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The Mission Cantina

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
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485 West St, Amherst, MA 01002-3320
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Holyoke, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Wanted to watch the Pat's game so sat at the bar to have dinner. Very personable bartender, but not intrusive, excellent strong margaritas and stellar food as always. Have been here dozens of times, and it's still our favorite casual place in Western Mass, and unmatched for Mexican. We've learned over the years to come early regardless of the day... More 

Thank sofismon
Pompano Beach, Florida
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The atmosphere is nice and festive, good drinks like margaritas along with a variety of very good Mexican food.

Thank wptchaser
Westmoreland, New Hampshire
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I Always look forward to a visit to the Mission. Pleasant surroundings great staff and service and great beer selection what could be better

Thank Dropthepuck65
Amherst, Massachusetts
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150 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Open for brunch. Suggest Trip Advisor asks for a schedule update from Mission Cantina. It's a really good brunch & people will want to know.

Thank Wolfspark
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

This place is the spot for casual Mexican food and drink. If you want to order like a seasoned local, try the jalapeño margarita and fish tacos. Start with the queso clanco- it's your sausage and cheese dream pony on a salty chip. This place draws a crowd so don't be surprised by a long wait if you come after... More 

Thank Lauren S
Leverett, MA
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365 reviews
241 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

This is a friendly, trendy Mexican restaurant. The food is very good. There is a selection of about a half dozen margaritas. There is a house standard, which is good. There is something called roughly Classic that is similarly good if a bit more sophisticated in its ingredients. We stopped by in the late afternoon (about 5 PM) and immediately... More 

Thank BobHLeverett
Amherst, Massachusetts
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85 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

The food here is fantastic. I love the fish tacos, but I also enjoy getting a big Burrito. I eat half at the restaurant, then bring the other half home. Re-heated in the oven it is just as good.

Thank Conniefay
Cumberland, Rhode Island
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60 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

I went here with my family and parents. This was our first time. The menu was a bit limited, but the food was awesome. I had a burrito, plus some of my kids' quesadilla. It was probably the best quesadilla I've ever had. Our server was friendly and attentive. I can see this place being popular with locals and the... More 

Thank Matthew C
South Hadley, Massachusetts
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

Visited Mission Cantina in Amherst this morning. They had an option for brunch specials or the lunch menu. We arrived 10 minutes before they opened because we know how busy the place gets. 1st there👍. 4 of us ordered the enchiladas and 1 burrito. Great tasting all the way around. Their food is really some of freshest and best tasting... More 

Thank bpiq
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

Great, fresh, authentic Mexican food. The carnitas tacos are amazing! Great service. Good drinks. Worth the ever present line for a table.

Thank Laurie R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Bar scene
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 485 West St, Amherst, MA 01002-3320
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Hampshire County  >  Amherst
  • Phone Number: 413-230-3580

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?