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Sin of Cortez

2290 Esplanade, Chico, CA 95926-2200
530-879-9200
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Ranked #36 of 275 restaurants in Chico
Price range: $5 - $15
Most recent review
- Mar 3, 2014
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Nederland, Colorado
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41 reviews 41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014 via mobile

The food here is just great. The only problem is that everyone knows it so there is usually a line. But the service is very good and the wait is not usually too bad. I love the Eggs Lulu which is served with Fruit. The Rosemary Potatoes are great but the wait staff looks askance it you if you ask... More

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Chico, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

We've eaten breakfast here about 4-5 times over the past year or so, and several of us have come to the conclusion that SoC just isn't very good. It seems to be very popular because it's very popular, but, sadly, this emperor has no clothes. Here's the basis for our decision: COFFEE really has very little flavor. During our last... More

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Nortre Califonkneeonee
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79 reviews 79 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

I went with 9 other people over the holidays. They seated us pretty quick- surprise. This is not your fast food American Breakfast selections. I had Pesto Scrambled Eggs - to die for Had a taste of the hearty Beef influenced with rosemary hash- WOW Normally I don't go for someone trying to make exotic breakfasts. They seemed to hit... More

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Paradise, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

Choice of fresh food, good service and quality food. Our family loves it..everybody leaves satisfied.

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Chico, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

I'm not sure how to describe this restaurant. I like there rosemary fried potatoes, but they have rosemary toast and strange, maybe Bohemian food. Love their coffee Think I will stick to the drive through, and just get coffee.

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Grass Valley, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

We'd read the rave reviews about this place, so we decided to try it. It was close to our hotel and a convenient place to stop for breakfast on our way out of town. The atmosphere seems more like a coffee house with prepared meals as an afterthought. The service was very good. Our waiter was cheerful and attentive, and... More

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The Woodlands, Texas
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334 reviews 334 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
387 helpful votes 387 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

Hubby and I both wished we were staying in Chico longer so we could try some of the other delights on the menu. I had berry pancakes that were lite fluffy and moist without anything being added. Hubby had spinach eggs with fruit substituted for potatoes and avacado on the side. Both were excellent and we plan to return one... More

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Paradise, Montana
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

Danielle runs a tight ship with great service and food... Our favorite for a mid-day snack... The staff has always been well trained and attentive too...!

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Chico
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63 reviews 63 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

Excellent omelets and French toast. They also serve good coffee and fresh squeezed orange juice. This is a popular restaurant, so sometimes there is a wait.

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Vallejo, California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

Stumbled across this treasure the morning after seeing Tribal Baroque performance in Chico. Beyond interesting offerings of beverages and food alongside known standards. Exceptional coffee and Mexican cocoa. Vegan-friendly breakfast and lunch dishes that were delicious. Features fresh, local and high quality ingredients. You get what you pay for here! Excellent food in good portions: don't balk at prices ($7-$15... More

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