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BEST CHILAQUILES IN TOWN

Cocina 35 it’s a family owned restaurant that was created to bring to San Diego the essence of MEXICO, the flavors, aromas and textures that were given to us, growing up cooking right next to our grandparents in MEXICO.

We are a MEXICAN BREAKFAST RESTAURANT, that specializes in Chilaquiles (the most traditional breakfast in Mexico), Voted best Chilaquiles in San Diego, we strive to bring to you a experience that you would never forget, from our delicious made from scratch aguas frescas and cafe de la olla, to our crunchy and flavorful chilaquiles. 

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Our Latest Reviews

Cocina 35
4.5
Based on 1416 Reviews
Arisdelzy L.
Arisdelzy L.
2022-07-27 22:41:41
Most authentic chilaquiles !!! The flavor is out of this world, we try to go every time we're in San Diego !
Jamica M.
Jamica M.
2022-07-19 15:14:25
The best I've had in years!!!! One of the best authentic Hispanic food I've had in a long time !! I live in Arizona and I am going to stop here every time...
Lucy G.
Lucy G.
2022-07-18 16:30:46
Cocina 35 was amazing! From their aguas frescas and horchata to their platters. Friends of mine had recommended their spot literally quoting them to be #1...
Victor R.
Victor R.
2022-07-17 17:37:41
The food was bomb! El café de hoya was super good too! Definitely coming back to this spot
Emily E.
Emily E.
2022-07-12 12:52:29
Amazing value! The food is great and you get a lot of it for a good price. It comes out almost immediately. I love that you can get both sweet and savory...
Sara T.
Sara T.
2022-07-12 02:30:02
First time here and the amazing thing is you can add to the waitlist while still at home! Of course make sure to be there around the estimated time it gives...
Gloria R.
Gloria R.
2022-07-03 08:07:58
Some of the best chilaquiles in town, but boy is their service slow! Ordered takeout and received a text message the the order was ready. Low and behold I...
David K.
David K.
2022-06-24 08:11:57
Just came here for the 1st time yesterday, and I was blown away. It was definitely the best chilaquiles I've personally had. I ordered an Al Pastor Torta,...
Simon T.
Simon T.
2022-06-14 22:39:47
Highly encourage you to share their entrees with whoever you're dining with as the food was heavy (lots of cream). Taste was great, servers attentive to our...
Lawrence P.
Lawrence P.
2022-06-01 15:48:33
After seeing ads for "the best chilaquiles in town" I knew that we had to check this place out. Unfortunately what we experienced was anything but. Came...
Amir H.
Amir H.
2022-05-25 14:16:30
I absolutely LOVE chilaquiles, but sadly I found Cocina 35's chilaquiles to be quite lacking. For the chilaquiles, I went with the divorciados option to...
Wendy C.
Wendy C.
2022-05-21 20:42:12
I love chilaquiles so this place was a gem to find when we first moved to SD. I love the rancheros one, but they're all good. Do not sleep on the...
Wendy C.
Wendy C.
2022-05-20 19:54:53
subpar meal: on my uber drive to this establishment the driver was already talking smack about our decision to dine here. upon entering this eatery the...
Jesse M.
Jesse M.
2022-05-16 11:01:47
Line was crazy long at this place! Took 1.5 hours to get a table, and I overheard it taking 2 hours for people coming after us. The wait wasn't the reason...
Jackie T.
Jackie T.
2022-05-12 20:22:56
Our boss took here this morning. My first time here. So you look at all the food they have on display, which I think is genius because I'm definitely a...
Lina M.
Lina M.
2022-05-07 11:28:34
The best chilaquiles at the worst customer service!!?!? They have a policy to not sit your party until everyone is there, we were two people short on a...
Jasmine A.
Jasmine A.
2022-05-01 15:29:12
Everything was pretty tasty. I felt like the chilaquiles were a bit soggy for my liking. If you order chorizo with your scrambled eggs, they bring it on the...
