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Alto Cinco

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526 Westcott St, Syracuse, NY 13210-2549
315-472-3633
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11:00 am - 1:30 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 1:30 am
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 1:30 am

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 88
    Excellent
  • 50
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Mexican in College Area

A place I eat frequently - delicious food in a cool community. Good options for those looking for vegetarian, fish or meat meals. Nice choice of drinks too, including some supporting local markets (beers from local breweries, coffee from local cafe). This place does make an effort to be a good... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
CovR
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New York
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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168 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

A place I eat frequently - delicious food in a cool community. Good options for those looking for vegetarian, fish or meat meals. Nice choice of drinks too, including some supporting local markets (beers from local breweries, coffee from local cafe). This place does make an effort to be a good neighbor to the community. Cool atmosphere that can feel... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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61 reviews 61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I found the service on the "formal side" of Alto Cinco to be pretentious bordering on rude, and the Vegetarian options to be overpriced and underwhelming. The fast food takeout side had better attitude and service.

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Syracuse, NY
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Alto Cinco is in Syracuse, NY's "University Hill" district (where a lot of Syracuse University students live), so the restaurant caters to that crowd with both sit-down (tiny booths) and takeout/delivery, and stays open late offering beer and wine. They serve Mexican food with a health-conscious bent, heavy on the vegetarian items and more chicken and fish than meat dishes... More 

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Syracuse, New York, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We have eaten here on many occasions. Great food and service. Too bad its not got room for 10 more tables but this in no way takes away from the food. I cannot be so specific as to pick out each meal, I have had many different dish's but never a bad one. Good food, portions, service and price!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We had a great brunch this Sunday at Alto Cinco. The new enlarged space is wonderful. The fact that they now have a liquor license makes for more options. We had 2 great Bloody Mary's. The spicy salted rim was perfect and the seasonings were smoky and pungent. Our breakfast items were great. Ending with a cappuccino and dessert made... More 

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Syracuse, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Alto Cinco is great. The space is lovely but small. If you are short on time you may want to try takeout instead of sit-down.

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Syracuse, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Like the title says, they have great food and a large beer selection. It is a very small place and is usually crowded and very noisy. Best bet is to sit outside when the weather cooperates.

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Hannibal, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Alto Cinco has a varied enough menu that you can find traditional Mexican items as well as some wonderful interpretations. They are a very busy place with a loyal following because of their excellent food, certainly not for their service.

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16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Seems a very popular place with the student crowd, it was packed on a Friday night around dinner time though we were able to quickly get a table for two. Started with chips and guac and for mains we had the black bean and rice quesadilla and a catfish burrito. Would rate the quesadilla 5/5 and the catfish 4/5. Overall... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Alto Cinco is a local favorite nestled in the Westcott neighborhood, which is populated by students, professors, and some eccentric characters. This restaurant has something for everyone--carnivores, vegetarians, and vegans. They have a nice selection of beers on tap and a short but good wine list. It's not fancy, but it has a fun atmosphere. Great for lunch, dinner, or... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 526 Westcott St, Syracuse, NY 13210-2549
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Syracuse
  • Phone Number: 315-472-3633

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 12
  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 1:30 am
Monday
8:00 am - 1:30 am
Tuesday
8:00 am - 1:30 am
Wednesday
8:00 am - 1:30 am
Thursday
8:00 am - 1:30 am
Friday
8:00 am - 1:30 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:30 am

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