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Choza Mama

96 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91105-1917
+1 626-432-4692
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good43%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“ceviche” (2 reviews)
“salad” (7 reviews)
“chicken” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 00:00 Hours
Peruvian, Latin, Spanish, South American
€€ - €€€
96 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91105-1917
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Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

Limited but unique menu for vegetarians: Peruvian takes on pasta and stir-fry dishes with new herb and spice combinations in sauces that really help kick up the flavors. Fun to try! Everything must be made fresh because it takes a while for the dishes to...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 652rayq
Reviewed 11 September 2018

We stopped in at Choza for drinks, an appetizer, and a dessert, in the quiet of midafternoon. The staff was friendly and helpful. The chicken empanadas and maracuya ice cream were fantastic. Recommended!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank NorthB
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Came for dinner for the first time. Food was good and it was happy hour on a weekday. Only one waitress for the entire bar/restaurant but she did a great job.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Stagemom3
Reviewed 19 June 2018

3 of us enjoyed dinner. Shared a Ceviche which was fresh and flavorful. Also had Pollo Saltado, a fish dish and the fish soup. The aji green sauce could use more bite. There is Peruvian music played by a guy. Around 10 PM starts the...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank cheetahcat
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

We were the only ones in the place. 5 tables were full of dirty dishes and leftovers that looked like they'd been sitting there for a while. Music was REALLY loud and they kept messing with the radio volume and skipping songs. First thing brought...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank karensI9062FD
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

Went in for a salad and chose the Tropical, mama. (Sorry). Started with their delicious house made rolls with 2 dipping sauces, one spicy with Peruvian peppers, other a mild but very tasty green one. Iced tea very good and did not require a sweetener....More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank Rod G
Reviewed 13 April 2017

loved this place. Wonderful service, great food, great portions. Best Peruvian food. I go back often

Date of visit: August 2016
Thank Shuggiplum
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Our family of four traveled over the holiday to CA from PA for the Rose Bowl Parade/Game.At 4-5 a.m. we arrived in Pasadena to find that the parade route was three deep. Standing in front of Choza Mama, a lady was helping her mother in...More

Date of visit: January 2017
Thank imoran
Reviewed 27 November 2016

I just ate my second fantastic meal here this week. My family liked their dishes as well as I liked mine. On the first night, I had the paella. It was simply the best I have every tasted anywhere. Tonight I had the pork and...More

Date of visit: November 2016
Thank tired0ftraveln0t
Reviewed 10 February 2016

Went in for the buffet, but was told there was no buffet because the day before it was too slow. Don't advertise buffet if there you are not going to have one.

Date of visit: January 2016
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 96 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91105-1917
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 626-432-4692
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