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Alto Cinco

526 Westcott St, Syracuse, NY 13210-2549
315-472-3633
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Ranked #14 of 598 Restaurants in Syracuse
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $12
Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 1:30 am
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 1:30 am
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
Key West, Florida
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Rarely would you expect to find great Mexican cuisine anywhere but in close proximity to the southern U.S. border. Fortunately, this out of the way restaurant is the exception. Located in the trendy section of Syracuse just a short distance from the university, the selections are anything but trendy and offer a great selection of nightly specials and traditional Mexican... More

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Nashua, NH
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We've been to Alto Cinco twice and both times we had to wait to be seated. The second time visiting we noticed they had expanded and there was still a line! Our waiter was very nice and attentive until we wanted to leave and then we couldn't find him. The atmosphere is alive and vivacious, the seating area is small... More

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Dryden, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Alto Cinco has recently expanded. This makes it much easier to get a table. The food quality has stayed excellent even with the greater demand. The wait staff continue with excellent service. Highly recommended.

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Syracuse, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Never disappointed - be it breakfast, lunch, or dinner! Outstanding service and food is always terrific. They even source local produce which is great.

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Syracuse, New York
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Excellent food and unique menu. Very reasonably priced. My favorite place for mexican food in Syracuse. Many vegetarian options.

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new jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This is my second time at the restaurant. They now have an expanded dining area, which is nice as the restaurant was a bit crowded before.. Be aware that they only serve beer and wine. The food was very good and different absolutely not your usual Mexican fare. We had the catfish burrito, chicken tacos and shrimp tostada. All very... More

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Nacogdoches, Texas
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45 reviews 45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Went here because of the good reviews, but were very disappointed. We walked in and even though restaurant was not busy, it took a while to get seated. Once seated, it was over 10 minutes before we were able to order drinks. Our waiter seemed in a hurry and barely made eye contact. We ordered queso and when meal came... More

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Skaneateles, New York
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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

You will love the relaxed atmosphere in the city. Westcott Street is a great neighborhood with a lively interesting scene. New twist on Mexican and great vegetarian options. Would go here on any occasion. Take out and delivery in Syracuse. Not your typical Mexican but very creative and fun. Don't know what else I can say. I cannot seem to... More

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Toledo, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

wow, place is top notch. will not find a more unique place. will be back. dan was great! spinach salad excellent. miss the hook and ladder chard : (

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Brooklyn, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I was in Syracuse for work and my work-friends and I decided to grab lunch here based on reviews we read on-line that said it was a must-do. When I walked into the restaurant, I was impressed by the rustic decor and spaciousness. It felt like you could really have a good time there. However, it was 10 minutes before... More

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