Mission Dupont

4.5
756 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.
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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 756 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Very slow service. Forgot our orders. Took 30 minutes to get our order. The restaurant was freezing inside with the door swinging open a lot by the table. Food was average.

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Abby
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Mission! The manager worked with us since my friend has food allergies, and he made sure there was stuff she could eat and enjoy. The bottomless brunch was great. Service was attentive and kept thee food and drinks flowing. Everything was flavorful and delicious.

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GregoryW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was amazing! We stayed a little longer than they gave us and we really appreciate it!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience3

For such a trendy area, we would have expected better food. The best part of the meal was the guac, but even that might be because we were starved. Our table seemed to have been thrown in the middle of a hallway between the kitchen, the employee bathroom and the rest of the restaurant.

While thinking about how in the show Kitchen Nightmares, how Ramsey notes in some Mexican restaurants throw out quick food and it being a red flag…boom, our meal comes out within 5 minutes of ordering.

The enchiladas were mushy and bland. Also, if you’re a vegetarian and don’t like mushrooms, avoid this place.

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vipKennyZ
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

They give a little food at a high price

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Luis729
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Mission (Dupont location) was a good time. We were seated promptly, order was taken quickly & food was served within 10 minutes. I would highly recommend for brunch as you get to choose from unlimited mimosas or margaritas.

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KellM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great food, music and drinks. Recommend the Margs!

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FQT1
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time at dinner. We were seated outdoors and our service was great. The food was amazing as well.

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Elizabeth
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

This was a nice place to meet a friend for dinner on a Monday night. Service was excellent. The food was good and reasonably priced. I got two meals out of my fajita. You're not going to be blown away, but you're going to have a nice time and eat nice food at a convenient, spacious location.

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JoannaM
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing and had pitchers coming without having to ask. Absolutely wonderful experience!!

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RihB
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Super fun! Great brunch. The food is pretty good and the Margs are great.

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JenniferD
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best nachos that’s I’ve ever eaten. Def recommend

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vipDCDC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience3

Multiple options for bottomless brunch (drinks), and you can interchange them. However, neither the food nor the bottomless drinks are anything special. They can host larger groups, so it's a fun brunch, but not a culinary experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything went really well! We visited on Halloween night and despite how busy and crowded everything was, the food and service was A1 everything came out hot and fresh. Our server was very friendly and accommodating to our group of 5!

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Natasha
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great margaritas, not too sweet, flavorful - definitely a great place to bring friends and enjoy a pitcher. However, I was surprised by how noisy it was inside - it felt like a bar/club and I would not have chosen this place for the quiet dinner. Nonetheless, the value of the food was good. For two people, it came out to around $50-60 with drinks.

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PixPie
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Really bad food. Poor service due to too many patrons and not enough staff. Our food came before our drinks. Drinks took 20+ minutes. Incredibly overpriced and bad food.

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vipAdam
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Mission did what it was supposed to do. I am slightly dissapointed that the bottomless brunch no longer comes with free chips and guac OR the complimentary shot of tequila. But, if you have the heart to keep pounding the margs (I did) then it's worth every penny. Amanda is a fabulous server, attentive, knowledgeable and kept the drinks full! The food was good too but if you can't tell I came for the bottomless margs.

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JenniferO
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Boyfriends birthday

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CEFB
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience4

I love going to Mission DuPont and have never had any issues beforehand. The food is amazing! However, our service this past weekend was absolutely terrible and the attention she showed other tables vs mine was apparent and very disheartening. I have never had a service issue at the Navy Yard location, however, if you want absolutely no problems then your best bet is ordering carry out!

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vipfoodie
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Inside music is loud. Outside is best if the weather is great. The portions are generous and shareable.

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rush2sk8
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience5

It was pretty generic food

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Bbbyh
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

I guess there is a shortage is staff. Everything took a lot longer and the restaurant was barely 10% occupied.

Food needs a sprinkling of salt, especially the guacamole

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vipMikeR
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good but i have had better at the same place before. Service was adequate. Noise level too high.

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GregN
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

We sat outside on a great night. The outdoor seating was perfect. It took over an hour for us to get our food. The manager came by to apologize and comped our drinks and apps. It was a nice touch. We will return and probably choose a slower night. We really enjoyed the food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the restaurant was packed but that did not effect the service. Drinks and food were really good too.

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vipDeanI
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great outdoor brunch.

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LeahS
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

We came for bottomless brunch and only received one drink (alcohol and water) during our first hour. It took forever. (I hate to complain about timing but there's a time limit for brunch.) Though our server let us stay longer, we had to cram all of our drinks into the end of our time, which was way after we had already finished our food. The food was really good though and it looked like most tables around us had more attentive service.

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eastman
New England
12 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great outdoor seating space for a drink, apps, and people watching.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it!!! Favorite place in DC

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience1

We were early to our reservation and asked to be moved outside but they wouldn’t accommodate us. It was so loud inside I could hardly hear anything when trying to talk with my friends and our waiter was slow.

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vipEdwinaB
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great! Service was wonderful.. drinks phenomenal! My only complaint was check in. The hostesses did not greet us upon arrival and made it seem as if there was no where to seat us. Eventually we were sat, not at an outdoor table as requested, and the evening got a lot better !

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Great outdoor seating and brunch vibes

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PamM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fabulous! Everyone was pleased.

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vipVictoriaB
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food1service5ambience5

Don’t order the chicken tacos during brunch. Tasted like they were made early on that morning.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to meet friends!

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EastBay
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

The food was fine, but the service was very lackluster. It appeared that there was a single server responsible for dozens of tables on their "patio".

Additionally, our meal was interrupted as soon as we sat down to due interactions between an unhoused individual attempting to take food and beg for money from patrons. The manager attempted to intervene and the situation ultimately resulted in multiple cops and ambulances on the scene while this individual was attended to at a table next to ours. This led to a very high stress dinner that felt rushed and unenjoyable. Our server (who was likely managing more tables than he should have been) barely showed us attention which was likely compounded by the issue taking place outside. We would have expected some sort of reassurance from management, but there was none.

Will likely be taking a break from Mission...

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vipPattyM
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Very okay - food was nothing to write home about and overall pretty disappointing. We could have made better at home for less. Service was good

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MarilynN
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice outdoor eating area with good food and drinks.

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DeborahM
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Went here last time we visited and it was great. This time- gross. But we went at the end of the night so maybe that contributed to cold yucky food

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AriaP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Great location, very low quality food. The main dinner menu is primarily tacos, we ordered the Al pastor and shrimp and they didn't taste like tacos at all (who puts blue cheese or pickled onions on a taco?!). The nachos and quesadilla were only a tad better, but you'll be better off at taco bell or any other fastfood chain for any of these. Mexican food is really not complicated and it is based on pairing simple but flavorful combination s, and yet Mission has managed to innovate in the most backwards way. Great service though!

FAQs

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

Mission Dupont is rated 4.5 stars by 756 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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