Mission Dupont

4.6
592 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, chorizo sliders, quesadillas and nachos, as well as delicious margaritas.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser 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
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 592 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.6
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipLindsay
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great service! We were celebrating my friend finishing med school and they brought us a free round of shots.

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2195
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2Food4Service4Ambience1

The vibe has totally changed at Mission Dupont, it's now a college kid/ragey hangout. Would not recommend if you're not planning to get hammered.

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vipPatrickG
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The chilequiles are the TRUTH

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Johndoe
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went there for a birthday celebration. Staff were extremely friendly, drinks had good value, and the food was on point. Best Tex-Mex I’ve had yet in the District

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LVV9
Montreal
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1Food3Service2Ambience1

We selected outdoor dining and they put a table in the middle of a crosswalk...people were literally walking around us. The lighting at our table was a street light overhead. And when we asked to move to another table so we could have a heater they said they couldn't accommodate that.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Erin was amazing

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JaniyaF
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had a really fun girls' night at Mission Dupont! Definitely recommend!

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vipLisaG
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have been to Mission many times since moving to DC in 2017. It’s an essential DC establishment... along with mission Navy Yard, Hawthorne, and The Admiral.
What I have come to love about Mission DuPont during COVID is it’s beautiful and large streetery. I feel super safe eating on the patio. The staff follow all protocols, therefore, allowing its guest to relax and have some sort of “normal” happy hour, brunch, dining experience.
I had my birthday brunch last weekend, sunny and 30 degrees! We had a great table in the sun with a wonderful heater.
Jeff was an awesome server. I love the margaritas, you can’t go wrong with those! We started with waffle fries to share and then I ordered then chilaquiles for my brunch item. Others order the tacos which was a nice complement after waffle fries, chips and guac.
I’m so glad to see this bar doing well since COVID. I appreciate the “all hands on deck” approach and I loook forward to going back for more outings in the coming weeks.

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Shake
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall1Food5Service1Ambience3

Server was extremely rude she rushed me from start to finish and was just outright disrespectful

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EmilyT
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Mission Dupont was fantastic. We went for Valentine's Day. We loved the atmosphere, but most important, the food was incredible. Portion sizes are great and the flavor is something you can't beat. We will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Noise was great

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Marisol
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Came here to celebrate my birthday and had a great service thanks to out waiter Kevin. We are a loud crowd so we felt comfortable and had fun and well taken care of.

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TracyF
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The drinks flowed and were great! The tacos were also great

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Emily
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience2

My friend had an allergic reaction and the manager simply dismissed her questions about what was in the food and said he needed the table.

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KellyA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Mission is always a fun spot, whether it be for brunch, dinner, or just drinks. The staff is friendly, accommodating, and always ready to give a recommendation if you find yourself torn between menu options--which is an easy situation to find yourself in. Even through the pandemic and capacity control, Mission has been able to keep the fun atmosphere going.

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Chels
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Glad it’s back open. The nachos/fries in itself is a meal and the margs are always on point

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vipdugg
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2021
Overall1Food1Service4Ambience2

Food poor. Undercooked churros. Burrito cold, under-seasoned. Chips not corn. Guac not stirred.....spices and salt located in pockets of bowl.

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Rico
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great use of the outdoor space while making sure we were properly distanced and warm.

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ManUAE
Tokyo
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience2

Average food. Outdoor seating without heaters. Very noisy street

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vipEliza
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 12 December 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 5 December 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

I loved it! Great atmosphere for brunch with friends!

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ER12
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 4 December 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 25 November 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 22 November 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 20 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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vipFoggyBottomMatt
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible atmosphere and strong drinks. Great for groups

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melissac
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 18 November 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 14 November 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 12 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service. The margaritas were great as always

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vipLuv2dine
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 10 November 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 7 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely service from our server Sam. Great food and drinks

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vipTruly
Pittsburgh
61 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

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

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AshakilahF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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Jane
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 25 October 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 24 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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Emily
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We sat outside for a couple drinks and some snacks. Our server was super quick but gave us enough time to decide on menu items and the queso was DELICIOUS. Definitely upgrade to the pitcher of marg. Worth it.

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akaul1
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 17 October 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 17 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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vipMk21
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on 17 October 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 16 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

FAQs

Mission Dupont does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar. Mission Dupont also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 525-2010.

Mission Dupont is rated 4.6 stars by 592 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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