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Alto Cinco

526 Westcott St, Syracuse, NY 13210-2549
315-472-3633
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Ranked #9 of 593 restaurants in Syracuse
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $12
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
Skaneateles, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

If you're looking for the typical mexican food experience, you will not find it here. I would call it more Mexican inspired. The flavors types are the same but used in a more creative and vibrant fashion. The cat fish is perfectly prepared and served in all of the burrito, enchalada and taco applications. The guacamole is bright and flavorfull.... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

My husband and I visited Alto Cinco for the first time a few weeks ago. We had not had any luck finding an authentic Mexican restaurant in Syracuse, and had high hopes. Sadly, and as it turns out not too surprisingly, we were disappointed. I'm not sure if their chefs have ever eaten authentic Mexican food before, but the flavors... More

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Rochester, NY
Top Contributor
336 reviews 336 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

While passing through town we checked out TripAdvisor and decided to stop based on their unusual take on Mexican dishes. Unfortunately we hit the Saturday evening rush and since we did not want to wait 40 mins for a table we ate at the bar - which we have no issue with... normally. The problem was the two bartenders screwed... More

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Syracuse, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I love this place - especially since they expanded in size. I really enjoy the burritos for dinner, but I had a breakfast burrito for brunch a few weeks ago and it was especially phenomenal. Great beer choices, high quality ingredients, and good ambiance. Highly recommend.

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Burlington, Vermont
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66 reviews 66 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Had lunch here while visiting town. Did not disappoint. Had the jerk chicken tacos which were very tasty. I still think it is a tad overpriced as I did when I lived in Syracuse, but the food was good and it was not crowded for lunch, so I enjoyed it.

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Syracuse, New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

A cozy atmosphere, with good service, great food, and a good place to relax with a spouse or family :). hey also deliver and its god going solo as well.

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Syracuse
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10 reviews 10 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I've been to this restaurant several times and every time the food has been excellent and the service has always been very courteous and helpful. For a small restaurant the menu offers many choices. The wait time may be up tp 20 minutes because of the small size but we were told on our last visit about a month ago... More

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Syracuse
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The best little restaurant in Syracuse just got better. That's right - the expansion of Alto Cinco is complete adding more tables for your enjoyment of the catfish burritos, bbq tofu tostadas and jerk chicken quesadillas. Did I forget to mention the craft beer selection? And now that the weather is nice they have set up tables outside, too. No... More

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Queens, NY
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

I truly do love this place. I eat here all the time, sometimes ordering for pickup, at other times I drop in. Everything I've tasted on the menu has been delicious and I have no complaints about the food; the service, however, is not that great. The staff is friendly, but lacks attentiveness. We were sitting for some time before... More

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Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

LOVE Alto Cinco! It is a little place, but either you will have to wait, or go early! Prices are good. They have a small bar too. The food is absolutely delicious. Remember: They have a take out OR they deliver. So if you can't get in - just take out. Or plan ahead a little and have them deliver.... More

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