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The Mission

2801 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92104
619-220-8992
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Ranked #23 of 4,067 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $10
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 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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San Diego, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

It's worth going here for just the coffee, it's all from cafe Moto which is a very good coffee distributer here in San Diego. The food is OK, it's above average, reasonably priced, and large potions, but not exactly breath taking by any means. The service is always great, I really do like all the folks that work there. Worth... More

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Basel, Schweiz
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The wait was more than 30mins on that saturday morning - but the quality of food was worth every minute wait! By far the best breakie / lunch we had in the US ever.

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Houston
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62 reviews 62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

This is a favorite place for us when we visit Mission Beach. We only go for breakfast, so I cannot comment on lunch. Everything we have eaten is delicious. Banana pancakes, French toast, breakfast burrito, egg quesadillas, coffee, egg whites, bacon-- all were great. Get there early, or you will be waiting outside.

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San Diego, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Tried this place last week and it was good. They get pretty busy so plan to get there early or plan for a wait. Overall service and food were pretty good. We loved the extensive menu for just the coffee alone. Many different choices to pick from. I tried the chicken sausage and eggs and it was pretty good. The... More

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Tehachapi
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77 reviews 77 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I escaped from a conference based at the Crowne Plaza in Mission Valley to this gem based on a ten best breakfasts in San Diego. So many interesting choices...I went with a breakfast quesadilla; so good! Black beans on the side, a little dollop of sour cream, fresh cilantro, a cup of just spicy enough salsa...near perfect. Great service, good... More

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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46 reviews 46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We chose this cafe because of its name. We were going on a mission trip to Mexico, and it seemed like a good idea to start at the Mission cafe that day. What a wonderful beginning of the trip! We remembered that breakfast all the time we were in Mexico. The food was perfectly made. The coffee was wonderful. The... More

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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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