Mission Dupont

4.4
355 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
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  • Happy Hour
  • Casual
  • Good for Groups
Bienvenidos! Known for our spacious patio, daily happy hour, weekend bottomless brunch and multiple private event spaces, Mission is a restaurant and bar located in Dupont Circle steps from the Metro station. Located in a large renovated turn of the century townhouse, Mission’s features includes brick walls, antique sconces, reclaimed wood ceilings and a large main bar with a glass atrium ceiling. The menu includes Mexican cuisine with favorites like enchiladas, ten different kinds of tacos, elote loco and taquitos, as well as delicious margaritas.

Please note that patio tables are sat on a first come basis and are not available for advanced reservations.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mexican, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Mexican / Southwestern
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Hours of operation
Monday - Wednesday: 5 pm - midnight
Thursday - 4pm-1am
Friday: 4 pm - 3am
Saturday: 11 am - 3 am
Sunday: 11 am - midnight
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Phone number
(202) 525-2010
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Q St NW
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Parking details
Parking is available on Hillyer St. 20th St, Connecticut Ave and the surrounding neighborhoods
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Public transit
Dupont Circle Metro Station (Connecticut Ave & Q St)
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 hours ago
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 2

We were sat upstairs which had a bar that had a company event going that was suppose to be over at 7pm but the party extended during our dinner . Folks were very loud we could barely hold nor hear ourselves at our own table .

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c
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Great food and buzzing place, but noisy and young (only a bad thing if you’re not noisy and old!)

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LA
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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JL
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Incredibly noisy (college night) but worth it in food quality

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KN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

Delicious but WAY too loud. Wild bar scene makes everyone else in restaurant scream to be heard.

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OT
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

The restaurant was okay. If I could give the chef a piece of advice it would be on any taco made with a corn tortilla, use two tortillas so WHEN the first tortilla gets soaked thru, the customer doesn’t have to struggle to eat a soaked mess that’s falling apart!

The food over all was moderately good, nothing special. Your really paying for atmosphere, which is a 3 out of 5 itself. I wouldn’t really come back, there are tons of better options out their!

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

If you want a quieter experience, request a table outside

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OT
Washington DC
60 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Good Group Brunch

Came here for group brunch for friends. Did bottomless because wanted something different than mimosas. They use decent tequila (el Jimador) in margaritas which is a plus. I always think drinks can be stronger. After about 30 minutes with no food/drinks, the pitchers of margaritas started flowing and we didn't have to wait for refills. Could give more chips with the salsa and guacomole. My french toast was plentiful and very good. Little headache with the bill but they made up for it with house round of shots.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Delicious burrito and all you can eat salsa! Quite loud inside but that’s because the place is such a hit!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Good date, super loud

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R
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Saw this under the Mexican category with seats for the time my friend and I wanted to meet for dinner, so I made a reservation. It’s right off the DuPont metro (literally steps), has a cool outdoor seating area with string lights, and the food was all so fresh, flavorful, and filling! Am looking forward to returning.

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AS
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

The service was good, but the restaurant was SO LOUD. It's the loudest restaurant I've been to in D.C. My food was good but not hot. I wouldn't go back.

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LW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food at Mission was amazing. We loved the Elotes. My husband said it was his favorite dish while we were visiting DC. The staff were very friendly and the food was fantastic!

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OT
San Diego
35 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great and unique Mex food. We live in San Diego which has some great Mex restaurants. This place has different dishes and sides that made it very enjoyable.

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k
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mission was great! My friends and I had been looking forward to dining on their patio and it did not disappoint! The margaritas and tacos were great and the atmosphere was amazing!

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s
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Service was quick and accurate, our server was friendly, and the food was great. A regular spot for me.

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ZM
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply one of the best restaurants offering Mexican cuisine in NW DC. High quality food and great drinks. The sangria at Mission is a must-try

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BJ
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Great for brunch ... the bottomless bloodys, margs an mimosas with an included entree for 35 dollars is a great deal. Only issue. The food was bland. EVERYTHING needed salt

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RC
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 2

Food was great, service was terrible. We weren’t able to reap the benefits of our bottomless brunch since we couldn’t get anyone to refill our drinks.

