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Rudy's Mexican Restaurant

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602 S Myrtle Ave, Monrovia, CA 91016-3406
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States
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51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went here last week and was nicely surprised to the staff and food. It was a random visit based on choices in the area. This was a place to return to. The steak was perfectly cooked, and I like rare. The accompaniments (rice and beens, etc) were perfectly done too. The bar staff were great to get the adjustments... More 

Thank Douglas W
Glendale, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

excellent Menudo. well prepared Goat. outstanding Buffet. service is very professional. Very clean Restaurant

Thank Bob H
Santa Monica, California
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68 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Wish Rudy's would offer vegetarian options. There's chicken stock in just about everything for flavoring so not suitable for vegetarians. This breaks my heart as I had many burritos and enchiladas here until learning that while they say it's vegetarian, there's chicken in the stock.

Thank MotherTravels
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

Had lunch here the other day. Rudy himself came out to say hello. The food is outstanding. I had the Carne Asada plate, which was brimming with tender steak, beans, rice, and a pile of fresh tortillas. Delicious. Apparently, they have fresh goat once a week, and party weekends!

Thank Peggy M
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

Everything is wonderful at Rudy's from the daily soup (could be, lentil, fideo, shells and vegetable, etc) wonderful home made soups. The burritos, tacos, salads, Sunday brunch, you name it, it is always fresh and delicious. Excellent value too :)

Thank John L
Pasadena, California
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130 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

OK, not great, Mexican food. Prices are reasonable. Carnitas tacos were not flavorful. Seafood chili relleno (the house specialty) smelled slightly fishy and flavors were not too fresh. Refried beans were excellent. Margarita mix was too sweet for my taste. Servers were extremely nice. I don't recommend this restaurant unless you have to have Mexican food in uptown Monrovia and... More 

Thank HappyTraveler0109
Washington DC
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284 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

Best thing about Rudy's - Rudy himself. It was our first time and he knows his regulars so he came and chatted. The food - wholesome but really not outstanding - fresh and hot and good prices make it a good go-to place in a rejuvenated downtown.

Thank FormerChicagoGal
El Monte, California
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169 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We drive 10 miles to go to Rudy's Mexican Restaurant in Monrovia. I almost hate to share because it will get more crowded than it is. They have great food and the owners walk around and greet the customers. Awesome margarita's and great food! One of my favorites is the Mexican enchilada which is filled with big chunks of shrimp.... More 

Thank Frances G
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

Went last weekend with a group of friends. Ordered the crab enchilada. Portions were kind of small, they only give you one enchilada. Food was decent. Taco salad is huge though, tons of lettuce. I'll try them again and order something different.

Thank Signsofthejoker
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 via mobile

The food is always fresh and you are always greeted with a smile. Make sure to save room for desert. Great atmosphere and surrondings. Have fun with a touch of Mexico in every bite.

Thank David F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 602 S Myrtle Ave, Monrovia, CA 91016-3406
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monrovia
  • Phone Number: 626-303-3393

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