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“Try the Exotic Menu” 5 of 5 stars
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Luigi Ortega's
1655 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91106-2131
626-396-9868
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Price range: $5 - $12
Cuisines: Italian, Mexican
Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Arcadia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Try the Exotic Menu”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2010

I went here with my wife to try the Kangaroo Tacos but they were out. There menu (exotic) consists of Turtle, Kangaroo, Osterich and Aligator tacos etc. I had the Taco de Aligator (as seen in the picture) and they were awesome. Great prices and great food in a comfortable atmosphere. Highly reccomend the experience to everyone. They also have a regular menu too.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“I don't really get the concept. Italian subs and pizza plus Mexican food. It hasn't wowed me yet.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2008

I don't really get the concept. Italian subs and pizza plus Mexican food. It hasn't wowed me yet.

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“Love the atmosphere, but...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2008

Love the atmosphere, but the food isn't the best. I like the Mexican lasagna and that's about it...

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“Great little place in Pasadena. Everything is fresh!! PIzza, ortega fries, onion rings, caesar salad, and the garlic...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2007

Great little place in Pasadena. Everything is fresh!! PIzza, ortega fries, onion rings, caesar salad, and the garlic bread are my favorites. Great ambiance and friendly staff.

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Pasadena, CA
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“Luigi Ortega's:Little known but GOOD food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2007

L.O.'s is relatively new to Pasadena. You can get some pretty good Italian fare, Mexican fare, or combinations of both.

The personal pizzas are very good, as is the Lasagna with meat sauce. The atmosphere is unusually nice for a small place like this. The owners have put in flat screen tvs and the tables even fun: they are lacquered over newspaper articles from the past. Really interesting reading while you wait.

The philly cheesesteaks are really amazing. The only downside is that both times we were there, my husband got his meat a full ten minutes before I got mine. I just sat there waiting..So timing of meals could be an issue with the staff. But all in all, a good casual place to eat, with lots of choices!
Luigi Ortegas is right across the street from Pasadena Community College, so if you plan on going for lunch-go early or go later for bes service.

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