Katarina R.
Katarina R.
2022-04-09 16:38:35
10/10 food tarde 10/10 wait to be seated 10/10 quickness of food being served 10/10 costumer service Favorite place for chilaquiles,taste like my grandmas
Sarah S.
Sarah S.
2022-04-04 06:58:22
Came here for breakfast during the week (Wednesday) with my fiancé and it was pretty busy! We were pleasantly surprised to see it buzzing with customers. We...
Myphuong L.
Myphuong L.
2022-03-31 12:41:47
The hype is real! Indeed the best chilaquiles in town! What makes them the best? The chips! Have you ever experienced soggy chips? You won't be disappointed...
Courtney H.
Courtney H.
2022-03-28 16:07:54
When a restaurant touts having the best chilaquiles the pressure is on for them to deliver... and they do! They are so flavorful with crispy chips and the...
Kim A.
Kim A.
2022-03-13 12:28:48
The best authentic m Mexican restaurant to get breakfast. On weekends there is always a long wait, today it was a two hour wait. I just ordered my...
Jenna M.
Jenna M.
2022-03-11 19:26:16
My favorite chilaquiles spot in San Diego. La Bomba is so tasty and doesnt make you feel gross and too heavy (even though it's a lot of food). The green...
Espy M.
Espy M.
2022-03-10 01:03:14
Looking for crunchy chilaquiles? Go try this place out. I PROMISE YOU THEY ARE ALWAYS CRUNCHY ! If you are counting your carbs with your fingers you will...
Genovese L.
Genovese L.
2022-01-23 10:40:15
Stopped by here for breakfast on a Friday morning and there was no line surprisingly, so my partner and I were seated right away. The decor was cute and...
Arielle R.
Arielle R.
2022-01-21 18:31:04
Summary - Photos look WAY better than it actually is. Chilaquiles are boring and bland with no toppings mixed in. Minimal salsa and toppings to begin with...
Ho S.
Ho S.
2022-01-20 13:24:47
Full transparency: I'm new to the world of chilaquiles, but boy am I glad to be here. I was visiting San Diego for the weekend, and this was the only...
Boops D.
Boops D.
2022-01-08 19:50:51
I don't understand all the 5 stars. How hard can it really be for a Mexican restaurant make chips, salsa, crema and meat. Now, how do you really mess that...
Luis F.
Luis F.
2022-01-06 17:26:17
best chilaquiles in san diego, for sure! love the deconstructed chilaquiles setup for takeout and the packaging is top notch. must try the bomba and...
Stephanie V.
Stephanie V.
2022-01-01 09:03:07
Visited today for lunch.. we were offered both special lunch menu and main menu. I asked the waiter if the lunch menu was smaller servings and he said...
Yadi E.
Yadi E.
2021-12-23 09:40:28
I had been this place for months! But getting me up and dressed and in the downtown area before they close at 2 pm is a reach. If finally worked out one...
Jorge G.
Jorge G.
2021-12-18 13:46:30
Hi everyone. Here is my take on Covina 35 that is know for it chilaquiles and the different versions that they serve. Here we go: 1. Atmosphere: Good...
David S.
David S.
2021-12-18 06:35:50
I'm from Los Angeles, I'll be in San Diego for 8 months. This is my go to spot every weekend, love the food love the service.
Stephanie W.
Stephanie W.
2021-12-17 09:43:55
Wow no kidding they are the best chilaquiles in town! Wait time: two of us went at 9 on a regular Saturday and was told to wait 50 minutes. They opened...
Rachel W.
Rachel W.
2021-12-13 12:19:44
All of my friends absolutely love chilaquiles but I've never been the biggest fan. I mean, I'd eat them if placed in front of me but I've always passed over...
Rachel M.
Rachel M.
2021-11-03 13:24:41
As someone who generally eats chilequiles often, it is sad to say that the experience was sub par. Was hoping to have a dine in type of service, but it is...
