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The Mission Cantina

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Mexican, Latin, Southwestern
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485 West St, Amherst, MA 01002-3320
+1 413-230-3580
11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 16:00 - 22:00
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Amherst, Massachusetts
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87 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

These place doesn't look like it's going to be amazing but it is. It's a simple menu but the food is just so good and flavorful. Sitting at the bar is my favorite. Bartenders always take good care of you. But it's those chicken burritos with refried beans. It's how they flavor the meat and mix the ingredients. Personally, I... More 

Thank NancyW856
Naperville, Illinois
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44 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had dinner here with my daughter when I was visiting her at college. Although the place was packed (Cinco de Mayo who would have known), the staff did a really good job checking with the people waiting and even had a waitress that would get us drinks from the bar (excellent and varied margaritas). We ordered nachos as an appetizer... More 

Thank Jonathan L
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tonight my husband and I dined at Mission Cantina. We began with nachos with shrimp. They were excellent!!! Probably the best nachos I have ever had. Really fresh and loaded. I also highly recommend the blood orange margaritas. For dinner, I had fish tacos and my husband had chicken enchiladas. The fish tacos were fresh and the enchiladas were good.... More 

Thank Christine L
Chicopee, Massachusetts
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41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been looking for an authentic Mexican restaurant to try. Ever time we went by this place, it was packed. Finally we decided to stop in and try it and needless to say we will be back soon. Smallish in size, food is definitely big on flavor. Started with nacho chips and three different salsas which were addictive and... More 

Thank Patsy35_10
Northampton, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I heard about Mission Cantina 9 months after it opened never made a chance to make it down while it only occupied one side of the two-sided restaurant it is today. Boy, I was missing out and so have you if you haven't made it down. From the fantastic Mezcal Margaritas to Enchiladas with homemade mole sauce it is a... More 

Thank Cyrus S
Northampton, Massachusetts
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232 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

People kept raving about this place, but warned us that it is so popular that there is often a wait. We arrived early (about 5:30) and got the last available table. The food is very good, the atmosphere is relaxed and friendly, the service is fine, and the margaritas are just as they should be.

Thank Mike L
Holyoke, Massachusetts
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

I've been here dozens of times and NEVER been disappointed. No exceptions this evening, and the service was above and beyond. Our loaded braised beef nachos were delicious but not quite hot enough, so our excellent waitress brought us a fresh basket of hot tortilla chips to finish the dish, no charge. Carnitas enchiladas "Christmas style" were outstanding. It was... More 

Thank sofismon
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Spicy and sweet drinks/food with the best specials around. Would eat there all the time if we lived closer!

Thank Nicole B
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

While the food is good, the wait is always long and they intentionally understaff. Simultaneously they will seat two people in a booth for 3 or 4 despite a table for two being open - it's enough to spoil dinner.

3 Thank VacationMongerMA
Amherst, Massachusetts, United States
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208 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Great spot in south Amherst with amazing margaritas, good beer choices and super taco selection. The chips, salsa and guacamole is one of the best around.

Thank Pierre R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Latin, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 485 West St, Amherst, MA 01002-3320
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Hampshire County  >  Amherst
  • Phone Number: +1 413-230-3580

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?