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“Good Food Self Serve” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Villanueva Restaurant

Villanueva Restaurant
956 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118
(619) 435-4191
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Ranked #50 of 89 Restaurants in Coronado
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
Dining options: Breakfast
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Dining options: Breakfast
Gleeson. AZ
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123 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
“Good Food Self Serve”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Interesting concept for me, order at the counter then your food is delivered. Very small restaurant and popular so you could find yourself placing an order with nowhere to sit. We were fortunate enough to have found a spot after we ordered. The food was well prepared and nice portions.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
Phoenix, AZ, USA
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52 reviews 52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“No sign outside saying kitchen closes near 2:30; inconsistent food -- 2.5 stars”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

We arrived about 2:20, sat at a table outside and chose our meals then proceeded inside to order only to find out 4 out of the 5 of us could not get what we wanted because the kitchen closes near 2:30 and they could only serve sandwiches. We all switched our orders and had some type of sandwich. Three of the five came out with some sort of pasta salad as the side then the final two sandwiches arrived with a side of fruit salad. We asked for pasta salad on one of them instead and the server wasn't sure there was any. When she brought it out, it seemed like the bottom of the container and then found a dead 4 centimeter spider in it. Needless to say, my appetite was gone by then. When brought to the server's attention, they were completely apologetic, offered a dessert on the house (which I declined) then offered the return of my money. I don't complain to get something for free so I declined both a free dessert or the return of my money. As for the other food, four out of five of us had the same sandwich -- the Silver Strand -- which is a take on a Rueben. The bread was good but the meat (corned beef I believe) was extremely fatty and couldn't be eaten without worrying about what you were ingesting. I wouldn't return but do have to say some of the bakery items looked delicious inside the cases. Unfortunately for me, my first impression wasn't good and there are other options I'd try before ever visiting Villa Nueva again.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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“I think I ordered the wrong item!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013 via mobile

Although my Breakfast Croissant was delicious, when I saw the French Toast delivered to the next table, I now know what I will order on my next visit!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Brisbane
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Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Good food, horrible cappuccino”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

This coffee shop/deli is in a good location. Best enjoyed sitting outside.
I had a divine croissant and ice tea. I was happy! Hubby had a sandwich and 'cappuccino'. He enjoyed the sandwich but said the cappuccino was worse than 711's.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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“Good, quick breakfast before heading to the beach”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

We stop & have breakfast here most times we visit Coronado.
Quaint little breakfast spot (usually pretty busy).
Good coffee, everything on the menu is average to above average & it's inexpensive.
Good value & worth a try!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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