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The Mission

$$ - $$$Mexican, , Latin
3815 N Brown Ave, Scottsdale, AZ 85251-4407
+1 480-636-5005
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“tacos” (356 reviews)
“pork shoulder” (93 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3815 N Brown Ave, Scottsdale, AZ 85251-4407
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

After a local recommend this restaurant to us, we cancel those reservations elsewhere and came to the mission. It was very lively and upbeat. The margaritas were excellent. Otherwise the review was not so good. We never did get chips and salsa while every other...More

Thank Mane0
Reviewed 3 days ago

This place has delicious table side guacamole w/ pepitas on top, and fabulous cocktails - good spot for dates and a night out with friends given the chic ambiance. However, for our out of town guests, it wasn't a match for those seeking a more...More

Thank Amanda H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

If you’re looking for a place for good Mexican food and atmosphere, this a good place to check out. It’s in a touristy area of Old Town but locals flock to it anyway. I go there often...

Thank grtguy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to the Kierland location and the restaurant had one of the most gorgeous interiors........the food was good but nothing more. Priced too high in my opinion and being from NYC I don’t mind paying for amazing food, and the food in this place...More

Thank ddr1998
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our valet, Colby, told of this gem that's within walking distance of the Courtyard Hotel. Place is cool but dark & we used our phone flashlights to read the menu. Our attentive & knowledgeable of the best choices was named Patricia. Her drink recommendations were...More

Thank CherylAnnRD
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic steak tacos, street corn, scratch margarita, black beans — and table side guacamole! We’ll be back!

Thank JCoveny
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Liked the restaurant. It was funky and attractive, but inside was so dark I'm not sure how anyone could see their food. We sat outside in back and they had a large fan which kept us cool. The food was very tasty, but was overpriced,...More

Thank Vivet M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic restaurant, incredible service! The guacamole was one of the best we’ve ever had. It was a little dark and difficult to read the menu but so worth it.

Thank DianeK1177
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went there based on the other TripAdvisor reviews but were very much disappointed. My glass of water had marks of lipstick from a previous customer, and so we had the waiter take it back. We had two taco dishes at the price of $14...More

Thank Jeanmarc3
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the Mission due to the TA rating. We loved the atmosphere and lighting. We had pork belly pibil tacos for n appetizer, a grilled scallops and mussels dish, and a grilled duck dish. All the food was fantastic and the service by...More

Thank KathyGabe
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Don W
11 April 2018|
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Response from Chava143 | Reviewed this property |
They are very helpful at this restaurant, please call them.
25 October 2015|
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Response from Rdskolars | Reviewed this property |
We ate on the outdoor patio, so I wasn't really in a position to notice the inside seating area. Perhaps you should contact them and ask. Regarding the Scottsdale Old Town area, we also dined at Los Olivos. We were... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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
  • Neighbourhood: 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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