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“Charming Place Despite the Parking Challenge” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cafe Verde

Cafe Verde
Ranked #307 of 693 Restaurants in Pasadena
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Culver City, California
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67 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Charming Place Despite the Parking Challenge”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2012

Just loved this little gem of a restaurant. The 40's theme added to the charm of the restaurant, punctuated by deco delights, jazz tunes wafting through the air, and a number of black and white photos on the walls.

I had a delightful egg salad sandwich, about $7.95 that came with a side salad that was more than ample in size. My friend seemed equally pleased with her tuna sandwich.

My only complaint is that there isn't enough affordable parking nearby. Some of the streets have free 2-hour slots, and the streets adjacent to the restaurant offer only 1 hour parking. I had to park nearby in a lot and it was $6.75, almost as much as my lunch!

But, I'll go back, and maybe go earlier to grab a good spot. Loved this place.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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  • English first
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English first
San Francisco, Ca
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“A Delightful Restaurant!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2012

We love this restaurant. First of all the interior is beautiful. It is a small restaurant located in a neighborhood and they have made the most of the interior space. The wait staff is welcoming and efficient. The wine list is good and well priced and the food is truly delicious.
We primarily go for lunch and although the restaurant fills up regularly there always seems to be a spare table. We have never had to wait. Love the cuban inspired food and the
plantains. We had a look at the breakfast menu recently and that looks delicious. The food is always consistently good. A great find!

  • Visited January 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank SpinMargie
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USA
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72 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Tiny gem”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2012

Although petite in size, this charmer on Green Street delivers large when it comes to its cuisine. The wait staff was charming and attentive and my husband's lobster ravioli was a big hit, along with the delicious salmon that I ordered for dinner. Don't forget to try the apple tart with ice cream for dessert. Yum!

  • Visited January 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank pasadena4
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“Such a nice little cafe...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2008

Such a nice little cafe with very good cuban food

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“nice lunch alternative”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2008

nice lunch alternative

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