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The Mission

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Downtown Scottsdale
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, South American, Central American, Gluten Free Options
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3815 N Brown Ave, Scottsdale, AZ 85251-4407
(480) 636-5005
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Toronto, Canada
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93 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a great Mexican restaurant with a tweak. Maybe we can call Mexican fusion. This is not traditional Mexican recipes but original creation. They make the guatomole in front of you and you can choose your ingredients. The service was really good and all the dishes of our group was enjoyed. We will go back!

Thank JF T
Phoenix, Arizona
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165 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Where do you have a wait for a table on a Tuesday night? At The Mission... But it's well worth the wait. In a market that boasts many wonderful restaurant options, The Mission is at the top of the list. Located in Old Town Scottsdale, it features both indoor and outdoor seating, attentive servers, and a broad range of Latin... More 

Thank Nina5136
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The service is excellent and the food was good. The coffee comes with a shortbread cookie that's delicious. A tad expensive though all in all.

Thank Holli_and_Chris
Atlanta, Georgia
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357 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited The Mission with great anticipation based on the reviews and rating. Got seated promptly by the hostess; they were short of menus, so had to wait for another table to finish ordering. (My first experience with a restaurant not having enough menus.) The waiter came by the table and I ordered the mahi mahi, but was told they were... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Fantastic service and VERY helpful on suggesting things. It's Mexican? with a nouveau twist. It's a guacamole unlike any I've ever had before and it was wonderful! (made tableside) We all had different meals and we all enjoyed what we had chosen. A GREAT choice for dinner but make a reservation!

Thank 386jrf
Phoenix, Arizona
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is one of my favorite places. I love the ambiance, the drinks are always perfect (the Mission margarita), and the food never disappoints. The portions are perfect, the presentation is tasteful, and the guacamole prepared at your table is a nice touch. The service varies, but it's mostly good. The tacos are delicious (the chicken, fish and beef), and... More 

Thank Marcela M
Portland, Maine
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed a late lunch/early dinner at the Mission. We started with a margarita and it was great. The table side guacamole is a must have and the steak tacos are out of this world. The chicken tacos were also good, but we both preferred the steak. The service was ok. They do have an afternoon menu... More 

Thank Suz S
Jenks, Oklahoma, United States
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We ate here as part of our Arizona Food Tour. They were very helpful to a member of our group with a food restriction. I would love to go back and eat an entire meal!

Thank Debbie R
Fargo, North Dakota, United States
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I had the duck per recommendation of our waiter (Ben?) and it was fabulous. The Hardy cabernet was the best wine of the weekend. Our cheese plate came out late and they didn't charge us for it.

Thank Erika H
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our dining experience here was amazing. I was skeptical of the French influence in southwestern cuisine, but saw the cheese plate on the menu, so decided to take a look. Every dish we ordered was exceptional; the Green Chile Duck Confit immediately jumped onto my list of most memorable dishes ever. The blend of the peanut mole with the other... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, South American, Central American, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3815 N Brown Ave, Scottsdale, AZ 85251-4407
  • 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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?