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About The Mission – Old Town Scottsdale
Old Town Scottsdale’s heart is beating to a Latin drum, now that The Mission has arrived and brightened the restaurant scene. Renowned Zinc Bistro Chef Matt Carter is now cooking up modern Latin cuisine blending influences from Spain, Mexico, Central America and South America. Home made Tortillas, Arepas, and Salsas are made fresh daily and all meats are prepared on a Plancha or a grill using pecan and mesquite wood that instills a rich flavor.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Latin American, Latin / Spanish, Mexican / Southwestern
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Lots of easy access to free parking in the front and to the back of the restaurant. Along the street as well!
The Scottsdale Trolley stops in three spots within less than 2 blocks from The Mission!
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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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.
The Mission – Old Town Scottsdale Ratings and Reviews
The restaurant has a wonderfully vibrant atmosphere, lots of buzz. The lighting is dim which all adds to the chic feel. The staff are friendly and efficient.
Everything's great except the most important part, the food, nothing's wrong with it, it was just a let down. Example, a lot of theatre in making fresh guacamole at the table, only to find the "hot and spicy" version requested was somewhat tasteless.
Also be careful they take your name when they welcome you at the front desk, we were later accused of being a no show, simply because the guy made no note of our name when we advised him of our reservation.
We had a business friend dinner here and it was so loud where we sat that some people in our group of 5 could not hear each other. Also, what is the deal with the darkness inside the restaurant? It will still be dark and great ambience if the lights come up a notch or two. It seems dumb that waiters have to hand out little flashlights!! I also like to see the food I am eating. Food presentation is not easily seen in this restaurant! Given how important this is to the dining experience, it makes me wonder what are they hiding?!!
Food was delicious, server was great with suggestions. We would have liked to sit outside, but since the outside tables were apparently reserved, we sat inside. The manager was great and came to explain the situation. Inside was very dark, hard to see the delicious food we were eating. Many tables had flashlights on to read the menus. Decor was nice. Cocktails looked great.
I had the Shrimp Anticuchos as a appetizer. It was average. I then had Chorizo Porchetta. It was dry and had huge pieces of fat in it. The white bean puree was cold and wasn't more than a tablespoon. Very disappointing. When I made reservation online, I mentioned 3 of our party of 8 were celebrating birthdays. Waiter never acknowledged this. Will not go back.
We visited this restaurant last year on vacation and returned because the food was so great. The food was excellent again. Our one complaint is a question of why are the lights kept so low that you need to use phones to read the menu? My wife had a hard time even seeing her food on her plate. Everything about the place is great except the ambiance is ruined by the poor lighting.
This was one of the best meals I've ever had! In the beginning, there was a small hiccup with our server. We sat down at 7:30 and realized at 8:00 a server hadn't acknowledged us. I told the hostess and within 5 minutes we had a server at our table. The restaurant was busy so we understood. The food was absolutely incredible. They also gave my boyfriend a free dessert for his birthday! I wrote it on our reservation but didn't expect anything to come of it. Great experience - we will definitely be back.
Dimly lit dining area forced us to request patio seating! We couldn’t read the menu without our phone light!
Table made quacamole was awesome!
Pulled pork tacos excellent but skimpy condiments
Margaritas great but not the price$14
Our waiter Lance very attentive and the rest of the staff quickly took care of our needs
Celebrated our anniversary and our sons birthday. Service was very sketchy - guacamole to be made at our table was made 5 tables away so no experience with that. We asked that the grilled Mexican corn be taken off the cob when asked and what we got was regular corn with cheese. No grill marks on corn whatsoever. Our special dessert was delivered without any silverware and took us over 5 min to find someone to ask for help. Half way through our dessert someone brought us sparkler that they said should have been brought out when served.
Was not impressed for the money we paid.
We were there for New Years Eve with good friends. Service was great, as was the food. The table-side guacamole is a must! Our table had the filet and Grouper, and we loved every bite. Atmosphere is vibrant and funky-elegant; a fun time!
Our two critiques are:
1. Too dark - We all eat with our eyes. What’s the point of serving delicious, beautifully plated food if you can’t see it?
2. Our appetizer came out at the same time as our salads - this is always annoying when restaurants do this because it makes the diner feel rushed. Our server did recover nicely though, because when we were through with our salads he asked if we ready to have the kitchen get started on our entrees so we didn’t end up feeling rushed in the end.
Loved the food. As usual, the flavors surprise. Lunches seemed to be out of a lot of dishes and sauces. But making do, we thoroughly loved everything. The visiting manager, Tammy, stopped by our table. She was so gracious and friendly checking how we were and what we thought of lunch. My 4rth time in, and certainly will not be my last.
Wonderful ladies lunch. Great tableside guacamole, margaritas and tacos. Fun, casual atmosphere. Food very fresh, healthy and well-prepared. Service very attentive. Thanks for a wonderful lunch and special time. We were visiting my Mom in Arizona. My sister, a fellow foodie and myself, from Chicago, were impressed. Mom was happy. Great time!
food was pretty good, especially the guac. Problem was the lighting was crazy dark. It was so dark you couldn't really see what you were eating. ambiance other than lighting was really nice. Given the amount of choices of places to go to eat the food wasn't good enough for me to come back
Very disappointing. We have come here for over four years, and just had the absolute worst experience. We had reservation but had to wait 15 mins to be seated. They had plenty of tables open, but appeared to be under-staffed. from when we ordered to when we actually received our food, it was an hour and 15 mins. When I approached a lady who looked like a manager, she informed me that our food was being plated, and the delay was due to a large table. There was no large table in the restaurant, or on the patio. Other tables around us received their food before us. It still took 15 mins after her comment to get our food. I hate being lied to, and very little if any compensation was made for whatever error occurred. Never coming back.
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