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Alto Cinco

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526 Westcott St, Syracuse, NY 13210-2549
8:00 am - 1:30 am
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 1:30 am
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 1:30 am
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Tucson, Arizona
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59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Soup, do you want delicious soups?! On a cool Tuesday afternoon we enjoyed the BEST Vegetarian Black Bean and Seasonal Gazpacho soups, with sides of cornbread - yummy! "Sopa Del Dia" aka "Soup of the Day" never disappoints either. Entrees' selections are good, and what a comfortable cozy clean establishment- we enjoyed it and people watched as we savored our... More 

Thank Mac776
Syracuse, United States
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Since moving to syracuse, alto quickly became, and remains, a strong favorite. Delicious guac, big burritos, perfect quesadillas, and the best catfish. Great value and cool vibe. Good and unique wine and beer selection.

Thank Lynn C
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was visiting Syracuse and a friend and I ended up here. Wow. I ordered chicken tacos and they were the best tacos I have ever eaten! They shred the chicken so it was so pleasant to eat (hard to explain) but it was all so delish. My friend had the California burrito and she was having an orgasm over... More 

Thank WiryGal
West Orange, New Jersey
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296 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited son from out of town. Came here for dinner. Restaurant was busy on a Friday night. Arrived at 9 and waited nearly 40 minutes to be seated. There is a bar you can wait until served. Initially, we ordered chips and salsa ($5). The salsa came out as thick chopped tomatoes and did not look like typical salsa. We... More 

Thank Norjeff2
Cincinnatus, New York
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47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After sitting through an 8 hour meeting, the remaining attendees needed a nice dinner in downtown Syracuse. Locals directed to Alto Cinco. The menu covers everything from bar food andVegan, to meet eaters delights. The food was nicely prepared and the servers were efficient and friendly. The atmosphere is casual. I will be back.

Thank Bigarym
Baldwinsville, New York
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58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was looking for a "tipico" Mexican restaurant-- a place that had chorizo, carnitas, and menudo on the menu-- but that wasn't Alto Cinco. HOWEVER, their Chili Rellenos were delicious-- cooked in a traditional egg batter and smothered with an rich, red sauce. Their black beans, rice, and salad sides were also very tasty. Sitting at our sidewalk table with... More 

Thank Jim Y
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great brunch at Alto Cinco. The restaurant had a lot of good vegetarian options, fresh food, and a dog friendly patio. The portions were generous. We really enjoyed our time there with friends.

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Albany, New York
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile

My family had a Mexican restaurant for years and I go here on average twice a month to fix my cravings! Great calamari and margaritas and always pleasant service

Thank chugger_11
Syracuse, New York
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113 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

The food is fantastic and fresh, and also very vegetarian-friendly. It is a little pricey but worth it for the giant portion sizes. There are generally pretty long wait times so in the past we have often just ordered takeout rather than waiting for a table.

Thank hlawlor24
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

I really want to like this restaurant as it is walking distance from my house but they make it difficult. The food is always lukewarm and somewhat pricey. On my last visit the waiter was unfriendly, inattentive and condescending.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 1:30 am
8:00 am - 1:30 am
8:00 am - 1:30 am
8:00 am - 1:30 am
8:00 am - 1:30 am
8:00 am - 1:30 am
11:00 am - 1:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 526 Westcott St, Syracuse, NY 13210-2549
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Syracuse
  • Phone Number: 315-472-3633

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