Sunrise Family Restaurant
Ratings range from 0 to 4 chiles, including half chiles.
This reflects the reviewer’s experience with regard
to food and drink, atmosphere, service, and value.
- The Short Order
Sunrise Family Restaurant is an unassuming spot that delivers decent food at affordable prices. Breakfast — the standard egg and meat combinations as well as pancakes, waffles, French toast, omelets, huevos rancheros, and blimp-sized smothered breakfast burritos — is served all day. The home fries are simple but exceptional. New Mexican dishes are offered at lunch, as is traditional lunch and diner fare: sandwiches, soups, and salads. Two pork chops for $10.50? You’ve got to be kidding. Recommended: chile relleno omelet, carne adovada breakfast burrito, cheese enchiladas, and green chile cheeseburger.
- Check, please
Breakfast for three at Sunrise Family Restaurant:
Chile relleno omelet $ 7.99
with pinto beans and tortillas
Carne adovada breakfast burrito with home fries $ 7.99
Two eggs and rib-eye steak $ 8.25
with home fries and toast
Two coffees $ 3.90
Total $ 28.13
(before tax and tip)
Lunch for two, another visit:
New Mexican combination plate $ 10.50
Sopaipilla $ 1.50
Fish tacos $ 7.99
Total $ 19.99
(before tax and tip)
Posted: Friday, June 14, 2013 5:00 am
Somewhere between fine dining and fast food exists a shrinking category of restaurants that many of us visit on a regular basis. These sorts of places — cafés, diners, and “family restaurants” — offer simple sit-down meals that are freshly prepared and moderately priced. Those moderate prices are essential. You might be able to afford a fine-dining splurge on special occasions, but at your bread-and-butter spot, you don’t want to empty your wallet to fill your stomach. Of course, the food has to be decent.
Sunrise Family Restaurant is that kind of place. It serves satisfying, if not extraordinary, breakfasts and lunches at prices that somehow seem out of place in today’s world. Sure, the two pork chops you get for $10.50 may not be as thick as the ones you’ll pay twice or three times as much for in that upscale restaurant. But they’re nicely finished, just slightly greasy, and equally filling. And that fine-dining place probably doesn’t offer tuna salad, menudo, chicken-fried steak, or breakfast all day long.
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Friday, June 14, 2013 5:00 am.