They pop up everywhere, those Starbucks, don't they? Well, Las Americas is no different. I personally like the little hippie-type coffeehouses, but have to admit that the coffee is good at Starbucks and they usually have Wi-Fi, so why not?
It's always nice to stop after a few hours of shopping to get that caffeine fix. The shame is that the outside seating to this Starbucks faces the parking lot rather than one of the charming walkways between the shops.
They are open before the stores are, so if you get there early, you can perk yourself up while waiting the opening of your favorite shop.
Favorite Dish: I like Cafe Mocha and some of their iced coffees, full of caffeine in the morning and decafe in the evening. Also they offer T-Mobile HotSpot wireless broadband
Internet service, for those of you who need a VT fix.
The A-frame sturcture of the International House Of Pancakes has been an American icon sinced 1958. Through the years there have been many changes, the A-Frame is no longer the shape of things, not only pancakes are offered and it is now known as IHOP. However, this family restaurant serves a variety of items on their breakfast, lunch and dinner menus to appease the whole family at moderate prices.
Minimum Hours: 7:00 am to 10:00 pm, 12:00 pm on weekend nights.
Favorite Dish: My choice for breakfast would be the Breakfast Sampler, for lunch a Grilled Chicken Ceasar Salad or a BLT and for dinner I'd choose a T-Bone Steak.
Some people are afraid to eat in Mexico. (Afraid the food isn't handled properly) So, they'd rather eat on this side of the border.
Some people are very hungry by the time they've crossed back into the U.S.A.
Some people are driving further south than Tijuana and don't want to stop in that city once they've crossed into Mexico, and decide to grab a bite to eat on the way.
Fast food places, such as Buger King are located near the border for such people.
Favorite Dish: Health conscious people might cringe at the idea of Burger King, but did you know they offer a Veggie Burger as well as a graden fresh salad with your choice of dressing--including fat free dressings?
Well, for me it would be a double Whopper and French fries!
San Ysidro is not the place to go for "fine" dining. There are, however, many fast food places and smalish places for authentic Mexican food.