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The Mission – Old Town Scottsdale

4.6
4.6
5787 Reviews
$30 and under
Latin American
Old Town Scottsdale’s heart beats to a Latin drum at The Mission 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, 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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2 people

7:00 PM


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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Latin American, Latin / Spanish, Mexican / Southwestern

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 12:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (480) 636-5005

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Matt Carter

  • Private party facilities

    We have an open dining area that is separate from the main dining room. We can also accommodate up to 32 people in our semi-private draped room. Our Garden Patio seats up to 60, the Courtyard Patio will seat 35 people.

  • Private party contact

    Sonia Sorensen: (855) 447-0694

  • Neighborhood

    Old Town Scottsdale

  • Parking details

    Lots of easy access to free parking in the front and to the back of the restaurant. Along the street as well!

  • Public transit

    The Scottsdale Trolley stops in three spots within less than 2 blocks from The Mission!

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 5,787 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. RP

    RichP

    Denver

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The quality of the food exceeded my expectations. Loved it!
  2. LA

    LindaA

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful dining experience at The Mission. The chef came out and spoke with our friend who has celiac disease on what menu options he would recommend to her. Our server was amazing as well, very attentive and pleasant.
  3. G

    Gerry

    Naples

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fantastic experience, it starts with our culinary curator named Daniel. He knew the menu intimately and directed our cuisine selections appropriately. We started with guacamole made at our table, and Mexican Street corn, both were fresh and exquisite tasting. We followed it with entrees of brussel sprout tacos and roasted cauliflower, again tastes that teased the tastebuds. Our final delight of the evening was pumpkin bread pudding, to die for. The only downside were the margarita's, made with fresh ingredients, but overpriced at $16 apiece. Finally, the music didn't fit the genre and the volume was to loud.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Excellent food…Top Notch!
  5. A

    Anne

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Next time I will go back, I'll definitely ask for Dany Boy as a waiter - he is sooo professional and such an happy person !
  6. JM

    JayM

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Angel was a great server and the food was outstanding.
  7. HS

    HeidiS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was amazing, the service was excellent, and I loved the decor and ambience! 10/10 def recommend.
  8. PG

    PamG

    Phoenix

    84 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    84 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love THE MISSION and always have. The innovative menu is fantastic, and be sure to order the fresh made guacamole! Fantastic! I have made the suggestion that THE MISSION ought to bottle it's amazing salsa and sell it at the restaurant. It ia delicious!! One comment is the music is very loud and difficult to have a conversation over it. Would love to lower the volume a bit so we are not screaming at one another over the music.
  9. LA

    LaytonA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Literally every second spent (two hours) was pleasant and the food was amazing
  10. n

    neilh

    Raleigh

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unique fare with great presentation. One of our favorites when we get to Scottsdale
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was hands down one of the best eating experiences I've had! The service was amazing! Jamar and Celeste made sure we felt like VIP Royalty! And the food? Wow! Just wow! The guacamole made Tableside is a must! The street corn was great! And the chorizzo porchetta was absolutely outstanding! And do not leave without trying the pumpkin bread for dessert! Thank you, Jamar and Celeste! I'll definitely be back!
  12. RJ

    RogziJay

    Las Vegas

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful service, delicious food and a beautiful ambiance! Unique and delightful.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Vacation dinner. Lovely evening - food was delicious and our server was friendly and helpful. Beautiful ambiance, although our table in the back was a bit dark and crowded.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite restaurant in Scottsdale…. I can’t wait to go back!! Love the service and atmosphere and food and drinks 😝
  15. L

    Linda

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We met friends for dinneer at The Mission in Old Town Scottsdale last night. The atmosphere was terrific (albeit a tad dark). The food was delicious and the margaritas were yummy. Would totally recommend this as an upscale Mexican place to dine when in Scottsdale!
  16. R

    Ronny

    Denver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    Food greasy and not refined. Did not surpass a fast food chain
  17. JS

    JSASUALUM

    Jacksonville

    338 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    338 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful Wednesday evening at The Mission. Our server was spot on recommending the pork belly appetizer. It was crazy good! Our steak and chicken tacos paired well with juicy IPAs. The espresso churros for dessert were outstanding.
  18. t

    tjenkins1800

    New Mexico

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience1
    I’ve gone to this restaurant a few times prior to the pandemic and really enjoyed it. My experience the other night was not the same. It was extremely dark and the music was so loud we couldn’t hear each other talk. The food was still pretty good.
  19. C

