Talavera introduces a modern take on the classic steakhouse, with unique steak and seafood pairings, comfort desserts, and a range of specialty sides, accompaniments and starters. The restaurant features vibrant decor, dramatic views and the best patio dining in the Valley. Lively ambiance is matched by an upscale casual approach to dining, with a range of menu choices fit for every occasion.
Attire: Resort Casual
Contemporary American, Steakhouse
Hours of Operation:
Dinner, September - May : Tuesday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
Dinner, June - August: Thursday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
CLOSED on Mondays Throughout the Year
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$31 to $50
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Enjoy Live music every Saturday from 7-10pm in the Onyx Bar and Lounge
Valet is complimentary when dining at the restaurants.
Banquet, Fireplace, Full Bar, Indoor Smoking Area, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Captivate your guests with a special evening at Talavera at Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale. A variety of private indoor and outdoor spaces offer perfect options for celebrating milestone occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries and retirement parties for groups of four to more than 100.
Talavera Ratings and Reviews
The staff seemed very stressed and distr ...
The staff seemed very stressed and distracted from the moment of arrival; this continued throughout the entire evening. There was a long wait for water, for bread, and for our orders to be taken. My husband requested that we be moved to a table outside when one became available and this request was honored promptly and pleasantly.
I choose the Beet salad. The server was very confused when I asked if the Burrata was cooked. He explained to me that it was cheese. Apparently, neither he nor the chef are familiar with baked burrata. Due to medical reasons, I ate the salad without the fresh cheese. I was told that it was pasteurized but I was not comfortable taking the risk because I had lost confidence in their knowledge of cheese. I declined a substitution with another cheese. The salad was small but very good! The missing cheese was not fatal.
My husband had lobster bisque as his starter. He was very pleased with the taste but was amused by the lack of lobster.
Four our main dishes, we choose the lamb and the butter fish. My lamb was expertly cooked but slightly salty and the accompanying vegetables were too few and without flavor. My husband enjoyed the fish dish but also commented on the near absence of the other listed items for this course.
I really enjoyed my dessert! There was a small whole braised apple with tiny pieces of molasses cake. I love the taste of molasses and found the flavor to be perfection itself. I hate candied nuts so I was anxious about the candied walnuts. They were not very noticeable.
My husband had the Milk Chocolate Ginger custard. He found it heavy but thought that the flavor was excellent.
The best thing about this restaurant was the view from the outside dining area. It was "boisterous" as the night was busy but we were able to see the mountains, the desert and Phoenix.
Disappointed in appetizer options. Kale ...
Disappointed in appetizer options. Kale salad was rubbery with tasteless additions. Cocktails were short and grossly overpriced. Seafood entrée not an option because shrimp could not be eliminated.
Last time for me.
Fabulous food, the buffalo is to die for ...
Fabulous food, the buffalo is to die for and the foie gras app incredible. The sides, the bread, everything food wise and the wine list is five-star. The problem is the inside room has no ambiance, the tables no tablecloths, the lighting is far from romantic and the sound-track makes no sense in a restaurant aiming for such food heights and sophistication. The staff is dressed in jeans and checkered shirts more appropriate for the downstairs restaurant Proof than a high-end eatery and the service was adequate but hardly exceptional. If the weather cooperates, sit outside and enjoy the view which combined with the exceptional food makes the high tariff perhaps worth it.
We were disappointed in the food. Pork ...
We were disappointed in the food. Pork chop was rare... ordered medium. Fish with oxtails did not have any oxtails.. Baked Alaska was a sham
Waitress was not hospitable at all... not rude, though. Valet folks were the friendliest of the evening.
Beautiful view of the valley
Beautiful atmosphere we enjoyed it very ...
Beautiful atmosphere we enjoyed it very much!
Employees are outstanding and very knowledgeable and pleasant.
Thank you for a wonderful weekend.
We will return Labor day weekend and enjoy the outdoors more.
Poolside service is Fabulous as well. Snacks are Great!
Appreciated everything that was there and staff. Thank you to ALL!!!
This is a very beautiful restaurant with ...
This is a very beautiful restaurant with fabulous views. That's all that I can say that's positive. Our meal was a disaster from beginning to end. It started with an elegant presentation of cold lumpy lobster bisque. Of course it was sent back. The entree was also served cold. However the waiter wasn't around to complain to. My water glass was empty and no one saw it needed to be filled! All this for a very expensive bill.
My husband and I went For Our 12th anniv ...
My husband and I went
Our 12th anniversary, the minute we walked in, everything was perfect. They gave us a complimentary glass of
Champagene, the service was exceptional, the food was good, definitely recommend the scallops, when dessert came out they provided us with an anniversary sweet. Best of
All the views were phenomenal definitely recommend!
One day this restaurant may mature into ...
