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Sin of Cortez

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2290 Esplanade, Chico, CA 95926-2200
+1 530-879-9200
07:00 - 14:00
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San Jose, California
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110 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

We met various family members for breakfast on Sunday morning. We were seated immediately and they were accommodating with a high chair and booster seat. Despite several children in our group, the staff was very accommodating and welcoming. Food came out quickly and was served at the same time. Portions were generous but that was reflected in the price. Several... More 

Thank SJscrapbooker
Austin, Texas
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698 reviews
273 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 380 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

What a great restaurant. We just stumbled across it when we made Chico a last minute stop on our vacation. I had the Black Bean Nachos which was enough to serve 2 very hungry people or 3 normal people. My husband had the Bonzai Quesadilla. Ditto. We both got take out boxes and had the leftovers for dinner. We still... More 

Thank capitollover
Chico, California
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109 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Kind of an odd menu. You won't find standard breakfast diner fare here. Tends to be eclectic. Good thing is that whenever possible they use locally produced sustainable foods.

Thank enkidog
Pahrump, Nevada
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177 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

The spinach scramble and the Dragon (good for wheat allergy folks) were good. Adding 2 eggs cost an extra $2.55 and a side jelly was .75. I'm from NV so that was irritating, but I'm guessing lots of places in CA do that?

Thank Selway M
Oakland, California, United States
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465 reviews
337 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

Friend and I had a great breakfast here. They have a lot of Mexican options, scrambles, pancakes, etc. Service was great and food was delicious. Portions are big as well. Cash only though!

Thank Dianah R
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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134 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

I get to Chico every three years or so. Sin of Cortez is at the top of my list of places to eat at whenever I am in town. The service is good. The food is excellent. The space is conducive to meeting and chatting with long-lost friends. There is plenty of parking. The location on the Esplanade is close... More 

Thank Houston914
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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76 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

Big portions of food all was pretty good.All berry pancakes were voted the best out of the dishes we had. Coffee bar...excellent service by our waiter and fast kitchen service. About $13 average per plate$3 average for coffee options. 10times better than an IHOP. Look for coupons..buy 1 get 1 1/2 off. Also they only accept cash or check.

Thank 27beachbum27
Magalia, California
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016

I've never had a bad meal there. I usually have breakfast although they serve lunch too. The egg dishes are delicious & not run of the mill. The blackberry pancakes are also another favorite of mine. It can get very busy & you may have to wait to get a table. The coffee is AMAZING!

Thank CherylandRicsTravels
N. California
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

We went to breakfast with my mom because this is where she wanted to go. We walked in and immediately saw it was packed, but the front staff was pleasant and greeted us and made sure to tell us she was going to get everyone seated asap. So refreshing to have staff take a sec to make sure the patrons... More 

Thank Renegade01
Chico, California, United States
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015 via mobile

The plates are big, the coffee is amazing and the food is out of this world! Whether you order the rosemary potatoes, their specialty pancakes or the breakfast sandwich, you'll leave there happy and full. I highly recommend bringing your family, friends or just a book and enjoy yourself. And yes, they do serve champagne and beer! All diet friendly,... More 

Thank Ashley D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2290 Esplanade, Chico, CA 95926-2200
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Chico
  • Phone Number: +1 530-879-9200

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