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Sin of Cortez

2290 Esplanade, Chico, CA 95926-2200
+1 530-879-9200
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (4 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2290 Esplanade, Chico, CA 95926-2200
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is our favorite place to eat breakfast! Sometimes I think we visit Chico JUST to eat at Sin Of Cortez. The food is terrific and the rosemary bread toast - OMG! Can't be beat! I love all the scrambles, especially the artichoke scramble. Highly...More

Thank Teri F
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Won't return, the food was average, way to loud couldn't even have a discussion. Both of us were sick immediately upset stomachs, etc. Don't waste your time or money, prefer other places.

Thank T B
Reviewed 29 July 2017

My girls love this restaurant for breakfast. There comment is (everything on the breakfast menu is great).

Thank Tim L
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Their food is amazing not only does it taste great it's healthy. Every employee is so sweet and helpful. We love going there for breakfast or brunch.

Thank 28tianam
Reviewed 11 April 2017

A friend recently took me for brunch, and it was just lovely. They have gluten free options, or traditional ones like pancakes with real maple syrup. Just a nice place to have breakfast with a friend. The tables are not private, so conversation is not...More

Thank Angela B
Reviewed 12 March 2017

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Thank NigelHelmsley
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...More

Thank SJscrapbooker
Reviewed 19 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....More

1  Thank capitollover
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
Reviewed 9 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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
Sin of Cortez has become a true Chico hotspot over the past 15 years. By blending the creative and operational forces behind the cafe with a “never settle for second best” philosophy, Sin of Cortez has done just that.

The breakfast and lunch menus were originally created by chef Isabel Cruz. Everything served at Sin of Cortez is made in-house. The salsa is fresh. The bread is baked fresh. The beans are cooked fresh. Pancake options, scrambled egg breakfasts, sausage from our local university farm.

House Coffee rated ‘Grand Cru’, the top 2% of all the world’s coffee, using Single Origin beans to ensure consistent flavor and texture. Decaf is brewed cup to cup, not by the pot. Vietnamese coffee and Mexican hot chocolate, too! Vegetarian, Gluten Free, and Paleo Options.
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