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“Delicious, Reasonably-Priced Breakfast”
Review of El Pancake House

El Pancake House
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
San Diego, California
1 review
“Delicious, Reasonably-Priced Breakfast”
Reviewed August 22, 2013

Our three teenagers enjoyed the Mexican equivalent of a Grand Slam: two eggs (they all ordered 'over easy'), two thick 'fluffy' pancakes (at least 8" in diameter), and two strips of bacon for 59 pesos each. My wife enjoyed Huevos Rancheros: 3 eggs on a corn tortilla, red sauce, delicious refried beans, and potatoes (steamed and sautéed with basil and garlic - yum) for 69 pesos. I ordered the Granjero 3-egg omelette (avocado, spinach, cheese, substituted onion for mushrooms), and I requested salsa and crema (better than American Sour Cream) which they brought as sides (free). My omelette also came with the refried beans and basil potatoes, all for 79 pesos. The coffee was typical Mexican cafe, and they also had brown sugar on the table in addition to Splenda and regular sugar. We enjoyed three large Mango smoothies and a large fresh OJ for 35 pesos each, and fresh lemonade for 25 pesos. Our total cost including IVA (tax) and tip was 600 pesos. The ambiance was very nice. The restaurant is essentially a covered patio or palapa enclosed by bamboo and greenery. Our young waitress and waiter were very personable and accommodating. I think the review dissing this place should be removed. The floors weren't dirt, nor did the place look run down. The food, service, and venue were perfect. This was our first morning in SJC, so we can't compare this restaurant to others here, but we will definitely return again after we have checked out French Riviera, Tropicana, and a couple of eateries we passed on our 2-mile walk from our hotel (Cabo Azul Resort) to El Pancake House. Afterwards we walked to the corner and picked up everything we need for snacks, happy hours on our balcony, smoothies, burgers, sandwiches, cereal, popcorn, etc. The taxi ride back to our hotel for five and groceries was $7.

  • Visited August 2013
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English first
Greenville, North Carolina
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Wow, What an Omelette!”
Reviewed May 6, 2013

Great pancakes and omelettes. The Luis "the monster" is delicious and about the size of your plate. You have to try the mexican syrup, tastes kind of like molasses.

Visited April 2013
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Thank WesWooHoo
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Houston, Texas, USA
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great Locals' Breakfast Spot!”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

Our family has been going to the Pancake House for 7 years. Always good food and service! Do not expect fancy - this is a pilapa restaurant in a very local part of town, as opposed to the tourist districts. We go there especailly for the kids' craving for their chocolate pancakes - dessert for breakfast, but ok for a treat!! The huevos a la mexicana are good and come with yummy roasted red potatoes. Great prices!!

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank Elizabeth V
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Dallas, TX
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great Breakfast Place!!”
Reviewed October 25, 2012

Best Breakfast Place in all of San Jose del Cabo but you better come hunger because the plates are plentiful!!! The food is delicious and there is over 100 items on the menu. The pancakes are fluffy and the omelates are filled to the brim - DELICIOUS!!!

Visited October 2012
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Thank Jan G
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Denver, Colorado
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64 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Nice breakfast - great price”
Reviewed January 10, 2012

Great variety of pancakes and wonderful traditional Mexican breakfasts too. Fast service and very fresh. Great place to have breakfast on your way back to the airport. Not far from the main road to the airport. Note - they only take cash (US or Pesos). Breakfast for two with coffee for $12!

  • Visited December 2011
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1 Thank SAHDenver-CO
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