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The Mission

2801 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92104
619-220-8992
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Ranked #23 of 3,981 restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $0 - $10
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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English first
Chula Vista, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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82 reviews 82 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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Denver. CO
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Great selection, quality, inventive food & service! It is centrally located in the Mission/Pacific Beach area.

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London, United Kingdom
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86 reviews 86 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We came here for breakfast, the food was very good and a decent price. Although I guess this may be fickle but it is disappointing that a place like this does not have free wifi. I also feel that even though we were there early and the restaurant was not full or people were waiting, that we were made to... More

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des moines
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

The portions are huge - split entrees so you can try more items. The gluten free bread is outstanding and makes wonderful, wonderful french toast. The gluten free club sandwich was also fantastic. Service was friendly and fast. Fun neighborhood very close to the zoo.

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Wilsonville, Oregon
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57 reviews 57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This renovated brewery/saloon is charming, and very popular. Once you see the menu (and other diner's orders coming from the kitchen), you'll understand why. Prepare to tarry, and to need a nap after eating.

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Ocean Park
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

I go early to avoid the rush and it works every time. It is nothing gourmet but a guaranteed good breakfast at a fair price

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Go to " The Mission" when visiting the San Diego area. I normally don't fall for the hype in tourest rags, but they were spot on about the mission. We visited the establishment in North Park, and from the moment we walked in, Frank recomments the Gingerbread Latte.. Watch out starbuck, they beat you on this one. Serve in a... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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64 reviews 64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

Super delicious, super fast and big portions. Cheap. Long line, but we sat at the bar so got in fast. Ate chorizo breakfast burrito and strawberry/banana pancakes. Fresh, gourmet and so good. We talked about it for a few days after. :) Note: Fresh squeezed OJ comes from a plastic jug with a label/UPC so really isn't fresh squeezed. Enjoy!

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San Fernando, Philippines
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52 reviews 52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

If you're looking for great value for your money, outstanding breakfast experience, rich fluffy pancakes and relatively short lines --this is the place! It is difficult to find a fault for this restaurant which is almost perfect. Food is nothing unforgettable but the entire experience, ambience and the friendliness of the staff made everything sweeter. If I have to pick... More

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