Comfort Inn Near Old Town Pasadena
2300 Colorado Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90041
Phone: (323) 256-1199
Fax: (323) 255-7768
A cheerful blend of French and Californian cooking Camilo's California Bistro is a pleasure for the taste-buds. Each dish is flavorful and is adept at enticing the diner. The Huevos Rancheros, Dill Tuna Salad, Fettucini Alfredo and Filet Mignon Stilton are just a few samples of the glorious items on the food list. Children can enjoy a separate menu for themselves which features small sized meals consisting of pastas, sandwiches and pancakes. The yellow and wood combination of the decor is appealing and cheerful with a classy touch to it. Dine here to avail the prompt service and attendance of the wait-staff.
Hunger bells pealing? Chuck those fine-dining reservations and head over to The Oinkster for a quality meal and some quality time with the family. Chef Andre Guerrero puts his culinary expertise to good use as he vigorously tosses up house-cured pastrami and slow-roasted pork sandwiches, fresh rotisserie chicken, international salads and crunchy Belgian fries. Watch your kids go ga-ga over juicy, ground-beef burgers, carrot cup cakes and brownies by the dozen. Heaps of sides come in the form of tangy sauces, spicy dips and cheese galore.
Famous for the jazz events that are patronized here, Colombo's Italian Grill Steakhouse is an aged venue that takes the diner back to the 50s. The red chairs and wooden furnishings lend an antique touch which adds to appeal of the venue. The food consists of Italian cuisine and steaks, a good combination that succeeds in pleasing all. There is Breaded Eggplant, Baked Mostaciolli and Mozarella Cheese, Grilled Pork Loin Chop, Rib Eye and Capellini Pomodoro. However, the star of the menu are the Alfredo sauce and the Bolognaise Sauce that are made on the diner's insistence and are at their creamiest best. Book a table with a loved one and enjoy the pleasant service and the dining experience.
Located in Eagle Rock, L.A.'s new "it" neighborhood, Mia Sushi is a quiet retreat for a good meal. Their sushi chef recreates classic Japanese with California flavors, like Miso Soup with Cilantro. The Tuna Tartare, one of the best dishes, is served in cubes and placed on cucumber slices finished off with with sesame oil. Or try one of Mia's specialty rolls. The beauty, perhaps even the genius, of Mia is its patio seating covered in bamboo and its tranquil waterfall, which makes you forget the hustle of L.A. driving. Mia's interior, decorated with giant Buddhas, is intimate and cozy. The patio, on the other hand, is excellent for a larger parties. Mia draws in an eclectic crowd, from professionals to locals, from couples to hipsters. The staff is friendly and attentive, always the sign of a great establishment.
Located in the northeastern part of the city, Blue Hen is the place to go if you are squeamish about pesticides in your food. Fully organic, the restaurant lends support to local farms, thus ensuring that their ingredients are always fresh and healthy. Vietnamese cuisine rules the roost here. Try the traditional noodle soup followed by tofu with scallions, the chicken baguette sandwich with Asian veggies, or the caramelized ginger chicken—unlike other restaurants that soak all their dishes in a dubious fish sauce, this one retains the natural flavors. Organic coffee and sodas comprise the drinks list, while the banana bread pudding wins the joint some brownie points for desserts. Clean, efficient and reasonably priced, this is a good place to try out something new, yet not outlandish.
Since opening over 50 years ago, Casa Bianca has been a local favorite. The walls are covered with memorabilia, from autographed head-shots of no-name celebrities to Italian artifacts. Casa Bianca draws in families, couples, professionals, hipsters and anyone else within a 10-mile radius. The pizzeria is cozy, upbeat and casual. The pizza is the best item on the menu. They offer traditional toppings, like pepperoni and adventurous ones, like eggplant. Some nights you may even wait over an hour, but it's worth it. After the meal you'll understand why night after night the line is out the door.
This specialty deli serves up traditional Mexican fare and pays homage to the Latin American discovery of chocolate. CaCao Mexicatessen draws inspiration from the Baja California region, serving traditional dishes most often found in the Tijuana, Ensenada, and Valle de Guadallipe regions. Find the usual suspects like tacos, tortas, sopes, burritos, and more. However, CaCao Mexicatessen is most famous for its filling breakfast options, that of course, feature a bounty of egg dishes.
Popular LA food truck Kogi, has gained famed in a few months since it rolled out its first truck. There are five Kogi trucks that drive around the city of LA. This fusion food truck works with Korean and Mexican flavours. Famous for their tacos and the popular Kimchi Quesadilla, the chefs keep serving delicious food that makes you want to come back. Their secret to success is the idea of promoting business through social media sites like Twitter and YouTube. Co-owned by Mark Manguera and Caroline Shin, this food truck is one of the LA's favourite. You can check their schedule on their website or twitter as the timings of each truck varies.
Famous for their Lasagna Cupcakes, the HeirloomLA food truck has found its niche in Los Angeles. Sourcing from local, organic farmers, and using humanly raised livestock, all the ingredients are fresh and nutritious with no hidden additives or GMO's. Firmly believing healthy eating is a right and not a privilege, this Eco-conscious food truck serves up delicious dishes like mushroom ravioli with kale, vegetarian tacos, garden salads, French dip baguettes and more. The menu changes upon ingredient availability so there's always something new to try at this trendy food truck. Be sure to check out their website to find the trucks location and operational times.
Combining possibly the two greatest foods in the world, burritos and sushi, its easy to see why the Jogasaki Sushi Burrito truck is such a hit in Los Angeles. Cruising around the city throughout the week, this bright orange food truck takes fast casual to a whole new level with their inventive and fresh menu. Options like spicy tuna nachos and salmon ceviche tacos, with exciting rolls like the lobster burrito, jalapeno bomb, and shrimp fiesta will make for a tough decision. Be sure to check their twitter feed to find out the next location!
Joon Shabu Shabu serves authentic Japanese cuisine. The food at Joon Shabu Shabu is made from farm-fresh vegetables and the meat used is anitbiotic free. They also serve vegetarian specials. The unique propositions of the restaurant are their original house sauces. Joon Shabu Shabu serves healthy Japanese food which can be enjoyed with family and friends, in an inviting set up.
Anytime anyone mentions Middle Eastern food, specifically kebabs in Glendale, Raffi’s comes up. This place is a wonderful find. With skewered filet mignon, ground beef, chicken, ground chicken, lamb and even mahi mahi, you can’t go wrong with whatever kebab selection you make. The rice that comes with each dish is fluffy and aromatic. Portions are extraordinarily generous and family-style eating is encouraged. Raffi’s also offers a fair selection of salads, appetizers and desserts. Don’t miss out on ordering some pickled vegetables or hummus. Most of the restaurant seating is alfresco in a courtyard.