The margs are also pretty terrible. I’d stick with the mimosas if you’re there for brunch.

Lastly, we opted to sit at the bar even though we had a reservation because the dining room was just too loud. Felt like I was in a frat house.

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GM
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

Booked 4 days ahead, but no table available due to “over-booking”. When we were finally sat, it took ~15-20 minutes between each visit from the server. The food was great, but I was terribly disappointed in the service from the hosting staff to the waiter.

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OP
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

The place was cool and had a ton of young people. Our server left us for 25 minutes so we decided to grab the check and eat elsewhere. The chips and salsa to start were good

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OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was great, but the nose level from a happy hour or event at the bar was extremely loud with people encroaching into our space at our table from the bar. The food and service were great though.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The elote loco is awesome!!!

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PB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

There is a horrible smell inside. It smells like mildew, if you still want to try... sit outside in the patio area.

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CH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food and service were very good. Unfortunately, he tables inside we’re a little too close, so it felt like we were on a date with the family next to us. If you’re looking for some privacy while getting to know someone, this might not be your first choice. If you’re looking for a good meal, though, strong recommend.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

So loud. So hot. So terrible.

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AM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

I've been to Mission for dinner and happy hour before, but this was my first experience with brunch. I had been warned about the bottomless margaritas - but I figured if I was careful I'd be okay. First of all, the margaritas are WAY too sweet. I even had our waiter bring a bottle of seltzer to mix with them and they were still crazy sweet. I ordered the breakfast fajitas which were recommended by our waiter - but he didn't tell me that switching the protein would also eliminate the eggs. Also, I found that neither the protein or the veggies had that great char that's supposed to come with fajitas, so honestly they weren't good. Neither was the unlimited guac, which we never asked to refill. And returning to the sweetness of the margs, I've never had such a bad same-day hangover in my life. Woof.

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FF
Washington DC
488 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Was in the mood for Mexican food after seeing a couple cooking shows featuring tacos and burritos. Got an outside table so I could listen to the Orioles game on my Sony Walkman. The spicy corn cob was delicious, but the nachos a bit dull. Service was friendly but a little slow.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Poor service. Hostess seated us in dark, empty area that looks more like a barren basement than the trendy photos online. Asked to be moved and all of a sudden no seats available even though we clearly saw empty tables. Decided to sit at bar. Bartender only paid attention to the men. Happy hour ended because she didn’t notice us trying to get her attention for half an hour.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I've never had a bad experience at mission! Aside from being one of the best brunch deals, The atmosphere and service is amazing. They've always been so accommodating and eager to make sure i have a great experience!

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j
Orlando
32 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely loved this place! Pitchers of margaritas was a hit! Great quality all around. Great vibe and super accommodating. My daughter decided to join us at the last minute and the hostess made room for her at our table❤️ Make reservations.

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CJ
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food, friendly service, great decor. Definitely energetic at dinner time, even mid-week. I had thought nachos had a pretty small range of quality, but I had the nachos with chicken and it was OUTSTANDING. Flavorful, balanced, fresh. Highly recommended.

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h
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Party of 7, group of friends who meet at a conference once a year. We can be loud, but we fit right into the vibe of Mission. Great margarita and the tacos were made with fresh ingredients and VERY tasty. We got in and out in a little over an hour - had to make an evening plenary session. Make a reservation and they'll have the table set and ready to go for you.

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BC
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

Came here because a friend suggested that this was a good get together for CC sips. When I came in, even though I had reservations, it was sort of empty and was able to be seated immediately near the windows on a picnic table.

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LR
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

My daughter and I love this place. We are from Cincinnati and it was recommended to us by our hotel in Feb 2017. We could not wait to go back when we visited this June.

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G
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

The food quality simply does not match the price. $70 for two orders of nearly inedible taco platters and 2 basic drinks? Not okay.

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good margaritas- not too sweet. And great nachos - I wish that I had more steak on them though

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good shrimp tacos

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 1

Was very loud, very busy. Service was sporadic but wouldn’t prevent me from coming back. Been here many times, it was just not as good service and ambience wise this time.

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B
Washington DC
57 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Duck leg confit Fajitas were great and ample but tortillas were thin & dry. Server never came back to ask if we needed more.

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