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I'm a frequent visitor to the charming city of Chula Vista, CA, and I frequently stay at the Best Western Inn on "E" Street, as it's very close to the trolley station, which takes me to the Mexican border, or into downtown San Diego.  In the many times I've stayed at the motel, I'd never eaten at Aunt Emma's Pancake Restaurant, as the motel offers a complimentary breakfast.  My son Matthew and I were in town, and we weren't staying at the motel, so on Monday, September 12, 2011, we got the opportunity to enjoy breakfast at Aunt Emma's.


Photo:  Aunt Emma's Pancake Restaurant has been in the same location since 1959, and offers great food, lots of parking, and family-friendly dining.


Photo:  It's 0930 on Monday, September 12, 2011, and Aunt Emma's is a very busy restaurant.  Note the comfortable, "Americana," diner decor, which helps to make this restaurant the kind of place where I love to enjoy a great meal.


Photo:  Our server, Lulu, places Matthew's Denver Omelet, and order of toast, in front of him, as my Mexican Omelet is already seated on the table; I'm just waiting for the order of corn tortillas to arrive.  My son Matthew rarely drinks coffee, but today he ordered coffee... maybe Monday morning was catching up to him?  Aunt Emma's menu offers a wide variety of American classic "comfort food," along with a decent selection of Mexican favorites.  As an aside, I love the fact that refried beans and tortillas are offered in place of the usual hash browns and toast.


Photo:  Our friendly server Lulu was happy to snap our photo upon my request.  Look at my handsome, grinning son, as he's about ready to dig into his Denver Omelet, hash browns, and toast.


Photo:  My breakfast of a Mexican Omelet, which was a three egg omelet stuffed with cheese and chorizo, with more cheese and chorizo on top of it, delicious, creamy refried beans, a stack of four corn tortillas, and a mug of delicious coffee.  This breakfast was simply delicious, and it tasted even better than it looks in the photo.

Aunt Emma's Pancake Restaurant is a slice of pure Americana, from the diner-like, family-friendly atmosphere, to the menu that offers choices your grandmother would be proud of, and even a few south-of-the-border specials.  I have to admit that one of the many reason's I'm not hooked on Aunt Emma's is that, in addition to grits, hash browns, and home style potatoes, their side choices include refried beans and corn tortillas.  Perhaps that's not altogether too surprising, as Aunt Emma's is located only about eight miles north of the Mexican border.  But whatever your choice, trust me, you'll love Aunt Emma's Pancake Restaurant!

Aunt Emma's Pancake Restaurant
700 E Street
Chula Vista, CA 91910
619 427-2722

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