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Alto Cinco

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
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526 Westcott St, Syracuse, NY 13210-2549
+1 315-472-3633
08:00 - 01:30
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 01:30
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 01:30
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Kingston, Ontario, Canada
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217 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great find in downtown Syracuse. Eclectic decor. Great tacos and burritos. Local draft beer and today - Monday $5 margaritas. Rachel took really good care of us.

Thank Tom H
Level Contributor
11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Traveling as Vegan's and Vegetarians, on the very rare occasions we eat out, we are always looking for an eating experience that blends the very best of seasonality, freshness, healthy options, creativity and value for money. Alto Cinco ticks all the boxes. We turned up on a Tuesday night at 745 pm without a reservation and the place was packed... More 

1 Thank Lali George K
Colts Neck, New Jersey
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

We chose this restaurant based on the great reviews it received on TripAdvisor. Our night did not go as well as we had hoped. I chalk it up to growing pains. They have grown more popular than their capacity in space and service. Despite having a new online resy service, they are still juggling how to manage reservations and walk... More 

1 Thank mch32
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86 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Ate here with my boyfriend, their guacamole and chips were incredible. That was so filling alone. They have an awesome Mexican pizza too. Bartender was nice but he'd remove things and didn't ask first. Always ask before removing anyone's dish(es). Something for everyone on the menu. They have a small bar, more craft beer on tap.

Thank OnondagaHill
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

If you are a vegetarian yet love Mexican food this is the place to come. For your carnivore friends they do serve the best chicken enchilada I have ever had.

Thank James H
Manlius, New York
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Alto Cinco is a great place for good food and drinks. It is still small even though they expanded, so sometimes you must stand and wait. Their selections of foods and wines are good and their beers are fair. While the foods and wines are Gluten Free in many cases, the beers are not. Plan to spend some time when... More 

Thank DrRalph K
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Catfish tacos are excellent. Several of my vegan friends also swear by this place. Order a margarita; They used fresh squeezed juices and you won't be disappointed.

1 Thank Elizabeth G
Syracuse, New York
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

I made a reservation on their website for 6:00pm. When my guest and I got there we were told it would be another 10-15 minutes before a table was ready for us. At 7:15 THEY STILL HAD NOT SEATED US. There were three other groups there that also had reservations and had been waiting for over an hour and a... More 

1 Thank Veronica P
Syracuse, New York
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Predominantly Tex/Mex with great service and varied menu. Great bar as well. Lobster Tacos TDF. Large seating and very popular

2 Thank dayseezr
Baltimore, Maryland
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

This is one of my favorite places ever! The catfish burrito 🌯 is just perfect. The salsa is super fresh. And the guacamole is out of this world. All in all I really love this place and go whenever I'm in Syracuse.

1 Thank blfitch529

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:30
08:00 - 01:30
08:00 - 01:30
08:00 - 01:30
08:00 - 01:30
08:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 526 Westcott St, Syracuse, NY 13210-2549
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Syracuse
  • Phone Number: +1 315-472-3633

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?