The location: Quinn & Liddy in Bar
And it literally borders on the parking lot where Dexter abducted the guy during that first date.
( In fact, the Mission Cantina and Delancy have the same owner. )
It's located is between Tamarind & Gordon, just a block east of the Sunset-Gower Studio where they film Dexter.
It's also close to several other Dexter locations, including Boyd's house, Teegan's house, Wendell Owens' house, the hooker motel, the street where Trinity walked the dog, and the strip mall where Debra picks up the photos for the funeral.
The bar has
its own website at www.themissioncantina.com.
is a Google StreetView panorama of the Mission Cantina:
And here is a photo of the Cantina's interior:
Q. How the heck did you figure out where it was?
A. In previous seasons, I've usually had to hunt down the locations after viewing the episodes, using various clues from the scenes. By the 5th season, though, I'd developed a small group of fans, spies & tipsters who kept an eye out for Dexter filming in their neighborhoods, and would let me know in advance when something was about to film there.
Between those reports, and my own personal reconnaissance around town, by the time the first episode aired, I already knew most (but not all) of the filming locations, and only needed to watch the episodes and match up the scenes with the correct locations.
This group of helpful fans includes Kerry, Rick, Joel, Geoff, Ellen, Julie, Susan, Jeff, and others. My thanks to all of them.
tip came from Rick, who let me know
that they wee filming there. And when the episode aired, I spotted the
chapel-like stained glass window with a rose, seen behind Quinn & Liddy
(which you can also see in the photo above), and knew it was the Mission Cantina
. (Thanks, Rick!)
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