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“Creative menu, lively, great food”
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The Mission
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Ranked #22 of 1,274 Restaurants in Scottsdale
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Latin
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Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
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.
Reviewed June 10, 2014

The Mission is a great restaurant. I've been there twice in the last 2 recent visits to Scottsdale. It's definitely popular and busy, even early in the week. Have had to order food from the bar both times because of the wait. Very noisy. Excellent food, especially the guacamole.

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Thank zeus18
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Reviewed June 8, 2014

A different take on Mexican food that blows you away. The flavors and presentation of the food is fabulous. Table side preparation of their guacamole is not only fun but delicious. You can't go wrong with anything on the menu. A table in their back patio is special at night but good for lunch too. Take note of their alabaster wall as you walk by.

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1  Thank DebW175
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Reviewed June 6, 2014 via mobile

The Mission, on Brown Avenue in Old Town Scottsdale, is a very nice, classic Mexican restaurant that does not disappoint in any way. If the weather is cool enough, try and get an outside table in the back. They have outside seating in front,
but it is a little noisier and closer to traffic. Still acceptable for sure, if the weather is good!
The food is a series of excellent, large offerings, and if you like it hot, you are at the right place! Ask about the sauces, and get them on the side if you want. Staff was professional helpful, but if they get really busy, you might get jammed up a little.
It is a perfect Scottsdale restaurant and well worth it. Pork and beef dishes, good salads and veggies, and an outstanding guacamole dip made table side to your taste. We have been there three times for lunch or brunch and can't wait to try dinner and some Margaritas!

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1  Thank Howard K
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Reviewed June 3, 2014

The food here really is fabulous. We had the tableside guacamole, the Mahi fish tacos, and the bread pudding for dessert and they were all really, really good. My biggest complaint was that I was with friends who don't drink alcohol, and the minute our server was told we wouldn't be drinking she went cold on us. We even asked about non-alcoholic options and she seemed annoyed, so we stuck with water. She pretty much ignored us through the rest of the meal and it felt like that was all due to a lack of alcohol on our part. The guy who made the guacamole was super friendly and everyone else seemed fine, just a less-than-stellar server. I'd still go eat there again in a heartbeat.

1  Thank Terryteeth
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Reviewed June 3, 2014

Sound Mexican fusion restaurant in the heart of Scottsdale. Fantastic old building with a good menu. Will suit those who like their food a little on the spicy side.
Service prompt and efficient without being over bearing, would definitely recommend.

Thank michael186311
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