Tia Sophia's Restaurant

<b>Tia Sophia's, 210 W. San Francisco St., 505-983-9880</b><br>
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<i>Breakfast 7-11 a.m. Monday-Saturday, lunch: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Saturday</i><br>
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Tia Sophia's is the real deal. This is where the locals chow down for breakfast and where the menu states clearly: "Not responsible for too HOT chile." And yes, you'll find plenty of chilies here, even at breakfast.<br>
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The storefront has two rooms, divided by the kitchen. Booths are aligned along both dimly lighted rooms, with a few bright tables by the front windows. The owners greet everyone warmly.<br>
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In Santa Fe, burritos are breakfast food as well as lunch and dinner food. Tia Sophia's burritos have been voted the best and featured in magazines and newspapers. The breakfast burrito offers a choice of bacon, sausage, bologna or ham, and potatoes, wrapped in a flour tortilla and topped with chili and cheese.<br>
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Not in the mood for burritos? Try the Atrisco Plate: It offers two eggs how you like them, green chili stew in a bowl and a flour tortilla served with butter on the side. The thin stew comes in a bowl with a boiled potato half, large chunks of stewed pork, and real kick. Spooned over the eggs, it's eye-opening.

( Carol Haddix/Tribune / March 2, 2011 )

Tia Sophia's, 210 W. San Francisco St., 505-983-9880

Breakfast 7-11 a.m. Monday-Saturday, lunch: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Saturday

Tia Sophia's is the real deal. This is where the locals chow down for breakfast and where the menu states clearly: "Not responsible for too HOT chile." And yes, you'll find plenty of chilies here, even at breakfast.

The storefront has two rooms, divided by the kitchen. Booths are aligned along both dimly lighted rooms, with a few bright tables by the front windows. The owners greet everyone warmly.

In Santa Fe, burritos are breakfast food as well as lunch and dinner food. Tia Sophia's burritos have been voted the best and featured in magazines and newspapers. The breakfast burrito offers a choice of bacon, sausage, bologna or ham, and potatoes, wrapped in a flour tortilla and topped with chili and cheese.

Not in the mood for burritos? Try the Atrisco Plate: It offers two eggs how you like them, green chili stew in a bowl and a flour tortilla served with butter on the side. The thin stew comes in a bowl with a boiled potato half, large chunks of stewed pork, and real kick. Spooned over the eggs, it's eye-opening.

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