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The Mission

3815 N. Brown Ave, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 (Downtown Scottsdale)
(480) 636-5005
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Ranked #8 of 992 restaurants in Scottsdale
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Latin
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown Scottsdale
Transit: The Scottsdale Trolley stops in three spots within less than 2 blocks from The Mission!
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.
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Issaquah, Washington, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We had a early dinner around 5 without reservation. Table side guacamole ($12) here was the best guacamole I have ever had! I have been thinking about it everyday ever since, not kidding. The "chunkier" ingredients made the whole thing taste better! Crispy Pork & Cola Lime Glaze ($12) and Grilled Street Corn ($6) were both amazing, too!! I would... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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51 reviews 51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We were looking for Vegan options and found tasty options at this local Mexican restaurant. We ate on the veranda and had table-side homemade guacamole made to our specifications- and it rocked! The butternut squash tacos were tasty, albeit small like a Tostido sized tortilla chip. Most of their menu items are made with cream (dairy which we don't eat-... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Going to The Mission is like being on a Mexican vacation in the heart of downtown Scottsdale- without having to worry about the drinking water! Ambience, wait staff,food-the perfect dining experience.. Table side guacamole and hot coffee are just 2 of the items we can’t wait to try again!

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

Definately one of my top five restaurants in Scottsdale, as is sister restaurant The House. Host staff always makes you feel like they're genuinely happy that you arrived. The atmosphere is perfectly dimly lit so one feels transported. I'm a life long vegetarian that hangs out with carnivores and there is a fantastic meal waiting for everyone at the Mission.... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Everything was pretty incredible here, from the service to the food to the decor. We had awesome service, got great recommendations and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The strawberry coconut mojitos were incredible, the pork shoulder tacos delicious and the street corn a must try! Would be a great place for a date as well.

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Laguna Beach
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Very tasty food. small plates however in my opinion that's a good thing. Super busy and loud. I never miss having dinner here while in Old Town.

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Irvine, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Awesome SW Food. Pork Shoulder Tacos are excellent. White Beans! Also love the street corn. A little dark and noisy, but servers are super hot! Enjoy.

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Scottsdale
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I'm an AZ native, and, live in Scottsdale. There is constantly some place new to try! We have been to The Mission twice. The inside has an updated rustic, comfy, and fun atmosphere. They also have a front and back patio, so there are many choices for ambiance. Theservice is excellent. Our waitress was immensely cheerful about helping with my... More

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Scottsdale
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We regularly visit for lunch and are always very satisfied. The environment is average with the outside patio in the back special. The food is "different" from other restaurants and is excellent. The kobe hot dog, the mango salad and the kabobs are our favorites.

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Sylvan Lake, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This restaurant was recommended to us by a friend of a friend and we're so glad we came here for lunch! The outdoor patio out back was great and the food outstanding. We were most impressed with the presentation of the 'tableside guacamole', maybe the best we've ever had. Then the skirt tacos, fingerling potatoes and the pumpkin bread pudding... More

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