Talavera

4.5
1246 reviews
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$50 and over
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Spanish
Talavera is a contemporary Spanish steakhouse that focuses on traditional Latin ingredients and specialties such as Paella, dry aged steak, jamón Ibérico, fresh seafood and a flavorful selection of tapas all complemented by a selection of more than 500 new and old world wines and crafted cocktails.

Attire: Resort Casual
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Spanish, Steakhouse, Latin / Spanish
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Hours of operation
Dinner, September - May : Tuesday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
Dinner, June - August: Thursday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
CLOSED on Mondays Throughout the Year
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Phone number
(480) 513-5085
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Chuck Kazmer
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Valet is complimentary when dining at the restaurants.
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Entertainment
Enjoy Live music every Saturday from 7-10pm in the Onyx Bar and Lounge
Additional
Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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.

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Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

'Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house, not a creature was stirring... because everyone went out! Join the Talavera team for Christmas Eve appetizer, entree & dessert specials. A la carte menu options will also be available. Reservations highly encouraged!

Monday, December 24, 2018

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Come together with family & friends for Talavera's Annual Christmas dinner buffet. Indulge in 3 carving stations, a variety of chef-attended stations, chilled seafood & an array of hand-crafted desserts. Reservations required & are available 12-6pm. $115* per person, $48 kids (* + tax & gratuity)

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Ring in the New Year with Talavera! $325* per person includes Six Course Spanish Tasting Menu, Welcome Glass of Dom Pérignon, and admittance to New Years Eve party including drink ticket & late night bites. Party Tickets without dinner available for $125* each. Prices exclusive of tax & gratuity.

Monday, December 31, 2018

What 1246 People Are Saying
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Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

We have gone to Talavera around the holidays each year for the past 3 years. We went last night. Sadly, we won't be returning. Between inattentive service, short pours on overpriced drinks, and a menu that has changed dramatically there is no reason to return.

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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding!

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Phoenix
30 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

The service was outstanding. The menu changed recently to a Spanish menu.

We love Spanish food, and took our server's recommendations on the best menu items in the categories we were interested in enjoying. The food was not as good as we expected from a Four Seasons restaurant. The best thing we had was the pan de queso. The Spiced Lamb Meatballs next best. The Pulpo a la Plancha was just ok, and we love octopus. The jamon serrano had a lot of gristle. We decided not to order an entree at this point, so maybe we missed out on more enjoyable menu items.

The wine was outstanding, and a much better value than expected, as normally, markup would be much higher at a restaurant like this. I would go back for a bottle of wine and a nice view, but not as excited about the food.

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 2

With a new chef, menu and decor I feel the restaurant has taken a large step backward in all areas. Our waiter seemed almost unfamiliar with parts of the menu, most of the food was good, but not up to the standard we expected, and the decor is part Restoration Hardware, part cafeteria. With all of these factors, not a restaurant we'll return to, despite being 1/2 mile away.

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JA
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the view was fantastic and food was excellent. It was birthday dinner for my daughter, and she was very pleased with everything.

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A
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

The food was salty. The waiter was a bit rude and talked too much. Too dark inside. They changed their menu and theme. Now the place is quite poor. Terrible value for the expensive food. Sorry Talavera. You used to be great, now it stinks (technical term).

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AM
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 1

Food and service was good, but for this place being the nicest place to eat onsite at the resort, there should have been more ambiance. I was picturing a breath taking scenic view of the mountains with amazing first class food and service, fun music etc. instead there was Disney music and movies blasting loudly from below that was very distracting and not at all peaceful when we were trying to escape for a night away from our kids. I would not recommend this place to people dealing a nice high end meal. We moved tables (a different table left completely) and still the Disney noise was distracting.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yum yumzzz

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RO
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

This was a thanksgiving buffet , as buffets go it was nice. I have discovered that buffets have usually bland food so that they can cater to most tastes. This was the case, I would like to try their normal menu to get a true taste of the food.

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Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance! Service is fantastic! Our go to holiday dining destination!

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Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanksgiving buffet was amazing. Our party of four enjoyed oysters, shrimp, scallop ceviche, crab/mango/avocado cocktail, charcuterie, wild mushroom risotto, salmon, prime rib and of course, turkey. Everything was beautifully presented. A wonderful experience.

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JS
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 5

The Four Seasons is a fabulous resort, however Talavera never seems to measure up. We dined this week. Food is interesting and great for vegetarians. However service is horrid. Our main server never explained the menu, seemed harried, and rarely checked on us. I expect impeccable service at these prices. Not sure I’ll be back.

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GB
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food, service, and the evening was very enjoyable. The paella was incredible. However the evening was marred by a large group that was extremely drunk and obnoxious, swearing profusely while we were trying to enjoy our dinner. For a high end resort and restaurant, you would have expected management to say something to the group before it got out of hand.

