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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
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16:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 16:00 - 22:00
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New York, NY
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Mission Cantina is very unassuming from the outside, but once you walk inside you forget where you are! This place was totally packed but the service was still awesome. The food is probably some of the best Mexican I've ever had and the place is really cool on top of it all!

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Thank time2travel3000
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48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Mission Cantina is, by far, my favorite Mexican restaurant in Western Massachusetts. You can see why - as there are so many fantastic reviews! Therefore - of course I had to hire them for my wedding! We had 150 THRILLED guests! Even folks who knew of Mission Cantina - said the catering of my wedding outdid even the meals they... More 

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Thank Judi G
Holyoke, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Wanted to watch the Pat's game so sat at the bar to have dinner. Very personable bartender, but not intrusive, excellent strong margaritas and stellar food as always. Have been here dozens of times, and it's still our favorite casual place in Western Mass, and unmatched for Mexican. We've learned over the years to come early regardless of the day... More 

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Thank sofismon
Pompano Beach, Florida
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

The atmosphere is nice and festive, good drinks like margaritas along with a variety of very good Mexican food.

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Thank wptchaser
Westmoreland, New Hampshire
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I Always look forward to a visit to the Mission. Pleasant surroundings great staff and service and great beer selection what could be better

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Thank Dropthepuck65
Amherst, Massachusetts
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156 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Open for brunch. Suggest Trip Advisor asks for a schedule update from Mission Cantina. It's a really good brunch & people will want to know.

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Thank Wolfspark
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

This place is the spot for casual Mexican food and drink. If you want to order like a seasoned local, try the jalapeño margarita and fish tacos. Start with the queso clanco- it's your sausage and cheese dream pony on a salty chip. This place draws a crowd so don't be surprised by a long wait if you come after... More 

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Thank Lauren S
Leverett, MA
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371 reviews
247 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

This is a friendly, trendy Mexican restaurant. The food is very good. There is a selection of about a half dozen margaritas. There is a house standard, which is good. There is something called roughly Classic that is similarly good if a bit more sophisticated in its ingredients. We stopped by in the late afternoon (about 5 PM) and immediately... More 

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Thank BobHLeverett
Amherst, Massachusetts
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85 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

The food here is fantastic. I love the fish tacos, but I also enjoy getting a big Burrito. I eat half at the restaurant, then bring the other half home. Re-heated in the oven it is just as good.

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Thank Conniefay
Cumberland, Rhode Island
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60 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

I went here with my family and parents. This was our first time. The menu was a bit limited, but the food was awesome. I had a burrito, plus some of my kids' quesadilla. It was probably the best quesadilla I've ever had. Our server was friendly and attentive. I can see this place being popular with locals and the... More 

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Thank Matthew C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
16:00 - 22:00
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?