Mission Dupont

4.6
659 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 659 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.5
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipMocoFoodie
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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RubenP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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.

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SarahG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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ChelseaG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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!

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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
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time

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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.

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vipLeiaF
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipJimP
Savannah
11 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.

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vipJessCakes
Washington DC
20 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!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

It was good and the waiter, Kevin, was terrific. However, the other guy was really rude when our time at the table was up. We spent a lot of money and he basically was trying to kick us out after 1.5 hours and wouldn’t let us bring our drinks to go. Other than than I love this place.

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Grace
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Really enjoyed Missions happy hour, the outdoor setting was very nice and the nachos were good and a huge size. Great place for a nice summer evening!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Average food, strong drinks, nice atmosphere outdoors. Overall, not a bad time at all.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time! Delicious food and margs!

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JuliaC
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing waiters, amazing food, amazing drinks!! Loved all parts of it!

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vipDebbie
Pittsburgh
30 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful waitress, maida! Took great care of us!

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RachaelT
West Virginia
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The vegan mushroom taco is the best I have ever had!! Coming from a person who isn’t a vegan and gives all foods an chance, and this taco is my favorite taco.

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lucie
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Paloma was so tasty! and the nachos are to die for

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Alice
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Music was loud and overall the place had a fun and energetic vibe (not that any of the patrons were disorderly). (Went for brunch, sat inside.)

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MayaD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was really good and I loved that their brunch options were different than the usual brunches in the area.

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Himynameislany
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

was great to see they had a lot of distanced patio seating. Ambience was meh because on the street but not their fault - covid’s.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family lives Mexican food and this place had some of the best food ever. Steak quesadilla amazing. Great guac. Churros delish. Skinny margs so good!!! Loved the oudoor seating area.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent service!

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VanesseD
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I CRAVE the Tinga brunch bowl, but I sub the chicken for chorizo instead. I get it every time I'm at either Mission location! Fun atmosphere and good value for bottomless margaritas!

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vipKendallH
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

This is my second time here, but my first brunch experience with them. Our waitress came very quickly with waters. She gave us time to wait for our other guests to arrive and to give our orders without being pushy. We all tried different beverages and we all enjoyed what we got. I loved my marg! I ordered to chicken tinga brunch bowl. It could've packed a little more flavor in my opinion, but was still yummy. My other friends thought their nachos were great. The other pal loved her breakfast burrito...and especially thought the potatoes accompanying them were delicious. It gets really busy Sunday at brunch time (which is to be expected in DC), but our items came out in a very timely fashion.

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DCWeekender
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience4

Was charged per individual margarita pitcher order, even though we disclosed we were doing the Brunch 90-Minute drink deal. Was provided no additional context. Paid each individual order at the end of it. Very dissatisfied.

Food was good and ambiance is good as well.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

It was fun! Beautiful evening outdoors. The guac was good and the entrees were good as well. The margaritas were good not great and sadly we sat right next to a speaker so it was hard to hear. Server was nice and prompt. Wouldn’t be my first choice for
Mexican food in the city, but I would go back.

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Eric
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience5

Took us a little to get taken care of, but once we were taken care of it was great! We had servers Isaiah & Olivia & they were super great. Would def come back

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vipBrittanyB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Bottomless drinks are worth it but food definitely could use some help. Very bland flavors or just not a good combination of ingredients that make sense for brunch.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Super cute ambiance, sit outside if you can! Their bottomless brunch deal is great

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MariaM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Loved the place and the service. Nice and big outdoor space. The downside was very loud and too energetic music at 5 pm.

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EmilieDC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

I was surprised by the fact that we paid 40$ for a bottle of wine, but we got plastic glasses. The food was good. We ordered desserts, but we received plastic utensils. I don't know if that is normal because of COVID, but there are plenty of restaurants out there with regular glasses and regular utensils.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

We were set at the table farthest away from the restaurant, even though we walked by several open tables. The drinks and the food were pretty pricy for the quantity. The flavor was good though.

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Mariav
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Samantha was amazing! She made my birthday brunch so awesome! ❤️

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HenryW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Decent food, decently price brunch, decent wait times, good spot!

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FCinDC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience3

Our server was great. The bottomless margaritas were good, too. They were on the pricier side but the flavor was good (not watered down) so I feel like they were worth it. However, the food was horrible. Both of our brunch entrees tasted like leftover chicken was tossed into salad or over rice. Everything arrive “room temperature” but we were hungry so ate and went to eat at another establishment afterwards. Granted, we only really went for the bottomless brunch but it would have been nice if the brunch part of the menu left us saying “that tasted good” or “I’m full.”

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 659 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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