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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.

3815 North Brown Avenue
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
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

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(480) 636-5005

Website:
http://themissionaz.com/

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!

Executive Chef:
Matt Carter

Additional:
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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Private Dining

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

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4.6

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4.5

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4.4

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4.1

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Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (57)
Creative Cuisine (49)
Special Occasion (44)
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Authentic (42)
Fit for Foodies (40)
Fun (36)
Great for Outdoor Dining (36)
Hot Spot (35)
Neighborhood Gem (35)
Romantic (34)
Good for Anniversaries (33)
Handcrafted Cocktails (32)
Worth the Drive (32)
Good for Birthdays (30)
Casual (27)
Bar Seating (27)
Spicy (23)
Vibrant Bar Scene (23)
Good for Groups (20)
Local Ingredients (20)
People Watching (17)
Cozy (16)
Notable Wine List (14)
Tapas (14)
Happy Hour (12)
Business Meals (11)
Great for Lunch (11)
Healthy (10)
Tasting Menu (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Great for Brunch (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Late-night Find (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Seasonal (5)
Great Beer (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Scenic View (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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Organic (1)
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined 2 days ago

Street Corn was outstanding.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined 3 days ago

Tacos were very good but was disappointed in service. And beware the sides are not included. We felt we were mislead that they were part of meal.

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 (Edmonton)·Dined 3 days ago

Food is always good at the Mission. We were seated and told we would have to wait for menus?? Obviously very short staffed today. Drinks took a long time to come..when questioned the server said they were likely still at the bar?? Hardly saw our server ... hopefully just a glitch in this usually great place

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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

50 Birthday

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 4 days ago

We always love to eat at the Mission. Great food, great service. Have not been disappointed in 3 yrs

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 (Phoenix)·Dined 4 days ago

A great restaurant that always delivers flavorful food and excellent service

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Tapas, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined 4 days ago

Awesome. One of my best experiences ever. Incredible food and service.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined 5 days ago

Booked for special Valentine's Meal while in Scottsdale on the basis of prior reviews. We were seated at a 2 top - very small table, sandwiched in shoulder-to-shoulder with two other tables. Restaurant was so dark you could not even see your food, and certainly not the menu. Server was very nice, but overwhelmed. Price very high for the quality of the food. I hate to leave bad reviews, but we will not return.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined 5 days ago

Valentine's is not the best day to judge. They were hopping with a limited menu. Service was great! Food was very tasty. Their "signature" margarita was just an expensive margarita. Place was very noisy. Want to go back on a regular day.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined 5 days ago

This was the worst—by far—meal we’ve ever had. Your price fixe Valentines menu was a horrible disappointment. Frankly, we were blindsided by it—because we don’t drink alcohol—we had to overpay (understatement) for really bad food. Wow!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Went there for Valentines Day dinner. Not aware of special day only dinner menu. WAY overpriced. Literal 50% markup from same menu items from normal dinner menu. The seating in the restaurant is too close table to table and very loud. The food and normal menu is good, but I won’t go back.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

Out of this world delicious food, excellent service and value. Recommend eating on the back patio . . .much quieter and the atmosphere is wonderful

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 7 days ago

Amazing food! Tableside guac is a MUST!!! Close quarters, we sat literally 1 foot from another table

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Spicy, Bar Seating, Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Overrated for food & drinks. Ambience was nice and service was great. Not worth the price.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Excellent. Must have brussel sprout tacos

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We always celebrate my birthday at The Mission and we are always impressed! The food is phenomenal, the atmosphere engaging and the service impeccable. We were seated in the front patio as the sun was going down. The employee making table side guacamole noticed that sun was in my eyes. Without a request from us he took it upon himself to remedy the situation. I was very touched by his concern. It made the rest of the evening, our food and our enjoyment of the occasion even better! The Mission will always be one of my very favorite restaurants!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Best meal I've had in awhile. It was absolutely delicious from start to finish.

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 (Portland)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Food was outstanding, especially table-side guacamole. Enjoyed the pork shoulder for 2 as well. Computer system for restaurant went down causing significant delay in receiving out bill but they in-turn comped our dinner...exceeding expectation. The Mission is always a treat and they handled things well when things went awry. Strong recommend!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

What can I say, Great Place, great Food in a perfect town...

