Wachena Restaurant & Gaming Lounge inside Sycuan Casino is a winner! It offers the best value for the best price. The décor is modern and fresh, and guests have the option of dining in either a smoking or nonsmoking section. Add impressive and eclectic menu selections, wine and cocktails, and attentive service, and you will undoubtedly become a regular here.
An awesome appetizer to begin your meal with is the the thin crusted cilantro chicken pizza served with a spicy ranchero sauce. As for the soups, there are two showstoppers worth raving about. They are the tantalizing baja chicken enchilada soup and their savory tomato basil bisque.
A house favorite is the apple brandy glazed short ribs with a delicious apple brandy reduction, sensational cheddar fried potatoes and beautiful array of freshly boiled squash and zucchini.
A variety of specials are also available, such as the Wednesday night Steak and Lobster Special ($19.95), served 5p.m.–10:30 p.m. each Wednesday. This delicious offering consists of a charbroiled 10-oz. New York steak served with a big North Atlantic lobster tail with savory drawn butter. It’s also served with your choice of a cup of wonderful tasting soup or a fresh dinner salad, au gratin potatoes, steamed vegetables, warm rolls and creamy butter.
The wine selections are first class, you definitely won’t be disappointed with this fabulous restaurant discovery.
5469 Casino Wy., El Cajon. Open for breakfast Mon.–Fri., 8 a.m.–11 a.m.; Sat.–Sun. till 2 p.m. ($5.50–$10), lunch daily 11 a.m.–5 p.m. ($8–$13) and dinner 5 p.m.–10:30 p.m. Late night dinning 10:30 p.m.–2 a.m.; Sat.–Sun. till 4 a.m. ($12.95–$29.75).