    Chris

    Phoenix

    44 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall2food5service4ambience1
    Food was good. Service was good. So, if you like being packed in to a corner of a restaurant with other diners while having a pricey meal in a dimly lit, music blasting club atmosphere, this is a can’t miss. Still can’t understand why we were looking at a huge empty area of the restaurant at 7 PM on a Saturday night. The middle and front of the restaurant is over half of the dinning area and it was empty. Why would diners be packed in to a corner of the restaurant while so much of the dinning area was empty? Still shaking my head over this one.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my birthday dinner and let me tell you, they did not miss! From the server to the dessert. It was simply EVERYTHING 😍 thank you so much for making my birthday amazing.
  21. PS

    PatSajack

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We celebrated a friend’s birthday. Excellent food and great service!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friend and I are here visiting for a week and we wanted to go out for a nice little girls dinner. I truly do not think there would have been a better choice than this restaurant. The service was time efficient, personable, and friendly. The food was incredible. We would come back every night we were here if we could!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Celebrated our anniversary together here! The duck empanadas are phenomenal, the cocktails are delicious and unique. The ambiance inside at night was lively and service was awesome. We split the ribeye for two and even had enough to take home!! Definitely recommend.
  24. K

    Kristin

    Las Vegas

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Overall very good food and fun experience. A little too loud and crowded feeling.
  25. JW

    JulieW

    Portland

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Crowded. Good service. Loud. Food was tasty but very expensive for the amount of it.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been here a million times, and a million times later it’s still one of the best dinner spots in the valley.
  27. JC

    JasonC

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful. Cozy with great food and excellent service.
  28. ML

    MichaelL

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding Lunch...great Food and better service.
  29. WH

    WillamH

    Phoenix

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Food was minimal quantities. 18$ hotdog was ridiculous. No regular ketchup or Mayo. Its our last visit.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My birthday twin and I decided to hit up old town to celebrate. The hostess were very welcoming and the waiters were all so present and helpful. Communication was great from the staff and the Meals were amazing! Such lively food and ambiance. I will definitely be coming back soon! Also the sparkler and moist cake with ice cream and pomegranate seeds was a lovely way to ring in our birthday!
  31. LS

    LisaS

    Phoenix

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A birthday celebration made amazing at the Mission. The staff, food, and ambiance was top notch as always. My most favorite place !!!!!
  32. TG

    TonyG

    Phoenix

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good time at The Mission last night, as always. Cool and dark, we love the ambiance. You can eat anything on the menu and it will be delicious, I’ve tried much of it. Their 3 Sangrias are also delicious. Service is always good.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ambiance was amazing. A little dark in restaurant but that added to the charm. Food fantastic! Our Server Aaron was very great and helpful on choosing the right meals for us.
  34. m

    missyh

    Chicago

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cant beat the food, service and vibe at this swanky place.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We met friends from out of town. Our entire group was impressed with the entire experience at The Mission. It is an incredible venue, with amazing food.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Every time we visit Scottsdale, the Mission is a have to. Our favorite is pork tacos for two. This trip Angel was our waiter and he was spot on with service and suggestions. The only reason for a four and not a five on ambiance is that there could have been a little more light- it was a tad too dark inside. If you visit in the fall or winter, sitting on front porch is a must✔️
  37. A

    Antuan

    Louisville

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great service. Food was outstanding but I think the service takes the cake.
  38. LM

    LindaM

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Very small restaurant so tables were very close to each other. There was a foul smell coming from somewhere. Not sure if it was from the bathroom or a patron. The food was delicious, though. Will try Kierlands restaurant the next time.
  39. PG

    PeterG

    Phoenix

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Anniversary
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing time… the staff and management is amazing.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Mission – Old Town Scottsdale offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (480) 636-5005.

The Mission – Old Town Scottsdale is rated 4.6 stars by 5787 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for The Mission – Old Town Scottsdale

3815 North Brown Avenue, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Old Town Scottsdale

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 12:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Latin American, Latin / Spanish, Mexican / Southwestern

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Lots of easy access to free parking in the front and to the back of the restaurant. Along the street as well!

  • Public transit

    The Scottsdale Trolley stops in three spots within less than 2 blocks from The Mission!

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Matt Carter

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (480) 636-5005

  • Private party facilities

    We have an open dining area that is separate from the main dining room. We can also accommodate up to 32 people in our semi-private draped room. Our Garden Patio seats up to 60, the Courtyard Patio will seat 35 people.

  • Private party contact

    Sonia Sorensen: (855) 447-0694

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