Tags: Spicy, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Chairs too tight with other people behind you bumping.... way too dark to see food, menus... too loud

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 9, 2018

So dark, we couldn't see what we were eating

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Eating out should not only serve the palette, but a visual experience as well. The Missiion still insists on low lighting to the point of needing flashlights to see the menu and see the food. It diminishes not only the setting, but the culinary experience as well, when you have to wonder "what an I eating".

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on February 9, 2018

The food was just ok for the price and it was EXTREMELY dark in the dining room. Although I would probably recommend for Old Town Scottsdale, it was not as good overall as advertised. The service though was excellent.

Tags: Bar Seating, Spicy, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 8, 2018

The Mission is a must-dine restaurant in Scottsdale. I had forgotten how dark the restaurant is. Having to use the flashlights on our phones to order was a nuisance. Felt a bit rushed. The tableside guac is fabulous. The small tacos were great. Very noisy.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on February 7, 2018

Outstanding evening in Old Town Scottsdale. The Cuba Libras were flowing freely and the table side guacamole possessed just the right amount of heat. Skirt steak tacos were awesome and our server, Brooke, was a delight.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 7, 2018

All part of this restaurant was outstanding!

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·Dined on February 7, 2018

Our waiter Lance was fantastic and all of his suggestions were perfect!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 6, 2018

We arrived for 830 appointment however were not seated till 9 05 pm. Food was very good. Service started out very good, however around 10 when restaurant is supposed to close, our waiter disappeared for a long time given they were trying to wind everything at pick up tables etc from patio. We had to ask someone to get him for us so we can pay the check and skipped the desert given were waiting there almost 20 min before he came back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on February 6, 2018

The food was amazing, service was excellent but it was super dark in the restaurant! We aren't old people and still had to turn our phone flashlights on to read the menu!

Tags: Cozy, Fun, Authentic, Casual
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·Dined on February 6, 2018

THE BEST FOOD I’ve had in a long time.

An absolute MUST on anyone’s list.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Late-night Find, Casual, People Watching, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Amazing food.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Wonderful food, service and atmosphere, dimly lit with a fun vibe. My only complaint is that our entree came out when we were in the middle of our cocktail and appetizer. From sit down to end of meal was about 25 minutes. I prefer a slower paced meal to relax and enjoy. This felt rushed. Don't let the server pressure you into ordering appetizer and entree at the same time unless you only want to spend 30 mins at this fun spot.

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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 1, 2018

very good food. guacamole was excellent and had opportunity to select how hot. Ate pork tacos which were great. the pork was extremely tender. Good margaritas. Great evening

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on February 1, 2018

First time in Scottsdale. We were in town for the Phoenix Open and decided to drop in to see what all the hype was about, 40+ minute wait sent us packing for another restaurant and headed to Open Table to secure a reservation for the next evening. Had to take a 5:45 pm slot, as everything was booked up after 6:00 pm. Was it worth it? YES!

Loved, loved, loved the table side Guac. It was perfect. We ordered the pork tacos to share (10 corn tortillas). The tacos along with the chips, Guac and salsa left us pretty full. And yet, we had to order the Pumpkin Bread Pudding based on all the reviews along with the French Press coffee. The coffee was perfection - the bread pudding was good but not the best we've ever had. In fairness, we are sort of bread pudding snobs, so the bar is very high.

Overall, it was a great experience and we will definitely be back the next time we visit.

Tags: Good for a Date, Healthy, Romantic, Spicy, Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 31, 2018

They accommodated our request for patio seating but it was still very noisy. My chicken dish was bland and not presented well but my companions all ordered appetizers to share and loved them.

Tags: Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 30, 2018

We are from Wisconsin and came to Scottsdale for the Phoenix Open. We really super enjoyed the Mission and when we comeback to Scottsdale we WILL definitely be back. loved the atmosphere, food and the GREAT service!! Thank you so much!!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Food was superb. Indoor seating is ridiculously dark (bring a flashlight - seriously!). Also, super noisy. Fortunately, we were able to move to an outdoor table by the fire (its January) which was very nice. Outstanding food.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 28, 2018

The food was great and the service was very good — a solicitous and knowledgeable waiter offset to some extent by a desultory and disengaged waitress making the table side guacamole. We wouldn’t return because the atmosphere, trying to be cool, is so dark you can’t see a thing without using your phone’s flashlight. Very aggravating, and too bad, because the food was delicious.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Best homemade guacamole...right at the table. A bit loud inside the restaurant.
Great birthday dessert!!

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Spicy
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Must redo! Love this place!

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