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The Mission – Old Town Scottsdale

4.7
4688 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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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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 4688 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jamar was our server and absolutely spoiled us! Highly recommend this place - would 1000% go back. This was the best service we have ever received

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting from out of town. Great meal.

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vipBarby
Denver
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food. Consistently good! Margaritas are really good too!
We prefer to eat outside. Inside is a little dark. Bar area is great though!

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vipSmarttoddy
New Orleans
102 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Modern Latin is a great term for this indoor/outdoor dining experience. Service spectacular on both of my weekend experiences. The first night we sat on the back patio and had a fine meal and two excellent margaritas! On Sunday I sat at the bar and had another great meal and was graciously entertained by the bartender. All in all I would recommend this as the best Old Town restaurant.

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LisaH
Austin
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We only had two drinks and a couple of tacos here! The brussel sprout tacos were delicious. Slightly pricey, but a cute little spot on what seemed like the edge of Old Town to me.

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vipFoodiesatheart
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Our server was Kennedy. Brought my girlfriend here for her birthday and we weren’t disappointed by any means. We had the blood orange margaritas and they were fantastic. The skirt steak tacos were absolutely incredible. I ordered the side of green beans (Haricot Vert) tossed with bacon, chilies and lime. Definitely recommend them. My girlfriend ordered the jalapeño pinto beans. We will definitely be back before the year is over.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was very accommodating and went above and beyond her expectations bringing out a complimentary dessert for our special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were amazing. We were celebrating a birthday and they were very accommodating and friendly. Food was great and we had a great time!

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OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the Mission. Delicious food and great atmosphere! Service is awesome too.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about this place. Best guacamole - everything was super fresh and delicious.

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ashlil
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super cool atmosphere and delicious food.
HIGHLY recommend the spicy hibiscus margarita if you’re looking for a kick and the guacamole is a must.

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vipKelley
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Requested back patio and was put in front and so dark could not see our food. Very basic meal. Slow service and had to remind several times about a special bday.

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KeithS
Phoenix
23 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

First time here & had a great brunch for a birthday celebration. Appetizers: roasted corn gorditas.
Wife had savory corn, crab, I had the chorizo scramble.
The only reason for 4 stars instead of 5: the pancakes weren't as hot as they could have been.
Definitely will be back.

JD
JamieD
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing tacos!!! My favorite place for shrimp tacos.

ME
vipMarkE
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

centrally located, nice atmosphere, good food, one of the best in old scottsdale

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vipTimL
Phoenix
33 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place with good service. Enjoyed our lunch...

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating 2 bdays amongst g-friends and Danny was excellent. Food was delicious and I’m ecstatic Y’all brought back duck empanadas. My fave is the pork shoulder tacos too.

The only “hiccup” was that we spent well over $300 and were charged for guacamole which we never ordered. We didn’t realize until later that night after our outing.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The mission never disappoints! The margaritas were seriously amazing!! All the apps were perfect and our entrees were yummy! Service was above and beyond! Definitely coming back soon!

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vipMichaelH
Miami
60 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food at The Mission is consistently creative and fabulous, as are the craft cocktails.

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Taryn
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant and excellent service. Prices are steep and the food was not spectacular. Will give it another try and choose different menu options.

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wine4me
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Nice place but food was too spicy. Suggest they offer some food that isn't spicy such as a regular caesar salad.

JJ
vipJimJ
London
11 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Request for outdoor seating was denied...sorry, that's absolute BS. Don't take the reservation if you can't honor it.

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JoeC
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Food is excellent at The Mission - Old Town. The interior is ok, but the bar is on top of the dining area. That's where the problem starts. We had to listen to blaring rap music through most of our dinner. This later changed to Hall & Oates, which was not an improvement. The place sounds like it has sub-woofers installed every few feet. Perhaps this is the format for the Old Town location only. Kierland Commons may be a bit more mellow and customer-friendly. Old Town is more bar scene than restaurant.

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ShariE
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We always make a point of coming to The Mission whenever we are in Scottsdale. The food is always consistently delicious. Service was slower than normal, but we chalked that up to the current covid crisis. We will return again next time we are in town.

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AshleyC
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Jamar was outstanding, best server we’ve ever had. Ambiance was incredible, food was delicious! Couldn’t ask for anything more. A must go!!

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AnaiR
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and great margaritas! No complaints. Service was great too!

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StacyB
Memphis/West TN
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The street size tacos were so yummy. The guacamole and salsa were fresh, and the drinks were perfect. I would definitely go back!

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AustinCR
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was a great, food was great, and loved the ambiance

RP
ReneeP
Oklahoma City
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food are excellent!

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matthews
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The pork shoulder tacos were excellent and the service was great

RG
RoyG
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

it was my friend's first time and we really enjoyed it. he enjoyed the filet and i had two different things. overall, outstanding

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vipLindsayK
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful atmosphere, great service and awesome food.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch with mu husband was perfect. Food was SO delicious, our server was wonderful and the back courtyard was cool and lovely.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was a really nice date location for restaurant week. The service is amazing and everyone is so nice. The only drawback was my entree, the chorizo, was a little dry and not as flavorful as I would have liked. Margaritas are amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service! Our waiter was great! Highly recommend the pork lettuce wraps and the bread pudding for dessert!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service and ambiance! Beautifully done!!!

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PatE
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great food and service. We did the Restaurant Week deal so our meal was affordable, otherwise it would be too expensive. It’s a lovely restaurant and I appreciated the ambience, but wish they would turn up the lighting just a bit so you could read the menus and see your food.
We were very happy ever got to try this nice restaurant!

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ashdawn
Oklahoma City
8 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience1

We had reservations and were sat on back patio where no one else was Except kitchen staff coming in and out of alley with supplies or trash. We were given menus and waters right away but waited 20 minutes and no one ever served us or checked on us or took our order. We left.

Heard food was amazing but service was so bad we didn’t get to try it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary celebration and friends from out of town

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vipsunsfanatic
Phoenix
36 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellently prepared food. Efficient service. Could use a little more light in the restaurant.

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 4.7 stars by 4688 OpenTable diners.

The Mission – Old Town Scottsdale does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.itson.me/widget/74-2008-the-mission-old-town#/merchant/2008.

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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