Mission Dupont

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$30 and under
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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 tacos, chorizo sliders, quesadillas and nachos, as well as delicious margaritas.

Please note that patio tables are sat on a first come basis and are not available for advanced reservations.
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DS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It was honestly okay. The food wasn't incredible, margaritas were pretty good though. The chips and salsa at the beginning were nice.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We were delayed about fifteen minutes in being seated because other parties wouldn't vacate their tables, and the wait and host staff could not have been nicer or more accommodating (and comped our appetizers). Everything was delicious and the service was prompt and friendly.

ES
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Super loud and hard to hear people sitting with you.

C
London
19 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Service bad. Waitress disinterested. Busboys brought the meal and spilled one dish on one of our party. Waitress didn’t even notice. Fajitas terrible - rubbery meat, cold tortillas, over salted, Very disappointing- won’t be back. There are much better Mexican restaurants locally - don’t waste your time or money here.

BH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food and drinks were both delicious and served quickly, but it was so loud (music) it was difficult to hear the person sitting directly next to you.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Took ages to get table ready

LA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food was really good but about 2/3 of the way through my tamales I found a piece of plastic in it. I’m just glad I didn’t swallow it.

D
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good experience

A
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was great and super filling! They’re busy and adamant about being out in exactly 2 hours for the next party which is understandable but in 2 hours I only had maybe 3 margs, at one point server told us they ran out of margaritas? Not sure what that means since that is their signature drink for brunch. It wasn’t until the end she offered a pitcher which would’ve been helpful wayyyy early into the brunch.

JM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Loudest restaurant I’ve ever been to. Could barely hear the guests with me - sitting next to me! Might as well have been a club. Horrible for families and small children. Never again.

DC
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I picked Mission because I'm vegan and they had vegan tacos on the menu. Its 2018; if you aren't considering vegetarians and vegans in menu planning, get new menu planners.

Ok, so that's why we went. We had a great time. The tacos were tasty. Someone thought threw the vegan tacos. The guacamole was delicious. The setting was cozy. I'd go back just to have the vegan tacos again. Great job!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Our waiter took over 10 mi it’s to get to our table after we were seated and he was entirely uninterested in being helpful and present for the rest of our brunch. Two times in a row with poor service!

AQ
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and location! Warm enough to sit outside ( quieter). Service was outstanding with on pint recommendations.

AG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is incredible as always! And the service is kind and quick!

E
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really fantastic service and excellent food. Definitely will be back!

PP
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very different take on Mexican fare. Bartender very knowledgeable of tequila selection. Great list as well. Try the chicken wings, they are great. Happy hour menu can use some expansion.

JM
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Aside from the nice patio there is not much to recommend here. Service was spotty, food was average, drinks were mediocre. The menu is basic and uninspired. Even the seating is uncomfortable. The service was earnest and there was genuine effort but often missing when needed. Over all, this place is a warmed over Chipotle that serves booze; best for a cheap happy hour.

MS
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food -- they accidentally brought my dish with the wrong meat inside but it was still tasty! Would recommend overall. Margaritas are amazing!

c
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience2

Went for brunch with a friend. Server was very nice but was missing for the majority of our time there. The table behind us also seemed to be hunting him down constantly for refills or to order something. He did pay attention to a table he had that was full of loud drunk women, however. He brought them drinks and shots multiple times while we were waiting for one drink... The restaurant did have a huge group come in and I think the manager may have stolen our server away to help setup for the big group, but he also seemed to be ignoring us in favor of the table of drunk girls and it really hurt our experience. The manager came over and apologized and ended up comping our entire meal as well as the table behind us. Much appreciated! However, maybe don't steal your servers from their tables to help set up a big group because you didn't schedule enough people to work? The food was absolutely delicious - I had the Mexi Bennie (Mexican-style eggs Benedict) and was very happy.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My friends and I came here and had an amazing time! The food was amazing and our waiter was super attentive. Their bottomless brunch special beats what most other places offer for bottomless brunch without even trying. I would and will 100% go there again!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience2

There was a dead mouse on the floor next to our table. All they did was move us to another table and took off one brunch off our tab, which we had to ask for...... Honestly, such a terrible experience, especially because they were not apologetic at all.

