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2801 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92104
619-220-8992
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Ranked #35 of 4,121 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $10
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
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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
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 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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Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

When we first arrived I was a little nervous. It was 2:00 pm and the place was almost empty. The menu looked primarily like breakfast items. One small page of lunch items. We ordered steak quesadillas with black beans, fabulous, best I've ever had! Wish we were in San Diego another day, I would try out the breakfast as well!

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San Francisco, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We always go to The Mission in North Park for breakfast at least once when we're in San Diego. The menu has both traditional and southwest flavors for breakfast and lunch. The Mission Rosemary and the Roast Beef Hash and Eggs are favorites. Recommend!!

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San Diego, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

I'm a regular of the mission for a few years now, great breakfast/lunch place, on weekends can take a while to get a table but it's worth it, the mission French toast a must have, their soy chorizo is also really good! A place to eat while visiting, family and friends, casual and friendly service.

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Additional Information about The Mission

Address: 2801 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92104
Phone Number: 619-220-8992
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
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
Average Prices: USD 0 - 10
Cuisine: Mexican

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