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The Mission – Old Town Scottsdale

4.6
4.6
5851 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


Booked 27 times today
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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 5,851 people are saying

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

NoiseModerate

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  1. AP

    AmyP

    Naples

    14 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall1food4service1ambience1
    This was our second time at The Mission in the last week. First experience was great so much so we returned for another meal. This time wasn't great. Huge disappointment. We waited 20 minutes before my husband went to the bar to order our drinks. A server helping another customer saw us waiting yet nothing was done until my husband went to hostess stand to let them know we haven't been helped. Finally 25 minutes after being sat a server came to table and apologized. She wasn't aware she had another table. Then we had multiple servers asking if we had been served. We explained the situation and one of the servers was very rude. Not sure why she even came out to help. We were never given silverware. My husband had to go back to hostess stand to ask for some after our food was served which was an hour after we sat. I'm hoping this was a random oversight since the food is really good. What I found to be the most disappointing issue is that the manager never came to us to address the issue. She let one of her employees take the heat. The server did comp part of the meal which was nice but didn't make the experience better.
  2. q

    qualityseeker

    Phoenix

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This would be the perfect dining experience, if it weren’t for the noise level and lack of space between inside tables. Patio seating is by far the best.
  3. NN

    NoNicknameGuy

    Phoenix

    33 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    This was a business dinner reservation with a colleague from out of town (NC) and almost immediately after we were seated (5:35pm), the waitress (Sarah) got very pushy in getting us to order drinks and appetizers very quickly. We had barely even sat down when her pushy attitude began. While we were considering our appetizer options, she approached the table 3 times, which made us feel very rushed in ordering. Our drinks and street corn came pretty slowly, as we were told "the bar was backed up".. no problem for us though, as we had work to discuss anyway. This pushiness also occurred when ordering our main meals. Our waitress wasn't necessarily rude, but her ongoing persistence to be pushing for us to leave quickly was very noticeable, and a little annoying. She actually got her manager to come to our table to remind us that "Sarah said you have to be gone by 7pm" - which was totally unnecessary and childish to treat customers that way, in my opinion. Considering we were seated at 5:35pm, that essentially gave us until 7:15ish to be done. We were pushed to finish our meals and be out of the restaurant under the allotted time-frame they actually have highlighted in the OpenTable reservation process (1-4 guests : 1hr, 45min) - "to allow for an optimal dining experience" - yeah right - not on Sarah's watch, she had us out the door just on 7.01pm! This was certainly not an "optimal dining experience" under these circumstances and being a local foodie who dines at this location (we live in Old Town), it was highly disappointing. We have brought many of our friends here over the years for fantastic dining experiences, however this time it was not one of them - my colleague actually said they would not come back again, which was quite embarrassing. Considering the above, its poor form. This is very disappointing, and while we understand the need to have a good turnover of diners post-COVID, there is no need for wait staff to be pushy and assertive with its patrons.
  4. JF

    JoyF

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a birthday celebration and the staff made it so nice for our whole group. The food is always amazing and so are the cocktails
  5. J

    Joaquin

    Phoenix

    61 reviews

    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Had a business diner at the Mission. Food and service were excellent, my party out town liked the place and food. The main dish Chorizo Porchetta was very good however I was expecting something little bit more flavour and the corn tortillas should be bigger the tinny ones are just a joke.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    27 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Went during lunch. Server wanted to upsell too much. Food was very good. Prices a bit too high but should expect it in old town Scottsdale. Not sure I’ll go back.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food was fabulous. Hostess and waitress outstanding. Music was so loud hard to hear our conversation. Too hot to sit outside or we would have asked to.
  8. n

    nycfoodie

    Washington DC

    125 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    125 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The restaurant was very dark. I think they need to turn the lights up a notch. What are they hiding? Our waiter was wonderful Patient Explained the menu and gave recommendations The margaritas were excellent. The guacamole was good but I have had better. The chips and salsa were delicious and spicy. The mahi tacos and flank steak tacos were okay as was the pumpkin pudding. Good coffee Would I go back? Probably not. Too expensive for what we got.
  9. SF

    StephanieF

    New England

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Yummy cocktails and delicious food. Table side guacamole, elote corn, pork shoulder tacos and fries with dipping sauces, pumpkin bread pudding. Yum!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, cool vibe, perfect service
  11. H

    Hoosierfoodie

    Indiana

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding! Food, service and ambiance were all great! We would return in a heartbeat!
  12. J