TM
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Even though our reservation was for five people, the host sat us at a table for four people and crammed a chair on the corner. There was not enough room at all. We had the use the half wall next to our table to put our drinks, chips, extra plates etc. The staff was kind of rude about it and didn’t seem to understand why we weren’t pleased about our seating situation.

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

yœt it was good. Taco. Tequila.

MG
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Overall a decent experience. The food was good and the drinks plentiful. Service could’ve been better, but it was ok - we just had long waits for someone to check on us and then long waits for the refills as well. I feel like what is offered is well worth the price and I’d definitely come back.

OT
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience1

Too loud. Food was pretty salty. Service was slow.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food and service. Noise level inside from the bar area was ear splitting. It’s so loud that it carries into the dining area: Will definitely go back to eat again but only if we can sit outside and avoid the noise.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience with a vibrant crowd. Food was excellent as well as the service. Only negative was the “pitcher” of Margaritas quite small and light on the Alcohol. We ordered the DuPont that was supposed to have Grand Manier, floaters. No way there were 4 shots of GM

J
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I have enjoyed dinner service at Mission before — so when I visited for brunch, I was hoping for the same experience, but instead I was underwhelmed. Particularly, the food lacked flavor and left a lot to be desired. I’d recommend brunching outdoors if possible because the alcohol-heavy unlimited brunch makes the small indoors dining area quite loud. Wait staff was very friendly. Will be returning for dinner but not brunch.

JG
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall2food4service3ambience3

Overall, it was good; however, the drinks were basically water (4 pitchers later we all couldnt tell we had anything to drink at all!) the hostest was irritated or something and came off confrontational when asked a simple question as to whether or not we could be seated early. The food was really good but the service and friendliness of staff didnt agree with prior reviews we read. Would order to go on Ubereats, but not sure I would return in person.

CK
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner at Mission DuPont! Margaritas were strong and delicious. Quick and attentive service, despite a bustling dining room. Connor, our server, was a rockstar. Carne asada steak cooked to perfection, and the salmon was delicious! Will be back ASAP!

A
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience1

Tickets for drinks were lost. We had to wait a long time to get a drink. Staff never came to the table to offer us water. Food was tasty but staff and service a bit low for the price they asked.

AS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Phil was amazing and personable!! The kitchen sent out 1 slightly different order and the MOD and Phil were quick to fix it! Great time all around.

ER
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic! Good music, great food, awesome service.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This one of the highlights of my trip to Dupont Circle. We ate outside and it was such a lovely atmosphere under the lights. Perfect for a date or a night out with friends. The food was delicious. The complimentary chips and salsa were so good we ate the whole basket before our food arrived! 10/10 rating for the pitcher of margs and 11/10 for a wonderful evening!

GC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience2

The food was great! My waiter was great! The noise was unbearable and I could not even hear my own voice. My friends and I were hanging out talking at the table as they began to pre-bus our table. I was about to ask for more soda but the runner took my glass without asking. The waiter seemed very annoyed at the situation. We didn’t order alcohol and the groups around us had been at the bar already. So I’m assuming, they couldn’t make anymore money off of us. They were just trying to force us out.

Overall the food and waiter were great. The other staff were rude and inconsiderate.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

My friend got sick from the gluten free options on the menu even though we did notify the waiter of the allergy.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Waiter was great! The chips were really good, tacos were pretty good. Free tequila shot with a taco flight on Tuesdays was a good deal.

KG
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Music is way too loud, in the middle of dinner the lights went off in the dining room to turn the place into a club. Food was good, drinks were good. Service was slow but we have a good time overall.

R
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great casual place with inside & outside dining centrally located in DC

II
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Food was mediocre and priced higher than other brunches in area, for what customer received. The food was bland with not much taste. Only good if you want to get a buzz on (icy) pitchers of margaritas, eat chips/salsa.

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