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Sanborn's

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Plaza Rio shopping center, Tijuana, Mexico
+52 664 684 2687
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Essex, Connecticut
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165 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

Within the Sanborn's Department store, with underground parking. The food was very good, and I loved the waitresses Mexican uniforms, service was very good. Wide variety of choices.

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Thank Teenzone
Phoenix, Arizona
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76 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

A decent middle class place to grab some food, meet someone for a business lunch, hang out for half an hour... you get the idea. Frequented by locals as well as timid tourists who feel they don't dare to try the little holes in the wall taquerias yet. It's like a Denny's in the U.S.: a place to introduce foreigners... More 

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Thank Not Y
Tijuana, Mexico
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124 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

Well, Sanborn's it's a most if you are in Mexico for some time. The food is great Mexican food and will meet your expectations every time. They have a buffet that it's very good and if you have time, go to the bar, drink and eat for 10.00dlls and they have free Wifi. All of the products are fresh and... More 

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Thank Richard V
Krasnodar, Russia
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18 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

In the center of Tijuana, among shops the cafe of Sanborns is located. The cafe is good. The personnel are polite. We have ordered chicken soup there. Soup was very tasty. I have written a response in the book of cafe. Good ratio price quality.

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Thank Vladimir S
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016 via mobile

I've lunched at the Revolucion restaurant a couple of times lately. Both times the same waitress served us and does she ever have a big chip on her shoulder. Slow as molasses in January. Indifferent. Uncaring. I assume there is no manager as I haven't seen one; this might explain why this woman is still employed. And: the food is... More 

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Thank VallartaFan649
San Diego, California
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573 reviews
371 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

Yes at one time just about every Sanborns sits on what used to be a Denny's! However with a Mexican flare of cafeteria food. The enchiladas and chilaquiles are bland and so lifeless. I pass on Breakfast there.

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Thank Jiro_Kaneshiro
Sacramento, California
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89 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016

Sanborn's is delightful, and I start each visit there right after checking in, usually to Hotel Ticuan. The servers wear traditional Mexican dresses, and the atmosphere is clean and genuine. Only the menus in Spanish have the prices. There is a very nice buffet available, but I usually just get the Ceviche.

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Thank BiffCanlett
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016

Whenever I go across the border, I love going to Sanborn's. Their food is a good sample of Mexican cuisine perhaps not with all the extravaganza yet it's flavorful! However , the best part is not only this but it's that along with this you have so many other good choices, although i always opt for their chicken broth, their... More 

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Winchester
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81 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2015 via mobile

I brought my son for brunch we hadn't been in TJ for like 4 years and I wanted him to have some chilaquiles and enchiladas suizas.... We ordered and waited 45 min for the simplest thing on the menu...other people got there food even though they came after us. Then it came cold, the waitress apologized saying they had issues... More 

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Redondo Beach, California
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2015

I like my rum and coke in their bar, and then usually order the chicken mole enchiladas or go for their buffet. You'll cry because you can't try everything! The waitresses wear cute folkloric outfits and services is excellent.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Plaza Rio shopping center, Tijuana, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Baja California  >  Baja California Norte  >  Tijuana
  • Phone Number: +52 664 684 2687

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