The Mission Old Town | Best Tacos in Scottsdale Az.

The Mission Old Town | Best Tacos in Scottsdale Az.

I love me some good Mexican food. Not that taco bell stuff (although desperate times call for desperate measures lol) I’m talking about the real deal, with freshly made salsa and handmade flour and corn tortillas that are served fresh off the griddle. I headed to Phoenix a few weeks ago for a short getaway and decided to meet up with a fellow blogger friend of mine  (Arizona’s very own food diva TastaAz). This girl knows food and where to go for the best tacos in Scottsdale, so when she suggested lunch at The Mission in Old Town, I was all over that.

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Pricing Best Tacos in Scottsdale

A word of warning, this is not your run of the meal tex-mix Mexican food. The food is more traditional to what you would find in an upscale traditional Mexican restaurant, also, it’s not cheap. Dinner for two will set you back $120-$130 when you factor in appetizers, dinner, drinks, tax, and tip, but trust me, if you’re a foodie, love Mexican and quality service is important to you, this will be the best $100 you’ve spent in Arizona.

I had dinner reservations for another restaurant later that evening and I made the mistake of coming here expecting to just grab a quick little bite to eat. Big mistake! My friend and I ordered the entire left side of the menu (okay, I’m exaggerating lol but we came pretty darn close lol). Don’t judge us lol #noregrets.

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What To Order Best Tacos in Scottsdale

We started with Fresh Chips and Salsa and a Cheese Plate that featured cheese, Chilean honey, Zoe’s Fantasma & tequila salumi, grilled pan de yucca, serrano fried peanuts, chimichurri. We followed that with Grilled Street Corn (commonly referred to as Elotes).  Skewered corn, butter, chila paprika, aji rocoto, cilantro & cotija for our appetizer selection. We fished with an order of their street tacos. Tecate skirt steak with morita‎ salsa, avocado, lime, cilantro & cotija cheese.

Needless to say, as I waddled out of there wishing I had worn my yoga pants, it was clear I was not making my dinner reservations…and honestly, didn’t care! If you are in the Scottsdale/Phoenix area and want the best street tacos of your life a trip to the Mission in old town should be the only restaurant on your list. Follow the Mission Old Town on social media:

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  1. August 1, 2017 / 11:28 am

    Man! Those tacos look awesome. I love Mexican street corn, too. I have friends in Scottsdale – I’ll have to suggest this place next time I visit!

    • admin
      August 4, 2017 / 11:55 am

      Hope you’ll like it!

  2. August 1, 2017 / 12:16 pm

    Yum! We love authentic Mexican food and Mexican infused cuisine. This place looks amazing and well worth the slightly hefty prices.

    • admin
      August 4, 2017 / 11:54 am

      I think it’s totally worth it!

    • admin
      August 4, 2017 / 11:56 am

      I’m not even sure, I’ll have to check and get back to you.

  3. August 1, 2017 / 1:49 pm

    Mexican food is one of my hot favorites. Unfortunately, I live in a place where there are very few Mexican restaurants. Probably need to learn the art, or start one here.

    • admin
      August 4, 2017 / 11:51 am

      Great idea!

  4. August 1, 2017 / 2:29 pm

    This food looks STUNNING . I haven’t had the opportunity to try traditional Mexican cuisine.

    • admin
      August 4, 2017 / 11:49 am

      It tastes stunning too! Thanks for reading!

  5. August 1, 2017 / 4:13 pm

    Oh, this sounds like seriously delicious food and your pictures have me drooling! If it tastes as good as it looks, I’m totally not judging you for ordering the whole left side of the menu 🙂 It definitely sounds like it is well worth the price.

    • admin
      August 4, 2017 / 11:46 am

      It tastes as good as it looks!

  6. August 1, 2017 / 4:40 pm

    Sounds like you had some amazing food! I hear you about finding real quality food. This would be such a nice treat to be able to go here and having some quality Mexican food. And Scottsdale is such a lovely place too!
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    • admin
      August 4, 2017 / 11:45 am

      I did! Thank you for visiting our blog.

  7. Claudia Krusch
    August 1, 2017 / 7:18 pm

    I love to try new places to eat. It would be fun to check this place out the next time I am in the area.

    • admin
      August 4, 2017 / 11:42 am

      Hope you’ll enjoy!

  8. August 1, 2017 / 9:44 pm

    Tis is somewhere that I could recommend to others! You did a great job with the information here! Lol I’m probably one of thw very few who doesn’t like Mexican food myself though 😮

    • admin
      August 4, 2017 / 11:39 am

      Thank you!

    • admin
      August 4, 2017 / 11:38 am

      It really is delicious!

  9. Sian
    August 1, 2017 / 10:14 pm

    The food looks incredible here! I haven’t actually been to a Mexican restaurant before, and over in the U.K. We probably wouldn’t have anything like this either!

    • admin
      August 4, 2017 / 11:37 am

      Mexican restaurants are great, hope you get opportunity to visit it soon!

  10. August 1, 2017 / 10:14 pm

    That looks SO good! I think a really great meal and drinks are worth the higher price tag for sure! If I am ever in the area again I am totally hitting that place up!
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    • admin
      August 4, 2017 / 11:36 am

      Yeah, I agree!

  11. August 1, 2017 / 10:59 pm

    Oh man this food looks YUMMY!!! I have never been to Scottsdale before but I am adding it to my bucket list!!
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    • admin
      August 4, 2017 / 11:35 am

      It really is yummy!

