Alto Cinco

Alto Cinco

Mexican Restaurant and Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant$$$$
Syracuse
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  • Danushka B.
    "My favs are Mexican pizza w chicken and the catfish burrito"(10 Tips)
    Kusum S.
    "Awesome food and service !! Loved the Mexican pizza. ."(11 Tips)
    Sarah
    "Jerk chicken or catfish burrito are both amazing."(7 Tips)
    Manan K.
    "For the veg: Inferno XXX and Texas Fries with Cheese."(3 Tips)
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  • Regan
    ReganSeptember 13
    Big Vegan Burritos !
  • Regan
    ReganSeptember 13
    Big Vegan Burritos 👍👍👍
  • Alyssa
    AlyssaAugust 15, 2016
    Catfish tacos are out of this world
  • Gaby G.
    Gaby GingolaMarch 8, 2016
    Get the chicken quesadilla but skip the margaritas
  • TRINA M.
    TRINA MORRISAugust 25, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Nachos and Texas fries! Yummy! :-)
  • Chris B.
    Chris BlastingAugust 19, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Some of the best Mexican I've ever had. My favorite chile rellenos anywhere!
  • Sarah
    SarahJuly 16, 2015
    Great food! I love the catfish tacos/burrito and the tofu tostada. Service doesn't match up with how great the food is. Servers act as if they are doing us a favor by serving us. Arrogant and slow.
  • Nicole
    NicoleJune 13, 2015
    They fry their chips in peanut oil, but 2 people with severe nut allergies were able to dine safely! Quesadillas are well-prepared and food-coma-inducing.
  • Meagan L.
    Meagan LooJune 1, 2015
    Jerk chicken and pineapple salsa was delicious
  • Brigid J.
    Brigid JonesMay 7, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Shrimp quesadillas and guacamole. Great wine and beer list.
  • Aniket D.
    Aniket DharapApril 11, 2015
    Texas fries and burrito
  • Shay W.
    Shay WrightMarch 12, 2015
    I was surprised at how good the calamari was here...give it a try!
  • Marcie
    MarcieMarch 10, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    My favorite is the Fiesta Salad. The atmosphere is energetic yet relaxing.
  • Veronica W.
    Veronica WangMarch 6, 2015
    Catfish burrito is a must
  • Aarti S.
    Aarti ShenoySeptember 30, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Best place to have some Mexican grub in Syracuse, do try the tostada. Any of them. They're all good. Yes, they really are.
  • Chris F.
    Chris FowlerSeptember 14, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Try the Michelada
  • Vivek S.
    Vivek ShanmugamAugust 15, 2014
    Mexican Pizza, Jerk Chicken, everything.
  • Vishal S.
    Vishal SumaniAugust 14, 2014
    Caramel Chocolate Brownie A LaMode! With Vanilla Gelato... Must have desserts!!!
  • Sachin K.
    Sachin KothariAugust 9, 2014
    Mexican pizza
  • Lucas P.
    Lucas PrimeranoJuly 19, 2014
    Best downtown restaurant for sure! Love their lobster, catfish and tilapia tacos. Also enjoy the steamed spinach and quinoa with goat cheese and catfish strips.
  • Kusum S.
    Kusum SainiJuly 4, 2014
    Awesome food and service !! Loved the Mexican pizza. . It's hot and spicy.. so delicious !! Also the bbq burrito was delectable !!
  • Joe W.
    Joe WhelanMarch 13, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Just added beef to the menu. The beef burrito with chipotle mayo was unreal and I've been places.
  • Joe W.
    Joe WhelanMarch 2, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Brunch. Lone star with beef.
  • Dave L.
    Dave LenweaverFebruary 13, 2014
    Always great food and good time. Worth a visit
  • Pritika S.
    Pritika SawantJanuary 29, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the jerk shrimp salad for people watching their diets! Mexican pizza is my ultimate fav!
  • Anthony R.
    Anthony RotoloJanuary 18, 2014
    Some of the best Mexican food in the area, but if you're ordering delivery you'd think it's actually coming from Mexico -- so slow.
  • Jisu P.
    Jisu PJanuary 17, 2014
    The jerk chicken soft tacos were delicious! Comes with a side of beans and rice. Definitely filling. Make sure to ask for jalepanos on the side to give the dish a bit of a kick!
  • Joe W.
    Joe WhelanNovember 3, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Great beer selection. Nachos are great munchy food. Catfish burrito is the staple. Cornbread will make you wanna sew your ass shut.
  • Mike S.
    Mike SmithSeptember 28, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Most underrated breakfast place on the hill. The hash browns are amazing. Make sure you ask for chipotle mayo on everything you order
  • William S.
