Over 92 years ago Jesucita Mijares fled the revolution in Mexico searching for a new life for her family. After settling in Pasadena she opened a ... More
Mijares Mexican Restaurant
Over 92 years ago Jesucita Mijares fled the revolution in Mexico searching for a new life for her family. After settling in Pasadena she opened a small tortilla factory. It quickly became known for its tiny restaurant featuring Jesucitas's original recipes, tortillas, tamales, and sauces made with her metate stone grinder carried from Mexico.
This place is awesome. Nice patio area and the mood is right. I finally took my fiancee' out to eat there after discovering it was near my job in Pasadena. The carnitas platter is tasty. Carmelized chunks of pork served with home made quacamole and my favorite, flour tortillas, hmmm yummie. Service has always been awesome. Be prepared to pay allot if you order take out. Its cheaper to dine in. If you do the take out thing the staff will make sure you have every thing you need to make your meal great. Keep up the good work Mijares. I am going to be a repeat customer for life.
Had to wait to be seated because the hostess was too busy with a fellow employee working with the computer at the hostess station. Once seated, had to flag a waiter on the patio to place an order. Wasn't told that grilled chicken was extra for the Chicken Salad. It took 30 minutes for the food because the kitchen neglected to grill the chicken. Took forever to pay to get out. Definately not for the business lunch crowd on a schedule.
A couple ppl in my group of 16 raved about this place, so we all went for lunch. It was pretty busy, but not overly packed. The party was seated in a decent amount of time on the patio. While service was average, most of the food appeared satisfactory. The buffet was decent, but only decent. The highlight were the enchiladas of the buffet. I opted out on dessert, but others appeared satisfied with their choices. Margaritas were mediocre, but then again, they are merely margaritas. Beer was cold, the weather warm. Not a bad lunch in South Pasadena for the middle of April. It is a shame the food was not up to the atmosphere.
I went to this place because of Peter Dills. Let's just say that I will never listen to this guy, and if I ever meet him hope that he gives me 40 bucks for the money I spent on this horrible place (for the food).
I sat in amazement with regards to how bad the food was. I really couldn't believe that the people who run this place would even eat what they had prepared.
I could name countless other places to eat (Arco Isis, Casita de Campo, Casa Del Rey) that are better than this place.
Honestly I will never go back. I encourage you to try it yourself and I don't doubt you'll want your money back.
Peter Dills you are a fraud!