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All 277 Chico Restaurants

Sin of Cortez

2290 Esplanade, Chico, CA 95926-2200
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English first
Chico, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Reno, Nevada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I eat in restaurants (mostly independents) approx. 500 times per year throughout the western US. Rarely do I choose to summon a few members of the staff at the end of a meal, as I did last week at Sin of Cortez. I just had to tell them how special they and their product are. The welcome was warm, surroundings... More 

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Nederland, Colorado
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58 reviews 58 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
1 review
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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104 reviews 104 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
5 helpful votes 5 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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437 reviews 437 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
503 helpful votes 503 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
16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Additional Information about Sin of Cortez

Address: 2290 Esplanade, Chico, CA 95926-2200
Phone Number: 530-879-9200
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Chico
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
Average Prices: USD 5 - 15

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