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The Mission

2801 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92104
619-220-8992
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Ranked #19 of 4,044 restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $10
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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English first
Scottsdale, AZ
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39 reviews 39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

99% of the reviews suggest that The Mission is fabulous. I'm afraid I can only second that opinion. I could eat there every day, especially if I wanted to double my weight. The portions are substantial and the quality superb. And, if you like variety, there's plenty of that, too. We were there for breakfast and hope to go back... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Outstanding food and service. Fresh and accommodated dietary restrictions . We will go back ! Vegetarian tamale was amazing

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Henderson, Nevada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This was the best breakfast we had in San Diego and an excellent start to the day. We were heading to the San Diego Zoo afterwards and their portion sizes were perfect. My girlfriend tried their apple sausage breakfast which was labeled as one of their favorites - SOOOOO good. I tried the croissant sandwich and added some bacon/avocado. Great... More

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La Jolla, California
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130 reviews 130 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Went as a group of 4 on a Monday morning and was seated immediately. The place is a very basic open design, but very comfortable. The portions are good-sized, but not ridiculous like some of the other places I have eaten at in this area. The price is good and the service was quick and friendly. A definite recommendation for... More

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New York City, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

SO SO SO good. I love "mexican" food and breakfast food. I was in heaven. Large portions and low price. My kind of place!! One of the best latte's also!!!

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Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Great pancakes! This place was hopping at 10am on a weekday, so we knew it was going to be good! Friendly service, extensive menu. Must try the Papas Loco if you're looking for a spicy, filling breakfast!

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014 via mobile

This place is very delicious for breakfast. I had the breakfast burrito and it was uniquely delicious. We waited about 45 minutes and was told it was only a 20 minute wait. So be prepared to wait longer than told. But the service was great and food portions are huge!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

This is an excellent place for breakfast. It appears to be a very popular place with the locals. Has anything you would like for breakfast. The portions were generous and the price reasonable.

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Chula Vista, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

I bring my family here for breakfast on a regular basis. The menu is excellent and I like the fact that the have ample gluten free alternatives for menus and bread; the portions are large, and the service is good. In addition, your coffee can ask and recieve almond milk with your coffee. Highly recommended, but expect to wait to... More

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san luis obispo, ca
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98 reviews 98 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

I loved this place. Visiting San Diego, so first time. Everything from the hostess, service, food, presentation, ice tea refills, everything. It was packed on a Friday midmorning and it is a big place. Two of us shared the French toast and got a side of two eggs and bacon ($2.50 extra surprisingly inexpensive). Our friend got the blackberry pancakes.... More

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