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“slow service, so so food” 2 of 5 stars
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Mimi's Cafe
9812 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee, CA 92071-3834
619-562-2644
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Ranked #22 of 96 restaurants in Santee
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
El Cajon, California
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82 reviews 82 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“slow service, so so food”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Have tried Mimi's twice, neither time was great,. First visit took 10 minutes for a waitress to wait on us, order was wrong when it came out. They dod correat it right away, after another 10 minute was to flag down the waitress. 2nd trip was better , but the food is nothing to write home about, It is OK and that is about it

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Lakeside, California, United States
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
“great lunch place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

only the part where the waitress forgot the muffin, and i walked off with out it dampened the experience, she got paid, and collected the tip. Oh well............

  • Visited November 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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Pensacola, Florida
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65 reviews 65 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Small town big menu”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

I thoroughly enjoyed my brunch at Mimi's. The prices were fair, the atmosphere was good, and the service was top notch. Our server had a very good grasp of the extensive menu. My questions were answered quickly with confidence. Overall the experience was good

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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87 reviews 87 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Mixed experience!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

Family members suggested that we meet at Mimi's for lunch. As "chain restaurants "go, 
the arrival, greeting, seating and service were good. The ambiance and cleanliness was also good, however the food was mixed. My husband had a Cobb Salad and a Muffin and said that both were very tasty and filling. I had French Onion Soup, and half a Tuna sandwich ($8.99). The soup was delicious but was only the size of a cup and the sandwich was very poor indeed! A very small (tablespoon full) of Tuna in the middle of very dry  bread, with a thin slice of tomato and huge lettuce leaves protruding about an inch all around the bread (to make it look bigger, I wonder?). Terrible -left me disappointed and hungry. 

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Lakeside, California, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Nice variety”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Mimi's is a very good place for those who need a big menu to choose from. I recommend the jambalaya. Their muffins are delicious and there are lots of choices. I also like the Reuben sandwich. They are open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and usually they can seat you in less than ten minutes. I like the many BOGO coupons they send me via email so be sure to sign up for that. The wait staff are friendly and attentive. I always leave feeling filled and ready for a nap.

Visited December 2012
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