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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
  • 34
    Excellent
  • 8
    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
Most recent review
Dinner

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 13, 2015
JOHNNYB17
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Chicopee, Massachusetts
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Chicopee, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
24 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
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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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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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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New York
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We showed up on a Saturday at 3:45p and were surprised to find that there was a 20 minute wait. Someone was there immediately to take our drink order. 15 minutes later, someone was there to bring us to our table. Our server was waiting for us and took our order. Great burritos and tacos! Great margaritas! The staff were... More 

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Brooklyn
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55 reviews 55 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I don't really understand the negative reviews of this place. Coming from NYC, I didn't have super high expectations, but the tacos and the margaritas are delicious. I've been here in small and large groups and it is always really good! Definitely try this place!

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?