    William SerbackSeptember 11, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the jerk chicken burrito. So good.
  • Katherine D.
    Katherine DopulosJuly 31, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Consistently delicious food. Try the berry salad!
  • Amanda G.
    Amanda GainesJuly 22, 2013
    The burritos are phenomenal.
  • Karen O.
    Karen OliverJuly 9, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The gazpacho is amazing!!!!
  • Camille F.
    Camille FrancisJuly 7, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The cornbread and guacamole are the best that I've ever had at any Mexican restaurant. Their chipotle mayo is definitely a hidden gem.
  • Hemant J.
    Hemant JawaleJuly 4, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Vegan Tostada is a good choice if you are bored of eating burritos
  • Apurva L.
    Apurva LimayeJuly 1, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Mexican pizzza! That flavor. Yumm.
  • Earl B.
    Earl Belcher JrJune 14, 2013
    All the recommendations I had to try this place were dead on. Fantastic food. Monster burritos. Great catfish side.
  • Prathmesh J.
    Prathmesh JadhavMay 27, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    California Burrito 😘
  • Beau H.
    Beau HarbinMay 26, 2013
    It was all great!
  • Amanda L.
    Amanda LeeMay 25, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    I can't get enough of the Catfish burrito. The guacamole is a delicious starter. Great sangria too. They don't have liquor so no margaritas but the amazing food makes up for that!
  • Marcie
    MarcieMay 6, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Cinco de Mayo is only day they serve beef here
  • Theresa
    TheresaApril 27, 2013
    The catfish burrito is absolutely amazing!! Can't be beat
  • Tanuja P.
    Tanuja PhadkeApril 23, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the aztec hot chocolate topped with whipped cream !!
  • Katie R.
    Katie ReganApril 20, 2013
    Staff is super friendly! They don't care how long you stay. Food was fantastic. I had the breakfast burrito with chorizo and spinach. Yum yum!! I could only eat a third of it!
  • Diane G.
    Diane GApril 15, 2013
    Catfish quesadilla. Red sangria. Do it.
  • Err S.
    Err ScottMarch 28, 2013
    Sounds like an episode of Portlandia in here..
  • SU_VPA
    SU_VPAMarch 27, 2013
    If you're craving some Mexican food that isn't Chipotle, take a trip down to Alto Cinco. It's near the Westcott Theater so you can stop before or after a performance!
  • Mike F.
    Mike FrenchMarch 13, 2013
    Everything I had was delicious. Wild salmon entree=amazing! Subbed rice/beans for veggies and was quite pleasantly surprised. Also - chips/guac/salsa super fresh
  • John T.
    John TaborosiMarch 6, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Best Mexican in Syracuse
  • Robert M.
    Robert MolkeFebruary 26, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    The best restaurant in Syracuse.
  • Presha S.
    Presha ShahFebruary 15, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Veggie toastados is also a gud option for veggies :)
  • Karianne D.
    Karianne DixonJanuary 26, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Best service ever. Best food too! Get the chicken burrito! So yummy :)
  • Zack F.
    Zack FrancioseJanuary 17, 2013
    Great beer on tap (always rotating too). Great food. Great staff. Vegetarian or not if you're in the Cuse you gotta try the high five.
  • Dan Z.
    Dan ZDecember 19, 2012
    Jalapeño cornbread is a must!
  • Yogesh C.
    Yogesh ChaudhariDecember 10, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Try Jerk Chicken Tostadas!! Awesome
  • Raj M.
    Raj MehtaDecember 4, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    For all you veggies out there, Mexican Pizza it is !
  • Misbah N.
    Misbah NomaniDecember 4, 2012
    Mexican Pizza! Make it a Shrimp Mexican pizza if you are a seafood lover.
  • Sarah
    SarahSeptember 23, 2012
    Jerk chicken or catfish burrito are both amazing. I don't think I've ever had something I didn't like here. WINE? Amber hill is the cheapest red on the menu and very tasty! Try it!
  • Megan S.
    Megan SteinbergSeptember 20, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Sit at the bar and make Frieda with the awesome bartenders! While you're at it, try the Mexican Pizza and an Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout if they happen to have it on tap. :)
  • Danushka B.
    Danushka BandaraSeptember 15, 2012
    My favs are Mexican pizza w chicken and the catfish burrito
  • Ryan P.
    Ryan PinaSeptember 13, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The Paella was absolutely divine. Big enough for two, or great for leftovers.
  • Chris F.
    Chris FowlerAugust 28, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Great food, beer, wine, vibe
  • emma t.
    emma tangorenJuly 24, 2012
    california or catfish burrito! always get the guac.
  • Ping L.
