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Ernie's Al Fresco

391 S Holliston Ave, Pasadena, CA 91106-3410
+1 310-367-4291
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  • Very good20%
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20 Dec 2015
“great tacos and service”
23 Dec 2012
“Best tuna melt with oranges”
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Mexican, American
391 S Holliston Ave, Pasadena, CA 91106-3410
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Reviewed 21 December 2015

lunch as cheap and as good as it gets near the Caltech campus - great service - fresh authentic tacos

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Reviewed 24 December 2012

Ernies' potatoes quesadillas are the most delicious item in his menu, but they are too heavy for me. My regular choice is tuna melt with a side of oranges, bought every day at the LA produce market. I do not mind waiting in line, reading...More

Thank Mariels2
Reviewed 27 September 2012

I met Earnie just outdoor The California Institute of Technology. He has got a little bus full of salads, ot and cold sandwiches and Mexican foods (with wonderful jalapenos!). I tried Caesar salad and a sandwich with pastrami. Meat, bread and salad are very fresh...More

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Reviewed 26 September 2012

Ernie is a Pasadena Institution. For the last twenty years he has been the only extrenal cathering admitted within the sacred premises of the California Institute of Technology. This implied that he has become capable to deal with the rather extravagant family of CAltech's genial...More

Thank giulonragu
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US$3 - US$4
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  • Address: 391 S Holliston Ave, Pasadena, CA 91106-3410
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 310-367-4291
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