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The Mission – Old Town Scottsdale

4.7
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4676 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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 4676 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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KeithS
Phoenix
23 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipMarkE
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

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

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vipTimL
Phoenix
33 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 7 days ago
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 7 days ago
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

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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!

OT
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
35 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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vipTori
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience3

This was my first experience at the Mission in South Scottsdale, I have always dined at the Kierland location and loved it. I will not be returning to this location in the future. The bar staff was the only savior of the night.

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vipHeidiG
Minneapolis
29 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service! Amazing foods and delicious drinks! The combination of food items within the menu items is so unique and blend fabulously!

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MelissaD
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner celebrating a girl weekend! We had a fabulous time!

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and atmosphere are amazing at mission. Our server, Jasmine, was the best we’ve ever experienced. She was attentive and knowledgeable and made the birthday celebration memorable. Go here - u won’t be disappointed!

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viplovefinedining
Phoenix
35 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It took a little bit for our server to come take our drink order and we weren't asked for refills. The food choices were very good. It was the start of restaurant week so there was the special menu. Overall the food was good and well prepared. The restaurant was clean and most were social distanced for COVID. The food runners were super friendly and attentive too. It's a nice place for a date or meeting with friends.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was perfect. Great people. Great food.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing choice for brunch! All the cocktails and food we had were great but the fried chicken torta with fried egg was the best torta I’ve ever had in my life. This is a MUST TRY!

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vipLisa
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was fantastic service great request for outdoor seating granted but yet another restaurant that did not acknowledge a special occasion. Maybe Scottsdale doesn’t bring out a little candle on a cookie for someone celebrating a special occasion like Chicago restaurants do. I must remember that

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NatalieB
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing!! We got the grilled corn but shaved off the cobb so we could eat it with the fresh tortilla chips and guacamole. The pork tacos were incredible as well!

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ColleenR
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here for a celebratory work dinner and everyone had an amazing experience. Our server JJ knew everything on the menu to help make recommendations. The food was amazing and drinks were too. Always have a great experience at The Mission.

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vipLaurieW
Detroit
20 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were celebrating a birthday at one of our favorite restaurants, The Mission, and they did not disappoint! Everything was wonderful . Our appetizer was absolutely fabulous, our drinks were terrific and our entrees were all perfect. Our server, Jamal, provided outstanding service, as he has in the past when we have fined here. We love The Mission and will be back again!
Thank you for a very special evening!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to The Mission and our server, Jamar, was stellar! From the moment we sat down to the moment we finished, he was AMAZING! He is the model that all servers should endeavor to be like.

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 4676 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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