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Mission Cantina

££ - £££Mexican, Latin,
485 West St, Amherst, MA 01002-3320
+1 413-230-3580
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good20%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“brunch” (7 reviews)
“enchiladas” (19 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
££ - £££
485 West St, Amherst, MA 01002-3320
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I get periodic cravings for Mexican food, and this is the very best among a few really good places in the Northampton/Amherst region. We come here whenever convenient for us since we live about 25 miles away. The margaritas are excellent and...More

Thank RobLongmeadow_MA
Reviewed 1 week ago

Better at first, not as good lately. It's like Yogi Berra said: "nobody goes there anymore, it's too crowded." Better in the restaurant than when you take out.

Thank CountryDocYarbar
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of my favorite places in the area. They get really busy during peak times (because they're awesome) so plan accordingly. I love their quesadillas on corn tortillas, their brunch, and their drinks.

Thank JTherk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I went here because many of our friends and relatives spoke so highly about it. I was not impressed. I found the menu limited. The food was mediocre. I have eaten at many Mexican restaurants. This was not worth the hype.

Thank delightedwithfood
Reviewed 12 June 2018

We gave up going because you could not park and the service was so laid back as to be annoying. We always called and did take out. We tried tonight and were put on hold 6 times and said it would be a moment. After...More

Thank moxman3
Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

Mission cantina is amazing You can get all sorts of food there There’s backed beans Tacos Burritos Quesadillas The staff are super nice The fish and shrimp tocos are amazingly good

Thank FurnessFamilyTravels
Reviewed 17 May 2018

After reading the rave reviews and driving past this place my whole life, I decided to stop tonight. Thursday night, 5-ish and the parking lot only had 2 spots left. The inside is dark, there were no seats so I ended up at the bar....More

1  Thank Localgirl0330
Reviewed 16 May 2018

Living in the NYC metro area, one would think that there would be plenty of fantastic Mexican food places to choose from. Sadly, not so much the case. That is why this find in Amherst, MA is a complete and genuine 5 star find! I...More

Thank Deborah A
Reviewed 30 April 2018

Mission Cantina is a small restaurant with BIG flavors. Specialty drinks and the mexican style menu are well suited to the ambiance of the space. Staff is friendly and the vibe is comfortable.

Thank Patty M
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

This is a comfy little restaurant situated in a small strip mall. The menu is not huge, but the food and drinks are excellent and don't break the pocketbook. If I lived closer it would be a frequent stop for me. Excellent chicken and carnitas...More

Thank Phyllis W
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24 September 2016|
Response from bpiq | Reviewed this property |
Yes they only open early Saturday and Sunday. It's not really brunch but they will have a couple of breakfast type items on their menu
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$18
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 485 West St, Amherst, MA 01002-3320
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Hampshire County  >  Amherst
  • Phone Number: +1 413-230-3580
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