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Luigi Ortega's - CLOSED

1655 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91106-2131
+1 626-396-9868
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good41%
  • Average13%
  • Poor20%
  • Terrible0%
23 Sep 2013
27 Aug 2013
“Great food”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Italian, Mexican
1655 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91106-2131
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1 - 10 of 14 reviews

Reviewed 24 September 2013 via mobile

We ordered cake slices to go to enjoy as desserts after Subs from next door. Cakes were Cheesecake Factory (!) branded and modestly priced. All in all it seemed like a decent place to enjoy the game with a beer and a nacho plate.

Thank Heikki T
Reviewed 28 August 2013

We picked this place because the staff at Howard Johnson Hotel recommended it, it was just down the street, we were tired from driving all day, so we decided just eat here. Turns out, pretty good food, I like the shrimp taco, and their pizza....More

Thank Sunny T
Reviewed 2 June 2013

We decided to try the various restaurants along Colorado Blvd near PCC (Pasadena City College). Initially we throught no way as we passed due to it being so dark I side. We ventured in and found one of the owners busy getting to go orders...More

Thank Patricia W
Reviewed 4 September 2012

As the name suggests, this is a place that combines Mexican and Italian cooking and may do a disservice to both. The Italian dish I ordered (manicotti) tasted more Mexican than I'd like and the reverse may be true for the Mexican dishes. But the...More

Thank Denny G
Reviewed 20 August 2012

Food was not great. I got an italian sub, it was terrible. The Spicy Italian sub at Sub-Way is better. I didn't even finish it. My husband got the antipasto salad, was not great either. Not worth the money we spent.

Thank 4ChellyL1
Reviewed 29 May 2012

We were staying next door to the Saga Motor Hotel, got there early before Check-In, so we walked over next door to Luigi Ortega, waited(10mins) at counter for instructions, didn't know if we seat ourselves or someone will seat us. The girl told us to...More

Thank Kenneth W
Reviewed 2 May 2012

Lots of college kiks, but they were really quiet! The waitress said that sometimes it gets loud. We were there on a Friday at 6 PM and they weren't loud. Stephanie the waitress was a JEWEL. We found a coupon in the motel and used...More

Thank MollieJ
Reviewed 25 April 2012

The food was outstanding and affordable. We enjoyed the fast and friendly service. We didn't have to wait for very long to get our food. Take the opportunity to visit the appropriate restroom. You will be in for a surprise! Just don't touch the red...More

Thank wguhl
Reviewed 21 March 2012

We stayed the night at the Saga Motor Hotel next door and were dying for a huge meal and a few beers after a long day on the road. After strolling along Colorado to check out our dining options, we decided to stop in Luigi...More

Thank OKCgirl
Reviewed 1 October 2010

I went here with my wife to try the Kangaroo Tacos but they were out. There menu (exotic) consists of Turtle, Kangaroo, Osterich and Aligator tacos etc. I had the Taco de Aligator (as seen in the picture) and they were awesome. Great prices and...More

Thank Ghettofabulicious
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US$5 - US$12
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1655 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91106-2131
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 626-396-9868
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