The Mission - Kierland Commons

4.4
1697 Reviews
$31 to $50
Southwest
Due to the nature of our current situation we have reduced dining times to be able to allow more guests the opportunity to dine with us. If you require longer time at the table please contact us directly. 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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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 1697 people are saying
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76% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Anna
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience4

This was my second time at Mission and while the first experience was out of this world, this one left something to be desired. Extremely poor service where the staff at check in acknowledged that we were celebrating a birthday and the waiter brought us our check without even asking us how everything was and without even offering us dessert. The food was mediocre at best... Only worth going for the guac. Skip everything else.

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HelenB
Richmond
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I arrived early so the restaurant was not very busy. The waiter was very informative about menu recommendations. I chose the Caesar Salad, Mexican street corn and skirt steak tacos. They were each delicious! I would definitely visit the restaurant again if I return to this area.

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DasaG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great, lively ambiance. Great place to bring friends.

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RichO
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to The Mission for lunch, celebrating my wife’s birthday. We were seated right away and were greeted by our server immediately. After water was brought to the table the server explained the cuisine and menu items. Once the meals were brought to the table we quickly learned that our 10yr old didn’t order correctly and wouldn’t eat, we had to order her a different entree which was brought immediately and without interruption of our meal. The server was very attentive and professional.

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vipChrisO
New Mexico
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waiter. Provided excellence menu recommendations.

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Stipp
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food5service2ambience4

Looking to spend a lot of money and getting sub-standard service? This is your place. This restaurant has Michelan aspirations but Waffle House standards. I'll spend my arm and a leg somewhere else.

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vipDads
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience2

the food wasnt great and the service was just ok. wont go back there

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vipSunnyholly
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome. Fabulous experience will dine again soon

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HeatherJ
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down one of the best dining experiences ever. The food was great, but the service was phenomenal!!!

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vipBarbaraM
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had previously been at the other Scottsdale location and loved both the guacamole and pork shoulder tacos, so we ordered them again and were not disappointed.
Great venue!

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AshleyO
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience5

hostess rude. We made a reservation a week ahead of time. She put us at an awful location. We asked to move and she rolled her eyes right at us. Server is friendly but only recommended the most expensive items on the menu.

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JennyV
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience all around! We would love to be back

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KellyF
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Too many reservations, got stuck on the patio overlooking the parking lot-no misters!! Loud music terrible service!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was friendly and took great care of us. I have food allergies and the chef was extremely accommodating. The food was delicious.

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Lynda
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carco was our amazing server! This wasn’t our first time to The Mission, but it was the first time to the Kierkand restaurant and Carco made it so much better with his dining suggestions and attentiveness! We will be back and we will request Carco!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food!

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kimr
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Not what it used to be pre-Covid. The menu has shrank considerably, and the food quality and presentation just isn't plate-licking good as we remembered. Prior to Covid it was our favorite restaurant and we had tried at least half the menu with zero disappointments. It is still decent, but not fantastic. The noise level was uncomfortably high sitting at the bar, which is where we prefer to sit. Our bartender was fairly new, and he didn't even know what it used to be like to I suppose in all fairness he has no basis for comparison. Still, that is no excuse for his mediocre service - we sat for 10 minutes drinks empty waiting on our bill. Only when the last ordering customer had been served did we finally see our bill. We won't be going back.

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DavidP
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Flavors were good
Portions are small and overpriced
$18.50 for 3 shrimp appetizer
As Tex-MEX goes $16.00 for small dish of rice and beans is ridiculous
Service was so moderate for the ambiance

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vipDianaH
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!!!! The best Mexican I’ve ever had!

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vipDANW
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, service, drinks, guacamole, salsa, and kale salad. Pork shoulder tacos were overly sweet, dry, and lacking salt. I'd definitely order something different next time.

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JessicaS
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Service from the very beginning was an absolute let down. We made a reservation and when we got there everyone seemed completely flustered. We requested a table upstairs and the hostess assured us she could "make that happen". She walked us to our seat downstairs and when we got there, it was a tiny table in the corner next to the bathrooms and service station. I said, "I thought upstairs was available" and she looked at me like I was crazy. "Oh that is just for large parties tonight, there is no way you can sit up there." So all night we got to listen to employees yelling "corner" and patrons asking "is it this way to the restroom". The cocktail was tiny, weak, tasted like fruit juice and cost $14. The bartender forgot salt on my drink and the server swapped glasses at the table, a bit odd. Main course was delicious, and so was desert but there was a 30 minute gap between when we put in the desert order and when it was received. Oh and I had to box my left-overs myself. All in all the food was good but the service reminded me of Cheesecake Factory at best.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

the waiters zipped around a lot and left our table multiple times before we could make a request.

food tasted really good but some of my meat was tough and hard to chew.

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vipMarkA
Baltimore
21 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic meal! Brian was excellent as our server as was very attentive! Highly recommend this establishment!

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PeterE
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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RachelW
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Arizona Restaurant week and got a tasty variety of their most popular dishes. Service was excellent even for a very busy Saturday dinner rush. Looking forward to returning.

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Krista
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had dinner here during restaurant week ($33 a person) and it was so good! Excellent margaritas, really interesting food including duck confit fried rice and pumpkin bread pudding. Next time we are in Scottsdale, we will be back!

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azcool
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was top notch! We will definitely
be back!

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vipFred
Phoenix
65 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent.
Food and waiter super good.
Only minor complaint is "techno boom boom" music playing loudly in background endlessly.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Had a late lunch, not that many people eating at this time. Waiter struggled to fill up my water and was not very attentive.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Not a lot of options on the lunch menu but we had a good experience.

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Gretchen
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food is AMAZING! Try one of everything and you won't be disappointed.

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Deba
Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant week selections did not disappoint. The crispy pork belly lettuce cups are awesome as is the pumpkin bread pudding. Our waiter was attentive and sweet. The hostess, MOD and busboys were all wonderful and we had a great date night

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FrancescaPVD
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Creative and delicious food, fresh cocktails and outstanding decor. We loved this place and will return.

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vipSuzanne
Phoenix
44 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience2

Management has got to clean this place. I was aghast at how dirty the patio furniture was. The chairs are grimy, there was food on the patio booth seats and the back cushions on the patio booths are just filthy. Tables leaning over, broken edges…not a good look. My husband’s food was delivered cold after a VERY long wait from the kitchen (however mine was fine) and the waiter did say he would remove from the bill, which was done, but I was disappointed that the MOD dud not make an appearance after our wait person said he would be coming over. He peeked out the door and scowled at us, but that was it. The menu and food are terrific, but this place needs some freshening up and better management.

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CarltonR
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every morsal of food i ate was created with thoughtfulness. Jaime our waiter knew the ins and outs of the entire menu and was so attentive. Cant wait to return to this elevated latin cuisine experience!

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vipEatoutmore
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal in every regard. Presentation was awesome.

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vipHungry
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was fabulous! Service by Matthew was excellent! A very pleasant experience.

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ChrisD
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Beautiful restaurant. Biggest flaw was service being very slow. We ordered both from restaurant week menu and regular menu. Food was average. Drinks were good. Would go back for ambiance and drinks.

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vipTravel4Food
Phoenix
79 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

The mission used to be our go to spot to take out of town guests but no more! The post Covid menu has been shortened along with the drink service. Sad, but true. Hopefully in the future, the original mission will return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and beautiful atmosphere!

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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 1697 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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