Mission Dupont

4.6
686 Reviews
$30 and under
Tex-Mex
Known for our spacious patio, daily happy hour, weekend 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 Tex-Mex cuisine with favorites like tacos, sliders, quesadillas and nachos, as well as delicious margaritas.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 686 people are saying
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4.4
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4.4
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MattB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks - really enjoyed Mission. Our first time there and it couldn’t have been better.

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Diwakar
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and nice ambience. Would definitely recommend this place.

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AgnesG
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

SUCH a nice place. Was quite crowded especially for brunch so making a reservation was necessary. The food was great, the pitcher of mimosa was plenty, our server was nice- nothing but good things to say!

KF
KenyaF
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I enjoyed the atmosphere and the food. I wish more options were available. Our server was good but not as attentive as I thought she should be. They were, however, extremely busy. We had a good time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Waitress was excellent, fast service. Food was ok.

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Knong
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ordered the waffle fries and they were insanely delicious! Enchiladas were straightforward and yummy. Great drinks, great service. Wonderful eating outside. Overall fantastic dinner spot!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

The service took forever and the food was very tasteless

OT
OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food1service4ambience5

I ordered the Chile wings. They were a little undercooked. Presentation was nice.

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LayanS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

We were really looking forward to trying this restaurant but our experience wasn't the best. Our server wasn't very nice and we had asked to have our appetizers brought before our main courses, but she disregarded that and brought everything at the same time. The food was mediocre and didn't make up for the bad service. We won't be coming back.

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AmyPalm
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was so great and the food was amazing!!

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Diner
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

While the outside is nice under the stars, the tables are plastic and cutlery is plastic in a plastic wrap. Took a while to get the sparkling wine I ordered and it was bad quality. Music was loud and not great. The person I was with said she would recommend it. I personally would not go back. The servers are super nice.

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vipADayatTheTrack
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Location location location saved the day for this restaurant. Well location and great service. Food very average and drinks were horrible.

Great vibe, great location, great service… Don’t come hungry.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lily was a great waitress!

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Jasmine
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very lively place. We had a reservation, but it still took us awhile to get seated so they gave us free tequila shots. The drinks and food are ready good. However, on a holiday or weekend it’s quite loud inside due to conversation and music. So, be prepared to shout across the table like you’re at the club basically.

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Jenny
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience2

They sat us outside with no heat when our table was supposed to be inside, the waiter took forever to come

JC
vipJCCab
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

You don’t go here for great Mexican food. Definitely mediocre at best. Food was tasteless we had to ask for hot sauce. Guac tasted old - inedible

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ArielleG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Service and food was great! Not sure why they are using plastic knives, forks, and cups when washing dishes is just as hygienic and less wasteful.

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vipnickname
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Mostly a spot to hangout. Food is dolled up cheap regular Mexican fare kinda dry.

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CeS2398
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall2food5service5ambience4

The staff was lovely and the food was great BUT they had such strict rules pertaining to bottomless brunch, it was completely unenjoyable. Just skip this place - poor value (SO expensive) and they force everyone at the table to drink. I understand not wanting people to take advantage of the bottomless drink deal, but what about designated drivers and friends who choose to stay sober? They also rush you and kick out your table after 90 minutes - many restaurants claim to have time limits but they were very strict with it. Left feeling really unsatisfied and wish I picked a better place.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great experience! Amazing queso and good margs

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ThomasL
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Outdoor patio was huge. Not a big fan of the 90 minute rule.

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indisteg
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Mission, regularly come here with friends and dates. Happy hour is a great value! Highly recommend the Mission Margs

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and music

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Emily
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

I'm writing this review understanding that restaurants are understaffed due to COVID. We went to Mission for brunch on a Saturday at 1 p.m. We were seated immediately on the patio with our reservation but a waiter didn't come over for 20 minutes to give us water. 30 minutes into brunch we put in our drink order. And an hour after we arrived, our food was delivered. Again, I understand that all restaurants are understaffed due to COVID, but I think they shouldn't open that many tables if they don't have enough waiters to serve them.

Overall, the food was mediocre and bland, but I'd be willing to give it another try at a less busy time.

Also, on certain Saturdays, a brass band sets up right by the outside seating. The music was enjoyable, but don't expect to be able to talk to the other people at your table.

DM
vipDanaM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Made reservations to celebrate at friends birthday. The booking asks specifically what the occasion is for dining and also leaves space for you to give specifics. Despite providing this information, there was no complimentary dessert or any acknowledgement on behalf of the staff.
Also when we were seated the hostess strongly emphasized that we had a strict time limit to our dinner that would start when we sat down. This is fine except that it took over 10 minutes for the waitress to make an initial appearance. The service is slow and that should be considered if the management is timing how long you stay for dinner.
Telling your guests what time they have to leave as soon as they arrive is just tacky and rude.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Great time!

MF
vipMocoFoodie
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great HH experience. Solid specials, great atmosphere, and solid service.

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RubenP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience2

Place must be for a younger crowd looking for pitchers of Ritas or beer because the food was god awful.
Empanadas were a 5/10, chicken fajitas were awful, pork tacos awful and I didn't even drink my red sangria after one sip. (Sad you can't make a decent sangria) even my daughters chicken quesadillas were awful.
With all the amazing places to eat in DC do yourself a favor and skip this one.

SG
SarahG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the mexi benny is so amazing!!! and the breakfast burrito as well

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ChelseaG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fun spot, food was okay but nice ambiance and good service. Outdoor seating was a nice setup.

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vipZoeW
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place!

MF
vipMocoFoodie
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, drinks and service. Amazing outdoor setup.

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HipHipJorge
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

First and foremost, the food was excellent!!

However, the noise level (music) was certainly a distraction. Mission is obviously a "nabe fave" and the loud banter of foodies is a welcome sign of life, but I found the obnoxiously loud music almost intolerable. If the music were lowered even half way, it would make "un mundo de diferencia." :)

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time

LW
vipLauraW
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really wonderful staff that accommodated our party safely and efficiently. Our friend was late so even though the time was running out on our table, they allowed us to stay a little longer so we could finish our food and drinks.

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Dan97
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dope, fun, didn't have any food but gave that 5 stars cause everything else twas fun.

LF
vipLeiaF
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and friendly service. Good ambiance outside and specials for Cinco de Mayo.

JP
vipJimP
Savannah
12 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Good but too loud of music inside.

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DCdiner
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

I went here for Cinco de Mayo. I think the restaurant was expecting larger crowds than what actually showed and limited reservations to 90 minutes. I understood the policy, but it seems like the restaurant would have relaxed things when people didn't show and there were a number of tables sitting unused. Otherwise, the food and drinks were good. Perhaps it might be better to try on a non-holiday if you don't want to feel rushed.

JC
vipJessCakes
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My server Maki was awesome! I eat at Mission quite often and they don't disappoint. This time my quesadilla were rather empty which is unlike them but I guess every business has an off day. Margaritas and guac were great as usual!

FAQs

Mission Dupont offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 525-2010.

Mission Dupont is rated 4.6 stars by 686 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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