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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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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 51
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 6
    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
Dinner with friends

After several times trying to have dinner at The Mission Cantina we finally succeeded Friday night. We arrived early as the place is always crowded. We were seated right away and the waitress arrived asking us if we would like to start the night off with cocktails. I had a grilled pineapple... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Patricia G
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Granby, Massachusetts
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Granby, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After several times trying to have dinner at The Mission Cantina we finally succeeded Friday night. We arrived early as the place is always crowded. We were seated right away and the waitress arrived asking us if we would like to start the night off with cocktails. I had a grilled pineapple margarita ,which was delish! The regular margaritas were... More 

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Thank Patricia G
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122 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You have to go! They are busy because the food is very good. It's like a neighborhood pub & a great Mexican restuarant. Rare find!

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Thank Wolfspark
Norwalk, Connecticut
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78 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This a cool restaurant. Very popular, so get there early. The line moved fast. Good service and the tacos were delicious. Each taco was packed with flavor. Most mexican restaurants give you free chips and salsa for the table. This place does not. Also, I thought the salsas could have had more flavor and a bit of heat would be... More 

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Thank glennrr
Easthampton, Massachusetts
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Website indicates that they are open for lunch at 11:30 Mon-Fri. We arrived at 11:45 to find that they were not open. They should correct their hours on the website!

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Thank rola733
Amherst, Massachusetts
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76 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

I was grossed out at the thought of fish tacos. Where's the beef?, one might ask. Boy was I wrong. This place makes you want to chant: fish! Fish! Fish! like a bunch of frat boys who root for the Marlins. Wash down the fish tacos with a nice Marguerita vintage '15 and she'll say yes to date #2.

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Thank g0ldengut
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015 via mobile

What a great spot for lunch any day but helped make my birthday special. Loved the guacamole. Super Yummy enchiladas and a great on request ginger cilantro margarita. YuYummy Enchiladas

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Thank jeb48201
Northampton, Massachusetts
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285 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

The food is more authentic than some reviewers give it credit for. The cooks are central and south American - go with it. Everything we enjoyed was delicious. I was in early on a Sunday evening with my wife and adult daughter, were told the wait would be 20 minutes or so, so happily sat instead in three prime seats... More 

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1 Thank SkyKingBoston
Chicago, IL
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100 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

Great warm and inviting atmosphere, fresh and tasty food. Fish tacos especially good. Much better than the usual Tex-Mex places.

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1 Thank Thubner
Belchertown, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

This is our go to place for getting great food right after work. Between 5-5:30 it starts to fill up fast. We go for the bar and our favorite bartender. It's easy to grab a place at the bar if your entire party hasn't arrived - there is a list for seating. One of our favorites, the 3 fish tacos,... More 

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Thank TomP413
Northampton, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

A lot of gluten free options. Server will ask if you are Celiac or just GF. They do prepare things differently. Food is excellent and I've never gotten sick. Very friendly staff.

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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?