grossly overpriced.
But the food is pretty good.

PE
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service, we were on the upper patio great seats.

B
Los Angeles
97 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food. Is so delicious. Brilliant chef who uses lots of flavor. Very nice atmosphere.

R
Cleveland
11 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

The server was never around. Food was sent back. We were stuck in a corner table despite multiple tables being open in the restaurant. The atmosphere was nice but the food and the service made it so we would never return.

OT
Detroit
148 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Best margarita ever!!

TM
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

It was not bad, just was not great. The portions were micro size. Literally the smallest tortilla I have ever seen for the tacos. The salmon was good but again just very small. Beautiful place but even with an entree and two sides we left hungry.

OT
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside on the upper level. Our waiter was excellent.
I can’t remember his name, but we were there on a Saturday night.
My husband had the swordfish and I had the hangar steak.
We had the pork belly starter. Everything was excellent!

OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience5

You all really should consider happy hour! Waiter was not warm & friendly and the friends that were new to restaurant commented on that :( We left earlier b/c of these 2 things...

J
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

The food was great. The servers seemed to mean well. Maybe it was an off day. I don't know if they were short on staff in the kitchen, with the wait staff, or what. It took about an hour to get our food and when we finally got it, it was lukewarm. And, it wasn't just our table that was getting this slow service.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and delicious food

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Overall the service was adequate but very slow and there seemed to be a lot of socializing and chatting amongst the staff and not a lot of attentiveness to guests. Churros sold out which was disappointing.

TB
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

As always, cocktails and appetizers (pork belly lettuce wraps & guac) never disappoint but main courses did not meet expectations (pork shoulder special and chorizo porchetta - dry and chewey - not melt in your mouth as described by our server).

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always great.

l
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

We arrived for our 5:30 reservation ordered the Valentine's Day special and did not get our entree for 90 minutes. Food fair. Noise level high with loud obnoxious sound. We will not be returning.

AH
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience5

Our Open Table reservation was honored...barely. We showed up on time, but still were given a 90 minute time limit for our dinner. Unacceptable, rude, insulting, just about ruined dinner. Maybe they just treat Open Table reservations that way, but on any caseit makes me much less likely to use Open Table, recommend Open Table, or go to this particular restaurant, again. I'm 70 years old, I should have known better then to accept the time restriction and simply refused to sit down and just walk away.

DW
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience4

We ate at your restaurant last year and was great food and service staff.
This time the waitress was terrible
We requested sauce on the side for wings. She said no problem as she was writing it down.
Guess what We just then cancelled the wings when they came.
There was 4 of us. We order two cocktails and a bottle of red wine for the other two people.
We had to request the wine as she did not bring it.
This was a business dinner and I must say my guests and I were less than impressed with the restaurant.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Way too loud, way overpriced and overrated! Never to return

PH
Minneapolis
39 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great decor. Interesting varied menu. Would return for certain. Our second visit.

OT
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent! Tableside guac incredible!

j
Detroit
21 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The outside seating is very comfortable and the heaters helped as the sun was setting. The special was Swordfish and it was very good. The table side guacamole was good but was not a lot given the price.

V
Phoenix
42 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

I prefer the Mission in Old Town Scottsdale. I feel that the food and drinks are better there.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cocktails and amazing food. Cool atmosphere.

MO
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service was very slow. When our entree arrived, we had to wait another 5 minutes for plates.

JP
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service. Beautiful view. Great bar.

JP
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Wait time was quite long after we ordered. All the entrees were very spicy. Music was very loud.

D
Phoenix
47 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We don’t come for dinner as it is too loud.

S
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall3food2service1ambience2

Food was served cold, and average. The service was spotty at best and they weren't busy. Not on my return list.

G
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and the server was great. We have made the Mission a favorite.

b
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoy visiting The Mission for both lunch and dinner. We often bring business guests from out of town.

G
Grand Rapids
27 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The waitress was great and gave us a brief history on the restaurant and the chef since it was our first time. Food was good, the value for what we received was mismatched in my opinion (small plates with high price). The atmosphere was cool though.

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience1

The food was wonderful as usual, but the blaring DJ + mediocre trombonist on the upper floor really killed the experience. Our table could barely hear each other. This was a Tuesday, not a Saturday. I’ll definitely stick to the other location in Old Town from now on.

c
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Gorgeous setting. Top notch service and amazing food!

OT
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Food was excellent as always. Service was beyond terrible and disappointing.

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Went with a friend and made a reservation for 6:45 pm! We were sat at exactly our reso time and had a great server with an even better table! Loved the place and will be back for more! (Food was awesome too- highly recommended any of skirt steak tacos!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience3

$32 for three bite sized tacos...enough said.

OT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Hostess lost my reservation. Had to show her my phone for proof of confirmation. They ran out of salsa! I have never been to a Mexican restaurant that had this problem! They brought out green salsa and we sent it back. The pork carnitas for two was very fatty. Loved the shredded kale salad though! Drinks were good too.

SF
New Mexico
33 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My husband and I always go to The Mission when in Scottsdale and have loved it. This time, we were there on a busy Saturday night. Our table was not ready when we arrived and we were seated about 15 minutes late. However, around 75 minutes after seating's, our waitperson informed us they needed our table, which was a VERY tiny two-top, with not enough room to hold our hurried plates. The food seemed even rushed and served. While I'm sure we'll go back, it won't be with the same loyalty and impression we've had in the past. Don't get me wrong---but it was still a 4-star night, but this time, it was NOT a 5-star experience.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food and service was very good , I would recommend you try this restaurant

OT
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and the food was delicious

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