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Alto Cinco

Certificate of Excellence
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Mexican
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526 Westcott St, Syracuse, NY 13210-2549
315-472-3633
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8:00 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
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 92
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 4
    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
Always great

Daughter went to SU and she and my wife love coming here, staff is great and food is very good. Somewhat of a wait on weekends.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
Tom M
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We came in with really high expectations as the menu looked really good online and were slightly disappointed. You'd think as they mark the menu with the different gluten free options that they'd be allergen friendly but as we found out when we went to order that wasn't necessarily true. We sat outside so we didn't get a real feel... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Daughter went to SU and she and my wife love coming here, staff is great and food is very good. Somewhat of a wait on weekends.

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Syracuse, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Consistently excellent. They now have an expanded seating area as well as a few tables outside. Nice beer selection. Love the burritos and calamari!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Fun ambience, eclectic artwork, dedicated waitstaff; Catfish tacos: flavorful, interesting slaw to compliment, not sure about flour tortilla; yummy yellow rice and well seasoned black beans as a side. Get the guacamole!

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Fort Drum, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This restaurant is so cute! I love their vegetarian and vegan options just as much as heir meat options! I love the cabbage that come with many of their dishes! Yum!

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Syracuse, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I was pleasantly surprised as I am not a big Mexican food person. It changed when I was able to order some soup and salad, that certainly had a kick to it, but the flavors were excellent. I had a potato with chorizo soup that was delicious along with a salad with many different beans, avocado that just was a... More 

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Queen Creek, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I am typically not a big fan of Mexican, however, Alto Cinco is one of my favorite places. We recently returned to Syracuse for a visit and we made a point of stopping here. I never imagined that they could actually improve on the awesome food they had but, they did!! Only down side - a pesky fly and that... More 

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Syracuse, New York, USA
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24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We heard great things about the food but not the service. Decided to try it for our anniversary dinner and were not disappointed! We went rather early on a Friday night and only waited about 5 minutes for a table. Our server was super friendly and attentive. The guac and chips were tasty, our drinks (pinot grigio and Dos Equis)... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

If you can get a table, you'll be glad that you ate here. The black beans, rice and cornbread are delicious. Healthy, excellent food! Our serverr wasnt the friendliest, but the food made up for that. I would not recommend bringing small children as there is limited space, and depending on the time you arrive, there is no guarantee that... More 

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Fulton, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

The vegan burrito I had was so delicious and ginormous that it was totally worth the price. I do have to say that the server we had was kind of a snarky jerk but I was with good company so it was sort of easy to shirk it off. The bar selection was fab and they give you the most... 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 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?