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The Mission

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2801 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92104
619-220-8992
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7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch

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Visitor rating
  • 161
    Excellent
  • 76
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Delicious

Both of our dishes were full of flavor. My husband still raves about this place. We haven't found a place similar in Portland OR.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
104Angela
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Vancouver, Washington
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
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256 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Vancouver, Washington
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Both of our dishes were full of flavor. My husband still raves about this place. We haven't found a place similar in Portland OR.

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Indianapolis, IN
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62 reviews 62 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

Ten-minute walk on J Street from Hotel Solamar, small crowd outside waiting (good sign), and a beautiful SD day - perfect setup. Walked inside to give my name to the hostess - a bit loud, but acceptable. 20 minutes to get a table. No problem because it's a gorgeous morning. I have a hard time choosing what to eat because... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Not far from Balboa Golf Course, this cafe caters to conscientious foodies who enjoy a neighborhood vibe. And yes it's Tue the serving sizes remind me of Texas. The service was impeccable & food delicious.

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Surprise, Arizona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

It was the day after Christmas. Thought there would be a wait, but had a table in 5 minutes. Menu is big and had a lot to chose from. The Mission is open and loud so don't expect peacefulness. I ordered the roast beef hash and eggs, enough to feed 2 maybe 3. My daughter ordered the breakfast quesadillas with... More 

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San Diego, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The place is always packed! There is usually a wait. The food is pretty good. They serve alcohol which is a plus, and the staff is pretty friendly. Portions are big too.

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Statesboro
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We love the Mission when we visit San Diego--we have eaten breakfast all over the world and this Is literally the Best French Toast I have even tasted!! The bananna, and blackberry pancakes were outstanding!! Highly recommend that you try it--you won't be disappointed.----Promise!!

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Anchorage, Alaska
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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Lots of vegan options! Lots of coffee drinks, great service, huge portions and reasonable price. In a great neighborhood with cute shops as well. Yummy, yummy!

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San Diego, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

The mission is particularly one of my favorite breakfast restaurants. I personally love eating brunch at various restaurants and have tried different ones in San Diego, I can tell you with certainty that The Mission is really good. First off, their Rosemary potatoes are exquisite. Second of all, their "Tamal" with Chile Verde is fabulous: it comes with a green... More 

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San Diego, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This was my third visit to this place. The previous 2 x I had the amazing french toast. This time I decided to try the roast beef hash and eggs. The meat was chewy which was disappointing to me. The side order of blueberry pancakes were delicious. My friend also ordered the hash and eggs and found the meat to... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Everything was perfect, our server Tara was fantastic, the food was delicious. We had a lot of fun and we'll definitely be back. Thank you for everything, Arick.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2801 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92104
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: 619-220-8992

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 10
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm

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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?