Carmen C.
Carmen C.
2021-11-02 13:07:40
Did I just have Cafe de Olla?? Wow just wow! Just the approach made my toes curl and when I had a sip!! Yyeeeaaaas! I'm from NorCal Bay Area and do not...
Yazmin G.
Yazmin G.
2021-11-02 09:05:04
By far the best Chilaquiles I have never had! A cute little indoor/ outdoor restaurant. Get there early because it does get busy! It is a buffet style bar!...
Tanner P.
Tanner P.
2021-10-25 21:44:11
Lives up to the reputation. Everything was great. Had de la casa and cremoso chilaquiles both very good. Update: You can't go wrong. Been here twice while...
Simmy A.
Simmy A.
2021-10-15 11:34:13
Okay this spot was bomb DONT get me wrong. I had the chilaquiles rancheros which was so damn filling I had a food coma on the water side. The only reason...
Tiffany T.
Tiffany T.
2021-10-14 17:50:42
This review is for takeout. I ordered Chilaquiles Al Pastor, which was packaged nicely with ingredients (cojita, cilantro, avocado, secret sauce, salsa,...
Mike S.
Mike S.
2021-10-02 08:08:46
We were really wishing this was going to be good. Sadly the food is only good for pictures. The refried beans were disgustingly cold and 50% water with 0%...
Marissa R.
Marissa R.
2021-09-21 14:22:30
I drove about an hour & a half for this place and it was totally worth it. I went on a Tuesday around 10:30am and it did not take long to be seated since I...
Jennifer N.
Jennifer N.
2021-09-19 00:09:26
I rarely crave chilaquiles because chips for breakfast is a bizarre concept for me but on this particular morning, the craving hit. We joined the waitlist...
Katelynn V.
Katelynn V.
2021-09-13 14:09:02
Big portions, nice waitresses, flavorful food! Awesome Mexican breakfast! I got the El Patron with the agua fresca (soursop and strawberry) while my...
Art H.
Art H.
2021-09-09 11:32:15
Outstanding ~ Unique ~ Fresh ~ Variety Best Omelette ever!!! Reminded me slightly of Chile Relleno. Side Tamale great, different, sweet. Others had...
Victoria L.
Victoria L.
2021-09-05 19:58:25
If I'm craving chilaquiles, this is my go-to spot. I always get the al pastor chilaquiles - the pineapple makes eat bite refreshing, and the secret sauce...
Ana C.
Ana C.
2021-09-05 06:51:07
Add your name to the waiting list before showing up. There was a huge crowd outside at 10:30am on a Sat. Our name was on the waiting list and we got a table...
Rhena S.
Rhena S.
2021-08-24 19:07:38
While staying in downtown San Diego at a hotel close by I would often see the daily crowd of ppl waiting to dine here. My husband and I decided to come for...
Eric S.
Eric S.
2021-08-20 14:44:42
Best chilaquiles in town - it's true. My girlfriend and I went here for brunch this morning and ordered the two pictures chilaquiles. Awesome food but put...
Oscar B.
Oscar B.
2021-08-13 12:04:13
The food is great. No doubt about that. My 2 starts is because of the service. Specially the wait times and the system they have for waiting. If your not...
Elizabeth G.
Elizabeth G.
2021-08-07 13:06:09
Love this spot. Great chilaquiles, obviously, but what makes them so great is that the chips stay crunchy and all of their sauces are so good. Such a...
Wendy O.
Wendy O.
2021-07-26 09:25:13
We tried the make your own chilaquiles. One with red sauce and carne desebrada The other with green sauce and carne asada. Both were delicious. Its a lot...
Dominic H.
Dominic H.
2021-07-24 13:47:23
Had to try this place out, of course we love breakfast and what other way to get it started than some authentic Mexican chilaquiles, they have quite a few...
Gunnar M.
Gunnar M.
