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Best Mexican Restaurant St. Louis 2013 - Mission Taco Joint

Mission Taco Joint

Mission Taco Joint

6235 Delmar Blvd.

St. Louis, MO 63130


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Mission Taco Joint clearly has nothing to hide — you can actually watch its workers making fresh tortillas through a window on the Delmar Boulevard side of the restaurant. There's also a walk-up window and an outdoor standing area, both of which provide a delicious venue for people-watching. Inside, Mission is almost always packed, but if you can find a seat, the food — a modern reinterpretation of traditional dishes like burritos, tortas and tacos — is worth the wait. Brothers Adam and Jason Tilford brought their expertise to Mission from Tortillaria and Milagro Modern Mexican, two renowned local eateries, and their attention to detail shines through in the food. The menu mingles classics like carne asada with slightly less expected items like nopales (cactus) and grilled tofu tacos. At Mission, the longer you linger, the more you'll find yourself scrutinized by a pack of hungry, vulture-like customers, eyeballing you from the waiting area. Hold your ground — snag a side order of "street corn," order another round of roast duck and crispy pork belly tacos — and save room for a churro.

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Wait this a joke right? Mission Taco is TERRIBLE! They don't even know how to make elote! Sure, it looks cute, but the food is bland, over priced and trying way too hard to be fancy. It's got a great vibe for a drink, but the best mexican food is certainly not here. Try anywhere on Cherokee. Save your money on this one. RFT, please, find some REAL Mexican food.


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