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The Mission

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Downtown Scottsdale
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, Central American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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3815 N Brown Ave, Scottsdale, AZ 85251-4407
+1 480-636-5005
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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Edmonton, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Amazing atmosphere and awesome food - will be back for sure. The table side guacamole is a must have.

Thank Aron S
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Can I buy their amazing salsa? Yes you can. The guacamole is the best in town made right at table side. Duck amazing. Pork tacos incredible. There is not a bad entree on the menu. All the wait staff is amazing! Great outdoor patios. Great bar. Great ambience. Great date night! Food and conversation will be equally inspired.

Thank Chad C
Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great service and amazing menu. Eat here often and never disappointed. There can be a wait if you don't make a reservation but it's well worth it.

Thank Robin M
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Love the atmosphere of this restaurant in OT, especially by the fireplace on the front patio. Tableside guac is a must. Limited lunch menues...mainly tacos and tortas, left me wanting more.

Chandler, Arizona
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lunch at this downtown Scottsdale restaurant was a very pleasant experience. We chose this location because the restaurant has a great reputation and because we wanted to wander around the downtown area as well. Having the guacamole prepared table-side was fun and also emphasized how fresh the ingredients are. This is definitely a must-order item! For my personal taste, it... More 

Thank RonK1202
Las Vegas, Nevada
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We sat on the patio and the restaurant was very lively. It had a fun atmosphere. The food and service were impeccable. The server provided us with some great recommendations. It's expensive but worth every penny.

Thank Justin M
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Recently ate here with friends. Cocktails were fabulous. I had a mojito. We then had freshly prepared guacamole. Medium spiced was certainly spicy enough. Chips were warm and fresh. We had shrimp tacos. Mahi Mahi tacos and pork sandwich between us. We also loved the white bean purée. The tastes and flavors were so good. We sat on the patio... More 

Thank wishardfoodie
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a find, out strolling the shops. For foodies - thumbs up. Interesting menu, tex-mex and South American influences. Generous portions, reasonably priced (for Scottsdale). Two outdoor dining areas. Suggest on-line reservation; busy place.

Thank Schuyler M
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5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited with Cousins. We sat at the bar ordered beer wine and spirits and a couple appetizers. Very nice bar scene staff was very professional, just wish we had more time to spend there

Thank Kent R
Edina, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A stylish restaurant serving a mash-up of Mexican, Spanish and French inspired food in the heart of old town Scottsdale. We arrived a few minutes early for our six pm reservation and even though they had a number of tables open, walk-ins were being told 1 hour plus for a wait (BE SURE TO make reservations). It's a pretty big... More 

Thank JimRiesterer

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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, Central American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups
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: +1 480-636-5005
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?