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The Mission Cantina

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$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
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485 West St, Amherst, MA 01002-3320
+1 413-230-3580
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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016

Whenever I'm in the area, I make it a point to stop at Mission Cantina - I can be somewhat of a Tex/Mex food snob, and the food here always delivers. Freshest best prepared Mexican this side of the Rio Grande, and the Margaritas never disappoint. While on the topic of worth the wait, it is not just about seating,... More 

Thank Mark H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016

The food is so good here, fish and delicious. It is very popular and crowded. Try the. For .unchnorntake out. Or else you might. E airing of a table for a longtime.

Thank Judith G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2016

It can be difficult to get a table but I find the wait is worth it. There services is always good. The food is fresh and I love the three salsa. I wish they would were in a place where they could expand or have outside seating in the summer

Thank StephanieV2
Watford City, North Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2016

Had to wait in line for almost an hour. But, it was worth the wait. Great Mexican Cuisine. Great Margarita's. The atmosphere was noisy, crowded, bustling, and full of life. It was electric hanging out here. Great portions of food. We left with lots of leftovers. A must visit place.

Thank Bruce N
Granby, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2016

After several times trying to have dinner at The Mission Cantina we finally succeeded Friday night. We arrived early as the place is always crowded. We were seated right away and the waitress arrived asking us if we would like to start the night off with cocktails. I had a grilled pineapple margarita ,which was delish! The regular margaritas were... More 

Thank Patricia G
Amherst, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2016 via mobile

You have to go! They are busy because the food is very good. It's like a neighborhood pub & a great Mexican restuarant. Rare find!

Thank Wolfspark
Norwalk, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2016

This a cool restaurant. Very popular, so get there early. The line moved fast. Good service and the tacos were delicious. Each taco was packed with flavor. Most mexican restaurants give you free chips and salsa for the table. This place does not. Also, I thought the salsas could have had more flavor and a bit of heat would be... More 

Thank glennrr
Easthampton, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2015

Website indicates that they are open for lunch at 11:30 Mon-Fri. We arrived at 11:45 to find that they were not open. They should correct their hours on the website!

1 Thank rola733
Amherst, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2015

I was grossed out at the thought of fish tacos. Where's the beef?, one might ask. Boy was I wrong. This place makes you want to chant: fish! Fish! Fish! like a bunch of frat boys who root for the Marlins. Wash down the fish tacos with a nice Marguerita vintage '15 and she'll say yes to date #2.

Thank g0ldengut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2015 via mobile

What a great spot for lunch any day but helped make my birthday special. Loved the guacamole. Super Yummy enchiladas and a great on request ginger cilantro margarita. YuYummy Enchiladas

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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, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
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

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