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Equator Cafe

22 Mills Pl, Pasadena, CA 91105-1910
+1 626-564-8656
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good30%
  • Average23%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“fish tacos” (2 reviews)
“pad thai” (2 reviews)
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American, Bar, Gastropub
$$ - $$$
22 Mills Pl, Pasadena, CA 91105-1910
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Reviewed October 30, 2016

We had an early dinner at this restaurant. The meal was nothing special but the price was right. The fish tacos were good and the orange chicken was okay. For some reason we were given forks but no knives with our meals (?). On the...More

Thank Kiddyhawk1
Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

Okay, let's get this on the table, this is not a place for kids. One painting has one of the largest pictures of a vagina that we have ever seen. By an acclaimed artist and sells for $180K. Okay, now that we have that out...More

Thank LodiWineBob
Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

My friends and I visited on a Wednesday around 7pm and didn't have a problem finding a seat. This place has great vibes and lounge areas. They have good specials such as half price drinks for happy hour and had a very lovely blues singer...More

Thank Kathryn R
Reviewed May 7, 2016

We wanted to end our visit to the Pasadena area with a nice dinner out. It was Saturday night so we made reservations. The restaurant was very nice and there were pillows in the booth which made the seating very comfortable. We ordered drinks and...More

Thank sandybeaches23
Reviewed January 29, 2016 via mobile

We arrived on a Wednesday evening , early got a table straight away we were told that certain wines and champagne was half price so we had about six bottles of very nice champagne, the others in our group had white wine To eat I...More

Thank tcasLondon
Reviewed January 24, 2016

A friend found out about this place online as having good happy hour drinks, so the girls night was on! They have $3 vodka martinis on Thursday nights all night, along with some beers at $3. They have reasonably priced appetizers too although the portions...More

Thank laura m
Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

Nice bar tucked away just off the main shopping street in Pasadena. Limited beer selection on draught but had bottles of Heineken which I enjoyed. Small seating area outside which we took advantage of as the evening wasn't too cold.

Thank Matt C
Reviewed June 17, 2015

Colleagues knew about this place from previous visits so we headed there for the Champagne and Mimosa happy hour deal. The mimosa flavours are all delicious and we happily sat outside in the sun enjoying the Lychee, pomegranite, strawberry& coconut, mango and peach flavours. Our...More

Thank moowliscious
Reviewed June 10, 2015

It may be a little hard to find because it's tucked into an alley, but it's worth looking for. We went there for drinks and a late lunch, and then went back again. We had the calamari, which was different from the usual preparation -...More

Thank CSI-Reviewer
Reviewed March 9, 2015

We went for Happy Hour on a Tuesday. Drinks and appetizers were $3 each. Had great flavored martinis. I also ordered pot stickers, which were pretty good. Interesting old building with great art on the walls. Free 90 minute parking a block away. They also...More

Thank Julie S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $25
American, Bar, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Open Hours
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
10:00 am - 1:30 am
10:00 am - 1:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 Mills Pl, Pasadena, CA 91105-1910
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 626-564-8656
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Edwin Mills by Equator restaurant has been around since 1992, but with all it's history it’s more than a restaurant, more than a bar. It’s a refined space for sophisticated locals filled with history, art, quality cocktails, and a new American menu. Whether you are coming in for a much-needed drink after work, a quick bite, a birthday party or a romantic date night, our restaurant is designed to enrich any experience. The staff at Edwin Mills doesn’t just want to make you a customer; they want to make you a regular. And with the daily specials and happy hour deals, you can easily afford to be a part of the Edwin Mills family.