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I miss Salvador.s.  Since returning from stateside I have not found a decent reasonable redneck breakfast cafe.  I like eggs. bacon. hash browns and maybe pancakes. . I've given up ordering ham for breakfast as no one at lakeside knows what a slice of ham should be like.    I have tried 5 restaurants and none of them have a straight forward breakfast like this.  My morning breakfast cost over 200 peso' s putting these supposed sides together.  I have never at Lakeside found decent biscuits and gravy.  I hope the new restaurant replacing Salvador's does well but what we actually need is another Salvador.s.  If anyone has a good old fashioned southern breakfast place, please let me know.

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19 minutes ago, rafterbr said:

I have never at Lakeside found decent biscuits and gravy.  I hope the new restaurant replacing Salvador's does well but what we actually need is another Salvador.s.  If anyone has a good old fashioned southern breakfast place, please let me know.

You do realize you are in Mexico, right? 

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Good point but out of some 176 lakeside restaurants you would think one would be a real southern breakfast specialist.  There' got to be a lot of texans here.  I have ate at the American Legion when I was here before and it does offer the right ingredients just needed a southern cook.  There are a few tricks to making a good artery clogging breakfast that will reduce your life span by 5 years. 

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Out of the 176 restaurants, which could have chosen any concept, it would then appear obvious there is no apparent huge desire for that kind of food. There is one southern place just west of town that opened a few weeks ago, and got lots of negative comments (such as using cake muffins and calling them biscuits...). But new chains are always moving into Mexico, so maybe we should call Bob Evans and see if we can get their white gravy trucks rollin' thisaway.

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Well you are just going to have to make it yourself. Pillsbury canned biscuits at Freska (sp?) grocery store on Lopez Mateo, about 1k south of Costco on the other side of the street. SuperLake has a fresh supply of Jimmy Dean sausage ($234p), eggs and grits. Gamsa pancake mix is the best. 

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El Desayuno: Well, I have tasted biscuits at Poogan's Porch in Charleston, SC and nothing can top those. But the ones at Mom's were nothing to talk about and the eggs were dry, dry, dry. I have eaten 3 breakfasts and two late lunches at Southern Sisters as we are within walking distance. It did get off to a rough start but it is definitely better now. Of all the eggs I have tried lakeside, this is the best for not having dry omelets. When Janet was at La Antigua, that was our go to place for the same reason - eggs not overcooked. The biscuits are fine for this non-Southerner to cover them with butter and honey! I am spoiled to have the best cook in Ajijic as my husband, so we generally eat that meal at home.

As for La Cena: I loved the chicken pot pie and the grilled shrimp. My husband had too many fried shrimp to eat and his hush puppies were the best I have ever had, period. The portions are huge so there was no room to try dessert. I should have taken some home for breakfast.

When they first opened the service was definitely an issue, but that has improved to be as good as most places around here. Give it a chance - it is a beautiful place and for those who drive, it is easy to find and with plenty of parking. It is a great place to eat before or after the Tuesday market.

 

 

 

 

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Gracias nolajoe,  I had one of the best breakfasts I've had at Lakeside this morning at the American Legion.  The potatos and eggs were good and the bacon was five star.  As a reference I decided to try the biscuits and sausage gravy even though I was full.  Bad mistake I took one bite and that was it.  The biscuits were flat not light and fluffy, the gravy was a cream and spiced not to my taste and the sausage was not of a type that I liked.  In fairness I am sure many people like this biscuit and sausage gravy but in Oklahoma you wouldn't sell any.  I had a supposed chef from New Orleans and he prepared his gravy with many spices this way < I think its the french influence>.  No one liked it and we had to teach him how to make the simple black pepper gravy    I'll be back for the breakfast just no more gravy and biscuits. They offered to not charge me for the biscuits and gravy but I said no, someone else would have liked it.

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When I was here last year Mom's was one of my favorite restaurants.  This year a dramatic change.  Last year when I ate lunch there they usually had two specials, both of them good.  This time I have eaten there 3 times and 2 of the times the only lunch special was a sandwich.  I have to agree with  the  other article.  I don;t like their breakfast.  Their canadian bacon tastes more like ham to me and I was not impressed with their eggs, bacon or potatos.

As for Alfredo's California I ate there once and liked it.  The second time I had to fight a cockroach for a piece of toast and I haven't been back.  My wife really told them what she thought of the place and I paid the bill and we left. 

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On 7/25/2018 at 6:31 PM, rafterbr said:

I miss Salvador.s.  Since returning from stateside I have not found a decent reasonable redneck breakfast cafe.  I like eggs. bacon. hash browns and maybe pancakes. . I've given up ordering ham for breakfast as no one at lakeside knows what a slice of ham should be like.    I have tried 5 restaurants and none of them have a straight forward breakfast like this.  My morning breakfast cost over 200 peso' s putting these supposed sides together.  I have never at Lakeside found decent biscuits and gravy.  I hope the new restaurant replacing Salvador's does well but what we actually need is another Salvador.s.  If anyone has a good old fashioned southern breakfast place, please let me know.

Have you tried Sunrise in San Antonio or Delicias in Chapala?

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8 hours ago, bdlngton said:

Last time I ate at these two restaurants they had eggs, bacon, and hash broens, maybe pancakes.  Are you saying they no longer serve those breakfast staples?

No, of course not. I am saying they don't serve the kind of items that a so-called "redneck breakfast" is comprised of: grits, biscuits, gravy, etc.

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5 hours ago, ComputerGuy said:

No, of course not. I am saying they don't serve the kind of items that a so-called "redneck breakfast" is comprised of: grits, biscuits, gravy, etc.

Reminds me of when  (many years ago) I moved from San Diego to Bend, Or.  I had friends who were home builders and they liked to invite the new guy out for breakfast once in a while. After ordering a typical Oregon workman's breakfast the waitress asked if I wanted "gravy on the hashbrowns?"  "Uh, Ok".  "White or brown?"  That's when I knew I wasn't in Kansas anymore.

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Having grown up in the US Midwest, eggs, bacon, and hash browns, and pancakes was a typical breakfast. Grits, biscuits and gravy was Southern. The only people I knew that was red necks were hard working farmers.

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