One day this restaurant may mature into fine dining, but judging by its disappointing attempt to put together two rather routine entrées, it has quite a far way to go. You can get much better at at many fine area restaurants for less than half the dollar. The waiter was affable and solicitous, but very slow...almost nonchalant. He promised, but forgot to deliver the $20 side of mushrooms we had packed to go, which were served lukewarm. The ahi tartare and foie gras appetizers were very good, but that was the only very good part of the dinner. My rack of lamb special was medium rare as ordered; but when I bit into it, the crusty chop edges were so salty that I couldn't eat them without cutting away what should have been a very tasty part of this entrée. The chops' flavor and texture were just average. My wife's filet mignon had an equally salty exterior; and she too had to cut the edges off to enjoy the otherwise very flavorful rare filet. The manager on duty (Sunday night) explained that the salt gets a little heavier toward the end of the evening (Our reservation was at 6 PM???) He offered to take the dishes back and replace them, but we had already waited a good long time for the food and were hungry, so we said we'd cut the salty exteriors away and eat them. And that, of course, was our mistake! Nice touches for our anniversary were the complimentary dessert and the name-personalized menus signed by the chef and delivered to us at the end of the dinner...if only the food and service had been so memorable.
Talavera is a spectacular restaurant! Wi ...
Talavera is a spectacular restaurant! With great views of Pinnacle Peak, beautifully prepared food, fantastic mixed drinks, a good wine list, and attentive, professional service, what else do you need??
We went to Talavera for a special occasion and were not disappointed. I had the bacon wrapped bison tenderloin, and my date had the bone in ribeye. Both items were prepared as requested and were delicious! We had the parmesan mashed potatoes and asparagus as our sides. Both again we great.
For dessert we had the creme brûlée and cheesecake. The cheesecake was very good, and the creme brûlée was the best creme brûlée we have ever eaten!!!
Could not have asked for a better meal. Thanks Four Seasons!
The menu here is pricey but well worth it for a special occasion.
I went to Talavera to celebrate our 5 ye ...
I went to Talavera to celebrate our 5 year anniversary and my promotion; the staff were aware of why we were dining there. From the moment we walked in, the hostess, our waiter and even the manager said Congratulations, our menu had a special message on it saying "Congratulations" and our waiter had the menu signed by the Chef and rolled with a cute ribbon and gave it to us a momento. This goes on to show how customer service is their number one priority.
As for the food, you cant go wrong! we did the 6 course tasting menu: the amazing thing about talavera's tasting menu they actually keep your dietary restrictions in concern as opposed to other tasting menu's I've done, where you get whats already on the menu, regardless of your dietary restrictions. needless to say each course was more delicious than the one before. My favorite was the Ahi Tuna Tartar and an Octopus based course.
we will certainly come back to Talavera the next time we are in Scottsdale and perhaps may even do the wine pairing with their tasting menu.
Absolutely superb! Ordered the Osetra ca ...
Absolutely superb! Ordered the Osetra caviar, delicious. Sirloin special and scallop entrees were to die for. Great view. Service was the perfect blend of attentive, formal yet personalized. Talavera never disappoints.
We dined at Talivera while staying at th ...
We dined at Talivera while staying at the resort where it is located. Good meal all around, exception was the bone in strip which was inedible due to the amount of salt used. They happily took it back and removed it from our bill, so no complaints there.
Great views overlooking pinnacle peak. W ...
Great views overlooking pinnacle peak. Would recommend sitting outside to experience the sunset. Food and wine selections great. We were there when they had reduced prices on certain limited inventory wines which were quite a good value.
We rarely eat at the hotel restaurants, ...
We rarely eat at the hotel restaurants, but this time we decided to make an exception. We were very pleasantly surprised. The food and service were great, the environment -- casual but elegant. The desert view was striking. The filet I ordered was made exactly to my orders. Finally, don't forget the chololate souffle.
Maybe because there were only a few dine ...
Maybe because there were only a few diners.. maybe because the evening before I supped at the delightful Barrio Chef Gran Reserva... maybe because the reviews I read raved about the place... I was underwhelmed. The dining room seemed a liitle worn and tired. The food was good but not memorable. The service and view are 5-star...I might come back for drinks.
The restaurant was excellent! The staff ...
The restaurant was excellent! The staff was friendly and professional, providing great service without being overbearing. The food was excellent; my wife had the sea bass, I had the Sunizona Tomato Panzanella as an appetizer and the Kansas City steak with a side of charred corn for for dinner. For dessert we had the chocolate souffle.
Everything was delicious!
My husband and I have loved Talevera and ...
My husband and I have loved Talevera and we're looking forward to a special evening. From the juice size water glass in 120' heat, to noise and good quality we were so disappointed. Would NOT recommend and would never return
Best ribeye steak I ever had. Growing u ...
Best ribeye steak I ever had. Growing up in the midwest is hard to beat. My wife had the 8 oz filet which was great too. The lobster mac and cheese was very good but did not have lot of lobster. Overall our experience was very memorable on our 4 year anniversary in which we were married on the property.
Delicious at a great resort
This is the place for foodies and for people looking to have that special occasion or romantic meal. Food was amazing but the service was out of bounds. We had 1 waiter but had 6-7 other waiters and waitresses stop at our table throughout the meal to make sure we had everything...that's top notch. It was quite expensive but well worth it. Have the mashed potatoes, the beef tenderloin with bacon, and the sea bass.
We were celebrating 2 birthdays and our ...
We were celebrating 2 birthdays and our 34th wedding anniversary. The staff made us feel very special, starting with personalized menus with our,names on them as well as good wishes. Now to the outstanding food. All our dishes were exquisitely presented and full of flavor. We were presented with delicious desserts, with confectionary banners with happy birthday and happy anniversary written on them. Our experience was over the top! Thank you!
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