The Mission - Kierland Commons

4.5
1790 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 1790 people are saying
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IvanT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous atmosphere, service and food! We were seated on the outside patio and loved everything about our experience at The Mission. Server was excellent, very attentive. Someone even came around to make sure everything was going well. The food presentation and taste was absolutely amazing!

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KellyM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seeing visiting family.

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ToriL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely love this place! The Kierland location has a great vibe and ambience with high ceilings, upstairs patio dining (weather permitting) expansive and spacious downstairs dining and a fun, eclectic menu.

Our server, Dillon, couldn’t have been nicer or more helpful (born for customer service excellence).

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Nicole
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food4service2ambience3

We noted on our reservation that this was a birthday celebration. We were also nicely dressed, definitely obvious that we were there for more than just a casual dinner.

The two of us were seated at a tiny table next to a pillar that blocked our view of the bar and then on our other side was a loud table of four. This table was at the corner near the hallway for bathrooms and wait staff access to the kitchen so there were plenty of staff going by who surely had to have heard the loud table and their multiple F-bombs.

Failure on the hostess for not seating us properly or giving the wait staff a heads up to acknowledge our special occasion. Failure on our waiter for not working to ensure that we were comfortable and enjoying ourselves.
What a boring, nothing special experience.

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vipBarb
Chicago
74 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

All good! Service was great, sat outside upstairs, beautiful night. Guacamole was delish, drinks refreshing, skirt steak tacos and mani tacos really good.

Would have loved if they offered a fish special.

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vipMikeS
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Crystal is a great server!
Nice and very helpful with the menu. Terrific dishes. The pork shoulder tacos were great.

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sdp11238
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Our first dinner out while on vacation. To say that our server was aggressively attentive would be an understatement. He WOULD. NOT. STOP. TALKING. Talking, making eager and unsolicited recommendations (over multiple visits to the table), never mind while asking about flavor profiles of the different cocktails, he (in his mind helpfully) suggested one of the drinks I was considering was “what the ladies like” (I promptly ordered the other drink). Honestly, there is good service and there is obnoxious service. This crossed the line from good to obnoxious and annoying. The food itself was fine, the drinks were fine, and the location is in an outdoor shopping mall, which we didn’t realize being unfamiliar with the area. All in all, really not our thing, but I’m sure it would be great for many.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Food was overpriced. The flavor of the food was nothing special. Fancy Mexican but lacking the love you get from a real Mexican restaurant. I wouldn’t spend my money on this place again

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience4

Don’t make an 8:45 reservation time when it closes at 9

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TinaN
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Great menu and was excited to try this place for the first time. Service was fantastic! Great atmosphere! Food was not what we expected. Everything tasted like Lime…everything! The guacamole dip had so many wonderful ingredients only to take back stage to Lime. We ordered the salmon and once again WAY too much lime. The pineapple sauce was the only good taste with the salmon. The Moscow mule…Lime! The pineapple ginger Mojito…Lime! Despite the excessive Lime flavors, our waiter was GREAT!

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Hoody
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent! The cake for dessert was delicious too.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience3

Food is overpriced and waiter asked us to leave once dinner was over as we weren’t ordering more cocktails. Won’t be back

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Scott
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great time celebrating our middle daughters birthday!

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CaroleF
Portland
23 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Beautiful restaurant with a charming bar. Chips and salsa were excellent, smoky salsa, not watery, full of flavor. The pork belly tacos were shared and had great flavor. Two Cadillac margaritas were perfect, not overly sweet, made from scratch. We’ll be back

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Byronater
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I went to The Mission old town Scottsdale and loved it so much, we had to try this one. The experience was awesome again! We loved everyone there. The staff are so kind and efficient. God bless you all and thanks again!!

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vipDiamondDave
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location and excellent food and service

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NancyP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was wonderful and our server was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience! Our server was busy but very attentive and gave me a free dessert for my birthday! Food was sooo delicious and the restaurant was beautiful. Thank you!