2021-07-22 14:23:31
Pretty good food. Expect a 15min wait if you're going around lunch time. I got the de mercado which was pretty tasty, although a little soggy in some...
Charlie M.
Charlie M.
2021-07-06 19:01:44
Today we visited the 6th Ave. site. Upon arrival there were several people waiting who had not been checked in for the waitlist to be seated. Nobody knew...
Alex A.
Alex A.
2021-06-20 17:05:53
Ohh myyyy gawd!! If you have fat boy tendencies like me and you love a good home made style Mexican breakfast, this is the spot. Delicious!! Efficient in...
Kristen J.
Kristen J.
2021-06-19 21:14:34
It's always a great get-together with friends at this great local eat! My recommendation is the El Patron, so you can experience both sweet and savory to...
Janice N.
Janice N.
2021-06-11 13:50:16
Warning: Be prepared to show up with an empty stomach!!! HUGE portions and you will want to try everything they have here! Yes- there is a long wait for...
B D.
B D.
2021-06-07 10:26:03
Food was 10/10..... but a 3 hour wait to get seated??? ugh. never ever will go again, unless its a togo order
Yuribelia M.
Yuribelia M.
2021-06-05 13:56:19
To: Owner and management I will start by saying, I have been planning to visit Cocina 35 for about a year now. I finally got to visit it today and all I...
Nancy L.
Nancy L.
2021-06-05 13:48:31
To: Owner and management I will start by saying, I have been planning to visit Cocina 35 for about a year now. I finally got to visit it today and all I...
Paola G.
Paola G.
2021-05-22 11:07:34
Food is amazingly good but unfortunately the service online not. We have ordered food here several times and always end up waiting up to an hour and...
Yael M.
Yael M.
2021-05-18 20:16:42
I highly recommend checking in online so you don't have to wait very long outside. Parking can be rough but I found metered parking close by thankfully. I...
Johanne G.
Johanne G.
2021-05-13 10:19:45
Stayed in a hotel next door to Cocina 35. From the first taste of the fresh green juice, I was instantly transported to Mexico when I was a kid. The...
Yanin G.
Yanin G.
2021-03-14 20:47:06
This is honestly one of my favorite places to eat at . The wait time is always decent and the food is always amazing . Everything is so flavorful and well...
Andrea L.
Andrea L.
2021-03-07 02:00:16
Best chilaquiles in town ! I recommend this place to anyone looking to find their personalized and special way/style of having chilaquiles. I Love their...
Michael B.
Michael B.
2020-11-10 12:58:49
Listen, I cannot take a trip to aura passed San Diego without stopping here. They have some of the best Chilaquiles I've ever tasted (sorry mom). I...
Jorge Alberto P.
Jorge Alberto P.
2020-10-28 10:17:53
What an amazing restaurant! I remember this day my wife and I were starving for some good Mexican breakfast and this was amongst the best and Yelp did not...
Kelly D.
Kelly D.
2020-10-18 11:31:43
They're open for outdoor seating and take out. Parking on street as well as passenger loading areas for take out orders. They also have underground...
Mindy D.
Mindy D.
2020-10-13 09:45:42
This is the place to go to get your chilaquiles fix in sunny San Diego! It's also worth mentioning that this restaurant is operating with covid precautions...
Ashley S.
Ashley S.
2020-10-04 15:18:31
If you love chilaquiles you're gonna love this spot!! they have a variety of them. They do have take out and outdoor seating. The wait isn't too long and...
Summer B.
Summer B.
2020-09-21 11:42:33
The breakfast at this place is mind blowing! We LOVED the breakfast burritos, cajeta toast and a pancake! The staff was extremely polite and fast!We thank...
Rachel N.
Rachel N.
2020-09-17 19:07:30
Easy pickup, super friendly staff. The BEST chilaquiles I've had in my entire life. The verde sauce is amazing and they are perfectly sauced without being...
Kenia N.
Kenia N.
