10 Best Restaurants near Scottsdale Stadium: Where to Eat in Downtown

With a plumb location in the downtown Scottsdale corridor, Scottsdale Stadium is just steps away from many of the city's best restaurants, cafes, gastropubs, and bars.

In fact, one of the best restaurants in town - The Mission - is just a couple blocks from the stadium. This elegant restaurant specializes in Mexican, Spanish, and Latin American fusion. For starters, try the crispy cola pork, which is as irresistible and complex as it sounds.

If you're looking for a good place to grab breakfast before heading to the stadium, check out Karsen's Grill, a small, family-owned restaurant and bar with great daily specials. 

For an upscale post-game dinner, try out Tommy V's Kitchen & Bar, an Italian food restaurant with a great patio, live music and delectable entrees.

If you're just looking for a place to catch a quick bite near the stadium, Tacos Jalisco is an unassuming Mexican cafe with a busy take-out window. Speedy counter service and authentic, irresistible Mexican dishes have made this a favorite spot for locals in the know.

Burger lovers: you'll definitely want to make a pit stop at Rehab Burger Therapy. A massive, gourmet burger (if you truly want to indulge, try the spicy mac 'n cheese) will quickly cure whatever ails you. 



For a hearty breakfast, lunch or dinner in Old Town Scottsdale, Karsen's Grill delivers on lots of flavor and friendly, neighborhood ambiance. The menu is filled with comfort food favorites, including hot wings, quesadillas, meatloaf and a full...  Read More



There's nothing fancy about the small dining room at Tacos Jalisco in Scottsdale, but sometimes all you need is good food served up by expert cooks. This is the case at Tacos Jalisco, a tiny neighborhood restaurant located next to a laundromat...  Read More



Long Island is the primary inspiration behind The Montauk, a New American restaurant in Old Town Scottsdale that manages to deliver fresh seafood in the desert. This is the place to go for a savory bowl of clam chowder, lobster bakes and other...  Read More



Citizen Public House is what the English pub concept looks like in Scottsdale: thoroughly contemporary and upscale, yet still managing to retain the homey charm of a traditional public house. Nestled comfortably in Old Town Scottsdale, Citizen...  Read More



Sophisticated yet down-home, FnB is the latest darling of the Scottsdale culinary scene. The menu, which changes frequently, is based on seasonal ingredients sourced from local vendors and farms. The farm-fresh ingredients are carefully selected...  Read More



If you're looking for an original, family-owned Italian deli, Defalco's Italian Grocery is the real thing. This local treasure is located just south of downtown Scottsdale, on the border between Tempe and Scottsdale. The menu features...  Read More



This casually upscale restaurant delivers delicious Italian food in the heart of downtown Scottsdale. The restaurant is well-suited for a long, leisurely lunch or dinner with family and friends. There is a nice outdoor patio and a menu, upbeat...  Read More



How about a late morning breakfast in a sun-drenched patio, with monarch butterflies fluttering at a respectful distance? Sound too good to be true? Fortunately, Cafe Monarch in Scottsdale is a very real place. Experience a truly unique dining...  Read More

The Mission


If ever there was a place to enjoy a sophisticated dinner amid the flicker of candlelight, The Mission in Scottsdale is it. This casual upscale restaurant specializes in "modern Latin cuisine" skillfully prepared by Chef Matt Carter using a...  Read More



There's no use trying to resist the pull of Rehab Burger Therapy. The restaurant, which is located in the heart of downtown, is almost always filled to capacity. One look at the menu - and one bite of their burgers - and it's easy to see why:...  Read More


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