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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

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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fresh and inventive

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2013
Bobbi C
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Paradise, California
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35 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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
8 helpful votes 8 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
35 helpful votes 35 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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122 reviews 122 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?