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“Market Day Oasis” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Risa

Cafe Risa
Calle Chamela, No. 9--El Jardin, La Manzanilla, Mexico
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Cuisines: Mexican
Description: This is a lovely spot to have breakfast each morning. By the town plaza, it attracts a wide range of people. Terrific huevos rancheros; fresh fruit smoothies and pancakes. Good coffee too.
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Description: This is a lovely spot to have breakfast each morning. By the town plaza, it attracts a wide range of people. Terrific huevos rancheros; fresh fruit smoothies and pancakes. Good coffee too.
Anacortes, Washington
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77 reviews 77 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Market Day Oasis”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

Friday is market day - whole central plaza fills up with vendors. Very fun and inexpensive treasures. Is heard about st abadaba banana smoothie so ordered that with extras. Delightful. Then I ordered just a simple egg scrambled with bacon. Cooked perfectly and simple on a tourists tummy. Shaded, colorful and a perfect oasis on a busy market day. Sit and watch the people walk by.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Guadalajara, Mexico
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Whoa, that's a massive cuppa joe”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

Ate breakfast there 3 times, yes it's that good. Waffles, excellent, I stayed away from anything benedict having overdosed at home the day before. Crepes, had them, really really good. Stole some bacon from somebody else at the table. Yum. The coffee is outstanding.

I'd say that all in all it's one of the best breakfast places we've ever been to in Mexico, and we have been to a lot.

  • Visited January 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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Pacific Northwest
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Granola and yoghurt to die for...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

Fun spot in town square. Loved the vegetarian benedict and GIANT cup of joe. Fun spot to people watch and chill before heading out to the beach. Nice ambience and friendly service.

Visited January 2013
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Guadalajara, Mexico
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6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“For breakfast.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

It is a nice place to have a good breakfast.
The bread, pancakes, and waffles are good.
Nice fresh juices and a very good coffe.

Visited March 2012
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Ajijic, Mexico
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Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
“Where People Meet. Free wi-fi”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

Sit here and watch the world go by. Everyone else seems to. It is the place to go to see who else shows up, and on market day, the place to go to see who wanders by. We only went there for breakfast, but it is open for lunch as well. It is closed at night and a popular taco stand opens up on the strip of pavement next to it. The muffins are great. A large cup of coffee is pint-sized (as in half of a quart, not as in small.) Close to the beach. We liked it.

  • Visited July 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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