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About Mission

Mission, located in the heart of Dupont Circle, combines Mexican comfort foods with American flair. Stop by for our daily happy hour to try one of our favorite apps paired with a house-made margarita (now on tap!) or enjoy dinner while sitting on our large patio, or in one of our four dining rooms. Mission has two large bar areas and an upstairs private event space and is able to host events of all sizes. Please contact info@missiondupont.com for more information. Please note that patio tables are sat on a first come basis and are not available for advanced reservations.

1606 20th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Mexican, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Mexican / Southwestern

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Wednesday: 5 pm - midnight
Thursday - Friday: 4 pm - 3 am
Saturday: 11 am - 3 am
Sunday: 11 am - midnight

Cross Street:
Q St NW

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 525-2010

Website:
http://www.missiondupont.com/

Parking Details:
Parking is available on Hillyer St. 20th St, Connecticut Ave and the surrounding neighborhoods

Public Transit:
Dupont Circle Metro Station (Connecticut Ave & Q St)

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Mission is available for a variety of special events. The private upstairs loft can accommodate up to 60 people and features its own bar. There is also a downstairs event room that an accommodate up to 50. In certain circumstances, the restaurant can be rented out. Contact our Director of Private events at Elizabeth@missiondupont.com.

Mission Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.1

service

4.1

ambience

4.1

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

82% would recommend it to a friend

Happy Hour (11)
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Bar Seating (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
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Hot Spot (5)
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Authentic (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Fun (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Spicy (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Good for a Date (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Tapas (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Business Meals (1)
Cozy (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Vegan (1)
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Healthy (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Stopped in on Monday for happy hour & dinner with a college friend. Overall, we had a great experience — great prices, yummy margaritas, and a really nice waiter. My only issue is that the things that were specifically described as mild (like the guacamole) were too spicy for me to eat. This also applied to things on the menu that weren't described as spicy, so I was kind of bummed.

In any case, I recommend the portobello tacos. They're delicious!

Tags: Casual, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Spicy
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Drinks: good
Food: quest dip great, everything else subpar
Service: atrocious

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Excellent food and atmosphere make this place a great place for friends to meet. Margaritas are awesome, especially at happy hour value!

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 19, 2017

I always have a great time at Mission! Their brunch special is definitely underrated. And the guac is addicting. I always receive awesome service there as well!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Food was delicious, especially the elote

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 7, 2017

The food and service were very good. Nice size bar and good happy hour time and variety. The restaurant was so loud that we ended up screaming at each other to be heard. Too bad, because the rest of the experience was very good!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

They were out of a number of items which seemed strange for a Saturday night (ginger beer, dark rum, modelo, and a few other things) but the drinks & food we got were good. House margaritas are always good here, especially during happy hour. Transitioned to more of a club scene around 10-11 and the DJ was great.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Happy Hour
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Pretty good food; friendly waitress. As others have said the restaurant was loud.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 20, 2017

My meal was initially served cold. I returned it and when it came back out it wasn’t prepared correctly.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 13, 2017

The noise level made it nearly impossible for conversation... and we were in the back area, which was slightly better than the other. Still needed to shout into each other’s ear. The margaritas had a strong kick, the guacamole was ok. My friend and I both tried the taco trio... each of us had a hit or miss experience. With so many great restaurants in this city, I wouldn’t go back.

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 12, 2017

LOUD LOUD LOUD LOUD. Huge bar with big crowds. Food is mediocre at best, but the service is friendly.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 9, 2017

I loved stopping by mission, as always! I bring my parents here when they are in town because they love good fajitas, strong margaritas, and a beautiful atmosphere (you have to see the art inside). Mission checks off all the boxes in their book! I get the fajitas platter with chicken & carnitas and its packed with juicy flavor without being too overwhelmingly greasy. This can definitely be shared between two. The margaritas are incredible and they are on happy hour special during the weekdays from 5-7pm. This makes a great deal for working people looking to grab a drink or two after work in the dupont area. My servers are always kind, courteous, and quick with their service. Mission is somewhat loud during happy hour so I would suggest if you have a date night or business meeting to do it after 7pm. However it’s the perfect environment if you’re looking for a happy hour vibe. 5 stars! Follow us on Instagram: eatsandbeatsDC

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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Great service! Good food and drinks! Just very loud inside.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 1, 2017

The restaurant is typically quite noisy although they will tone down the music if asked. The sangria and beer pitchers during happy hour are good when with a crowd. The guacamole is mediocre and bland. The tacos are tasty and you have a choice of flour or corn shells. Everyone enjoyed their food selections .

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Authentic, Sunday Lunch
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 1, 2017

My husband and I sat outside for Sunday Bottomless Brunch. The weather was perfect and there was a street food market happening while we were eating. The service was excellent. The drinks came timely. The Bloody Mary was not the best but the margarita was tasty. I was upset they ran out of duck after the server offered it and it was only Noon. Overall, good times.

Tags: Late-night Find, Authentic, Casual, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Fun, Bar Seating, People Watching
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Birthday!!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 20, 2017

The food was great! Drinks good as well! Our Waitress was nice but not so good at her job. Messed up our drink orders twice and we got ones at the end we didn’t order. Messed up a food order and the accused my friend of ordering the one that came out. They remade it right away and all was well. We still had a great evening.