    Ping LinJuly 20, 2012
    Cat fish burritos and Frozen Cappuccino pie are the best.
  • Stef C.
    Stef CJune 14, 2012
    This place is very good! Tasty food with good flavor.
  • Nate S.
    Nate ShronMay 17, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Shrimp Burrito; Whole wheat, Brown Rice... No cabbage, no chipotle mayo.
  • Morgan H.
    Morgan HancockMay 8, 2012
    Bartender sat 3 tables that got here before us ahead of us. Ended up waiting 45 minutes for a sub-par burrito, black beans, and Uncle Ben's rice.
  • Shannon M.
    Shannon McCookMay 6, 2012
    A favorite when I visit Syracuse with @mike. The chipotle burrito w tofu is the best I've ever had. (4 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Patty A.
    Patty A.April 28, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The breakfast sandwich is awesome! I've had the chorizo, turkey chorizo and the veggie versions and they are all wonderful.
  • Alyssa H.
    Amazing quac & chips, and I love the chicken enchiladas. It's small inside, but food & atmosphere is great!
  • Hayes T.
    Hayes ThorntonMarch 22, 2012
    Go for the Catfish Burrito with the sauce from the Triple X Inferno. Tryna get "CatXXX" to catch on.
  • Kevin M.
    Kevin M.February 24, 2012
    The dream of the 1890s is alive at Alto.
  • Manan K.
    Manan KakkarFebruary 20, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The Mexican Pizza is another amazing option for the vegetarians.
  • Burbs
    BurbsFebruary 11, 2012
    Catfish burrito, hands down.
  • Meagan K.
    Meagan KennedyFebruary 11, 2012
    Best take-out/delivery choice in town!
  • Meagan K.
    Meagan KennedyFebruary 11, 2012
    The Mexican Pizza is a great choice, especially if you like spicy/hot foods. Could probably serve two
  • Adam W.
    Adam WishneuskyJanuary 21, 2012
    Grilled shrimp burrito
  • Autumn
    AutumnJanuary 3, 2012
    Sangrias are awesome!
  • Ray F.
    Ray FossDecember 8, 2011
    With the Super Vegan, the BBQ tofu and the Angelito burrito, you can't go wrong. Their breakfast scrambled tofu is one of the best options around.
  • Alain O.
    Alain ObasDecember 4, 2011
    Red stripe beer.
  • Alessandra
    AlessandraDecember 3, 2011
    CALIFORNIA BURRITO WITH CHICKEN. The employees are ok, I guess. :P
  • Jo X.
    Jo XuOctober 14, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Best Mexican Food
  • Diane N.
    Diane NastriOctober 10, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    I love love love the spinach burrito, covered. Check it out! The wine is good too!
  • Priscilla P.
    Priscilla PalmieriOctober 6, 2011
    Amazing place omg loveee
  • Rachel L.
    Rachel LeeOctober 4, 2011
    I was there while ago but couldn't check-in since my phone is being stupid. Anyway I had a burrito<3
  • Julie O.
    Julie OndrakoSeptember 28, 2011
    Best catfish burrito in the Upstate Area.
  • Kaylee🌴 A.
    Great scene, beer an wine selection and spicy food!
  • Joel F.
    Joel FernandesAugust 24, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Jerk Chicken ..With extra peppers!
  • Lu L.
    Lu LeszinskyAugust 20, 2011
    Try the shrimp tostada and the chicken quesadilla. They both rock!
  • Manan K.
    Manan KakkarAugust 15, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    For the veg: Inferno XXX and Texas Fries with Cheese.
  • Onyx B.
    Onyx BettAugust 13, 2011
    Fish tacos rock my world!
  • Joel F.
    Joel FernandesJuly 19, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    DOGFISH HEAD DOGFISH HEAD DOGFISH HEAD
  • Lauren M.
    Lauren MoJuly 18, 2011
    BBQ tofu burrito
  • Elizabeth R.
    Elizabeth RuscittoJuly 16, 2011
    The fiesta salad is a go-to hands down.
  • Michael F.
    Michael FerraroneJune 14, 2011
    Great bar service!
  • John A.
    John AntonyJune 1, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Awesome place for Mexican food... Michelada is a must try..delicioso
  • H. Zeke S.
    H. Zeke SilveraMay 8, 2011
    Breakfast menu is swag
  • urbandata
    urbandataApril 21, 2011
    Go here if you are in Syracuse.
  • Eric H.
    Eric HinmanApril 17, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Their brunch on Sunday is amazing. Get the Huevos Rancheros, then go home and take a power nap
  • Tim
    TimApril 16, 2011
    Awesome place. I rate it 5 high fives!
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