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Mission Cantina

$$ - $$$Mexican, Latin,
485 West St, Amherst, MA 01002-3320
+1 413-230-3580
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (5 reviews)
“enchiladas” (19 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
485 West St, Amherst, MA 01002-3320
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the best Mexican style restaurant in the area. I hate giving it a good review because now more people will go and it will be even busier. Seriously, it's worth the wait. The prices and portions are fair. They have local food and...More

Thank LindaCS1331
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

Checked out this little restaurant on the outskirts of Amherst. Must admit I’ve driven by this place many times without giving it a second thought. Well shake on me. I ordered the taco combo plate. 3 taco’s with rice and beans. Taco’s were shrimp, chicken...More

Thank dgouldd
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Passing through and hungry. Wife found this place online and we popped in randomly. It was a solid find. Everything from the food to the drinks were so good!

Thank Robin03448
Reviewed 6 October 2017

While it may always be crowded to the gills, ordering take-out will get you that good food regardless, and it's stupid good.

1  Thank Chris S
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Wow. I've been at this place before and loved it but the consistency of the food. Got the brunch special chilaquilaes, and it was some of the best Mexican I've ever had. Quick and delicious. What more do you want.

Thank Caper9
Reviewed 17 September 2017

We were a party of 4 and were not able to make a reservation which was understandable. Upon arrival, we were quoted a 30-40 minute wait so we went to the bar area where we found 3 seats by the window across from the bar....More

2  Thank rmvitz
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Great Mexican food that’s inexpensive. Popular with locals so there can be a wait, especially on weekends. (Reservations are accepted for large groups only.) Hint: Call in advance to ask how long the line is or get your order to go.

Thank UNCTraveler2019
Reviewed 15 September 2017

3 people recommended this place on our visit to Amherst and boy were they right! It's not fancy, in fact, it's a real dive, but some of the best food ever. From the queso that had sausage and veggies to the fish tacos, nothing was...More

Thank Neilmtl
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Made reservations for 7 people for weekend evening (good idea as it turned out to be packed); was advised of their res policy (15+ minutes late = no reservation). No problem with arrival, though lucky on parking (again,it was busy). It's dark, music played not...More

Thank bccouple
Reviewed 30 August 2017

No other Mexican Restaurant I1ve been in comes close to this one. Food is off the charts good. The décor is NOT fancy, but who the Hell cares when the food is this good.Amen.

Thank Tom L
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25 September 2016|
Response from bpiq | Reviewed this property |
Yes they only open early Saturday and Sunday. It's not really brunch but they will have a couple of breakfast type items on their menu
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$18
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Reservations, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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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