Steamboat Breakfast @ Rancho del Zocalo Restaurante

Price: $8.49

When: April 17, 2016, 10:15 AM

Reservations: n/a

Verdict? Not recommended

After being underwhelmed by the Chorizo and Egg Burrito at Rancho del Zocalo, Elaine and I thought we might have better luck with one of the “traditional” breakfast options. So we selected the Steamboat Breakfast, crossed our fingers, and hoped for the best.

Sadly …this isn’t very good, either.

The concept is fine – fluffy pancakes, scrambled eggs, your choice of bacon or sausage. There’s a version of this breakfast in every theme park in America.

Unfortunately, the ingredients (and their preparation) were completely unremarkable. The eggs are bland. The pancakes are dry. And the sausage has very, very little flavor of its own. Put together, and eating becomes a serious chore (or at least, a serious exercise in pouring syrup and ketchup on your food).

This is, in the fullest sense, cafeteria food. And not in a good way. I don’t mind counter service, and I understand that expectations need to scale as the price of a dish drops. But this isn’t making a basic effort. It’s assembly-line food. Which is pretty disappointing, given that you can get a solid breakfast at Carnation Cafe for just $2 more.

Not recommended.