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 Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mission Beach
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
3795 Mission Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92109
+1 858-488-9060
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

407 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 387: English reviews
Level Contributor
32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had some great Mexican food for brunch. The service was great. This place is often busy, and you may have a little wait. But it is worth it. Good value for money.

Thank Mark H
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There serve a good selection of coffees including an interesting concoction called the Vincent Vega - coke,coffee,espresso and something else. I didn't care for it much but my wife enjoyed it. The Mexican mocha was top notch. Food was plentiful, served well and very good. Blueberry cornmeal pancakes, French toast were both very good.

Thank Aaron L
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very popular local breakfast place....luckily we only had a short wait and the food was really delicious.

Thank Mkdoyle
Level Contributor
146 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Decided to try a new restaurant while in Mission Beach and picked The Mission - boy we were not disappointed - I knew it would be good because there is always a line to get into the restaurant - we will definitely be returning to this establishment when we are back in the area - this is a keeper...

Thank TripGal63
Level Contributor
108 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hot steaming Mexican chocolate drink with chicken sausage , scrambled , rosemary bread and potatoes. Partner had french toast - nothing special. Fruit smoothie was also watery. Diner itself was a nice setting. Server was attentive. Whipped butter was an afterthought.

Thank KoolKat001
Denver, Colorado
Level Contributor
13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Read tons of great reviews about this place, so tried it with two kiddos , wife , and father in law. Arrived to a 30 min wait, to understandable around a holiday. I can't figure out the waitstaff, as only way to describe them is alternative, generally aloof with spirts of intense interest and kindness. Kids ordered pancakes, which were... More 

Thank bostontodd74
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took 3 adults and three kids under age 5 for brunch. Love this place! Fresh, creative and strong sized portions. Really friendly staff. I understand why it's so popular. Kids loved the pancakes. I had an awesome grilled Chicken salad.

Thank Whr53022
Level Contributor
24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent food and service. Breakfast served all day. Must time your visit, can be a little wait since it is so popular. Early morning or afternoon is best. Service persons and very helpful and couteous. Went three times during the week visiting, never disappointed.

Thank RetiredgolferOlympia
Olympia, Washington
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food! Very fresh and extensive gluten-free menu. Best Chilaquiles we've had. We will be back next trip.

Thank Chris56781234
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

Though staying at a very nice hotel nearby we found that this plce beat it hands down for breakfast and brunch. Great choices, speedy friendly service and they were happy to deal with food allergies. Certainly worth a visit, pity they dont do evening meals.

1 Thank Geoffrey N

Travelers who viewed The Mission Restaurant also viewed

La Jolla, San Diego
San Diego, CA

Been to The Mission Restaurant? 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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3795 Mission Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92109
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Mission Beach
  • Neighborhood: Mission Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 858-488-9060

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Mission Restaurant 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?