    Jacob

    Portland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food5service5ambience4
    The food and service was great. The indoor setting is very loud and difficult to hear the person across from you with tables so close together and the overall noise level. The starters and drinks are steep on price.
  13. MG

    MsGigi

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service from Kennedy. Had 3 apps and dessert- all delicious. Alcohol-free cocktail options!!!
  14. AC

    4ACES

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience2
    To loud, tables are jammed together. The menu is to small of print too. Very dark inside. Good margaritas.
  15. TP

    TeamPea

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing night out with my love! Incredibly delicious food and Angel was the best! Highly recommended!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best guacamole I’ve ever had. I also loved the prickly pear margarita and we enjoyed both of our entrees.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday Celebration
  18. PR

    PaulR

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was immediately seated with my prospective client. The ambiance was perfect; dark, like an old school bar and restaurant which was perfect, especially for a very hot summer Scottsdale day. Our server was delightful and explained our options and made recommendations. We both had the pork tacos, which were delicious and just the right amount. Neither of us were drinking, so I can't say anything about the bar. The noise level seemed high, but allowed us to speak business easily.
  19. KS

    KristenS

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely loved our experience at The Mission - Ryan was an amazing server. He took the time to walk us through the menu, make recos for what we originally had in mind, and helped us out of our comfort zone to try new things. The duck empanadas were UNREAL. Everything else was amazing too, but that was the standout for me. Also had cocktails, the mahi mahi tacos, shrimp, and swordfish. 10/10 would recommend!
  20. TE

    TERESAM

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is awesome!!! I love the food and the margaritas are amazing!! Little pricey for everyday but great for a special occasion.
  21. MK

    MKKerry

    Chicago

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful ambiance, great food and cocktails and excellent service!
  22. LA

    LANGLEYD

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful Saturday lunch with excellent service. We chose to sit outside because of light (inside is dark) and noise (inside's loud music is lower outside). The food was well-seasoned and thoroughly enjoyable. The guacamole continues to be excellent.
  23. D

    Dario91

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful place excellent food location fabulous personnel fantastic we’ll came back!
  24. JA

    JeffA

    Omaha

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience1
    Great Service. Good Food. Not a good Value. Too Dark and Too Loud.
  25. TS

    TeresaS

    Indiana

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience2
    Food was amazing, but spicy. Dining room is VERY DARK and the noise level is high. Would go back again.
  26. CM

    ChristineM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent. The steeet corn made a great appetizer. Loved our waiter! Arturo made it a fun experience. Can’t wait to go back.
  27. CN

    CliffN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time at The Mission! I'd recommend it to others.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    El Paso

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome service from Alex and incredible food!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really good Mexican food and our server was very attentive.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Probably the best authentic Mexican food I have ever had. Great staff, great service. Awesome late lunch
  31. GW

    GraceW

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    My friends and I made reservations for dinner on a Friday night. They were late in getting us sat, and the service was pretty terrible. It took close to ten minutes just to get our drink orders. Water was rarely refilled. The food was good but expensive for the lack of service. Probably won’t be returning.
  32. JI

    JoanI

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Very loud. Very busy. Small plates. All alacarte Good drinks. Good desert
  33. b

    bnmc

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful delicious food! We sat at the bar and the bartender was one of the hardest working restaurant employees that we have seen in a long time. She was wonderful! Friendly knowledgeable and gave great service although the bar was extremely busy!
  34. s

    slacko

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    Dark, crowded and mediocre food at best. Server was not into hospitality but very focused on table turn
  35. LV

    LynnV

    Seattle

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great night. Chorizo Porchetta always a favorite for dinner! Best table side guacamole anywhere. Great service always!
  36. DG

    DavidG

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Reliably excellent. Great guacamole and braised pork tacos.
  37. KB

    KatieB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Too dark inside to read the menus, tables are also way too close together. Food was good - would recommend the duck carnitas empanada. Also enjoyed both the chicken and steak tacos, as well as the green chile pinto beans and Oaxacan cheesy rice
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    I’ve eaten here a number of times and the food is good, especially love the grilled street corn. We had dessert for the first time and were disappointed with the churros. They were too skinny and crunchy through out, the taste is bitter and the presentation with a milkshake on the side seemed odd.
  39. SA

    SteveA

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great Service, Michelle the host goes above and beyond! Food was fresh and tasty. Pumpkin Bread Pudding was amazing!
  40. TL

    TL982

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    The hostess was extremely rude. Basically the entire dining experience felt like we were being rushed to get in and get out. I will never go back.

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 5851 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


Booked 27 times today
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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