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The Mission

2801 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92104-2904
+1 619-220-8992
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (19 reviews)
“french toast” (61 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2801 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92104-2904
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

Food is really good, and worth the wait. It was very loud when we were here and it seemed to be very busy a lot of the time.

Thank Christina C
Reviewed 2 March 2018

We met our best friends for a 9 am breakfast. No reservations but we were seated quickly. When we left around 10:30 there were lots of folks waiting to get in. I had a very good and huge portion of steak hash and eggs. The...More

Thank Burnie D
Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

Found this place through Google search. We wanted someplace different, and this was it. First coffee latte was great. Try the Tamales, excellent. We ordered a side of pancakes, with fruit, and they were outstanding. Service was quick, food was fresh,and prices were not ridiculous.

Thank Jim G
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

We had a very enjoyable Mexican Brunch, All the dishes were very tasteful and the favors were great . Each dish could be shared by two person. Recommended dishes , Papas Chorizo, Papas Loco & Egg, Breakfast Tamales and Mission French Toast The staff provided...More

Thank Hussain18818
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Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Good service, great food. Crowded but we didn't had to wait too long. People was very nice! The french toast were delicious same as the coffee.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 23 October 2017

After visiting this restaurant for years when I lived in San Diego, it is always the first place I return to when I visit. The food is delicious. It doesn't matter what you order because it is all amazing. Due to the food being so...More

Thank ridleysmythe
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Be warned that if you want things like real maple syrup, you'll have to pay extra. For a company that specializes in "simple, healthy, tasty" food, this is disappointing. But if you're willing to pay extra for what should be standard, you'll love these restaurants.

Thank JanKnee
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Was visiting my brother, who lives in SD, and he took me here for breakfast. It was the best breakfast I had in SD over my week stay! We had one of their speciality breakfasts - forget the name - that comes sausage or steak...More

Thank amillerd
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Went during a busy weekend lunch time. There was a pretty decent line but once seated, we were greeted by a friendly server. The wait for our food felt like an eternity as other people seated after us finished their meals before ours ever showed...More

Thank Daren W
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Caught up with an old friend for lunch here on a Wednesday. I had the house quesadilla - very tasty! My friend had papas con chorizo (soy) and it was also great - full flavored. Most definitely worth a visit.

Thank mikeyadvises
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2801 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92104-2904
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-220-8992
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