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2290 Esplanade, Chico, CA 95926-2200
530-879-9200
Today
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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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Experience for lunch

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
norcalfoodie2014
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Chico, California
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Chico, California
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159 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 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
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!

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Simi Valley, California
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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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5 restaurant reviews
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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30 reviews
21 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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22 restaurant reviews
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 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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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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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?