One restaurant I’ve only visited once and for the first time back in 2011 is Pepper Market at Coronado Springs. We went for lunch there, and while it wasn’t a mind-blowing experience, it stood out as a place to revisit. The restaurant has had some changes since then, testing a buffet option but ultimately returning to an a la carte experience. I headed over to give their breakfast a try.
I visited with the intent of ordering the Creme Brulee French Toast, a cinnamon swirl french toast with vanilla custard creme served with a choice of meat. I took a look at the display and it didn’t necessarily jump out at me. Instead, I went with the Mexican Eggs Benedict Burrito.
The Mexican Eggs Benedict Burrito is a whole grain tortilla filled with egg, ham, and cheese. It’s topped with salsa verde and sauce choron, a Béarnaise sauce mixed with tomato paste.
The burritos are premade and sit stacked in a warmer. Upon ordering, one is placed on the tray and topped with the two sauces.
The ham used is thinly sliced deli ham, and the cheese is sparse. The piece I found had barely any melt to it.
The eggs were decent and fluffy, and the salsa verde was flavor and had a mild heat that built a little. The choron sauce was a bit heavy and slightly broken and separating, but it wasn’t bad with a hint of sweetness from the tomato. The wheat tortilla, like all wheat tortillas, was a bit dry, but the sauces clearly helped. While the burrito was okay for the first few bites, I quickly lost interest. I picked at the eggs a bit longer, but then paid my check to leave.
One thing to note is that while this service is cafeteria style, there is waitstaff that will bring you your drinks and therefore a 10% service charge is added to all bills. On top of that, there is a line for an additional gratuity. My breakfast of the burrito and a soda, with charge and tip, cost roughly $15. This is far from a good value, especially for a family to visit. If you’re looking to save some money, you might was to stop by the counter service Cafe Rix down the hall for your meal.
I can’t say I wouldn’t return for breakfast. Perhaps that French Toast is worth it. I’ll likely just skip the Mexican Eggs Benedict Burrito next time.
What have your experiences at Pepper Market been? Let us know!