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Village Cafe

406 Main Street, Vista, CA 92084

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Hours

Sunday 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Monday 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Tuesday 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Wednesday 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Thursday 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Restaurant Menu

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I was craving huevos rancheros in the worst way and since my mom and I were heading to a play at the Broadway Theater in downtown Vista, it was only natural that we would end up at the Village Cafe on Main Street. I love Mexican food and I’ve been to a lot of Mexican eateries from Chula Vista to Oceanside, across to Escondido and down to La Mesa. I’ve eaten my way across the county and I’ve enjoyed a lot of great Mexican food (including wonderful meals at two defunct old favorites, Pedrorena’s and Casa de Bandini in the original Bazaar del Mundo in Old Town) but the good old Village Cafe is my favorite. They are one of the few places that serve huevos rancheros on both their breakfast and regular menus. For breakfast, the huevos rancheros come with their delicious lard-free beans and mouthwatering Mexican home fries. For lunch and dinner they serve rice instead of the home fries. The rice is very good too, but the Village Cafe’s home fries are legendary, in my mouth. You can also get the home fries with other breakfast entrees, both Mexican and American. On the American side, there’s eggs Benedict and eggs Florentine, steak and eggs, pancakes and a plethora of omelettes (I recommend the spinach or the artichoke omelette). If you like a little fiesta in your breakfast go for the huevos rancheros, machaca con huevos, chorizo con huevos, carne asada steak and eggs, chilaquiles or a giant breakfast burrito filled with scrambled eggs and beans. For lunch and dinner the Village Cafe has a large selection of all of your favorite Mexican dishes. The chips and salsa at the Village Cafe are the best, the chips are thin, crispy and served hot, just the way I like them. The salsa is tart with tomato, lime and cilantro. It’s addictive to the point that they always have to bring us another bowl or two. My mom raves about the albondigas meatball and vegetable soup. Other soups on the menu include chicken tortilla soup, menudo and pozole with chicken or pork. They also have a nice selection of fish dishes including the requisite fish tacos plus a few more sophisticated seafood dishes that are sure to please the pescetarians. Shrimp cooked with wine and vegetables, fish picado, grilled mahi-mahi, camarones al diabla and shrimp and mushroom enchiladas are some of the highlights. The village cafe has two dining rooms, one with lots of cozy booths and tables. The other room has bigger tables with ample seating for large gatherings, plus there’s an outdoor covered patio that’s great for people watching. The Village Cafe prides itself on using no lard in any of its cooking, so you can enjoy your meal and the delicious health benefits that go along with it. If you leave the Village Cafe without trying the spinach and mushroom enchiladas, the crime will be yours and your mouth will never forgive you.

Sept. 2, 2009

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