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AndreaZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We were a bit disappointed in being sat in the upstairs back of the restaurant with a view of the parking lot. Had we known that we would not have dined there. It was our last night in Arizona with our daughter so we were looking forward to the ambiance as well as the food. We asked the person seating us if there were any tables downstairs and she said no the restaurant was full. Well we made a reservation too so why were we put in the back corner. Other than that the food was delicious and our server was amazing.

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vipKw455
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

I didn’t like the chicken and it came out cold. Tacos are the tiniest I’ve ever seen and very pricey. Beautiful interior and margaritas were great but portions are small and food is just ok.

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vipPatti
Phoenix
24 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dylan was very customer service oriented. A great waiter
Food was great.

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iced
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent choice for outstanding Latin cuisine kicked up a notch to make for a night to remember. Excellent all around from the attentive service, excellent facilities, amazing tasteful food and deserts. Highly recommend for a night out to celebrate.

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DevinM
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience1

This was the loudest restaurant we have eaten in and could still not hear each other despite leaning in across the table to try and talk to each other. Also, the food was the tiniest portions ever. The entrees were 3 $20 taco plates and the street tacos were shorter than a pinky finger in diameter and the $16 table side guacamole might have well as been served in a thimble. We joked the whole time we were eating food for dolls because it was small and outrageously priced.

JC
JamieC
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great! Food delicious! The waiter was attentive and well versed in the menu and wine pairings.

DH
vipDebraH
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent guacamole and Mahi-mahi fish tacos!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience. Great service! I love the music piped in

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LocalDiner
Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had lunch reservations at noon and it wasn't crowded when we arrived. The hostess was very pleasant and we were seated in a corner - just what we wanted.
Our food was delicious, and we were not rushed at all.
Very pleasant and knowledgeable server.

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vipNelly
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

I believe it was overpriced. The service was top notch; food was ok and I could have gotten steet tacos anywhere for half the price. Not sure if I will be back or not.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food
Excellent waiter

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vipCarol
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, The Mission doesn’t disappoint. Everything we tasted was wonderful. From the guacamole made table-side (so glad it’s back) to the appetizers, entrees, tequila flights and the pumpkin bread pudding, every mouthful was a delight. This is our can’t miss, go-to restaurant whenever we are in Scottsdale.

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ValentinePretender
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

30th Wedding Anniversary

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LLL89
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The salsa and chips were phenomenal!! Guacamole made table side is always better and you can control your heat etc. Cocktails are unique and delicious. The watermelon margarita was excellent. The food was good with the corn gorditas being a highlight.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Food was really good. We loved it.

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vipJosephine
Denver
46 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last night dinner at the mission was the best service I have EVER experienced. I was at Ocean 44 the week prior and the service at the Mission made Ocean 44 seem average at best...

Attentive staff, including waiter, server assistant and assistant. Seemed like anytime we needed something it just appeared. Such a joy. And the food was delicious and served hot! Our waiter was Chris. we sat on the outside patio upstair. Perfect night!

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vipYummy
Phoenix
38 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Matthew, our server was outstanding! He was helpful without being pushy, knowledgeable with all the menu offerings and overall made our anniversary celebration a delight!

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Mellie
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We could not sit in the east back booth because the sun was in our eyes so were moved to a two-top in the pathway of the middle - the table was too small for all that we ordered.
The bar patrons were very noisy but were having a good time - if we were in the booth the noise would not have been as distracting and easier to have a dinner conversation.
The food was excellent and the best margarita in town.

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vipmichaelb
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

great vibe, the chef really knows what he/she is doing

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Jenelle
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic food and the service was some of the best I’ve ever had. The recommendations for dinner, wine and dessert were flawless. The food was so layered in flavors and the service was perfection. So glad we went.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience5

Birthday for my daughter, waitress was terrible, food took an hour and 10 minutes for entrees. Manager took care of meal but overall won’t go back which is sad because we use to love this place. Had to take meal home to finish because of time.

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 4.5 stars by 1790 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 resta