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The Mission

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$$$
Downtown Scottsdale
Mexican, Latin
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3815 N Brown Ave, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
The Scottsdale Trolley stops in three spots within less than 2 blocks from The Mission!
(480) 636-5005
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Old Town Scottsdale’s heart is beating to a Latin drum, now that The...
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.
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  • 32
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A great place to hang

Comfortable restaurant with low lighting unique atmosphere that's minimalistic nice bar very comfortable. Great service and excellent food would definitely go back

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Coast2Coasts
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
  • Entertaining clients
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Comfortable restaurant with low lighting unique atmosphere that's minimalistic nice bar very comfortable. Great service and excellent food would definitely go back

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Always a great meal and terrific atmosphere. Since discovering the Mission we always make sure we visit so we have a "safe bet" for a meal.

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Lino Lakes, Minnesota, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Good margaritas, excellent guacamole dip and chips. The tacos were tasty. Service friendly and fast. Definitely worth visiting!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Went to the farmers market across the street. Walked around old town for a few hours. Checked out the menu & asked if they could accommodate my wife with gluten free, no problem. Stayed and had great food with great service. Made guacamole fresh at the table with anything we wanted or didn't want in it.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We chose this restaurant Off of a suggestion from the resort we are staying at. The restaurant was cozy but very dark upon entering. We were sat at a intimate table. The place was not packed at the time. Our waiter Sterling was so wonderful to us. He gave us lots of food suggestions and was wonderful at giving us... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I don't really go for tacos and enchiladas - maybe on a rare occassion - and this happened to be my birthday outing with out of town family - they chose The Mission - and I couldn't be happier! We sat outside in the rear patio area and we ordered table side guacamole which you can adjust to your liking... More 

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Kona, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I am a big fan of the guacamole at this place. It may be the best reason to visit here although I like the courtyard for an early dinner. It has a good feel and most of the food is really nice. Small plates are fun to share.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I absolutely LOVED The Mission. It's a bit incognito from the street as it's located beside a church. You don't expect the vibe to be what it is until you step inside. It's dimly lit but you can feel the energy buzzing in there. What I liked most about this place, aside from the guac, was that it was trendy... More 

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Scottsdale
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Hands down the best restaurant in old town. The food is excellent. The ambiance is great and the staff are super friendly and helpful. Have to get the guacamole!

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Saint Charles, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Everything about this restaurant is spot on. My wife and I went here on a recommendation from a friend and I have not stopped thanking my friend. It was the best total dining experience for the two of us. The waiter gave us great recommendations and even gave us a few appetizers on the house. As everyone says you have... More 

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Additional Information about The Mission

Address: 3815 N Brown Ave, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Phone Number: (480) 636-5005
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Scottsdale>  > Downtown Scottsdale
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Mexican, Latin

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3815 N Brown Ave, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
  • Public Transportation: The Scottsdale Trolley stops in three spots within less than 2 blocks from The Mission!
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Scottsdale>  > Downtown Scottsdale
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Scottsdale
  • Phone Number: (480) 636-5005

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Latin

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Entertaining clients

Description

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?