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The Mission Cantina

485 West St, Amherst, MA 01002-3320
413-230-3580
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Ranked #13 of 99 Restaurants in Amherst
Cuisines: Mexican
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English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

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
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91 reviews 91 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

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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51 reviews 51 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Western Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Coming from the west coast, no Mexican food in a small town on the east coast holds much promise for me. So, I have no criticism of the Mission Cantina food because I had no expectations. If you don't mind waiting a long long time, go ahead and wait and eat their unexceptional food. What needs to be considered by... More

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Topsham
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I ate at The Mission Cantina last evening with my nephew and his young (23 months) son. It was my third visit there and it was every bit as enjoyable as the previous two. The food is fresh and well-prepared. The service is excellent. All of us had a wonderful meal - the 23 month-old included!

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Philadelphia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Accommodated a party of 6 with no problem. Great Margaritas, Burritos, Quesadillas , salads. Catered to special requests for degree of spice.

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Amherst MA
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I've been to Mission Cantina occasionally and always thought the place was a decent Mexican, but apart from that basically overrated. Face it, the food in the Valley tends to the mediocre, there isn't much competition for Mexican restaurants, and there's not much else happening in South Amherst. Tonight's meal, however, was disgusting in that I suddenly found myself chewing... More

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Amherst, Massachusetts
1 review
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Hey, if your looking for great mexican food, this is the spot! But be careful if you order the tacos because you might get your tooth chipped at no extra cost! Chewing on my third chicken taco on June 24, 2014 my teeth encounter a very hard object, and then I heard a nice crack. I'm no old man, so... More

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Granby, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Still hungry after our dinner. The tacos are mini size so order many of them. I had the Fish Tacos and the tiny pieces of fish were hidden under a lot of shredded red cabbage. But the Margaritas are good and friendly service. Seems like a nice place to get together with friends and make sure you get there early... More

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Amherst, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Mexican style food is hard to come buy in our area but Mission Cantina fill that niche very well! Of course, you have to arrive early to get a table since it is very popular. I don't mind feeling like I have joined the blue hair crowd for the early bird specials to get a seat at the bar! Otherwise,... More

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