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Sin of Cortez

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2290 Esplanade, Chico, CA 95926-2200
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7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Seating, Waitstaff

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    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
My Favorite Breakfast Place in Chico!

With dishes like Papas Loco (creamy potatoes and black beans), blueberry cornmeal pancakes, and a host of delicious egg scrambles, everyone will find something yummy on the menu. Plus great coffee drinks.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 10, 2015
Betty G
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Chico, California, United States
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

The plates are big, the coffee is amazing and the food is out of this world! Whether you order the rosemary potatoes, their specialty pancakes or the breakfast sandwich, you'll leave there happy and full. I highly recommend bringing your family, friends or just a book and enjoy yourself. And yes, they do serve champagne and beer! All diet friendly,... More 

Thank Ashley D
Chico, California
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143 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

I had heard about how great Sin of Cortez was. Always was a line, excellent food, etc. So we decided one Sunday morning to go ahead and sit through the 40 minute wait. First -- The coffee was good. Several people have commented on the quality of the coffee and I would agree with that. Not worth a 40 minute... More 

Thank Craig M
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

With dishes like Papas Loco (creamy potatoes and black beans), blueberry cornmeal pancakes, and a host of delicious egg scrambles, everyone will find something yummy on the menu. Plus great coffee drinks.

Thank Betty G
Huntington Beach, California
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70 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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.

1 Thank Soulmates2012
Chico, California
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138 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 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 

1 Thank TravelGoddess61
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.

Thank chlene36
Chico, California
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197 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 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 

Thank norcalfoodie2014
Napa, California
1 review
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!

Thank Leanne I
Simi Valley, California
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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 

Thank Gigi805
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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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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
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm

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