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Talavera, Scottsdale, AZ

Talavera

4.5
4.5
1598 Reviews
$50 and over
Spanish
Talavera is a contemporary Spanish cuisine that focuses on traditional Latin ingredients and specialties such as Paella, dry aged steak, fresh seafood and a flavorful selection of tapas all complemented by a selection of new and old world wines and crafted cocktails.

Attire: Resort Casual

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Latin / Spanish

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Thu–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Dinner, June - August Thu–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (480) 513-5086

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Chuck Kazmer

  • Private party facilities

    Captivate your guests with a special evening at Talavera at Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale. A variety of private indoor and outdoor spaces offer perfect options for celebrating milestone occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries and retirement parties for groups of four to more than 100.

  • Private party contact

    Keisha Bergan: (888) 589-9231

  • Neighborhood

    North Scottsdale

  • Parking details

    Valet is complimentary when dining at the restaurants.

  • Entertainment

    Enjoy Live music every Saturday from 7-10pm in the Onyx Bar and Lounge

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,598 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. NS

    NickS

    Phoenix

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Good restaurant, authentic Spanish flavors, nothing life changing, but great food at a great value. My wife and I got the Octopus, Talavera Paella, Lamb Shank, and the cheese potatoes. The Octopus was cooked well, Paella was underwhelming, Lamb Shank was the most well composed dish - with the potatoes being a one-toned disappointment. Oh and the berries for desert, they were fine. As a whole would recommend to a friend!
  2. DB

    DeniseB

    Phoenix

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The scallops were very good as was the shrimp appetizer. My husband thought the chicken was just medium. Server was incredible as was the charros for dessert…awesome!
  3. B

    Beachlover35

    Los Angeles

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Beautiful ambiance and setting, the elevated patio area and panoramic scenery of the mountains and backdrop of the desert is just stunning. Very good service, husband lamb was very tender and delicious, I had the Talavera paella had a nice mixture of flavors and different types of meats, and seafood. Was a beautiful evening and great experience. Would definitely recommend.
  4. WC

    WCDough

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The most amazing meal, ambience, and service - EVER!
  5. MF

    MichaelF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent date night restaurant. Food was great, service was friendly and perfect. Nothing negative at all!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, service, and ambience were fantastic! We will definitely be back for our next special occasion. We really only had two pieces of feedback. First, the octopus is the best we’ve had in the valley, but it’s also the smallest portion we’ve seen. Less than half of the size we’re accustomed to at other fine dining spots. Second, the cocktail menu is a bit lacking. Would be great to have one of the many talented bar tenders in the valley riff off the food menu/theme to create a few craft cocktails to match the cuisine. Overall we can’t wait to return!
  7. CL

    CL55

    Phoenix

    74 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The servers and staff were friendly, fun and efficient. Truly appreciate their attentiveness and and courteous nature. The views are phenomenal! The menu has some interesting Spanish tapas. We began with the French Chardonnay and an Oregon pinto blanco. Both great choices. We tried the chorizo queso and the shrimp. Both were fine. Nothing spectacular. We shared the Talavera paella. The piece of lobster was great, as was the pork belly. Personally I did not like the taste of the mussels (and I love mussels). It was plenty for two to share and we added the roasted squash. Again, nothing notable about the dishes we chose. We decided to have cappuccinos and the churros. Both were good. We will try this restaurant again and choose some different dishes. Service was outstanding! Thank you for taking care of us.
  8. DM

    DavidM

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress Amy was awesome! The views are awesome! The food was awesome! I will definitely go there again when I'm back in scottsdale
  9. c

    chicagodoceater

    Chicago

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a great meal. Setting was beautiful and we lucked out with good weather in the evening. Staff was wonderful, very knowledgeable and friendly. Eager to return.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration
  11. A

