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The Mission Cantina

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485 West St, Amherst, MA 01002-3320
413-230-3580
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Visitor rating
  • 35
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Mexican food at its best.

I've lived in Mexico and along the border in Texas and Arizona and I've rarely had better Mexican food. This is a great place and everybody knows it, so plan accordingly. I heard they expanded, so that should cut down on wait times. Come on a week night or for a weekday lunch. Avoid weekends... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
JOHN R
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Amherst, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Late Night
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54 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Amherst, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I've lived in Mexico and along the border in Texas and Arizona and I've rarely had better Mexican food. This is a great place and everybody knows it, so plan accordingly. I heard they expanded, so that should cut down on wait times. Come on a week night or for a weekday lunch. Avoid weekends unless you don't mind waiting... More 

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Amherst, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Okay, this is a bar and grill and while the menu has limited options, the Mexican food is quite good. Take it from me, I've lived in San Diego for a number of years and traveled to Mexico frequently. They serve great little tacos, and even a decent Mole Poblano con Pollo! Good beer selection ... offering local brews. And... More 

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Chicopee, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I went there with a buddy of mine to check it out because I seen it on Urban Spoons web site. It was pretty crowded but we sat at the bar so we didn't have to wait. The bartender ( Greg ) knew what he was doing and knew the menu very well. The atmosphere was traditional Mexican. The drinks... More 

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Best authentic mexican restaurant in the area! The new addition is amazing and reduced the wait time as this place is always packed. The food is amazing and you must try the margaritas!

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Florence, Italy
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

The mexican food here is incredibly good with some of the best salsa I've ever eaten. My favorite is definitely the pineapple jalapeño. The taco sampler is a great way to try the fillings which make every dish incredible. The atmosphere and drinks take the delicious food to the next level. Definitely worth the wait and their will defintely be... More 

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New Jersey
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I am giving this place a rating of 10/10 for the food. This a small restaurant but the food is great. I enjoyed my chicken mole and the chicken was juicy and tender with just perfect spices. Please call to reserve if you have more than 5 people going as a group for them to set the table. Highly recommended!

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NJ
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Substandard and suspect food, bottom shelf tasting margarita served in a pint glass. Two of my family members didn't feel well afterwards. I spent the night sick as a dog in the hotel we stayed at. 24 hours later I'm not sure if I'll make work tomorrow. I should have read the reviews more dilegently, broken teeth, mystery pieces of... More 

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Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I frequent mission and I got to say the food is really good! Love the spicy margaritas. Fish tacos are a must have. Nice atmosphere too

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Belchertown, Massachusetts
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43 reviews 43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

They take it to another level. This is not your plate of rice and beans drowned in melted cheese. Fresh, fresh, fresh and delicious. The chips and salsa, with three great salsa's will let you know you are in for a treat. Margarita's are great too. Not a sicky sweet mix but homemade and delicious. The Three Tacos entree is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Best Mexican food, homemade sauces, fresh everything. Loved it! Great service by wonderful servers. They were really helpful with things to do in the area... Very friendly

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 485 West St, Amherst, MA 01002-3320
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Hampshire County  >  Amherst
  • Phone Number: 413-230-3580

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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