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Chiquita Bonita

3565 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107-3817
+1 626-796-5592
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good39%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“taquitos” (4 reviews)
“chile relleno” (5 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly
3565 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107-3817
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Delicious food at reasonable prices and done for you by people who care whether served in the restaurant or take out. No delivery sorry. Beer and wine only; no margaritas, sorry. We tried taquitos, enchiladas, tamales, and pork chimichanga. All very tasty and fresh. Good...More

Thank HappyTraveler0109
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It’s a real treat to come to Southern California and eat hot plate Mexican food- it has become rare indeed in San Francisco to find the family run -melted cheese on your beans -watch out the plate is hot-restaurant. And if you don’t over order(lots...More

Thank MvStory
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great little hole in the wall Mexican restaurant. The food is excellent. The only criticism is the pricing is a little too expensive for being a little hole in the wall in a low rent area, with not a very fancy restaurant.

Thank PilotMichael
Reviewed 24 June 2018

This Mexican restaurant is quite popular. Tucked between Madre St and Lotus St on Colorado Blvd. There is parking in the rear with a few spaces. I would suggest parking in the front or on the side streets. Inside spaces has tables and booths with...More

Thank Anita S
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

Not the just the best Mexican food, the absolute best food ever. I had a chicken burrito- juicy, flavored just right, along with the most delicious refried beans and perfect rice, topped with creamy, sweet guacamole. So sad that we live so far away from...More

Thank Miesse
Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

I don't know why anyone said this restaurant is vegetarian friendly, because it is pretty much by definition not. We asked them, "Do you use lard?" The waiter answered, "Yes, in every dish. The only thing that does not have lard is the lettuce." This...More

Thank Justin S
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

I was looking for a good Mexican restaurant and was surprised to find this little gem right across from my hotel. Large portions for a modest price! I got the beef tacos with rice and beans. The taco shells were fried in house (not store...More

Thank Karen D
Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

Very Good carnitas taco guacamole was so fresh the people were very friendly . I loved the seats very different.. I will return there again when I am here in Pasadena . Thank you

Thank Leza C
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

A small hole in the wall place with great Mexican food. The 3 of us all liked our food very much. Great chips and salsa picante, enchiladas, tacos, Chile relleno and free drink refills. The only complaint is they don't have a full liquor license...More

Thank realityadvisor
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

The faded sign and the quiet block mask a vibrant, homestyle restaurant tpwith great food. I loved the fluffy rice and beans and my tamale and chile rellano. Great place!

Thank bandes
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:30 PM
8:00 AM - 8:30 PM
8:00 AM - 8:30 PM
8:00 AM - 8:30 PM
8:00 AM - 8:30 PM
8:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3565 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107-3817
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 626-796-5592
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