The Mission

Mexican Restaurant · Downtown Syracuse
304 E Onondaga St (at East Jefferson St.), Syracuse, NY 13202, United States
Hours:
Closed until 11:30 AM (Show more)
  • Mon
    • 11:30 AM–2:00 PM
  • Tue–Fri
    • 11:30 AM–9:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 5:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 11:00 AM–3:00 PM
    • 5:00 PM–9:00 PM
Price:
$$$$
Reservations:
Yes
Menus:
Lunch, Dinner
Drinks:
Beer, Wine, Full Bar
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:
No
8.3/10

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  • Ranked #3 for Mexican restaurants in Syracuse
  • What you need to know
    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)
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  • Mexican food
  • wine margaritas
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  • lively
  • scallops
  • sangria
  • historic sites
  • good for dates
  • chicken
  • trendy
  • cozy
  • beer
  • guacamole
  • shrimp
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  • dinner
  • flan
  • lunch
  • Ray F.

    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.

    Ray Foss · November 10, 2015
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  • Michele H.

    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?

    Michele Hoxie · June 19, 2014
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  • Rachel G.

    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!

    Rachel Gruber · January 20, 2011
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  • Hannah W.

    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.

    Hannah Warren · December 19, 2014
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  • jon c.

    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.

    jon corpora · May 31, 2011
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  • Harrison O.

    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.

    Harrison Otterbein · July 18, 2013
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  • Ray F.

    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"

    Ray Foss · October 3, 2015
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  • Amanda L.

    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!

    Amanda Lee · September 7, 2014
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  • Claire

    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

    Claire · September 2, 2014
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  • Dave S.

    Located in an old historic church, stained glass windows intact, The Mission features the best Mexican in the area, in a charming venue!

    Dave Silverstone · January 28, 2012
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  • Eric H.

    The staple - 3 chicken hard tacos, black beans, white rice, medium salsa. Never pass on the soup special - it's their specialty.

    Eric Hinman · September 18, 2012
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  • Kate

    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!

    Kate · November 7, 2011
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  • Barbara E.

    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.

    Barbara Elizabeth · May 19, 2013
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  • fernando a.

    Lunch is very affordable and a lot less crowded than dinner time. Great food, great atmosphere.www.eastcoastpaperboy.com Read more

    fernando alfonso · January 20, 2010
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  • Sharon (.

    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!

    Sharon (MsJiff) · March 15, 2014
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  • Michael K.

    Great food and great service! Good brews on tap too. Definitely worth a visit.

    Michael Kapala · February 4
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  • Benjamin S.

    Make sure to hit up The Mission on Fridays when the special is a shrimp & scallop burrito.

    Benjamin Schechter · February 28, 2013
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  • Robert G.

    Always ask for the soup. And if it's good ... when it's good—fill your mouth with it.

    Robert Grazioli · April 18, 2013
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  • JenKudu

    The queso fundido esta muy bueno! Have them add crumbled chorizo for an extra kick!

    JenKudu · July 28, 2013
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  • Mike S.

    Fish tacos were great and so is the guacamole. Not a fan of the wine margaritas tho.

    Mike Smith · June 15, 2013
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  • Cory B.

    The fish tacos weren't bad, little over done, and the pato de blue was unique.

    Cory Brown · March 30, 2014
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  • Jon

    A gem in the Columbus circle area and a historic site. Food is great.

    Jon · August 26, 2014
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  • Sarina F.

    Get the salsa sampler to start and the flan to finish. So delicious!

    Sarina Fiero · December 20, 2010
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  • Elizabeth T.

    Amazing Queso Dip, best I've ever had and I LOVE Mexican food. X

    Elizabeth Tweedale · June 15, 2013
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  • Lu L.

    The chicken anticucho with chimichurri, black beans, rice and orange slices is the best!

    Lu Leszinsky · August 20, 2011
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  • Kristina N.

    The vegetable burrito was bland and the service was worse. The decor is the best thing they have going on.

    Kristina Norris · December 10, 2011
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  • Robert G.

    Put everything on the menu in your mouth. Your tastebuds will be very thankful. You're welcome.

    Robert Grazioli · June 19, 2012
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  • maren g.

    The usual - white wine margarita on the rocks, queso fundido, and the veggie burrito!

    maren guse · February 16, 2011
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  • isaac b.

    Highly recommend hearing the specials, there is usually something delightful

    isaac budmen · September 23, 2012
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  • Derek H.

    Awesome place all around. Great atmosphere, food, and service.

    Derek Heckler · December 30, 2013
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  • Scott F.

    Pro tip: add pico de gallo to the guac to spice things up.

    Scott Friedberg · February 16, 2014
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  • JenKudu

    The tortas are good (chicken and steak), but not authentic.

    JenKudu · July 26, 2013
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  • Paul M.

    Ask for the hot sauces. The pickled serranos are worth a visit.

    Paul M · August 7, 2010
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  • VisitSyracuse

    Get a behind the scenes look at The Mission at the AmeriCU Dining Week Blog. Click More Info. Read more

    VisitSyracuse · February 14, 2011
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  • Eric C.

    Ask for a punch card. Your 10th meal is free

    Eric Candino · April 20, 2012
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  • Ben R.

    The habanero papaya salsa. Do it.

    Ben Redfield · April 20, 2012
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  • Eric C.

    Sunday brunch from 10-2. The menu is ridiculous.

    Eric Candino · December 2, 2012
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  • Eric C.

    Stand a couple feet from the urinal. Youre in the splash zone

    Eric Candino · June 19, 2012
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  • John A.

    Overrated, not worth the wait, dipping sauces were awesome though.

    John Antony · August 20, 2011
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  • Sharon (.

    Inside is gorgeous, and it smells heavenly. Can't wait to try the food.

    Sharon (MsJiff) · March 15, 2014
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  • Jack D.

    The Nachos appetizer 😍😍

    Jack DeSantis · May 5, 2015
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  • Amy L.

    tequila key lime pie.. one slice is not enough

    Amy Lee · September 9, 2012
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  • Erica S.

    get the passion fruit flan!

    Erica S. · November 6, 2010
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  • Don S.

    Try their vegetable burrito for lunch.

    Don Stevens · October 24, 2013
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  • Joe H.

    The guacamole is delicious!!

    Joe Hanko · August 24, 2011
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  • Tra T

    Wine margarita is the must.

    Tra T · November 16, 2012
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  • Michele H.

    Brunch is excellent

    Michele Hoxie · October 9, 2014
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  • Lorrell W.

    Free chips on Mondays & Tuesdays

    Lorrell Walter · March 15, 2011
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  • Rounded

    Chicken Tacos! Great lunch spot

    Rounded · August 4, 2011
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  • Danushka B.

    Chorizo sausage quesadila !

    Danushka Bandara · September 30, 2012
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