A 24-hour Lakeview diner with white tablecloths, chandeliers, a jukebox, and a couple flat-screen TVs, Autentico 5 de Mayo seems to have a slight identity crisis. Maybe that explains why the spacious Tex-Mex restaurant was almost entirely empty on a recent visit—or maybe it was the fact that we went at 6 PM on a Sunday. It certainly can’t be explained by the quality of the food (mostly excellent) or service (prompt and friendly), or by the prices (very reasonable).

Maybe it’s just that no one has the energy to read the entire menu. I don’t even have the energy to count all the items on it, but I’d estimate there are close to 150 options, not counting choices like whether to get steak, chicken, chorizo, veggies, chile relleno, or rib eye in your burrito. Of course, about half of those are breakfast dishes: omelets, breakfast skillets, breakfast sandwiches, steak and eggs, Benedicts, breakfast burritos, pancakes, crepes, Belgian waffles, French toast, or combination platters (the place advertises itself as “Mexican cuisine and American breakfast,” though there’s also a “Mexican breakfast” category). For dinner, there’s tacos, enchiladas, tortas, nachos, flautas, tamales, tostadas, quesadillas, burritos, and salads, plus 30-odd larger entrees—and again, combination plates.