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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Food was decent, nothing amazing. They must use garbage champage in the mimosas, I had a headache for the rest of the day.

Tags: Happy Hour
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Food was lousy, tacos were dry and drinks were weak. Noise level was extreme to the point where it was painful. Will not return, would not recommend

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·Dined on August 20, 2017

We made a reservation and ended up tucked in a back room that had a much grittier look & feel than the lovely patio. We knew reservations aren't possible for the patio but didn't expect such a disparity in how the inside would look versus the outside.

Service level was some of the poorest I can ever recall having. After 20 minutes of being seated by the host, we finally flagged the host again and had her send a server over. Server missed lots of important details throughout the meal like bringing cutlery/side plates, clearing the table after our meal (we did this ourselves after a lot of time had passed) and forgetting to offer cream /sugar for our coffees. Not too keen to go back. Pity because I was excited to try it out!

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 (Austin)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Im from Texas so I may be biased...but the rice was terrible. It was plain with a can of mixed veggies. The coke was all syrup no carbonation. Lipstick stains on glass. Nothing special.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Waiter was attentive, and drinks and food came out without much wait. However, it was incredibly hot and noisy. We were all sweating and uncomfortable, and it was difficult to hear each other around a high-top table. The a/c only seemed to be working in the restroom.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Great food. Outdoor seating was great. Great happy hour!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 8, 2017

I absolutely love Mission. As a food blogger ive been around the block in DC and I can 100% attest to them having EXCELLENT service, amazing hosts (who are extra accommodating), and definitely the best queso in DC. Tacos are awesome deal too because you get to mix and match and are not restrained to choosing 3 that are alike. This is a huge advantage for Mission because it gives their customers the option to test out 3 styles in one night. Although I've never been lucky enough to say outside-- you've gotta see their adorable patio. Right off DuPont circle.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 7, 2017

A truly fantastic meal. Enjoyed everything we ordered, entree size certainly adequate, but not excessive.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on August 3, 2017

I've always loved the happy hour here, but be advised it can get very packed and noisy.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 2, 2017

Wasn't too hungry, so I only got the nachos and was disappointed that they were not as spicy as the menu description made me expect. Service was a little slow because many folk arrived during my early dinner. I kept forgetting to ask that the salt be left off my margaritas and the waitress never suggested it as her counterpart at Cafe Citron did the following night.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 29, 2017

The food just wasn't good.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on July 29, 2017

This place is great for bottomless brunch. Staff is very willing to make sure you have enough to drink and have enough guacamole in the two hour time frame. The biggest problem with this place is that the tables are SUPER close together and it gets REALLY loud in there.

Would definitely go back for brunch or happy hour, you do not leave hungry or sober.

Tags: Fun, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Casual
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·Dined on July 23, 2017

The food took a long time and when it arrived it was really cold. They warmed it put it tastes like warmed food.
Not sure I would go back for brunch

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Food was good. Menu was clearly marked for gluten-free options. The service was very fast--almost too fast. I especially liked the margaritas, guacamole and chorizo taco were delicious, the black bean and plantain taco was good. The carnitas taco was moist, but more bland than I expected. Overall I'd eat here again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite, Casual, Gluten Free Options
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on July 15, 2017

The restaurant was not overcrowded allowing our group to be seated right away. The service was a little slow at first but expected for a group of 9. The bottomless brunch is the way to go. Even though the pitchers are overfilled with ice they were very accommodating with bring multiple pitchers to table.

Tags: Bar Seating, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Chips were stale, drinks were flat, and my entree was cold. Service was terrible!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on July 9, 2017

The food was very bland, and the margaritas were subpar.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on July 7, 2017

We went to Mission as we were staying at the Omni hotel while vacationing in DC. Dupont Circle is a lovely little district with all sorts of fun food options. We discovered Mission as we were walking to another restaurant and heard a passer by tell someone else that the Mission is a very popular and great restaurant, but usually requires a reservation. I therefore decided to make a reservation for another night. The food was very good. The tres tacos appeared to be a featured item so I went with those. There were about 10 different taco options so to choose from so to choose 3 was a tough call. After getting the shrimp, steak, and portobello tacos, I could not have been more pleased. The corn tortillas were fresh and each taco packed with flavor. The red and verde salsas served with the chips were also very good. My husband had a margarita which he said was good and strong, which is a good thing for him. I had my usual glass of wine. I would definitely recommend the Mission. The outdoor seating is particularly charming on a nice day/evening.

Tags: Quick Bite, Business Meals, Tapas, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Had a wonderful brunch! The food and drinks were great.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 29, 2017

I love Mission's happy hour! And the fact that you can make reservations for it makes it even better

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Our server Angelica was great, the food was delicious and I will be back the next time I come to D.C.

Tags: People Watching, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Lovely meal with great company. Noise level was a bit high but I think that was because of the time we dined. Great food!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Food pretty good, service horrible- got more wrong than right about our order and forgot my daughter's meal entirely. Took two rounds of corrections to get the bill right...

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