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“the food is wonderful”

deseo at Westin Kierland Resort and Spa
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Ranked #8 of 1,256 Restaurants in Scottsdale
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$41 - US$80
Cuisines: Latin
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighbourhood: Paradise Valley
Cross street: Scottsdale Rd.
Description: deseo - meaning desire in Spanish - showcases Nuevo Latino cuisine, a pairing of traditional Latin American ingredients and contemporary culinary style to create unique, fresh and flavorful dishes that include a range of mouthwatering ceviches, grilled and roasted fish and shellfish, and a selection of skillfully prepared meats all with tantalizing South American-inspired marinades, sauces and sides. Complementing the menu is deseo's extensive list of South American wines.
Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“the food is wonderful”
Reviewed 19 August 2014

the design of the space and the artwork imbedded ambience, the food wonderful, and the wine selection is top notch.

Visited August 2014
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Livingston, Texas
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119 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Excellent Food”
Reviewed 28 July 2014

This is the classier restaurant at the Kierland. Nice selection of food. Dishes are tastefully prepared and portions plentiful. The little dinner rolls are addictive! Our waiter was very pleasant and was attentive to our needs. Excellent choice. A bit pricey, but expected.

Visited July 2014
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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430 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
“Wow -- Even Better Than Our Very High Expectations”
Reviewed 22 July 2014

We went here the other night to enjoy the 3-course fixed price menu -- and enjoy it we did! I was expecting a big resort factory-style meal, but every morsel of food that we received tasted carefully planned out and expertly executed. In order or increasing impressiveness, I'd recommend the atmosphere (very nice), the service (very, very good) and the food (excellent).
We enjoyed different appetizers and main courses and ordered the same desert. There was not a weak link among the 5 different dishes that we sampled. All in all, Deseo really surprised us by offering such a well-executed menu for for a fair price. We will be back.

  • Visited July 2014
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Springfield, New Jersey
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8 reviews
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“Unbelievable meal”
Reviewed 22 July 2014 via mobile

Was staying at the Villas so walked over to the hotel and the restaurant. The lounge is known for their muddled drinks, and they deliver. Brittany and Jeremy can make any and all types of Mojitos with style and grace, even non alcoholic ones! We then went for the rap and were blown away by the tastes, textures, and presentations. You must sit at the rail to interact with the chefs! We definitely has some great banter with them. For desert, their signature chocolate cigar is a must. The meal was so good and memorable, we went back the next night!!

  • Visited July 2014
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93 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Great Latin Flavors with Great Service”
Reviewed 18 July 2014 via mobile

My wife and I went to Deseo for a night out while in Scottsdale. The decor is unique as is the restaurant layout.

Bar - the bar is very intimate and very nice. You can either get your standard drinks or try something new like Latin American specialty cocktails. We tried the cocktails and were not disappointed.

Atmosphere - very nice Latin decor. There is a Cuban artist actually painting his unusual yet beautiful artwork which he also sells. You can either sit in the main dining room or at "the rail". The Rail is a bar top that surrounds the kitchen.


Dinner - we satvat "the rail" so we could watch the chefs do their thing. We had fun trying to guess what food they were preparing. The chefs would answer our questions and were very friendly.


We ordered the Tres Ceviche for an appetizers. It's a combination of three of their best ceviche dishes. It was great. We saw the chefs preparing the Millionaire Tacos which were mini-tacos filled with lobster in a light mayonnaise. So we ordered that too! Delicious!


We were pretty filled up so we decided to share the beef tenderloin. It's was delicious! It was served with some crab and potatoes which added just the right touch with the beef. Great!

Service - service was spot on. Our waiter was Phil. He was very attentive without being intrusive. He was very knowledgable about the menu and was very helpful with suggestions. He also helped us with our game of guess the food from the kitchen.

Great Flavors, great service. A winning combination.

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