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Alto Cinco

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Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
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526 Westcott St, Syracuse, NY 13210-2549
+1 315-472-3633
11:00 - 01:30
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 01:30
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 01:30
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Beaconsfield, Canada
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 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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72 reviews
41 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 20 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
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

I was visiting Syracuse and a friend and I ended up here. Wow. I ordered chicken tacos and they were the best tacos I have ever eaten! They shred the chicken so it was so pleasant to eat (hard to explain) but it was all so delish. My friend had the California burrito and she was having an orgasm over... More 

Thank WiryGal
West Orange, New Jersey
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315 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Visited son from out of town. Came here for dinner. Restaurant was busy on a Friday night. Arrived at 9 and waited nearly 40 minutes to be seated. There is a bar you can wait until served. Initially, we ordered chips and salsa ($5). The salsa came out as thick chopped tomatoes and did not look like typical salsa. We... More 

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Cincinnatus, New York
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53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

After sitting through an 8 hour meeting, the remaining attendees needed a nice dinner in downtown Syracuse. Locals directed to Alto Cinco. The menu covers everything from bar food andVegan, to meet eaters delights. The food was nicely prepared and the servers were efficient and friendly. The atmosphere is casual. I will be back.

Thank Bigarym
Baldwinsville, New York
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81 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

I was looking for a "tipico" Mexican restaurant-- a place that had chorizo, carnitas, and menudo on the menu-- but that wasn't Alto Cinco. HOWEVER, their Chili Rellenos were delicious-- cooked in a traditional egg batter and smothered with an rich, red sauce. Their black beans, rice, and salad sides were also very tasty. Sitting at our sidewalk table with... More 

Thank Jim Y
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

We had a great brunch at Alto Cinco. The restaurant had a lot of good vegetarian options, fresh food, and a dog friendly patio. The portions were generous. We really enjoyed our time there with friends.

1 Thank srh101010

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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
US$ 12
Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?