Mission Dupont

4.5
706 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 706 people are saying
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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indisteg
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

I go to Mission fairly frequently (like once a month) and love the food and think they have a great Happy Hour. Usually have an exceptional experience. However, this last time I went it was a bit frustrating that a server didn't greet my table until about fifteen minutes after we were seated. Had to flag down a waiter in a neighboring zone to get our server to come. After that though, food/drinks came out very quickly and the waitress was much more attentive.

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JazmineA
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service4ambience2

Service was great! Especially for a Friday night at 10pm. Absolutely no complaints about the servers and hosts.

The food however… is nowhere near authentic. If you’re looking for a chipotle style food at high end prices this is the place for you.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Great service and food came out quick, too quick. Wife’s enchiladas were cold. Music way too loud and ambiance was worn.

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Holly
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Food and drinks were AMAZING! We went to celebrate an employee. We got there at 6:30 and sat inside - if we would’ve known how loud it would be we would have chosen outside. Inside is great for ambiance and if you don’t mind a high noise level. Food and drinks were great, though we did have to flag down our server multiple times to ask for things.

All in all, an amazing place to go for great food, drinks and hanging out with your people!

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DanF
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and atmosphere were good, I felt bad as staff seemed overwhelmed by a lot of customers. They did a nice job of accommodating!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food was great!

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reed
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food came out so quickly after we ordered, and it was delicious! I had Queso Fundido w/ steak, and I have no regrets. It was a tuesday night so it wasn’t very busy, and the vibe was pretty lowkey.

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vipDCdiner
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Hadn't been to Mission in a long time, and decided we'd give it a try as we were looking for someplace with a lot of outdoor seating. Food was definitely overpriced, and pretty mediocre. Service was decent. Given the streetery setup right now, they've got tons of outdoor tables, which is really nice. But beyond that, hard pressed to come up with a reason to go back there given how many Mexican restaurants there are in the area.

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Michele
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our host Michael seated us at a great table outside.
The crowd inside was energetic and the music lively!
Lilly, our server, was attentive and very friendly but didn't not hover.
Margaritas were great - made with real juice but not too sweet, and the nachos were the perfect size for 2 people.

great location with friendly staff and good food!

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vipPeterM
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Food is decent. Service is mixed and often slow. Was a pretty reliable customer for years even during covid. This time there was an incident where my credit card went missing for hours and when I asked to see the manager the hostess told me I had to wait in one place only to later be told I was in the way. Hard to feel like a valuable customer when someone rolls their eyes as you politely ask for someone to look again for your card that they took at the beginning of the dining experience. Regretfully I won't ever return.

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TracyF
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Besides getting my friend's order wrong, everything was great. Luckily he LOVED the tacos he got so he didn't complain. The food is delicious and the bottomless brunch a great deal. DRINK UP!

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Emar
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Friendly service but the restaurant was busy and it took about 20 min to get drinks. Then they served entrees and forgot to bring the appetizer we ordered. Food was good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made my birthday so special!! Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best server ever! And Paloma pitcher was so good

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Rose
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I enjoyed the environment just not the food. The food is super bland. There's so many other great restaurant options in DC. Maybe come here for happy hour?

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall4food3service2ambience4

Was fine but the food took forever to get, which was annoying.

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vipDk9426
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience3

The host was a bit rude to us, but our server saved the day. The drinks were good, but the food weren't great including the stale chips we got.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was very busy which was good however, while our server was great and efficient, the drinks were a bit slow… but also tasty.

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vipDCnewbie
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience1

We made this reservation via Open Table, where the choices available were a "standard" table or high top; we chose a "standard" table. When we arrived to be seated, we asked to be seated outside - the whole of 20th St NW has been blocked off for outdoor dining - and were told that because we had selected "standard" seating, we would have to be seated indoors, where it was stuffed to the gills and too loud to have a conversation. Had we known this, we would not have chosen to eat here. The menu is limited, but the soft tacos were tasty. Not the relaxing evening of slow food and conversation we had hoped for. A little more transparency about seating options is absolutely essential.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Slow service but loved the jazz music outside, food was great

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MattB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Diwakar
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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AgnesG
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
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!

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KenyaF
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
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
3 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

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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
2 reviews
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
26 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

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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

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 706 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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