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Sin of Cortez

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2290 Esplanade, Chico, CA 95926-2200
530-879-9200
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7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast

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  • 21
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A nice local place with fresh food for breakfast or lunch.

Breakfast with really fresh food and a lot of choices. The coffee is good and the omelettes are delicious. I love their potatoes also. You can also get a smaller portion breakfast as my husband and I usually share but the portions here are not always large enough to do so, and they only give you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 6, 2015
TravelGoddess61
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Chico, California
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Huntington Beach, California
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60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This Bohemian Restaurant serves a great breakfast and lunch! Healthy original menu and great coffee. The tables are close together, so do not plan an intimate conversation or nefarious scheme here. But the quality definitely makes up for the crowded space. A very popular local Chico landmark.

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Chico, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Breakfast with really fresh food and a lot of choices. The coffee is good and the omelettes are delicious. I love their potatoes also. You can also get a smaller portion breakfast as my husband and I usually share but the portions here are not always large enough to do so, and they only give you one piece of bread... More 

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stockton, ca
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31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I liked the atmosphere Espresso coffee choices,and rosemary bread. The breakfast choices were competitive and I will definitely be back to sample more.

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Chico, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

My friends and I recently enjoyed lunch at this unique location. Two of us ordered sandwiches when they came the sandwiches were large, but delicious. I ordered the Crispy Noodles with veggies. Yummy! Would definitely order this again. The service was a slow, but I would definitely come here again. Hint: We thought we would get there early and beat... More 

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Napa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Great breakfast or brunch with family for a birthday. Everyone enjoyed their food and it was plentiful. Coffee was great too!

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Simi Valley, California
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The food here is superb you will not be disappointed with the breakfast menu. I ordered a spinach omelet and they were kind enough to make it with egg whites. My husband ordered blueberry- banana pancakes which were huge, worth every bite. They even offer gluten free pancakes. The restaurant is very popular for breakfast so we did have to... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I like that they try to be healthy and Chico chic, but I'm just having trouble finding my niche at this place. I'd like to see more basic breakfasts here (simple combos) because I find it very very difficult to order straight from their menu without having to make a half dozen substitutions. Had the strawberry granola pancakes today which... More 

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Forest Ranch, California, United States
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The food is excellent and staff friendly. Would be nice if they took credit cards. Ambience is not elegant, but for breakfast or lunch it is adequate. I loved the breakfast and lunch choices including veggies, interesting spices, and healthy options.

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Corning, California, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Can't tell you what I had, as every item on the menu is creative and original. I do remember a predominant focus on breakfast. I has some kind of pot roast dish that was really really good! Everyone at our table was pleased with the food, and service. Do yourself a favor and eat here! ( if you are driving... More 

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Chico, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

The staff are insensitive, bordering on rude. They don't seem to care whether or not you have a pleasant experience. Items on the menu are misleading. As an example, for breakfast, the menu indicates that some orders include tortillas (plural). The order will come with only one tortilla and if you request another they add a $1 to the charge... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2290 Esplanade, Chico, CA 95926-2200
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Chico
  • Phone Number: 530-879-9200

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?