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Mission Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Mexican, Southwestern
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304 E Onondaga St, Ste A, Syracuse, NY 13202-2082
+1 315-475-7344
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon 11:30 - 14:00
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'd heard of the mission for some time and finally had the chance to try it and I was let down. The waitstaff was friendly, but slow. The special of the day was a Margarita, but the ice must have been extra... it was warm was only an ice cube. I held out hope the food would more than make... More 

Thank Zackery T
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Situated in an old church with historic roots, The Mission serves excellent, and filling, Mexican and Pan American food. It is one of my favorite restaurants in a city I visit regularly.

Thank Todd M
Orangeville, Canada
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46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for a Mexican restaurant not too far off I-90 and we found this place. We both enjoyed our meals: grilled fish with coconut rice for hubby and veggie tacos for me. We wouldn't call either dish authentic Mexican. The fish dish was probably more Thai than Mexican and the tacos were missing the depth of flavour we... More 

Thank jess R
Kingston, Canada
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I decided to stop for dinner in Syracuse during a long drive north. Situated not too far from the interstate and free parking downtown (after 6PM) made it easy. Considering the description provided by TripAdvisor ($$ -$$$), I would say you can have a really good meal - perfect size servings for cheaper than this. Each table... More 

Thank JuliaBelanger
New York
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99 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We were introduced to The Mission several years ago by Southwest cuisine fans & have loved coming here ever since. The food is top rate, with daily specials that fit the season, and the atmosphere makes one feel s/he is in New Mexico. Anytime we go to Syracuse, we try to include lunch or dinner at The Mission.

Thank BaliloverNewYork
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39 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Love the decor of The Mission. We got the last table.... Shortly after it opened on a Sunday. I then heard people would have a 90 minute wait. Our waitress was fantastic. She had a table of 9, other tables, and our's...... She was so attentive. The chips and salsa are so good. We had the short rib tacos, quesadilla,... More 

Thank mildredmurph
Liverpool, New York
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

My wife and stopped by the mission for a evening meal. You have to remember that this restaurant is only open 5pm - 10pm on Saturday evening. You cannot make reservations unless you have 7 people in your party. Otherwise it's first come first serve. The restaurant is a old church and has a very Mexican them of decorations. My... More 

Thank wbw123
Saint James City, Florida
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71 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Best to park in parking garage near by,Parking on the streets can be tough. But the experience was well worth everything.We were explained items on the menu and the menu has a partially glossary on the back which really helps.We had a great lunch,tried a few things for the first time,not disappointed at all,Quality food at a very fair price.

Thank RandyZim
Syracuse, New York
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Been here many times for dinner, recently tried their Sunday brunch and it was everything we have loved about the Mission on past visits. Tried the Huevos Rancheros and an omelette. Both were outstanding, omelette was loaded with fillings and the huevos had great flavor. Bloody Marys were among the best we've ever had. Service can be spotty but the... More 

Thank BT_315
Cortland, New York
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303 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 251 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

This was our second try eating at the Mission before we went to a play at Crouse Hinds Theater. The last time we arrived too late a little before 6 and there was a 45 minute wait, and that wouldn't work. They do not take reservations for parties under 7 people, and it is a very small restaurant. This time... More 

Thank Laurie P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 304 E Onondaga St, Ste A, Syracuse, NY 13202-2082
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Syracuse
  • Phone Number: +1 315-475-7344

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