The Mission

Mexican Restaurant$$$$
Downtown Syracuse, Syracuse
  • Ranked #3 for Mexican restaurants in Syracuse
  • Tra T
    "Wine margarita is the must."(3 Tips)
    Benjamin S.
    "special is a shrimp & scallop burrito."(5 Tips)
    Amanda L.
    "carafe of sangria and the queso fundido with chorizo"(3 Tips)
    Mike S.
    "Fish tacos were great and so is the guacamole."(4 Tips)
55 Tips and reviews
  • Mexican food
  • margaritas
  • burritos
  • tacos
  • lively
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  • Caitlin L.
    Caitlin LawlerJune 28, 2016
    Great food and margaritas with excellent service every time I've been. Very small so can get full fast, but it's nice to just get drinks at the bar with chips and salsa or guacamole
  • Ray F.
    Ray FossNovember 10, 2015
    They have very good BBQ Tofu plates, tamales, and chips. The decor is little cheesy, but overall it's a great place. If you're into fresh hot sauces, ask for the spice shuttle.
  • Eric H.
    Eric HinmanSeptember 18, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    The staple - 3 chicken hard tacos, black beans, white rice, medium salsa. Never pass on the soup special - it's their specialty.
  • Amanda L.
    Amanda LeeSeptember 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Get a carafe of sangria and the queso fundido with chorizo and you won't be disappointed. The entrees are just okay though. Beautiful place!
  • Crystal F.
    Crystal FerreiroMay 16, 2016
    The steak nachos are everything in this world! But also the quesadillas are always fire. The sangria is watered down, don't recommend it.
  • Ray F.
    Ray FossOctober 3, 2015
    They've added a BBQ tofu burrito to their Vegan offerings. Their fajitas with zucchini and spices aren't half bad. Pro tip: Ask for the "Spice Shuttle"
  • jon c.
    jon corporaMay 31, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    If I had just a little bit less self-respect, I'd order a large thing of their guacamole and just eat it with a spoon. That would be my dinner. AND IT WOULD BE HEAVEN.
  • Rachel G.
    Rachel GruberJanuary 20, 2011
    Margaritas are salty but good. The guacamole is delicious. But make sure you go early or late on a weekend night -- they don't take reservations and the wait is always long!
  • Dave S.
    Dave SilverstoneJanuary 28, 2012
    Located in an old historic church, stained glass windows intact, The Mission features the best Mexican in the area, in a charming venue!
  • Sharon (.
    Sharon (MsJiff)March 15, 2014
    Now that I've tried the food, this is already one of my favorite restaurants here in Syracuse! Also loving the Breckenridge agave wheat ale. Yum!
  • Michele H.
    Michele HoxieJune 19, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Went there for dinner, usually it's very good food & service. Last night our service was very slow, waited 30 mins for soup, salmon salad & clams. It wasn't busy either. Off night, maybe?
  • Kate
    KateNovember 7, 2011
    ask for the peppers and hot sauces condiments tray, they don't bring it right away, but it's great for people who like heat!
  • Michael K.
    Michael KapalaFebruary 4, 2016
    Great food and great service! Good brews on tap too. Definitely worth a visit.
  • JenKudu
    JenKuduJuly 28, 2013
    The queso fundido esta muy bueno! Have them add crumbled chorizo for an extra kick!
  • Benjamin S.
    Benjamin SchechterFebruary 28, 2013
    Make sure to hit up The Mission on Fridays when the special is a shrimp & scallop burrito.
  • Jon
    JonAugust 26, 2014
    A gem in the Columbus circle area and a historic site. Food is great.
  • Robert G.
    Robert GrazioliApril 18, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Always ask for the soup. And if it's good ... when it's good—fill your mouth with it.
  • Lu L.
    Lu LeszinskyAugust 20, 2011
    The chicken anticucho with chimichurri, black beans, rice and orange slices is the best!
  • Mike S.
    Mike SmithJune 15, 2013
    Fish tacos were great and so is the guacamole. Not a fan of the wine margaritas tho.
  • Derek H.
    Derek HecklerDecember 30, 2013
    Awesome place all around. Great atmosphere, food, and service.
