Road Runner Restaurant - A Mexico-Meets-NYC Deli Delight for Omnivores & Vegetarians Alike
Written by Madi Kennedy
Whether you are headed to San Felipe, Baja California Mexico for the first time, or you are headed back for another fun time, Road Runner Restaurant is a local staple that you must check out for yourself. Between the friendly service, delicious American comfort food breakfast and lunch menu, equally tasty Mexican dishes, and the quick bites like breads and salads, you will be hard pressed to find better eats in San Felipe.
Perfect for: Quick Eats, Brunch With Friends, Dining Solo, Reliable Friendly Service, Catering
The dusty roadside cafe-like exterior of the Road Runner Restaurant, just north of San Felipe, Baja California Mexico, is deceptively modest for what one finds inside. The ring of cars that usually surround the building begin to give away how popular this place is, and for good reason. Of any restaurant I have been to regularly in San Felipe, the consistency of the quality of the food, iced espressos, and service is yet-to-be matched. You quickly see that this family restaurant and espresso bar takes hygiene and safety seriously as you walk through the entrance doors, with masks available for purchase, multiple sanitizing options and a body temperature checker greeting you as you enter. More than likely you will also be greeted by a friendly “hello” from one of the many English and Spanish speaking staff by the entrance, who will quickly learn your name.
A Place Where Good Friends Meet
Food & Drink Rundown
The espresso bar beats any I’ve been to in San Felipe, and if the person who knows how to make your “special drink” isn’t there, they will go to great lengths to get it ‘just right’ anyways. They have teas, regular and decaf coffee and espresso and all the flavor syrups you can ask for, along with a variety of creamers and milks; from regular, lactose-free to soy.
Looking to grab a quick bite on your way to go kayaking or hiking? How about an Egg & Muffin? Road Runner hits this American breakfast menu classic out of the park, with or without ham. Whether you call them ahead of time or stop by on your way out to have some coffee and a chat with the staff for a few minutes while they prepare your order, you won’t be waiting long to get your hands on this. If you’re planning on a big day you can grab one of their fantastic house made banana breads or an apple strudel to hold you over for a late lunch.
For the vegetarians and pescatarians among us, their breakfast burrito can easily be ordered without the standard ham, and instead with a tasty mix of veggies,egg and cheese that packs a high calorie punch that leaves you feeling grateful and full for most of the day. The salsa that comes on the side is the real deal, house made with medium spice. If the burrito isn’t your thing then perhaps the Huevos Road Runner will fill your appetite for Mexican, with scrambled eggs, green chillies on a flour tortilla topped with Ranchero sauce.
If you like omelets you should be pleased to know they have a variety of options, from classic to creative, all reliably tasty, if not on the thick side. Pictured above is my classic mushroom and swiss omelette, specially ordered as it’s not on the menu, along with an order of their house made biscuits and strawberry jam. Their Veggie Omelet comes with sauteed asparagus, diced onions, sliced tomatoes and your choice of “strong or soft” swiss cheese, another new favourite of mine. On days when I’m not doing intermittent fasting and I’m eating lighter, I will get the wonderful fruit salad instead of the potatoes, which come as hash browns or home fried potatoes. If omelets aren’t for you they have a wide variety of egg, pancake and french toast dishes you might find on a breakfast menu anywhere in the US.
Paninis, Sandwiches, Burgers & Salads
While you have probably figured out by now that I’m kind of into brunch, I hear great things about the paninis, sandwiches and burgers from the many regulars who frequent the Road Runner. I plan on working my way up to the lunch items eventually. After having tried the always crispy green salad full of veggies, not to mention the mouth wateringly good coleslaw, potato, broccoli and macaroni salads, it’s hard to imagine the chefs don’t get anything right.
If you head to Road Runner Cafe on your next trip to San Felipe you will find that My San Felipe Vacations is right around the corner. Stop by and say “Hi” or check us out online to book now.