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Chiquita Bonita

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3565 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107-3817
+1 626-796-5592
08:00 - 20:30
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Palm Springs
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236 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful Mexican food. Fresh ,well prepared and pipping hot. Quick service with yummy food. I enjoyed two meals here. Chili Rellanos, excellent. Echilladas rancheras, excellent.

Thank josch1122
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92 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Doesnt look like much from the outside. But it is awesome and the inside! The food was wonderful. The portions were large. The service was very attentive. The most bang you can get for your peso!

Thank Kat B
Baltimore, Maryland
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282 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

December 30, 2016 - While visiting Pasadena to see the Rose Bowl Parade, we stayed at the Holiday Inn Express (separate review). Just a short distance on the other side of the street, we found the Chiquita Bonita and ate there on our first night and one other night. We found the food variety excellent, the staff friendly, and the... More 

1 Thank JerryH9905
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Friendly owner and personnel Good Mexican for American taste, average for European taste. Good selection of Mexican beers. Very cheap prices. Fast service.

Thank Nicola D
Harrison, Arkansas
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36 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

We walked to the restaurant and it wasn't very big and not really appealing but staff was super friendly and responsive. We ordered and when the food came out the portions were enormous and it was very good. Salsa ranked in the top 1 or 2 I have had...when back to the area I will definitely be back.

Thank landesolutions
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

We enjoy this restaurant, more like a Mom and Pop Diner but with Mexican food. Food is tasty, authentic, and consistently good. We have done both take out (call ahead and order) and eat in. The staff is friendly and welcoming. I know they cater group events, but have not experienced that. The outside is very unassuming, the sign is... More 

Thank LuluGrace8
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Very pleased to find excellent Mexican food across the street from our hotel. Great, friendly service. Good food & generous servings.

Thank Drdave-dc
Fullerton, Ca, USA
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403 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016

Visiting with a friend who lives in San Gabriel. We went for dinner. We decided on Mexican, and he asked if we minded going to a small "hole-in-the-wall" family restaurant. Fine for us, as that is where you can often have a great meal. Unpretentious building, but clean inside - very pleasant and quick service - both the carnitas and... More 

Thank JackR46
California, United States
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369 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2016

We wanted real Mexican food - not mush from the Sysco truck. We were enthusiastically greeted and seated right away. Drinks were out quickly and our order taken. We had chips and salsa and found it mild. We asked for hotter and they brought out the good stuff (greenish not red). The food arrived burning hot and still sizzling! The... More 

Thank Reginald S
Sierra Madre, California
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2016

I love this place, especially the rellenos and pico de gallo when they make it homemade with ripe tomatoes. The servers and cook are wonderful, the food never disappoints, the will do large containers for parties. The owner is a big Trojan fan, Fight On with this wonderful old restaurants...booths, tv, good food and cold beer!! What more could you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:30
08:00 - 20:30
08:00 - 20:30
08:00 - 20:30
08:00 - 20:30
08:00 - 20:30
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?