Monday, December 19, 2005

Sunday Breakfast: The Mission

The Mission describes itself as a "Chino Latino restaurant" since it serves Latin food with an Asian twist (such as the ginger-sesame chicken roll-up in a tomato tortilla) but I highly recommend going there for breakfast. All their specials are fabulous, specially the Latin breakfast menu. They also serve all types of coffee drinks and have (I've heard) quite yummy bloody mary's. The Mission was also features in $40 dollars a day with Rachel Ray, which goes to show that this place is quite popular. The Mission has three locations, but we like their venue in Downtown, San Diego, it just seems more cozy and less crowded.
My brother, Tom, and my dad both ordered The Mission French Toast ($6.95), which is fresh-baked cinnamon bread on a palette of berry purée, accented with an array of fresh fruit. Isn't the presentation awesome? My sister, Nathalie, got the Ranchos Verde ($6.50.) plate. It's fresh flour tortillas with over-medium eggs, cheese and topped with roasted chile verde sauce, served with a side of black beans. My husband, Matthew, ordered the Strawberry Granola Pancakes ($6.95). He got three huge pancakes with fresh strawberries and grain cereal and a side of two scrambled eggs and double smoked bacon (you slightly see a picture of it in the background). Lindsey, my sister-in-law, ordered the Scrambled Egg Quesadilla ($6.50) which is a large flour tortilla filled with scrambled eggs, cheese and salsa fresca. Elaine and I ordered the Plato Verde con Huevos ($6.95). It's a huge plate with a sweet corn tamale, eggs over medium, covered with roasted tomatillo sauce and a side of black beans.

The Mission is located at: 1250 J St. San Diego, CA 92101

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