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Cowgirls Cafe

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1720 S Grand Ave, Santa Ana, CA 92705-4809
+1 714-542-8877
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Costa Mesa, California
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Just had a skillet and it was great. The burgers are off the chart. Nice and charbroiled. I was able to sneak a bit off my kids. I'll be back when I'm around the area. Nice job.

Thank bargas72
Avon, Indiana
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30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Had the lunch special of fried chicken, mashed potatoes, and green beans. More food than I could eat. The special was a great value.

Thank Scott S
Lake Forest, California
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103 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

This place was just ok. I came here looking for awesome biscuits and gravy. I chose to get the Rodeo Breakfast special which includes 3 eggs 2 bacon, 2 sausage, and a choice of bread including biscuits and gravy. Sausage and bacon were good (you can't really mess up sausage or bacon) and the biscuits and gravy were just ok-nothing... More 

Thank OCTraveler23
Tucson, Arizona
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4 reviews
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Average food at fair prices. Nothing to get excited about. Had the potato pancakes and they were very bland.

Thank 839isaiasc
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105 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2016

If you find yourself looking for something interesting for breakfast, then look no further than Cowgirls Cafe. They have really good tex-mex style food. I came here for breakfast and ended up getting the chile verde omelette. it was one of the best omelettes I have had in a long time. Service was excellent and price reasonable.

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145 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2015 via mobile

Went there for breakfast and had an egg white omelette. The service was very good, since I was only person in the restaurant. The waitress was very attentive and food came quickly. However the egg white omelette was fair at best.there's definitely a homestyle feeling to the restaurant, but next time I would just eat at the hotel.

Thank dac831
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2015 via mobile

We wanted to try something for breakfast that was local and not a chain restaurant. So we found this place not to far from the hotel. The service was so slow and it wasn't even busy. We got our drinks and then our waitress wandered off and didn't come back for what felt like 20 minutes. Our breakfast was average... More 

Thank Liz B
Orange County, CA
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286 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2014

Food is typical greasy spoon fare. Atmosphere is flashback 1974. I had breakfast served all day - waffle, 2 eggs, 2 bacon - but when I got it there were three eggs - bonus? Hubby had a turkey sandwich that was too dry, got a side of mayo to spruce it up. Nothing remarkable, nothing horrible, just basic lunch/breakfast food.... More 

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Mission Viejo
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2014

Went to Cowgirl's recently for lunch with a couple of co-workers. It's close convenient, but quality of food is average. Décor and surroundings are very outdated, which in itself might actually provide some charm, but given the average menu and food, it really warrants an average rating.

Thank Tony M
Tustin, California
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2013

Been here a handful of times and always have: - great service - great food I very rarely have to wait longer than a few minutes before I/the party is sat. I'll be going again and again.

Thank David H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1720 S Grand Ave, Santa Ana, CA 92705-4809
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Santa Ana
  • Phone Number: +1 714-542-8877

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