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The Mission

#207 of 3,817 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
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2801 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92104
+1 619-220-8992
07:00 - 15:00
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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This restaurant has several locations. This particular location has a typical diner atmosphere. The service is quick. The menu has a lot to select from. There is nice choice of Latino food as well. I ordered the RANCHEROS VERDE (Fresh flour tortillas with eggs over medium, black beans, cheese & roasted chile verde sauce). I would order it again. It... More 

Thank DeAnna S
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

The bloody Mary is quite spicy as they add horseradish for spice. Pretty good but I could not finish it. Good food, wasn't amazing, but if you're in the area! Definitely vegetarian and gluten free friendly.

Thank Camille R
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116 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Went on a weekday morning, plenty of tables available. The breakfast croissant were ordinary. The scrambled eggs didn't have much taste or seasonings, and barely had any scallops or tomatoes. Only had one bite with cheese in it. My partner had the toasted granola in yogurt with fruits. The granola was similar to what I would find in a grocery... More 

Thank livend
Kalispell, Montana
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125 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

I am just casual visitor from Montana. I keep coming back to The Mission for their quality food cooked the proper way. Love their fresh squeezed orange juice. An item not available where i live. Service is very good, but when the place is full, things can back up. Early breakfasts were my needs. Plenty of good fresh food without... More 

Thank sullivan1212
San Diego, California
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50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

There isn't anything bad about the place. But if you listen to others rave about it, you expect a big 'wow'. I thought it was over-rated, and have each time I have eaten there (4x total). I had the Mission French Toast and a side order of scrambled eggs and bacon. There was a lot of thick bread, which is... More 

Thank GloriaMaria0403
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182 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Very good spot for big breakfast! You can eat outside or inside. Very good mexican cooking. Good quality of service

Thank Ast987
San Diego, California
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Some people LOVE this place and I often take visiting guests. They are known far and wide for friendly, local favorites. My only reason for not giving the 5 stars is because I think their coffee is too strong, but that's just me - I've been with people who go there solely for their coffee.

Thank Raquel L
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

I have been coming no here and brining friends here for years. Love the vegetarian options all delish Mango green tea the bomb

Thank Dglssab
Leadville, Colorado
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201 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Decent. Wanted to check out a breakfast spot we never had been to on our trip. The prices were a little much for what you got. The options were pancakes/french toast or Mexican breakfast dishes. Bridget was our sever and although we weren't impressed her customer service skills really shinned.

Thank Princeton1212
Oregon City, Oregon
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148 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

First of all. The portion size at this place is crazy. I got the cinnamon french toast with potatoes and bacon. I could barely eat half of it. Hint: you can substitute an item rather than paying more for the potatoes. The french toast was great, but the star of the dish was the rosemary potatoes. These are a must... More 

Thank Daniel D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2801 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92104
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-220-8992

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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?