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The Mission

Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Downtown Scottsdale
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
Website
Today
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Bar scene
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 609
    Excellent
  • 233
    Very good
  • 72
    Average
  • 28
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Better than Topolobampo in Chicago

Ridiculously good. I can't remember the last time I encountered a menu with probably over a dozen things I wanted and I couldn't make a decision. I think my eyes rolled back in my head when I first tasted the bacon maple syrup waffles and spicy chicken brunch entree. Margaritas are tops and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Flipwils
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

Ridiculously good. I can't remember the last time I encountered a menu with probably over a dozen things I wanted and I couldn't make a decision. I think my eyes rolled back in my head when I first tasted the bacon maple syrup waffles and spicy chicken brunch entree. Margaritas are tops and their blood orange one was my favorite.... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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159 reviews 159 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

The food and service were good, but the prices for what it was were a bit too expensive. I had a half portion of the Kale salad which was excellent. I had three tacos which were good. I asked for chips which I saw at everyone's table. Seriously I only wanted a couple of chips, but I knew I would... More 

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Ohio
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86 reviews 86 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
199 helpful votes 199 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Had a fabulous meal on a Friday night. Booked via Open Table. The guac made tableside is a wonderful way to start off the meal. Due to it being Lent we could only partake in seafood dishes but they were outstanding. Service was delightful and atmosphere was charming. Has a vibrant feel to it and young crowd but accommodating for... More 

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West Richland, Washington
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is a fun little restaurant in Old Town! The menu is full of a lot of fun favors, the table side guacamole is a must as well as the street corn! Yum! We finished our meal off with marinated pork tacos for two, another delight. The service was however less then stellar and portion sizes small, so not the... More 

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St. Catharines, Canada
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108 reviews 108 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

The main courses may be terrific but I can't tell you from personal experience because there are so many fine small plate tastes that we never considered a main dish. Try the Mission Mule as a cocktail. It was exquisite. The poblano grits side dish merits your rapped attention. The little dish of street corn was also a marvel and... More 

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Surprise, Arizona
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Had lunch at The Mission yesterday. Location great for tourist crowd perusing the shops in Old Town Scottsdale. The ambience fit in perfectly with the southwest. Sat inside facing the exterior; the light so bright I couldn't see the face of the person sitting across from me! Margueritas were delicious but served in a glass a little bigger than the... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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87 reviews 87 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We found the food interesting here: shaved kale salad with cherry tomatoes, blood oranges, and goat cheese was good if a bit hotter than we anticipated b/c of the aji amarillo in the dressing. The short rib tacos were small but very tasty. The green chili duck confit was particularly good, but would have been better without the mushy and... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

We ate here for dinner while on a short trip to Scottsdale and loved it. The food was amazing. I had the short ribs and my husband had the Mahi Mahi tacos. The ribs were very moist and tender. My husband was always reluctant to try fish tacos but really enjoyed theirs. We started our meal with the guacamole which... More 

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North Westchester, Connecticut
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46 reviews 46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

I'm going to be the odd one out here and say right out that we did not like it here. Our experience was probably based more on the service and our seating than the food, but it is what I am basing my impression on. We were seated next to a table of rowdy drunk people who carried on the... More 

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Scottsdale, AZ
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

My husband and I visited the Mission in early January 2015. We had some time to kill before meeting friends for dinner at another area restaurant. We stopped in the Mission for a drink. Immediately we were given a fabulous patio table and the wonderful staff insisted that we try the guacamole. We were so impressed by the kindness of... More 

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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: Latin

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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

Questions & Answers

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