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Mother's Kitchen

Canfield Rd, Next Door To Post Office, Palomar Mountain, CA
+1 760-742-4233
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good47%
  • Average20%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“pozole” (3 reviews)
“club sandwich” (3 reviews)
“garden burger” (2 reviews)
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American, Vegan Options
Canfield Rd, Next Door To Post Office, Palomar Mountain, CA
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Reviewed 26 April 2018

Mother's is closed on Tuesday, but we went into the store next door and bought soft drinks and postcards. The clerk told us that it was okay if we wanted to go to the restaurants outside eating area to have our lunch and enjoy the...More

Thank grip652
Reviewed 14 January 2018

Stopped here on the way to the observatory. At the initial stop, breakfast was fine. But on the return for lunch - disappointed. This place is seriously vegetarian with no meat options whatsoever. So your burger is a garden burger and the chile is almost...More

Thank MaryoftheMountains
Reviewed 19 November 2017

Eat good food in a relaxed, rustic setting far from the sameness of the CA valleys and coast. Nice friendly staff to boot!

Thank greggo8
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Got me some french toast with cheese and Coke for $7. Sat in shadow on the back of the restaurant among huge trees. Very peaceful.

Thank Lars P
Reviewed 17 September 2017

We stopped here during our motorcycle tour of the area, and it was a worthwhile stop. Very friendly service, and friendly to transients like us who were just passing through. The food was good, although vegetarian with a limited menu. Coincidentally there was a Corvette...More

1  Thank NYC_Rock
Reviewed 19 August 2017

A popular place - even with all the bikers. We split a club sandwich and an Italian grilled veggie wrap. Both came with chips. Both were excellent and we didn't miss the meat. Very friendly service. The restrooms are outside in another building.

Thank JerseyJosie
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Mother's Kitchen is a the place for delicious food on the way to Palomar Observatory or while staying in this celeb hangout. After cuisine consumption here it was enough to impart feeling like a "child" again. Vegetarian cuisine offers yummy on tap with signature dishes...More

Thank India C
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Very pleasant restaurant. All vegetarian food - simple and prepared with attention. People were friendly. There's a pleasant garden to dine in if you want. The tap water was superb. A welcome surprise in a small mountain community. I would make it a point to...More

2  Thank ZiaKat
Reviewed 24 February 2017

The food was good and the staff were friendly. This is our second visit. First visit we tried the home made soup and we knew we had to come back. Second visit, my wife had the bowl of soup with toast and I had the...More

2  Thank rdgrimsey
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

If you are visiting the Observatory or Palomar Mountain this is a must stop 🛑! For our surprise it was a vegetarian restaurant "NO meat at all 😱" . Their plates have great flavors, we tried the "Pozole Soup" for me no meat on the...More

2  Thank ArtPerza
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4 January 2018|
Response from greggo8 | Reviewed this property |
Google maps shows the restaurant at about 5250'. I could not find "Palomar state park campground" specifically.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Canfield Rd, Next Door To Post Office, Palomar Mountain, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palomar Mountain
  • Phone Number: +1 760-742-4233
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