If you're simply a local in need of a relaxing night out, the Muddle Bar at Deseo is just what the doctor ordered. Arrive during "descansar," the relaxing hour, to catch a glimpse of Cuban artist Nelson Garcia-Mirando. Every week he shares his passion, culture, and heritage by painting live (5 to 7 every Monday through Friday). The perfect pairing to a great meal.
If you happen to miss him, don't worry: the food and drinks here are fabulous every day of the week. The mojitos are my guilty pleasure, especially the nectar grande. Or, if you want to get creative, you can make your own custom concoction. The tres ceviches as a starter and beef tenderloin "churrasco stye" were tasty with a little kick. My meal was packed with so much Latin flavor that I cleared my plate (checking twice for extra morsels).
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Rainbow Ceviche at Deseo
The man behind Deseo’s conceptualization, James Beard Award-winning Chef Douglas Rodriguez, is credited as the Godfather of Nuevo Latino cuisine. It comes as no surprise, then, that is the best place for ceviche in Scottsdale. The entrees here are delicious, but the best way to maximize your experience at Deseo is to skip them altogether and instead order a bunch of ceviche, appetizers and sides. You absolutely cannot go wrong the rainbow ceviche, a spectacular party of citrus, Ahi tuna, salmon and yellowtail.