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“Go, Go, Go”
Review of The Mission

The Mission
Ranked #265 of 4,773 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $10
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Level 5 Contributor
77 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
“Go, Go, Go”
Reviewed November 5, 2013 via mobile

Go to " The Mission" when visiting the San Diego area. I normally don't fall for the hype in tourest rags, but they were spot on about the mission. We visited the establishment in North Park, and from the moment we walked in, Frank recomments the Gingerbread Latte.. Watch out starbuck, they beat you on this one. Serve in a pint glass, it was the perfect temperature, color, and frothiness. It tasted pretty darn good as well.
For breakfast, my wife had the franch toast. Perfectly done and a huge portion. I had the roast beef hash and eggs. Sooooo good. The rosemary toast with their homemade jelly was simply delicious. The potatos were perfectly cooked and the best I ever had as they were seasoned perfectly.
Hands down, simply one of the best, if not the best, breakfasts to be had in San Diego.

Should you try "The Mission?" Just look at the picture and judge for yourself.

Thank travelinggolfer757
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Salt Lake City, Utah
Level 5 Contributor
94 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“BRAVO! Don't miss this one!”
Reviewed September 26, 2013

Super delicious, super fast and big portions. Cheap. Long line, but we sat at the bar so got in fast. Ate chorizo breakfast burrito and strawberry/banana pancakes. Fresh, gourmet and so good. We talked about it for a few days after. :) Note: Fresh squeezed OJ comes from a plastic jug with a label/UPC so really isn't fresh squeezed. Enjoy!

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank SpencerClan
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San Fernando, Philippines
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Probably one of the best breakfast places in the USA”
Reviewed September 5, 2013

If you're looking for great value for your money, outstanding breakfast experience, rich fluffy pancakes and relatively short lines --this is the place! It is difficult to find a fault for this restaurant which is almost perfect. Food is nothing unforgettable but the entire experience, ambience and the friendliness of the staff made everything sweeter. If I have to pick on something that would be parking. It was difficult to find parking, but is that not the case for any good restaurant?

  • Visited February 2013
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1 Thank JC C
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Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Enormous servings of pancakes!”
Reviewed August 23, 2013 via mobile

Good pancakes of various kinds and you certainly get enough with three, dinner plate sized cakes. And good, strong coffee to wash them down. Kind of loud but the service and overall experience were good.

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank stpeters
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North Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
177 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Unique and Wonderful”
Reviewed August 16, 2013

We wanted to have breakfast before visiting the San Diego Zoo. We read a positive review on The Mission and thought we would try it. What a great choice! This is not your normal breakfast cafe or restaurant. It is a busy, crazy, neighborly, wonderful place. It is rather loud, lively, fun, and the breakfasts are to die for. Gratefully, we got there about 7:45 on a Sunday morning; by 8:00 the place was full; by 8:30, the lines were long. And I know why: the coffee is freshly ground and brewed, the teas were great, the french toast was the best I have eaten, and the blueberry pancakes could not have been better. We arrived, stayed and left really happy.

Visited July 2013
Thank orth1
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