Andrew Zimmer/Thrillist

Mission Cantina

PERMANENTLY CLOSED

New York
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Mon10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tues10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wed10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thu10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Fri10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sat10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sun10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Mission Cantina

172 Orchard St

New York, NY 10002

Danny Bowien may be best known for his creative eats at Mission Chinese, but similar culinary aptitude is found at his Mexican outpost, Mission Cantina. The cooking is playful, clever, and often includes Asian touches. The vegetarian options are as good as the braised meats, and no matter what you order, be sure the tortillas make it to your table. The unforgettably golden, hot corn rounds are durable enough to support whatever you pile on top. If the food isn't enough of a pull, Mission Cantina's fiesta-forward atmosphere surely is, but the most entertaining part might be watching the chefs crank out tacos in the partially open kitchen.