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Mission Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Mexican, Southwestern
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304 E Onondaga St, Ste A, Syracuse, NY 13202-2082
+1 315-475-7344
11:30 - 21:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon 11:30 - 14:00
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Ottawa, Canada
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A beautiful setting and great food, Very good drinks. We will return when in Syracuse again. I can't remember the name of what I had, but it was basically shrimp and grits and was absolutely incredible.

Thank Leslie I
Syracuse, New York
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

The décor is awesome. It really feels like you are miles away from it all. People are very nice. The warm tortilla chips and homemade Salsa they serve to you right away are a nice start to any meal. Food is typical Mexican. The real thing like they prepare it in Mexico. so, if you like that taste and spice,... More 

Thank exptraveler2016
Cicero, New York
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

I love the mission, I always get the shredded beef combination platter with rice and beans. It is located in an old church.

Thank Denise M
new york
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Great atmosphere in very old church, artistic, beautiful. Superb crab cake appetizer, best crab cakes in central NY. We both ordered expensive scallop dish, which was very disappointing. Crab cakes should be their main seafood entree, not scallops, based on our experience. Scallop dish was $26 and included no salad or anything. Scallops were at best so so, more like... More 

Thank barbaraanneNewYork
Brookhaven, New York
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

This church converted to colorful Mexican restaurant was a great find. The decor was delightfully eclectic and the food was solidly good. We had the house Sangria and one of the craft pumpkin beers to start. The enchilada tres queso was creamy and the double side of beans was ample. The mushroom enchilada was nicely seasoned.

Thank jenen91011
Manlius, New York
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

This might be the best dinner I have had in Syracuse! The place is somewhat unassuming. An old church converted to a Pan-American (Mexican) restaurant. The guacamole is some of the best, but the quest fundido IS the best I have ever eaten. Get it...you won't regret it! Also save room for the flan! I know... I don't like flan... More 

Thank mayorriven
Lake Clear, New York
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

We walked from the OnCenter and waited with a few other parties for the door to open at 5. One customer brought in flowers and a cake. Service was attentive, atmosphere very interesting. Food was fresh, beautiful, generously sized and delicious. Thanks to the previous reviewers who suggested the mango tea and gave us the heads up about reservations only... More 

Thank Pat W
Shenzhen, China
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55 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Outside of the restaurant it looks like a old church. It is not easily recognizable at a restaurant. More like a heritage building. Inside is the same for the ceiling and the tinted windows. Lovely historical place. Food is typical Mexican food and the taste is pretty authentic. Service is good and price is reasonable. Portions are good size so... More 

Thank Qodesh
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

I was hungry, I love Mexican Food - and celebrate a reunion with my former high school exchange family. Very cool place. Good food, very fresh, big junk for small money

Thank rubinhoch
Wayne, New Jersey
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

When ever we go to visit family in Canada, we make sure to stop here for lunch/diner. Until now we had diner and it was very good, last visit we went for lunch and it was disappointed. First of all its Mexican restaurant and they don't give complimentary chips and salsa every day. Food was lacking salt , our waitress... More 

Thank Linsy P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 304 E Onondaga St, Ste A, Syracuse, NY 13202-2082
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Syracuse
  • Phone Number: +1 315-475-7344

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?