Mission Dupont

4.6
572 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
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, 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • 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
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 572 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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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ManUAE
Tokyo
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Average food. Outdoor seating without heaters. Very noisy street

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vipEliza
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Mission is so much fun and a great value! Seemed to be understaffed.

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David
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I loved it! Great atmosphere for brunch with friends!

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ER12
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Fun time, good food. Service was very good and noise was fine.

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AshleyG
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love going to Mission! We ate inside and the staff was very mindful of covid spacing/wore masks and were extremely helpful. Bonus: The food was amazing (as usual!)

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SeanaH
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Our food was fine, but not great. Server was pleasant but didn't check on us much. Overall, an ok experience.

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JuliaC
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the service is great. We got the loaded nachos and we loved them.

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vipFoggyBottomMatt
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible atmosphere and strong drinks. Great for groups

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melissac
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time visiting and the food was extremely good. Small menu but I prefer that to having too many choices. We had the nachos as an app and it did not disappoint. The chicken tinga tacos were a hit along with the shrimp tacos and chicken wings. And the churros for dessert hit the spot. We also had the pitcher of skinny margaritas and couldn't even tell the difference. Good spot if you're looking for good mexican food.

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GrantB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Went for bottomless but was cut off 90 mins later. The chicken is super dry, do not get the chicken. Outdoor seating is nice though.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. The margaritas were great as always

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vipLuv2dine
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been very careful with outdoor dining. The table set up was great — ample space between tables and plenty of space between table and sidewalk. Wonderful service and great happy hour!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely service from our server Sam. Great food and drinks

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vipTruly
Pittsburgh
61 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food. Sat on the street with our dog. Fun night!

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AshakilahF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere , great tasty food and drinks! Will most definitely return .

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Jane
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great spot for brunch. The food has been excellent both times I've been there, albeit a little pricey. The music is good, but a bit loud sometimes. Recommended.

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JuliaC
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a sweet waiter who served us very quickly! One of a kind nacho fries and margaritas!

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akaul1
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent outdoor spacing arrangement where you do not feel too close to others. Great service. Great food and drinks. Will be back again

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AnaT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service... The food and drinks were amazing!

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vipMk21
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We sat outside for brunch and had a nice morning - we got there before it was crowded, so we felt safe eating there. The food was really good and the waitress was also good and responsive to us. I recommend this, as long as you get there early - by the time we left there were people standing in line and it was a little crowded around the host stand. Maybe they could move it to the side so people don't have to congregate near tables and pedestrians don't have to maneuver through the line

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good place to go for outdoor dining. We were spaced afar apart from other tables.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first Mexican food experience at DC and definitely Mission at Dupont was the right choice! Their Waffle fries Nachos topped with cream, cheese and guacamole was super yummy almost too irresistible to stop eating. If you are Quesadilla fan like myself, their Quesadilla is a must try, loaded with filling and cheese can easily be shared between two people. If you are hunting for a Friday get together spot to have a couple of drinks, chat, and yummy Mexican food, Mission DuPont will give it all.

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ChristopherA
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mission never fails to impress me! Our waitress was amazing and the food was delicious as well! Will definitely come back for happy hour soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food! Drinks were okay... bottomless margaritas way better than mimosas (too much orange juice) and you aren’t served in champagne glasses, just these plastic cups like in college. A little disappointed about that. But service was honestly on point!

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EmilyR
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, the margaritas were delicious and happy hour was awesome! Our server, Kevin, was the best! Recommend this to anyone visiting DC!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best waitress ever (and totally forgetting her name)! Favorite bottomless brunch in DC!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great customer service; our server was very attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor dining experience!

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viptoma
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Nice outside area with plenty of space between tables. The food was mediocre at best.

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Billy
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and drinks are good. It is very expensive though.

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vipanneh
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Our waitperson was awesome...and drinks were great but a bit weak and overpriced. Sadly the food...the tacos had no taste at all. Like none...two of us at the same time said we thought we were eating paper in our tacos somehow by accident. Dont ask how that would even happen but if that's what your quests are thinking....Time to make different tacos. Great place and location for after work drinks and spaced well... but to spend decent money on a good dinner I'd definitely go elsewhere.

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jessica
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very friendly service! We were seated inside quickly where tables were distanced properly. The music was a little loud and my margarita was very sour, but other than that the food was awesome. We had the nachos, sliders, and churro bites and I would definitely recommend it.

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BenM
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good spot. Drinks were awesome and the food is always great. Especially for brunch.

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David
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

I had an amazing time! I would definitely recommend Mission for Sunday brunch!

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Keis
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience2

I had high expectations for this place but was left highly disappointed. The service was super slow and the food was less than subpar. I had the Al Pastor tacos & the steak tacos. The steak tacos taste like nothing, flavorless, unseasoned and the texture tasted like it was stewed in liquid. We also had chicken tacos at our table which my friend said were very dry and flavorless. I only gave a max of 3 stars in some categories because the margaritas and fried chicken wings Appetizer were the Best items we had. Everyone with us left with alot of their mostly inedible food still on the table. Im sure there are much better tex-mex style places better than this one in DC so please dont waste your time here.

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Yasmine
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great little spot with wonderful outdoor seating! Food was delicious, service was quick and people very nice. Loved the environment!

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vipMilano
Washington DC
301 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Ok for chips and drinks

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JuliaC
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always enjoy my time here. We have been going every week.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Beautiful location near DuPont Circle.

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Julz
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food! No complaints there! Wait staff was friendly and helpful. It was my first time there though and I wasn't sure where to go. The "greeter" at the door just watched me walk past and didn't say hi or "greet" me. So I wound up having to walk back outside to greet him which I thought was silly. Also bathroom doors were propped open so when you walked upstairs you had a clear view right into the men's room. Too clear of view. Aside from those, still a pleasant experience and good food! Reasonably priced for the area.

FAQs

Mission Dupont does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar.

Mission Dupont is rated 4.6 stars by 572 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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