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Hole In the Wall Restaurant

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257 Center Ave, Aptos, CA 95003-4436
+1 831-685-0210
07:00 - 14:00
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Thu - Tue 07:00 - 14:00
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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90 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A unique little Salvadoran restaurant that serves delicious Latino breakfasts. In addition to omelettes and huevos rancheros there are plátanos and pupusas and other unique offerings. It is very small inside with an outdoor seating area but when we went it was rather cold and rainy so inside was the only option. It is only steps to the pathway down... More 

Thank Janet W
Woodland, California
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73 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

The food is really good here but the down fall is the service. They are short on servers. I recommend this place for the food but prepared for a little wait.

Thank Mike P
June Lake, California, United States
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

The owner/cook was very friendly. Pupusus stuffed with cheese and spinach with fried plantains was very delicious and different from the usual breakfast fare, but they have normal options as well. Generous portions at good prices. Wanted to try them again, but they were closed the next day, Wed.

Thank pamoloop
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66 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We went for breakfast last weekend stopping on our way from San Jose to Monterey. Reviews were decent so we figured it would be worth it. Lots of seating available and a cute little place. We waited over 10 minutes to order, then waited another 40 mins for breakfast (eggs, bacon, potatoes) to appear. We questioned the wait in between... More 

Thank tognir
Aptos, Ca Usa
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

This tiny little place has terrific food! I have had the Huevos Rancheros and the pancakes, both were outstanding! The Huevos Rancheros were the best ones I have ever had and the plate was huge and very satisfying! The pancakes were fluffy and delicious! It was very small with only about six tables so there can be a wait during... More 

Thank Marlyene S
Aptos, California
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

This place is amazing. The food is incredible, the staff friendly. The carnitas is out of this world, and the corn beef hash is homemade. My favorite is the shrimp tacos. For breakfast you can't beat their biscuits and gravy. The main thing about this place is it is family owned and operated. It can get busy and is not... More 

Thank don g
Palo Alto, California
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138 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

We had a great brunch here last weekend. I ordered the Zucchini Scramble, which came with a carnitas and cheese papusa (the Salvadoran house specialty) and also rice and beans. Everything was really delicious, especially the papusa – make sure you order at least one if you come in. My wife just got a papusa and a fruit bowl, and... More 

Thank Frank S
Rio del Mar, California
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58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

It's not easy to find Salvadorian food in Aptos. AND most in the United States aren't aware of the differences between Mexican food and other Latin American countries. The food here is GOOD. You can order a Mexican meal or one of the Salvadorian specialties. While the service may be a little slow, the people are warm and friendly and... More 

Thank Richard D
Florence, Oregon
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241 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

Great, simple breakfast, brunch and lunch place that offers great American and El Salvadorean food. Pupsa are fabulous and each breakfast offers many alternatives. Plenty of tables,parking on the street.

Thank TopChef7
Santa Barbara, California
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59 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

We ate here just before heading down highway 1 towards Santa Barbara. The food was basic, but delicious. What was most impressive was my side of fruit! It was a deep dish filled with grapes, strawberries, black berries, raspberries, banana, AND kiwi! I NEVER get that much fruit when out to breakfast - always the standard assorted melons which gets... More 

Thank HoneyLea

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 257 Center Ave, Aptos, CA 95003-4436
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Aptos
  • Phone Number: +1 831-685-0210
This is a small breakfast restaurant in Aptos, CA. They have people waiting to be seated. The servers are knowledgeable & helpful.95003

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?