Pasadena: El Portal, Go China, The Kitchen, Luciano's, Tibet Nepal House, East San Gabriel Valley: Cafe Mundial, Matt Denny's, The Derby
695 E Green St.
(in Arcade Lane across from Pasadena Playhouse)
El Portal invites you to join them for a taste of the authentic flavors of the Mayan region of the Yucatan and the most popular dishes of Mexico. There's a warm, comfortable, family atmosphere - a little hacienda with brick walls, fireplace, fiesta colors and a charming courtyard for al fresco dining. A multiple winner of "Best Mexican Restaurant" in Pasadena and "Best selection of premium tequilas and margaritas"
Maximum value of complimentary entree $9.00
Maximum total discount party of 4 or more $16.00
136 N. Lake
Here's an upscale Chinese restaurant with very reasonable prices. Seafood lovers will enjoy the Triple Delight on a Sizzling Hot Plate (a tempting array of shrimp, beef and chicken) and the Seafood Hot Pot (shrimp, crab & scallops). The Orange Beef and Orange Chicken are particularly good here. Wine and beer served and there's plenty of free parking off Mentor Ave between Walnut and Union.
Note: Your card is valid for up to 8 people. It's not valid for reservations in the private dining room. It's not valid for the Family Dinner or Single Combo menu.
Your party's bill will be reduced by 20%
The Italian Kitchen
78 West Union St.
Old Pasadena 626-796-9802
Things we like about the Italian Kitchen:
. Background music is Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin.
. Atmosphere with red checked tablecloths, soft lighting and natural brick.
. Great Italian food and perhaps the best pizza in Pasadena.
. The owners (Stephanie and Stacy) greet you at the door, and even bring your food !
. Prices are incredibly reasonable.
Maximum value of complimentary entree $8.00
Maximum total discount (party of 4 or more) $13.00
Pizza orders discounted by 20%
LUNCH DISCOUNT 15%
117 W California Blvd.
Pasadena 626- 440-0673
Located in the NE corner of the Orangewood Shopping
Center across from Huntington Hospital
"Delicious authentic Italian cuisine" (yelp)
"I love everything about this place" (yelp)
"Best Italian food in Pasadena" (tripadvisor)
A little, family owned gem that serves some of Pasadena's best Italian food. For 17 years, chef and owner, Luciano Santoro, has been preparing classic Southern Italian cuisine. Luciano is a native of Rome and his family's recipes are old world delicious. Sauces are made from scratch each day, portions are large and prices very reasonable. It's a throwback to a simpler and more delicious time - even the parking is easy and free.
15% discount on check
Valid for lunch and dinner
Tibet Nepal House
36 E Holly St.
"Delicious, totally different food" (tripadvisor)
"It was truly a feast" (tripadvisor)
"5 stars" (yelp)
If there's an ounce of foodie adventurer in you , consider a visit to Tibet Nepal House. This little gem has been serving authentic Himalayan cuisine since 2001. They use only the finest herbs and spices to create the distinctive tastes and flavors of this delicious cuisine. People come from all over Southern California for this dining experience. Highly recommended !
Valid for dinner any evening - 15% off the food portion of check
EAST SAN GABRIEL VALLEY
514 South Myrtle Ave
Zagat rated for over a decade, Cafe Mundial has deservedly earned a reputation as one of the best date restaurants in the San Gabriel Valley. Superb food, service and a charming setting in an historical building make it the perfect spot for a special evening out. There's a good wine list, full bar and prices are surprisingly reasonable.
$10 on any check between $40-$80 (exclusive of tax & tip)
$18 on any check over $80
Note: check must be at least $40 to receive any discount
145 East Huntington Dr
A classy, convivial and comfortable place. There's a great selection of classic pub fare and as well great upscale dining choices as well - Rack of Lamb with rosemary demiglaze. New York Steak with bourbon peppercorn sauce, Filet Mignon with a mushroom cabernet sauce and Salmon with a cream creole sauce - to name just a few. There's a full bar, a good wine list and over a dozen beers on tap. A unique place that manages to be a comfortable neighborhood place and a very good restaurant
Maximum value of complimentary entree $10
Maximum total discount (party of 4 or more) $18
LUNCH DISCOUNT 15% off total bill
233 E Huntington Drive
Simply a remarkable dining experience. You won't find a better, more classic American restaurant. Superb food, wonderful atmosphere and top notch service. A visit to the Derby is certainly a splurge, but totally worth it and for a special occasion evening it can't be topped.
$10.00 on any check between $40 - $80
$20 on any check between $80 - $160
$40 on any check over $160
Valid for lunch as well