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Alto Cinco

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
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526 Westcott St, Syracuse, NY 13210-2549
+1 315-472-3633
08:00 - 01:30
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 01:30
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 01:30
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Syracuse, New York
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Predominantly Tex/Mex with great service and varied menu. Great bar as well. Lobster Tacos TDF. Large seating and very popular

1 Thank dayseezr
Baltimore, Maryland
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of my favorite places ever! The catfish burrito 🌯 is just perfect. The salsa is super fresh. And the guacamole is out of this world. All in all I really love this place and go whenever I'm in Syracuse.

Thank blfitch529
Level Contributor
4 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very long wait, poor and slow service. Would never return. Food barely mediocre, if you have ever had real Mexican food, you will not find anything near it here.

Thank Tracy Q
DeWitt, New York
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Alto Cinco is a must go to place in Syracuse. It's not far from SU, downtown or suburbs of Syracuse. Great food of Mexican cuisine. Very quaint bar with trendy atmosphere for dinning. I also recommend Alto Cinco for takeout.

Thank stang555
Syracuse, New York
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58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Great gluten free burritos and chips were fresh and crunchy. Seriously delicious food. Service was fast and place was clean.

Thank Singing_Coconut
Beaconsfield, Canada
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

My husband and I found this place by Googling "Vegan Restaurant in Syracuse" as we passed by at lunchtime. What popped up was "Super Vegan" so we wanted to check that out. As it turned out it did have vegan options along with other Mexican dishes. My super vegan burrito was made with lots of guacamole which made me happy.

Thank artzmaker
Erie, Pennsylvania
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52 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

The food here was amazing, and the atmosphere was inviting. Friendly staff, served our food very quickly. I am tough to please when it comes to Mexican food and this was SO good that I raved about it to anyone who would listen. I had a chicken tostada and ended up taking leftovers which heated up very nicely, and my... More 

1 Thank foodfitmom
Upstate NY
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Alto Cinco has a very good vibe. It's everything you want on Westcott Street with an eclectic and bohemian feel. The food is good, the salads are great. The best part is that when I leave I feel much more hip than when I arrived.

1 Thank Chuck1124
Tucson, Arizona
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68 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Soup, do you want delicious soups?! On a cool Tuesday afternoon we enjoyed the BEST Vegetarian Black Bean and Seasonal Gazpacho soups, with sides of cornbread - yummy! "Sopa Del Dia" aka "Soup of the Day" never disappoints either. Entrees' selections are good, and what a comfortable cozy clean establishment- we enjoyed it and people watched as we savored our... More 

1 Thank Mac776
Syracuse, United States
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Since moving to syracuse, alto quickly became, and remains, a strong favorite. Delicious guac, big burritos, perfect quesadillas, and the best catfish. Great value and cool vibe. Good and unique wine and beer selection.

Thank Lynn C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 12
Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:30
08:00 - 01:30
08:00 - 01:30
08:00 - 01:30
08:00 - 01:30
08:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 526 Westcott St, Syracuse, NY 13210-2549
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Syracuse
  • Phone Number: +1 315-472-3633

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?