  12. August 1, 2017 / 11:02 pm

    Will definitely follow Mission Old Town. Thanks for the share. That looked really fun especially for me who really enjoys food a lot.

    • admin
      August 4, 2017 / 11:35 am

      Thank you for reading!

  13. August 1, 2017 / 11:36 pm

    They look delicious!!! I love tacos so much. Unfortunately Im in europe and won’t get there any soon…
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    • admin
      August 4, 2017 / 11:33 am

      I hope you got some good tacos in Europe too!

    • admin
      August 4, 2017 / 11:32 am

      Thank you!

  14. Kelly Reci
    August 2, 2017 / 3:28 am

    I’ve missed tacos for a long time! These are look delicious and tempting Yay! I’ll make sure to visit one day in Mission Old Town.

    • admin
      August 4, 2017 / 11:29 am

      Hope you’ll enjoy!

  15. August 2, 2017 / 3:47 am

    I love Mexican street too and this particular looks yummy ,delicious and a experience by itself. I have never been to Scottsdale before that an oppurtunity !!Thanks for sharing.

    • admin
      August 4, 2017 / 11:28 am

      Thank you for visiting our blog!

  16. Jennifer G
    August 2, 2017 / 6:01 am

    This just made my stomach growl! They look so delicious. My family has always been huge fans of tacos. In fact, we made fish tacos last night and they were delicious.

    • admin
      August 4, 2017 / 11:24 am

      Tacos are so good!

    • admin
      August 4, 2017 / 11:22 am

      Yeah, I think that too.

  17. Shell
    August 2, 2017 / 8:52 am

    Ok… now you’ve made me hungry LOL!!! I’m doing errands in Scottsdale today so guess where my kiddos and I will be heading for lunch !?

    • admin
      August 4, 2017 / 11:22 am

      Haha, I’m glad I gave you an idea!

  18. August 2, 2017 / 9:21 am

    Oh yum! I am always up for tacos! Whenever we plan to go out to dinner somewhere I am always the one wanting Mexican food, it always hits the spot! This place looks amazing!

    • admin
      August 4, 2017 / 11:21 am

      Yes, it really is amazing.

    • admin
      August 4, 2017 / 11:21 am

      Thank you for visiting our blog!

  19. August 2, 2017 / 10:44 am

    Yummy!! Thanks for sharing this. Those tacos look super tasty. Too bad it’s not nearby. But if I’m there, I will definitely check it out.

    • admin
      August 4, 2017 / 11:16 am

      Thank you for reading!

    • admin
      August 4, 2017 / 11:12 am

      Yeah, it really is hard.

  20. August 2, 2017 / 12:33 pm

    I have a friend who has family in Scottsdale! She never stops talking about the food places there. Not surprising this was located there!

    • admin
      August 4, 2017 / 11:11 am

      Haha, I totally understand her!

  21. Ron Leyba
    August 2, 2017 / 12:37 pm

    This post made me crave for TACOS too! Oh my, hope to get a good delicious one soon!

    • admin
      August 4, 2017 / 11:10 am

      Tacos are so tasty!

    • admin
      August 4, 2017 / 11:09 am

      I hope you’ll enjoy it!

  22. August 2, 2017 / 1:14 pm

    These are definitely my favorite kinds of meals! I love a good taco.

    • admin
      August 4, 2017 / 11:08 am

      Same here!

    • admin
      August 4, 2017 / 11:07 am

      AZ is really beautiful. And hot!

  23. August 2, 2017 / 3:18 pm

    I love tacos and Mexican food. This food looks and sounds awesome!

    • admin
      August 4, 2017 / 11:05 am

      Also tastes awesome!

    • admin
      August 4, 2017 / 10:57 am

      Yes, it really is delicious!

    • admin
      August 4, 2017 / 10:53 am

      Mexican food is great! Thank you for visiting our blog!

  24. Rosey
    August 2, 2017 / 8:35 pm

    LOL on the yoga pants statement. Everything does look really good.

    • admin
      August 4, 2017 / 10:51 am

      And everything also tastes really good! Thanks for reading.

  25. My Teen Guide
    August 3, 2017 / 12:30 am

    The prices are a bit steep, but if the food would be that good, I’d gladly spend for a great dining experience. My family loves Mexican food and all its spicyness. I will have to remember to drop by The Mission if and when we get the chance to travel to Phoenix.

    • admin
      August 4, 2017 / 10:44 am

      Yeah, I think it’s worth the money.

  26. August 3, 2017 / 5:55 am

    Well I know where I’m going to eat now if ever in Scottsdale Arizona! I really appreciated your pics they looked great!

    • admin
      August 4, 2017 / 10:41 am

      Thanks, I’m glad you like it!

  27. August 3, 2017 / 2:59 pm

    I love the tacos that you have found in Scottsdale, AZ. I have never been to Scottsdale, but I have heard that the food there is delicious! Would be lovely to try these when we travel there some day!

    • admin
      August 4, 2017 / 10:24 am

      Yes, they have an amazing Mexican food. Thanks for visiting our blog!

  28. August 4, 2017 / 1:02 am

    OMG this looks heavenly! I love Mexican food (anything spicy fixed with a burst of flavor). I often crave this delicacy but we don’t have a good selection in the area where I live.

    • admin
      August 4, 2017 / 10:23 am

      Sorry to hear that, hope your area gets better selection soon!

  29. August 4, 2017 / 8:00 am

    I love tacos. But not the spicy one. But these tacos are just mouth watering. Am craving for one now urgh.

    • admin
      August 4, 2017 / 10:19 am

      These are looking good, and taste even better. Thanks for visiting our blog.

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