The Mission - Kierland Commons

4.4
1740 Reviews
$31 to $50
Southwest
North Scottsdale’s heart beats to a Latin drum at The Mission at Kierland Commons where renowned Chef Matt Carter (Zinc Bistro 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. Plus save room for dessert including our pumpkin bread pudding or espresso churros.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1740 people are saying
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4.4
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Noise · Moderate
77% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipDavidO
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall2food5service2ambience2

Food was very good. But service is terrible and noise level is louder than most clubs — just dumb.

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AlexZ
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Disappointed as I had asked for 2 high chairs in my reservation and wasn’t told till after I was seated, cleaned table etc that only one chair was available.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoy dinner. Get the Guacamole made table-side. It was excellent. Wait staff was very friendly. Food was good.

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Dana
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great service.

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Greg480
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Cool atmosphere and good drinks. Servers were attentive but it felt a little rushed.

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ErikaC
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great fun place! modern takes on some classics plus some new delicious innovations!

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RobertoZ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience2

The menu, presentation of food and flavor need some work. I ordered the pork for two, it was so hard and dried out but smothered in juices meant the kitchen was aware the meat was dry. We didn’t complain cause the waiter seemed oblivious to everything we said. Must say the bar drinks and bartenders Dede were the best part. The noise level was ridiculous, so loud you can’t carry a conversation. The place some serious acoustical noise reduction. Overall I would neither recommend the Mission nor would I go back again. There are plenty of smaller places that do a better job at half the price.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed our time at The Mission. Our meals were good but a bit overpriced for the quantity and quality. Excellent service was provided by our waiter. Drinks from the bar were very good, but again a bit pricey for their size.

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DianeB
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just the atmosphere blows me away. Service great,food great.....grateful!

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vipbabbers
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was awesome! Cooked perfectly. Service was great. Server was friendly and knowledgeable.

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RalphR
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyable experience. Food was outstanding and our server Matthew even better. We will definitely return. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

After taking our food order it was difficult to get the servers attention, even though he spent his time talking to the host. We were right next to the hostess stand and still it took 15min to get our check. The server did take my drink off after realizing I didn’t care for it.

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vipVictoria
Miami
86 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fabulous food and a delicious cocktails. A perfect neighborhood gem. So happy I live so close. Amazing and beautiful inside and a great crowd of people. Wonderful place.

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DaleM
Phoenix
21 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Granted it was not very busy early on a Monday afternoon but the staff was very attentive, the surroundings were exceptionally clean and the food was great. I would definitely return to this restaurant hopefully when it was cooler and we could sit outside. This was the 3rd time we've been to this restaurant and it is always excellent.

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JWklein
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The Mission is a little less than an average dining experience. The noise level is too loud for normal conversation.

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viprfox
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Mission is a must go to place. The food was absolutely amazing and the staff was fantastic. A shout out to Jordan at the bar who made us feel like VIPs. Highly recommend

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NathanS
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The mission is one of our favorite places to eat in Phoenix. The food is amazing, the service is always outstanding and the venue is in a great location in Kierland. Definitely one of our top 5 restaurants. We love coming here.

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CharlesJ
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

attentive servers, reasonably priced menu items and very tastey!

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AmyL
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic dinner here. Everything was very good and we loved their twist on traditional Latin cuisine. Very flavorful! Our server Matthew was amazing! Great service and he knew the menu well.

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TerriF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

David was an amazing server absolutely loved him. The food was amazing especially the duck empanadas. The noise level was much higher than I like when fine dining.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic. Service very good

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vipMarceP
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lower music volume will be really an enjoyable experience at Mission

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Stina
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food was really good, besides the adobo potatoes. The atmosphere was cute and service was good. We did feel like our server was giving us dirty looks at times though, which was disappointing.

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vipSteveK
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience4

Main course was underwhelming, flavorless. It was the pork shoulder tacos for 2, no flavor, bland, probably should have been seasoned and smoked. Sides of the corn and rice were decent as were the chips and guacamole. Excellent drinks and the service was great.

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sharong
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Did not disappoint. Cocktails, appetizers were excellent. My son especially loved the tquila flights. Pork chorizo entree was superb. Salmon entree seemed to be missing some of its elements (like where was the cauliflower?) but overall it was enjoyable. Will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were outstanding. Bartender even came to check if my mojito was how I liked them. Great experience and will definitely go back.

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Jeanne
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The restaurant is beautiful...especially the bar area. It is very noisy with all the hard surfaces and high ceilings. There was a family with loud unruly children which contributed to the noise level. The service was excellent. The food was good, although the Maui Maui Tacos were miniscule (enough for a petite woman, but a man would not be satisfied). My friend had the Chorizo Porchetta which he said was very fatty.

We all agreed we would return in hopes that the fatty dish is not always fatty and there will not be a family with unruly children.

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gbrbkr26
Phoenix
22 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Xavier was our server and he was terrific.

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DanaPointGem
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Amazing cocktails. Great atmosphere.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
5 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent good and we highly recommend. Wonderful service and outstanding food!

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DavidN
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit. Would definitely go again. Great bartender

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Melin
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Waiter was very attentive and extremely knowledgeable about the menu. The food was delicious.

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vipredeye
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Arrived 5 minutes before my reservation. Was unapologetically told we will have to wait until “ closer to your time”. Food was only fair and I left hungry, as the portions were small. Only good thing was the service, which was excellent.

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INGRIDJ
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This was our second time at The Missions. We were not impressed the first time, but wanted to give it another try. We came away deciding that we would not return.
The menu is limited.
Our first time there we waited while another party that came in after we did got their waitress to take their order before us. We brought it to the attention of the manager who gave us a free appetizer.
On this second time we got there at 5 pm for our reservation, and was told that the wait staff was in a meeting and we had to wait to be seated. The wait was between 5 - 10 minutes.
The table for two was quite tiny.
The wait staff was great and quite helpful. However there are not a lot of choices on the menu. None of the traditional dishes for a Mexican restaurant.
I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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BradV
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Service was lack-luster. I've been to the Old Town Location several times over the years and always had enjoyable experiences. Atmosphere, location and food at Kierland was good, but constantly having to ask for refills, utensils, lots of waiting for service are not what I expect in any restaurant experience- certainly not at this price point.

To be fair, the server at the next table was very attentive and on point.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall1food4service2ambience3

Poor service and had to wait nearly 2 hours to be served our dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and drinks ! Our server Matthew took great care of us !

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Just okay - went here because it was recommended by a friend. Worth a try, but with so many other restaurants in the Scottsdale area, we will probably never visit again. Overpriced. The menu is creative and I love the mixture of flavors, but 3 very small tacos the size of my palm for $20… I don’t mind paying the price as long as the food is worth it. In this case, it was not.

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vipTracyS
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best bar staff

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Was very noisy. Very surprised with quality and spiciness of the food that they do not have draft beer. Lots of tequilas but no draft, so that was a bummer. Good food.

FAQs

The Mission - Kierland Commons offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (480) 292-7800.

The Mission - Kierland Commons is rated 4.4 stars by 1740 OpenTable diners.

The Mission - Kierland Commons does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.itson.me/widget/74-2000-the-mission-kierland#/merchant/2000.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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