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.





Muddle Bar at deseo



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deseo details

deseo is open for dinner from 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm. nightly

“descansar”at deseo: Unwind from your day at deseo’s Muddle Bar for “descansar” (meaning “to rest or relax” in Spanish) with $6 muddle drinks and select glasses of wine! 5:30 – 7:00 pm nightly.

the_rail At the heart of deseo lies “The Rail” which holds the 12 best seats in the house. Guests are invited to sit at The Rail and overlook the open kitchen while chefs prepare intricate ceviche dishes and delectable desserts. Guests can take home a few cooking tips on Nuevo Latino Cuisine or even sample a bite of what’s cooking.

To make a reservation for The Rail, mention “seating at The Rail” in special instructions through online reservations, or request the seating preference when making a phone reservation at 480-624-1202.

decansar Happy Hour
Wine Spectator Award of Excellence The Muddle Bar at deseo is the perfect place to enjoy a specialty Muddle drink, a glass of wine from a selection of more than 275 labels, or a flavorful ceviche dish.

From 5:30 – 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, the Muddle Bar invites you to unwind and enjoy signature Muddle Drinks and select glasses of wine for $6 each (regularly $13 each) during “descansar” – which means to “to rest or relax” in Spanish.

While you’re enjoying a drink at the Muddle Bar, experience live art in action with Resident Artist Nelson Garcia-Miranda. Watch him bring a whimsical display of expression to the canvas before your eyes.

Private Events

Plan your next group dinner, private event or special occasion in the warm, festive and inviting atmosphere of deseo at The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa.

The intimate private dining room at deseo seats 12 people and offers a personal, exclusive dining experience for your group.

To speak with a group manager about planning your special event, call 480-624-1332 or email

Art by Nelson Garcia-Miranda

Westin Kierland Resort & Spa associate and renowned Cuban artist Nelson Garcia-Miranda shares his passion for his homeland with guests as he paints live in deseo during “descansar” happy hour from 5 to 7 p.m. every Monday through Friday. His work is currently on display at deseo, and is a perfect compliment to the restaurant, which is a celebration of Latino cuisine and culture.

In 1999, Garcia-Miranda came to Phoenix after seeking political exile from his homeland. Since his arrival in this country, the displacement has made him more aware of his Cuban heritage or “cubanidad” and its expression in his art. He is committed to creating artwork that celebrates Cuban culture and heritage by combining his personal experiences in a style called “cubanidad”.

Nelson Garcia-Miranda’s work has also been exhibited in Havana, the Czech Republic, Ecuador, Spain, and the U.S. and can currently be found in art collections in more than 20 countries including Italy, Germany, France, Argentina and Japan.