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Mama Kat's Restaurant

950 W San Marcos Blvd, Suite J, San Marcos, CA 92078-1121
+1 760-591-4558
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“eggs benedict” (23 reviews)
“pies” (23 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
950 W San Marcos Blvd, Suite J, San Marcos, CA 92078-1121
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The staff is wonderfully friendly and the food is fantastic. Usually a busy place but well worth any wait. They also provide plenty of ways to keep yourself amused.

Thank nancyy14
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I’ve lived in San marcos my whole life, and had yet to try this place out! Boy oh boy have I been missing out! They are THE best hole in the wall place! They are always busy so you’ll probably have to wait to be...More

Thank Denise A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just came for breakfast and it was very crowded although I don't know why. It was an average breakfast and the cost was high for what you get. Nothing spectacular.

Thank TerriPerri
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Everyone one raves about Kat’s for breakfast not impressed. Service was slow then when we were finally waited on waitress appeared to be rushed not particularly amicable felt uncomfortable. Food just ok but hard to screw up eggs and bacon nothing special. Wound not go...More

Thank Dave A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food is reliably great, the place is clean and the service is good. Check, check and check. The only downside is that they do not have any on-line reservation system, and since the place is good, you may have to wait. Mama Lat’s is...More

Thank JimGSD
Reviewed May 6, 2018

Food was good, service lacking follow up and guest attentiveness. We got served and then never checked on, we even asked for more water and never got re-fills, plus the sides for our meals never got brought to us. Jury is still out as to...More

Thank R A
Reviewed May 5, 2018 via mobile

Such a wonderful environment, great service, and delicious breakfast. The waiting area inside their gift shop and outside is so neat and ideal for families with kids. They have many things to keep the kids busy while you wait. So smart! You can get a...More

Thank Alexis G
Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

If you love breakfast or lunch you must go to Mama Kat’s! Homely restaurant, very friendly staff and most importantly great food. I ordered egg benedict so Cal and it was the best egg benedict I had so far. We will definitely go back to...More

Thank Jarek J Rivas R
Reviewed April 17, 2018

Cool, out-of-the-way-restaurant; they only serve breakfast and lunch. Be prepared for a bit of a wait; maybe a long wait! It is very popular. The wait staff is excellent, friendly, efficient and helpful. Even though it was crowded, we did not have to wait long...More

Thank kathykoehler5044
Reviewed March 31, 2018

This is the place to go for breakfast in San Marcos, CA. Be prepared to wait for a table, bring a book or your kindle or just talk with your family & friends. The food is fantastic! Worth the wait. AND the home made pies...More

Thank lftipping
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
7:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 950 W San Marcos Blvd, Suite J, San Marcos, CA 92078-1121
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Marcos
  • Phone Number: +1 760-591-4558
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