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“Very good - food and service”
Review of La Pasadita

La Pasadita
Ranked #34 of 574 Restaurants in Gainesville
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
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Florida
Level 6 Contributor
750 reviews
571 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
“Very good - food and service”
Reviewed April 19, 2014

This place may look like a dive, tucked between a liquor store, a wing joint and a gas station but it is well worth a stop.
The server was friendly and knowledgable about the menu, especially the sauces. We tried the Combo # 31. The food was fresh, hot and nicely presented. The mole sauce was very good - just a hint of chocolate.
La Pasadita is a welcome find in Gainesville...and it's priced right for delicious food.

  • Visited April 2014
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Florida, USA
Level 6 Contributor
433 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
“Delicious food”
Reviewed April 13, 2014

I was pleasantly surprised by the food. I was driving by and decided to stop in for lunch. It is nothing special from the outside. Just another Mexican place in a strip mall. The interior was bright and clean. The staff was friendly and cheerful. I was expecting the usual mediocre Mexican food you get in places like this. I thoroughly enjoyed my meal. They had the best mole I probably have ever had. I will definitely stop by the next time I am in the area.

  • Visited April 2014
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Florida
Level 5 Contributor
48 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Don't let the outside fool you. ”
Reviewed March 3, 2014 via mobile

Stopped by today. The service is friendly and the food was fresh and very tasty. The mole was wonderful. Large selection. Not your typical cheap Mexican place. We will be back.

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Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fantastic sauces!”
Reviewed February 5, 2014 via mobile

Just tried La Pasadita based on a recommendation from a friend. The place is small but colorful and well run, and the food is great! I particularly enjoyed the chile relleno. The biggest highlight by far were the salsas however. Both the red and green were fresh and bursting with flavor. The mole is among the best I have ever had and compares favorably with the better ones I've eaten in Texas and New Mexico.

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gainesville
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“it's what's inside that counts!”
Reviewed April 16, 2013 via mobile

La Pasadita does not look like much from the outside; the interior decor is similar. But the food is authentic, delicious and reasonably priced. In addition to the standard offerings one expects from a Mexican restaurant, La Pasadita also had the more unusual such as posole, menudo, tongue and a variety of salsas and moles. The tres leches cake was wonderful! Service was fast and friendly. This is now our No. 1 go to place for Mexican dishes.

  • Visited April 2013
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