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve visited Talavera twice. The cuisine has changed, but the experience has not. Both visits, the food was delectable. The service was superb and the views, ambiance and setting were, without a doubt, unmatched. My most favorite dining experience to date!

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BJ
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful addition to the Scottsdale food scene. Chef Samantha Sanz brings her own yummy twist to Spanish cuisine. Excellent service from André!

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JD
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Spanish restaurant in Arizona!!!

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TC
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service

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LD
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our friends joined us from Michigan and we wanted to show them what Scottsdale has to offer. Excellent food and service. Thank you Ryan!

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KS
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The view of the sun setting was spectacular from the patio table. The food was very good but I was so impressed with our sever Lorren. She was the best. Made the whole dining experience wonderful.

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Phoenix
31 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really wonderful view of the mountains and as the lights start to come on in Phoenix you get one of the best views in the valley. That only makes the dining experience that much more special. The service is wonderful and you cannot go wrong with any of Chef Sanz's creations. I have been coming to this restaurant for about 5 years and I have never been disappointed.

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PS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Has a more casual atmosphere than before, new Chef with fun menu.
Expensive, but thats Scottsdale

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

No recognition at dinner of a previously announced birthday. Service was good but the menu has changed to a Spanish menu. No more bread with dinner, unless you want to pay for it. It was a poor experience for a special occasion. Having been there many times before we will not be returning.

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Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best place for dinner in town

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LL
Phoenix
76 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We tried Televara new concept and loved it A bit more casual than prior concept but we loved it. A real alternative to the steakhouse and Italian restaurants out there. Can't wait to go back for the lamb meatballs.

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JE
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This places is wonderful, great service and great food of course will be soon.thanks a lot.

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CR
Phoenix
163 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience at Talavera. We sat out on the patio and enjoyed the gorgeous view and then watched the setting sun. We both ordered the seafood paella and it was delicious. Five stars for this top Scottsdale restaurant!

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RC
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chose Talavera to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Had an amazing dinner that made a memory.
Thanks Kelley

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Cleveland
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent dinner. It's a bit of a drive, but well worth it.

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Cleveland
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My new favorite in Scottsdale

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Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome experience!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Everything seemed fine until we showed them the Phoenix fine dining card we would be using. We sat and saw other tables served wonderfully when I never got asked for a refill of my iced tea. Maybe they assumed we were cheap skates and figured we didn’t need proper service . Very sad

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SA
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were so smitten with everything about the new Talavera, we were planning our return visit half-way through dinner...it was that good! The room is gorgeous, the menu is vibrant and delicious, the vibe is just right and the service is Four Seasons...always top notch!

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RC
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

The martini was not cold and very expensive. My friend's salmon, which she ordered medium, was served rare. We had to flag down some staff member to find a server to tell. The place is beautiful, city lights, mountain view. The food is good but not excellent which was what we were expecting.

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JB
Phoenix
69 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You may sit inside or out depending on the time of day and Az heat choose wisely. The views back over the valley and nearby hills is fabulously inviting. The seating is. Rey comfortable and widely spaced for reasonable conversations. The menu offers all the standards as well as a broad selection of tapas - and palleia. The service was. Rey friendly and well paced. For a high end hotel the prices were definitely reasonable.

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Phoenix
31 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef Sanz is a wonderful, creative chef that imbues all her menus with her love of food and her heritage. I love the seafood paella. The pulpo a la plancha is a longtime favorite and the pumpkin fideua is a new find. You cannot go wrong with anything you try at Talavera!

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SP
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience! Outstanding staff and service!

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DD
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are major foodies and lived in San Francisco, Chicago and New York. This is the only restaurant in Scottsdale that is comparable to high end restaurants in the cities listed. Ryan, our server and Katherine the manager were fantastic in their care of us and others. The food is flavorful, approachable and exquisite. Compared to other Scottsdale high end restaurants, prices are more reasonable and Talavera has a wider selection of options. We will be there often now and recommend to all of our friends. WELL DONE!!!!

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Tokyo
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic atmosphere with excellent service! Food was great!

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 5

I had called ahead to find out what the entrees were for restaurant week. What they told me was not what we had available That was Very disappointing. I also told them it was our anniversary. It was never acknowledged the entire time we were there. Once we told our waiter that we wanted the restaurant week menu I felt we did not get the attention we should have.

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C
San Antonio
9 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had an awesome experience. Ryan from the waitstaff was very knowledgeable and Mira who assisted was an absolute gem! Food was delicious and creative. The only thing to make it better would be to have by the glass wine pairing suggestions.
Thanks for an awesome meal and experience!

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