  • isaac b.
    isaac budmenSeptember 23, 2012
    Highly recommend hearing the specials, there is usually something delightful
  • Robert G.
    Robert GrazioliJune 19, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Put everything on the menu in your mouth. Your tastebuds will be very thankful. You're welcome.
  • Elizabeth T.
    Elizabeth TweedaleJune 15, 2013
    Amazing Queso Dip, best I've ever had and I LOVE Mexican food. X
  • Cory B.
    Cory BrownMarch 30, 2014
    The fish tacos weren't bad, little over done, and the pato de blue was unique.
  • Hannah W.
    Hannah WarrenDecember 19, 2014
    After reading all the positive reviews on YellowPages, I was really excited to finally try The Mission. But service was mediocre and food was only ok for the price. I probably won't go back again.
  • Sharon (.
    Sharon (MsJiff)March 15, 2014
    Inside is gorgeous, and it smells heavenly. Can't wait to try the food.
  • Eric C.
    Eric CandinoDecember 2, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Sunday brunch from 10-2. The menu is ridiculous.
  • maren g.
    maren guseFebruary 16, 2011
    The usual - white wine margarita on the rocks, queso fundido, and the veggie burrito!
  • Sarina F.
    Sarina FieroDecember 20, 2010
    Get the salsa sampler to start and the flan to finish. So delicious!
  • Eric C.
    Eric CandinoApril 20, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Ask for a punch card. Your 10th meal is free
  • Michele H.
    Michele HoxieOctober 9, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Brunch is excellent
  • Paula W.
    Paula WagnerAugust 9, 2016
    Best guacamole and chips and very good drinks
  • Diane C.
    Diane ConwayAugust 27, 2017
    Good service, nice ambience, great guac. However, the food was a tad salty.
  • JenKudu
    JenKuduJuly 26, 2013
    The tortas are good (chicken and steak), but not authentic.
  • Eric C.
    Eric CandinoJune 19, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Stand a couple feet from the urinal. Youre in the splash zone
  • Claire
    ClaireSeptember 2, 2014
    Was not impressed. Got our drink order after our food arrived. Server was very anxious and rushed us out before a large table was seated. No music, but well decorated
  • Ben R.
    Ben RedfieldApril 20, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The habanero papaya salsa. Do it.
  • fernando a.
    fernando alfonsoJanuary 20, 2010
    Lunch is very affordable and a lot less crowded than dinner time. Great food, great Read more
  • Scott F.
    Scott FriedbergFebruary 16, 2014
    Pro tip: add pico de gallo to the guac to spice things up.
  • Harrison O.
    Harrison OtterbeinJuly 18, 2013
    Worst service downtown, waited close to an hour for a quassadilla, it was okay, nothing special, don't go during a lunch break. The people next to us said they waited an hour for take out.
  • Jack D.
    Jack DeSantisMay 5, 2015
    The Nachos appetizer 😍😍
  • VisitSyracuse
    VisitSyracuseFebruary 14, 2011
    Get a behind the scenes look at The Mission at the AmeriCU Dining Week Blog. Click More Info. Read more
  • Paul M.
    Paul MAugust 7, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Ask for the hot sauces. The pickled serranos are worth a visit.
  • Barbara E.
    Barbara ElizabethMay 19, 2013
    Margaritas are not house made! They use a mix, and it is awful. Just get a beer or wine. No full fledged liquor license here. Beware.
  • Amy L.
    Amy LeeSeptember 9, 2012
    tequila key lime pie.. one slice is not enough
  • Tra T
    Tra TNovember 16, 2012
    Wine margarita is the must.
  • Don S.
    Don StevensOctober 24, 2013
    Try their vegetable burrito for lunch.
  • Joe H.
    Joe HankoAugust 24, 2011
    The guacamole is delicious!!
  • Danushka B.
    Danushka BandaraSeptember 30, 2012
    Chorizo sausage quesadila !
  • Kristina N.
    Kristina NorrisDecember 10, 2011
    The vegetable burrito was bland and the service was worse. The decor is the best thing they have going on.
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