The word on the Berkeley streets is La Mission Mexican Grill is the best place for fast, delicious, and authentic Mexican food. I've been going here since we moved to the East Bay in 2011, and I always get the same two things: chicken mole poblano burrito or three tacos. Now and then, I throw a yummy ceviche, but the mole and tacos always get me through the door.

La Mission is a casual joint with a handful of tables, outdoor seating, and a (crowded) parking lot. They serve responsibly sourced meat and organic veggies, and ironically, it was a Taco Bell in a past life!

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