The Mission – Old Town Scottsdale

4.7
4852 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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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
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 4852 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING!!! Every dish was absolutely delicious, I don’t know how I’ve never been here before

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DavidO
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good atmosphere, food, drinks and service but I thought it was somewhat over-priced.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant- our favorite in Old Town. Great atmosphere, service is terrific - everyone is always friendly - food is spectacular

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Max33
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Pretty expensive for what you get. Drinks were not good. Our waitress was nice but she had too many tables. Appetizers were good but swordfish entree was average.

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GraceS
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were amazing!! Lots of great drink options as well. The tacos and guacamole were probably the best I’ve ever had. I also enjoyed the atmosphere, and the patio was a great spot.

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Redhead
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and margaritas were delicious!
Service was excellent!
Outdoor dining was perfect!
Indoor seating was a bit dark and music was loud. So happy we went!

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vipGabrielleO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience2

Very dark otherwise a great restaurant. Food and service were great.

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vipAddieD
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Palo made our experience extra special. Everything was
Above expectations which were high. One of our favorite restaurants in town.

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vipAmbiance78
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Super dissapointed with our dinner at the Mission. We ordered guac and it was dumped on the table. It was not even done table side and we were also not offered our spice level. Poor experience overall and especially since we came all the way from Florida and was recommended that restaurant.

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MMMMMM
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Solid date night dinner. Book ur reservations early as options get limited the closer to the day of dinner. Always great food and flavors from the kitchen.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Love the ambiance.

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Mike
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A very nice dining experience. Great food. Good service. The server did seem like they wanted to turn the table quickly.

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MaryD
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Had a table outside. The drink menu is great, and you must get the guacamole! The tacos were good- although they are on the small side, especially compared to many other Mexican places. Overall a fun evening, tho!

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Southerner
Atlanta
38 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience1

I’ve never mentioned music before in a review, but the genre is so out of place here it ruins the vibe/mood. Drinks are small and meh. Food portions are tiny but good. Brussel sprouts are the best I’ve ever tasted.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great and food was fantastic!

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MarciaH
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was top notch! Food was excellent.

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vipSandyP
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my birthday and daughter’s engagement. Zac, the host, was welcoming, friendly and very accommodating. He returned a few times to our table to make sure everything was satisfactory. Great customer service on his part. Our server, Rich, was knowledgeable to make great recommendations for our drinks and meal choices. He was wonderful!! We enjoyed an evening on the patio, celebrating and creating a new memory. The shrimp appetizer and guacamole were on point!! My faroe salmon was DELICIOUS!! My daughter mad the Kale salad, also delish,!! Also the desserts completed our evening.! Super yummy!! Thank you to THE MISSION and their staff for making our evening truly special.

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Fran
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful Old Town location. Sat in a cozy corner. Greeted right away and we were given plenty of time to look at the expansive menu. Chips, salsa and guacamole were plentiful and delicious. Tacos, grits and Mexican corn were great to share. Excellent, personable service.

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SolanaC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were phenomenal! We had a reservation set for an unusually late time and they still took the best of care of us

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The waiter Jamar made our experience exceptional, he should get a promotion! Thanks Mission!

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vipPattiE
Phoenix
21 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love the ambiance and the location. Food was excellent! Highly recommend.

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vipJuliet
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We have eaten many times at their Kierland branch and loved everything about it. First time at Old Town, and it was terrible. We had reservations for lunch. Upon arrival, we were told we could only have drinks and chips because the kitchen staff was anxious to go home. The hostess was short tempered and condescending. Maybe she wanted to go home, too. Finally, she agreed that with lunch reservations, we should get lunch. After being seated, we were told we had to hurry and order because the cook was tired and wanted to leave. The waiter or kitchen staff failed to bring the food we had ordered. Several items on the menu were “out.” These were not speciality items - one was their potatoes. We ordered the roasted corn without cheese, which ended up being canned corn with cheese. It was soupy and greasy. The tacos were soggy and salty. Hibiscus margarita, always a favorite at Kierland, was undrinkable. The service, ambience, food, surroundings, - everything - has always been lovely at Kierland. I predict management and staff will have Old Town out of business in no time. No one wants to pay those prices and be treated disrespectfully and serviced poor quality food.

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NicholasC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing food, but be warned the portions are small. Ordered the shrimp and skirt steak tacos during lunch, each plate includes 3 tacos. Presentation was phenomenal, and the guacamole appetizer was great! Service outstanding, and the ambience was perfect. Definitely more Spanish cuisine than Mexican, and that was a pleasant surprise.

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Alyssa
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved the ambiance and presentation of the food! Definitely will be coming back soon! Waiters were awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing Valentines Day/Birthday brunch. Ambiance was beautiful, food left us speechless and server Melissa was awesome! We will definitely be back!!!

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Mission
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Mission is always a great go to for great food, good drinks and a warm and friendly atmosphere.

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GabrielaR
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely ambaince, cocktails were amazing! Food was great, surprised at our total bill (less than expected) for a Valetiane's Dinner Date

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it can’t express how much we enjoy dining here every time we are in town

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Chupa2020
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The is a great restaurant in an excellent location in old town. We got to our reservation a bit early and it was a busy night, so we waited at the bar while sipping on some tasty margaritas. The food was excellent, we had the guac to start and both ordered the swordfish which was excellent. We had a side of Brussel sprouts and I couldn't get enough of them. The drinks were good, but I would suggest the margaritas. I had a mojito which was fine, but not the best I've had so I went back to what I think they do best. For dessert we split the espresso churros - wow, so good. Nice ambience fairly good service. Will definitely make it back when in town.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great all the way around.. I live in Mexico;; their Guacamole was absolutely amazing!!
We’re going back soon! Nice 👍🏽🔜

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was spectacular, and the service was really good.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The street tacos were overflowing and impossible to eat like s taco. Had to use a fork. The flavors of the pork and steak tacos were underwhelming. Guacamole was great. Service was excellent. I will go back, but will order something else on the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding, the ambiance was beautiful and the waitstaff was amazing! We will be visiting The Mission every time we are in town. Thank you!

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JeffG
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience.

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ChadR
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were awesome! Make sure you try the Chorizo Porchetta!

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RichM
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tacos are three very small street tortillas with a mountain of toppings, more of a knife and fork item than something you would hold.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time I visit Scottsdale I have to eat at The Mission. First time here for lunch. Menu is smaller but still a good variety. Norhing ever disappoints.

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BobbieB
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Not what we anticipated but ever so greater than expectation!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! Our waiter was fantastic

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vipSimpleFood41
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A unique experience with frequently changing menu. We appreciate the excellent quality of food and service. The wine list is outstanding. A great place for dinner.

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