2020-09-14 20:30:06
I did takeout because the wait was more than and hour but I didn't mind because the food was so GOOD. Definitely a must for breakfast!!!!!
Susie G.
Susie G.
2020-07-31 07:57:46
All I have to say is AAAAAMAZING!! They have almost a full menu of just different types of Chilaquiles (my favorite) so I was excited. Since I was a first...
Min D.
Min D.
2020-07-29 12:19:54
Bomb.com! The food here was delicious! I ordered take out. I got a huevito w chorizo (kids meal) and the toco morocho and both were really good! So...
Jaclyn E.
Jaclyn E.
2020-07-18 08:52:52
Authentic as all heck! Best breakfast in town!! There's always a line out the door best way to avoid is order carry out in advance! The service is great and...
Claudia P.
Claudia P.
2020-06-20 13:47:24
From 7 specialty chilaquiles plates to build your own, there sure to be a plate to satisfy your hunger. Plates are generously served. You're sure to walk...
Itzel M.
Itzel M.
2020-06-10 13:11:55
Happy to be able to pick up curbside and support small businesses in San Diego during uncertain times as we all adapt to a world pandemic. It was so easy to...
A D.
A D.
2020-06-08 10:27:58
Two words. La bomba!!! Soooo incredibly good. Best chilaquiles I've everrrr had. The combination of the cilantro jalapeño salsa, onions, cheese and meat was...
james p.
james p.
2020-05-26 16:45:10
Chilaquiles are my weekend cheat day food, it's like a religion for me and I don't like it when people mess with it! lol You cannot say you've eaten...
Katrina D.
Katrina D.
2020-05-25 21:45:43
The wait is long but it's worth it. This place is way too small for the volume of people that they get and also, plenty of people order and just take seats...
Yand G.
Yand G.
2020-05-16 11:51:40
This place was highly recommended from several. They said it was the best place to get chilaquiles. Now while we were during covid we really didn't get the...
Jackie H.
Jackie H.
2020-05-14 15:32:39
The chilaquiles were perfection. I got the cochinita pibil ones and man, that meat was tender, juicy, flavorful and just yummy. It would make Yucatán proud....
Britania P.
Britania P.
2020-04-28 10:50:33
I tried a to go order of the ranchero chilaquiles, cajeta French toast, and a mango chile agua fresca. The chilaquiles really are some of the best I've...
Lawrence C.
Lawrence C.
2020-04-13 15:04:53
Long on my bookmark list, and then I experienced their chilaquiles at a food event in Liberty Station. I was hooked. I recently came here for lunch with a...
Cee Q.
Cee Q.
2020-03-19 16:00:25
I have been here only 6 times and each time the food is delicious, from the cafe de olla to the bomba chilaquiles. The food is amazing. I have dreams of...
Gustavo T.
Gustavo T.
2019-07-04 23:12:30
The best chilaquiles not only im sd but in tj too.. you cant find chilaquiles like this even in baja. The bomba is a must try.. you can even have a...
Jodi W.
Jodi W.
2019-06-17 15:07:13
Ya know, yes it's kinda trendy, no I had never heard of it as a San Diego native, but it was worthy. The chilaquiles were bomb. Yes there is a line, yes...
David S.
David S.
2019-06-13 19:34:45
Soooo, unfortunately the Chilaquiles we shared today here at Cocina 35 as our last breakfast in San Diego before trecking back home were NOT the best...
Chris J.
Chris J.
2018-06-19 14:34:33
Not a hidden gem, as it is well known and always packed, but it is know known for me. They are truly "making chilaquiles great again"! Expect a long line...
Michael K.
Michael K.
2018-06-19 08:42:38
This just moved to my favorite breakfast place in San Diego. Food is shown in the window so you can see what you are ordering and the enormous size of the...
Jonathan B.
Jonathan B.
2018-06-19 08:39:44
I found myself looking for a 6th and 8th Star!!! Come hungry because you will want to order everything. The food is beautifully displayed and cooked to...
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