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Mimi's Cafe

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9812 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee, CA 92071-3834
+1 619-562-2644
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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El Cajon, California
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402 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed March 2, 2016

I took my wife to Mimi's in Santee for dinner and had a great meal tonight. CIndy our server greeted us with the biggest smile, and was so nice as she took care of our every need. I enjoyed the Meat Loaf, with the most delicious dark gravy sauce I have ever tasted. The meat was very tasty and tender.... More 

Thank grandslamhomer
Salem, Oregon
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216 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed February 1, 2016

A friend and I ate here one evening hoping to just have a hot meal and to talk. Mimi's took good care of us. The food was fine.

Thank Mark M
Bozeman, Montana
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed January 30, 2016

If you are on the road or looking for a pleasant place to sit down and eat, Mimi's will work. Nothing really special here. You can get breakfast, lunch or dinner. They do offer espresso drinks and alcohol, so plan accordingly. Weekends at Mimi's can be a challenge due to wait times to get a table. You might want to... More 

Thank kw406
San Diego, California
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663 reviews
254 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 439 helpful votes
Reviewed January 15, 2016

My recommendation, do not go to this Mimi's!. You would be very unhappy with the poor and slow service, under staffing and ineffective management. The food was very slow to arrive and only marginally eatable. I like the Mimi's chain but this one is a disaster. I do recommend Mimi's in Mission Valley. My experience, Friday night, Jan. 14th: We... More 

Thank Walker S
Luzon, Philippines
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147 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed November 11, 2015

The food selection in their menu are superb, all are delicious but the servings per order are good for two people. The staffs are awesome

Thank Marian B
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed October 26, 2015

I went in for breakfast with a friend with a coupon for a but one breakfast entrée get one free with 2 drinks. The entrée my friend ordered was considered a lunch entrée so the waitress stated it couldn't be used with our 2 entrees & drinks. My breakfast was good so I didn't complain, but was disappointed!

Thank Cathy T
Nevada City, CA
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60 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed September 22, 2015

Here's what I like about Mimi's- consistently good food, and if you join their e-club they are always sending you specials - buy one entree, get one free, etc. we don't have one near where we live, but sometimes our travels line up with the email specials...& I'm never sorry if we go there.

Thank Mary12191
Chula Vista, California
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed September 2, 2015

I have tried this restaurant twice. Both times my food has been dry and overcooked. This past Friday (August 31) I tried the Santa Fe omelet and potatoes. The omelet is topped with chipotle sauce, which I love. But this sauce was very dry. The only positive experience has been the hostess and servers. Stay away if you don't want... More 

Thank Art O
El Cajon, California
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402 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed August 21, 2015

My wife and I went to Mimi's Cafe in Santee tonight, and had a wonderful experience. First of all as we walked in from the parking lot the Host Salicia, opened the front door and greeted us with a Big welcome. Salicia was so Bubbly and Nice as she took us to our table, smiling all the way. Amber our... More 

Thank grandslamhomer
San Diego, California
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68 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Mimi's is a great place to eat with mid-moderate prices. Food is freshly prepared with a slight twist in flavors. There is the usual type of food but mostly, the menu changes introduces different variations. I love the chicken dishes with a French inspired flair, wine infused and seasonings that complement. Breakfast is different with options for healthy eating, fruit... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, French, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9812 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee, CA 92071-3834
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santee
  • Phone Number: +1 619-562-2644

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?