We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

The Mission Cantina

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
485 West St, Amherst, MA 01002-3320
+1 413-230-3580
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

106 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 105: English reviews
Florence, MA
Level Contributor
33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The food is great, the staff is friendly and the service is wonderful. The only underwhelming item I had was a house Margarita. It was not very good, not much tequila and was served in a large soda glass.

Thank Hamphoops12
New York, NY
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016 via mobile

The Mission Cantina is very unassuming from the outside, but once you walk inside you forget where you are! This place was totally packed but the service was still awesome. The food is probably some of the best Mexican I've ever had and the place is really cool on top of it all!

Thank time2travel3000
Level Contributor
48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

Mission Cantina is, by far, my favorite Mexican restaurant in Western Massachusetts. You can see why - as there are so many fantastic reviews! Therefore - of course I had to hire them for my wedding! We had 150 THRILLED guests! Even folks who knew of Mission Cantina - said the catering of my wedding outdid even the meals they... More 

Thank Judi G
Holyoke, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 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
Level Contributor
22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 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
Level Contributor
11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

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
Level Contributor
156 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016 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
Level Contributor
22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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
Level Contributor
371 reviews
247 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 219 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
Level Contributor
87 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 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

Travelers who viewed The Mission Cantina also viewed

Amherst, Hampshire County
Amherst, Hampshire County
Amherst, Hampshire County
Amherst, Hampshire County
Amherst, Hampshire County
Amherst, Hampshire County

Been to The Mission Cantina? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children
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: +1 413-230-3580

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of The Mission Cantina and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Amherst, Massachusetts

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from The Mission Cantina staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?