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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
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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: Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert, 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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  • 251
    Very good
  • 75
    Average
  • 30
    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
Wonderful Lunch!

This is my second time having lunch here. Loved it so much, I had to bring a friend. We each had tacos, the tableside guacamole and margaritas. OMG.......I could drink the spicy mango margarita every day for the rest of my life! Everything was so good.....the food, drinks, the staff and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
konakai2008
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Minneapolils, MN
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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Minneapolils, MN
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59 reviews 59 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

This is my second time having lunch here. Loved it so much, I had to bring a friend. We each had tacos, the tableside guacamole and margaritas. OMG.......I could drink the spicy mango margarita every day for the rest of my life! Everything was so good.....the food, drinks, the staff and the weather outside on the back patio was perfect.... More 

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

The Mission has an exciting atmosphere and delicious food. I strongly recommend the filet, which is absolutely delicious. I look forward to returning.

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San Francisco, California
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67 reviews 67 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

My husband and I shared the scrumptious roasted pork shoulder with six mini corn tortillas and black beans and strings beans. Deliciosa! When we first walked in, the room was so dark compared to the bright sunshine outside, that we almost left the restaurant. Slowly our eyes adjusted to the dim lighting - I'm so glad we stayed. The guacamole... More 

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King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

Really great atmosphere and great food. The guacamole was delicious! A bit pricey for the small portions but overall definitely worth it. The chicken was great but my friend had the scallops and it was just four lonely scallops on a plate for his entree.

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Los Angeles, CA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

I went with three girlfriends for dinner and had one of the best times at a nice restaurant that I can remember. We sat outside, which is a MUST, because it's a beautifully-lit courtyard. Our server was the friendliest and even gave us a few sides just to try. The pork shoulder is absolutely delicious, and even though the menu... More 

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Paradise Valley, Arizona
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103 reviews 103 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We usually get seats or a high top table in the bar area. The food is interesting and very tasty. The wait staff are very fun and knowledgeable about the food and drinks.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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54 reviews 54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Delicious food! Too dark for me inside but the back patio is absolutely perfect! Have eaten there twice in two years and it's always perfect food.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Had the chorizo scramble with a side of chipotle grits, best grits ever,and I lived in South Carolina so that's saying something! I just wish there was more. Portions are small for the price but the foodies very good. Table side guacamole can be customized to your taste, maybe one of the best I have ever had. My 12 year... More 

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New York City, New York
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123 reviews 123 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This is a popular hot spot known for its spectacular guacamole, and it doesn't disappoint on that front. The food however was a bit mixed and they were not a good choice for vegan guests. The noise and frenzy made it not relaxing.

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Los Angeles, California
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Next door to one of the oldest Missions in Scotsdale this restaurant is a reason to practice the religion of great food! Try and eat on either of the outside patios as the interior room although filled with atmosphere is a little noisy. Listen to your server for they really know what to recomend. We did and Jake was spot... 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: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine

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?