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“Great Food and Drinks”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Mission Taco Joint

Mission Taco Joint
Ranked #39 of 2,881 Restaurants in Saint Louis
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $12
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern, Bar
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Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Bar scene, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Servin' up Mexi-Cali street food, craft cocktails and local beer in the Delmar Loop.
Mesa, Arizona
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9 reviews
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“Great Food and Drinks”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I visited Mission Taco late Saturday evening and there were a few folks there. We sat at the bar the the masterful bartender made an amazing chocolate martini and Manhattan. The service was excellent! A few days later, we visited for lunch and the food was very good. Not a luxe place but a comfortable place with a good attempt to have a San Francisco vibe.

Visited December 2013
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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177 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Funky delicious Tacos in the University City Loop”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2014

I have been attempting to come here for awhile and finally made it---great decision! Tried several different tacos-fish, carne assada and chicken. Others had the burritos. We all voted yes for this place. Very cool place in one of St. Louis' funkier neighborhoods-the University City loop-eclectic, cool clientele and good service. Food is excellent. Since it was a Sunday night didn't do any drinking but the beverage selection (beers etc) looks great.

  • Visited January 2014
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Alton, Illinois
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173 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Favorite Place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2014

This has turned into our favorite place for a causal meal. The food is excellent, as is the wait staff. The carne asada fries are sinfully good.

Visited January 2014
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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293 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Can't wait to go back!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2014

Found a new place to go when I visit STL!

I loved everything I ordered here. Well, I didn't love the crab taquitos, but they were "good." The carne asada fries alone would make me come back.

I got the sweet potato & chorizo and the beef brisket birria tacos. Loved the contents of the taco and sauces.

The street corn "off the cob" was delicious too!

We ended with churros and those simply tasted like churros, nothing out of the ordinary. I'd probably skip them next time and have another app or taco!

Our service was excellent. The price could be better...it felt like CA prices.

Can't wait to go back next time and try some other dishes!

  • Visited November 2013
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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368 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
“The pinnacle of comfort food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2014

This is a relatively new restaurant, just rated by the Post-Dispatch as being one of the best new restaurants in town (#6). Its location is perfect, in the popular Delmar Loop area of University City. This is a great area for walking, window-shopping, and (especially) eating! There are many excellent dining options here, but this might be the very best (and that is saying a lot). The place is a crowded restaurant with a lively bar scene. The cuisine is casual Mexican, sandwiches, burritos, and (obviously!) tacos. Our group has 5 people, presenting 3 generations, age 24-85. We all loved this place! This place definitely specializes in comfort food (though veggie options are available, they often feature cheese). The tacos were excellent, though small. They only cost 2.75-4 per taco, so be sure to get 2 or more! The fish tacos were very good. Burritos are quite large (I loved the South Beach burrito). The mushroom appetizer was the runaway favorite at my table, absolutely delicious! Churros for dessert were very nice, though they came to our table VERY hot. Prices are quite reasonable, and service was very good. In sum, with great location, great atmosphere, great food, nice prices, and good staff, what's not to like? Try it and I do not think you will be disappointed.

  • Visited January 2014
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