    Amusebouche

    Denver

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    We had dinner Saturday and thought the food was quite good, with some outstanding ideas, and other areas of improvement. The service was a bit lackluster, and not up expectations for a restaurant of this caliber. Our server had an air of arrogance, treating it like just another job, and perhaps did not have his heart or mind in it that evening. He presented the menu and the specials to us, without bothering to make eye contact -- a sure sign of trouble. When we ordered the specials, he took down the entree, but totally ignored the appetizer. So when one of our appetizers came to the table, we were left wondering what happened to the other. He never checked back to see how it tasted either. We had to flag down another server to help us. But he did try to rectify things later by being a bit more attentive. The Pan con Tomate was somewhat under-seasoned. The Noble bread was extremely crusty -- we almost cracked a tooth or more. While the heirloom tomato was fresh, it needed something else to give it a kick. The Hamachi crudo (special we were missing) was outstanding. Perfect accompaniments of radish, melon, dehydrated lime, and chiles. The Filete a la mostaza was also good. But, we found the carrot puree somewhat dried out, and the filet was surprisingly gristly in some areas. The demi glace was perfectly prepared. The horseradish salad came out replaced by a small clump of cilantro which was not very exciting. The Bison tenderloin was the opposite -- a bit overcooked (beyond medium rare), but still excellent and very tender. The bacon wrap was nice, but we would have preferred that it be crispier. Some parts of it were and these complemented the tenderloin wonderfully. Otherwise the undercooked bacon fat was not very pleasant. The seared foie gras, charred grapes, gastrique and peach mole were perfect for the tenderloin. Bravo! If Chefs Sanz and Kazmer can come up with this, they can refine the Filete a la mostaza to a higher level as well!
  12. JR

    JonathanR

    Norfolk

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Gambas was fabulous, as for the rest, the steak was less than average and the lamb shank was confused to whether it was meant to be Spanish, french or Moroccan, all accomps were below par and service was interrupting throughout, but hey, you might like that kind of service, whereas we prefer more subtle approach to our evening out and don't really need our servers to take over the experience! Overall very disappointing for a couple returning to Four Seasons after being unable to do so for the last couple of years, might be another couple of years before we think about returning sadly as Four Seasons seems to have disappeared so to speak !
  13. RS

    RichardS

    Grand Rapids

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    As usual. The food was excellent. The service as troublesome in that our table was not cleared when we finished. Finally, a server from another section cleared our table and apologized. We are owners at the Residence Club and always enjoy Talavera. Hopefully, this was a one off.
  14. T

    Talavera20220611

    San Antonio

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lobster tostada w salmon roe was delicious, grilled octopus was tender, tomato sauce was slightly smoked, enhancing every bite. Lamb shank was fall off the bone tender, interesting sauce and prunes…basque almond cake was delightful.
  15. J

    Joeyg

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    My husband and I went for our anniversary. The setting is stunning and the service was good. But we were both disappointed in the quality and value of our dinner. I have been there in the past but the prices have gone thru the roof. I ordered the filet of beef which was $60 . Just two small pieces and nothing else on the plate. My husband had the paella and the rice was burned . Chicken Chorizo Shrmp etc were all over cooked. I love the Four Seasons Property and the setting is so gorgeous but we wouldnt go for dinner again.
  16. d

    davids

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Even though one of the guests was clearly uncomfortable that we came with our kid and I think he even complained about us, the staff made us feel at home. They were quick to help us, ensured we have everything we need and the food and drinks recommendation Amy gave were phenomenal! I would go again just to have Amy as our helper because she’s the best!
  17. LL

    LanceL

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful views, wonderful food and very attentive and friendly staff. We will return.
  18. FC

    ForCelebration

    Phoenix

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was really nice. Great service. View was spectacular.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Andre and Brooke gave us such a stellar experience! Food was amazing and when Andre found out we were scouting wedding venues, he gave great recommendations! They were attentive, treated us so kindly and we felt like it was such a luxurious experience because of them and the food. Can’t wait to come back!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience4
    Food was expensive and not good. We had the lobster tostados which were fishy that I almost had to spit out. The queso and chorizo with potato chips also bad. Cheese was grainy and it’s accompanied with the wrong kind of chips. Overpowers the bad cheese. Then we had the Tomahawk steak which was $100 and was tasteless and fatty. Do not eat here. The view was pretty but not worth the expense. Waste of money.
  21. FP

    FerencP

    Memphis/West TN

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Talavera is fantastic. The view from the tarrace is unique and worth the visit in itself. Inside ,the decor is very tasteful and consistent with the spanish theme. The service is impeccable, which is rare. Not too chummy but very friendly, and efficient. The food is remarkable, almost Michelin Star level.
  22. JD

    JohnD

    Phoenix

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The outside seating was great. The food was excellent, especially the paella. Our service was excellent as well. VERY generous with the wine pours! It had been quite some years since we had been; we look forward to coming back soon.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All was wonderful! Special birthday champagne toast and amazing food, tomahawk was perfect and ambiance was fantastic!
  24. FC

