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La Estrella in Pasadena (Foothill & Altadena Dr.): Delicious fish tacos!!!

I posted before about the fish tacos but only about the white sauce. They told me it was sour cream. Weird but it's darn good.

Okay so here is my point. I used to vacation to Mexico at least 4 - 5 times a year (before all this crazy drug wars started to happen) for vacation, enjoying myself an escape out of LA and enjoying authentic Mexican food. La Estrella's fish taco rocks! It reminds me of my friends sitting on the beach drinking a beer or 10 and chowing down on these tacos.

One recommendation order it without tomatoes and lite on the "white sauce." This allows the fish to retain its crisp.

Oct 05, 2012
dotcomprof in Los Angeles Area

La Estrella in Pasadena (Foothill & Altadena Dr.): Delicious fish tacos!!!

Actually I asked they told me it's sour cream. Still mighty tasty!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oct 05, 2012
dotcomprof in Los Angeles Area

Old Town Pasadena has the worst

I grew up in Pasadena when old town was place where drug dealers and prostitutes hung out. Basically roll up your windows, lock the doors, and stop for nothing. The evolution has been amazing and great for the community but not for dinning.

Atmosphere, community, and shopping are fantastic yet I cannot say the same for food. Yes there is selection but sometimes less is more. The small impacted strip that covers five square blocks of "Old Town" pasadena does not offer anything spectacular in cuisine.

I have a good friend that owns two of the busiest restaurants and he's confidentially stated that his food is decent, but "the night life and drinks is where I shine." I can attest that it's a great place to mingle, have a few drinks, and go home via cab but to have dinner before that would be a no.

Someone posted on CHOW about Pasadena and how it's dining destinations have become a elegant truck stop for tourists. Short of having a roller coaster and clowns giving free balloons on ever corner the true heart of food is lost in a facade of high end retailer stores and faux 4 star menus with white linen tables.

Mi Piace, Wokano, Sorriso, Twin Palms, etc non-chains. Barney's Beanery, Hooters, Gordon Biersh, Il Fornio, Mortons, Cheesecake Factory, etc are chains. All fare that you can find anywhere

When visiting Pasadena if you want to get a great dinning experience get away from the tourist trap of Old Town Pasadena.

Jan 07, 2009
dotcomprof in Los Angeles Area

Fredo's Cheesesteaks New Management

bigtums,

Any new news on Fredo's and Dan??? C'mon I'm dying here. The next time I'm going to see family in Philly is another 4 months to get my fix (Pat's not Geno's. Geno's is skimpy on the meat, plus Pat is 300% better.)

Let us know

Jan 07, 2009
dotcomprof in Los Angeles Area

Fredo's Cheesesteaks New Management

Can you update us when Dan's in Eagle Rock will be open? God I hope so.

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Dec 05, 2008
dotcomprof in Los Angeles Area