    FernandoC

    Mexico City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant, amazing view, service was excellent. Love it!!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience4
    Was looking for a nice place with great views and the online reviews looked good! Unfortunately, the food was absolutely horrible! We ordered lobster tostadas and queso chorizo and they were pretty terrible! We then ordered the filete and while the meat was good the dressing/condiments around it didn’t really work together. When the servers realized that we weren’t finishing the food, they offered us complimentary desserts which was really nice. Unfortunately the flavor of the desserts didn’t really work out either!! Overall it’s a lovely place and the staff were really nice but it felt that the kitchen may have some problems. With this being in a Four Seasons we knew it was going to be expensive but it was astronomical!
  26. V

    Vinoguy

    Seattle

    42 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience5
    Some interesting dishes. Service excellent, lovely view, food quite good. Wine selection inadequate, woefully overpriced. Kind of ruins the experience, if you are really into wine.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Very romantic we sat on the patio and were the last to leave. Great food. Our waitress was just ok she forgot to bring drinks for about 30 mins after ordering twice. For the price you pay you would think 5 star service. As a former waiter at a 5 star restaurant I was very unsatisfied. The ribeye was excellent as were the lamb shanks.
  28. MG

    MasonG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Some of the best service. Great wine list and the food was amazing!!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tucson

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the patio seating, very romantic. Food was excellent, service was top notch. Great experience.
  30. D

    Dano56

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience3
    We knew going into the dinner to expect high prices given the location. However, our hope was that the food and experience would justify the bill. The food was a solid 4 star experience - not earth shattering, but very good. The service was borderline poor. We shared an appetizer, each had a salad, main course, and then shared a dessert - to get through the meal was almost 2.5 hours. It was a nice meal, but tarnished by the poor service and high price tag. Looking back on our trip to the Four Seasons, we much preferred the food and experience at Proof. Talavera is 2.5x the cost without 2.5x the food/experience.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing dishes! Great service from Andre. Wonderful overall experience!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the most wonderful dinner at Talavera. From start to finish, we enjoyed each and every detail. Our servers, Candace and Brooke, were exceptional. Candace made great recommendations and was so knowledgeable about every aspect of the menu. We thoroughly enjoyed our meals - the beet salad, prickly pear margaritas, filet mignon, and the churros were our favorites of the evening. We’ll definitely be back. Thank you for a wonderful dining experience!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’d rate it low so no one else goes there but service and ambiance were top notch. Plan on it being a pricey night out but much nicer than busy Scottsdale restaurants if you want something quieter.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was beautifully presented and tasted as goo as it looked! The service and atmosphere were both 5star. I highly recommend Talavera for a special occasion or even a just a night out on the town.
  35. S

    Shellbell

    Seattle

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Th setting is beautiful. The restaurant overlooks pinnacle peak. Just gorgeous views!!! The restaurant itself is beautiful as well. The service was excellent and the food so delicious. Love love it!
  36. m

    muffnsnug

    Phoenix

    68 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The paella was good and the view on the patio is great but the best part of the evening was the service provided by David. Thank you David for a great night.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing ambiance and a beautiful view! The food was incredible too.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I think our waitress was named Amy, and she was outstanding and while the restaurant and food were beyond incredible, so was our server.
  39. AB

    AlanB

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Candace, our server was awesome!
  40. HE

    HoustonEats

    Anchorage

    49 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    We really miss the old menu, especially the bison filet mignon and interesting side dishes. That bison filet was the best in town. The food these days is well-prepared, but a little "meh". They had difficulty with modifications and allergies but were very nice about trying to correct. For the prices we were paying, we were stunned that servers approached the table with "Who has the such-and-such?", rather than knowing exactly where to place the plate. Staff is plentiful and generally pleasant but this lack of coordination resulted in one person getting the wrong dish with an allergen, and one staff member was clearly having a bad day...a bit gruff, and didn't place plates with care, coming closer to plopping plates down in front of us.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Talavera is rated 4.5 stars by 1598 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 10 times today
Google Map for Talavera

10600 E. Crescent Moon Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85262

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    North Scottsdale

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Thu–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Dinner, June - August Thu–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Latin / Spanish

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet is complimentary when dining at the restaurants.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chuck Kazmer

  • Entertainment

    Enjoy Live music every Saturday from 7-10pm in the Onyx Bar and Lounge

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (480) 513-5086

  • Private party facilities

    Captivate your guests with a special evening at Talavera at Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale. A variety of private indoor and outdoor spaces offer perfect options for celebrating milestone occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries and retirement parties for groups of four to more than 100.

  • Private party contact

    Keisha Bergan: (888) 589-9231

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