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Yahaira's Cafe

) #67 of 553 Restaurants in Pasadena €€ - €€€ Cafe, Mexican
698 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101-2115
+1 626-844-3254
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good43%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (7 reviews)
“quesadilla” (2 reviews)
“black beans” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, Mexican
€€ - €€€
698 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101-2115
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

My partner, our friend, and I stopped here for brunch on Sunday. We were happy to be seated outside, in the courtyard. We were happy about every bite of eggs (Benedict and in a quesadilla), every chip, every spoonful of salsa.

Thank 012345km
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We have become regulars at this lunch spot across from Vroman's. We are addicted to their specials, salads, fish tacos and burritos. All are well prepared and excellent recipes. The service is friendly and one can usually get in even though it is a small...More

Thank hi9land3r
Reviewed 5 September 2016

I'm not the biggest fan of yuppie Mexican food restaurants, but the food and service here was very good. I ordered the Scrambled Mexican plate which is a close equivalent of Huevos a la Mexicana. The flavor and amount of food was good and reasonably...More

Thank Creeping_Death_LA
Reviewed 28 August 2016

If you have the slightest taste for South American food, take the advice of the Tripadvisor guests here, skip the ridiculous lines at "Urth" and come to Yahaira's. Our waiter hyped the day's special, eggs over-easy on potatoes au gratin, so enthusiastically we gave in...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 23 August 2016

I regularly come here for weekend brunch to get the special, whatever it is (secretly always hoping for the potato cake, though). Always good, the service is friendly and fast; if alone, sitting at the counter and watching the cooks is fun.

Thank Tim K
Reviewed 6 July 2016

This is a small restaurant with a might good menu. The food is freshly prepared with fine ingredients. The shrimp dishes are perfection. Don't miss their empanadas or the stuffed chili. Even their chips and salsa deserve high marks. Try a glass of their homemade...More

Thank Matthew L
Reviewed 27 June 2016

El Portal, the Yucatecan stalwart restaurant that shares the same real estate, has long been one of Pasadena's favorite restaurants, but one that provides a full meal, cocktails and a bigger commitment to a major meal. Yahaira's Cafe, El Portal's newest offspring, offers a more...More

Thank Jiminsb
Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

We were hoping to get the breakfast but missed it by half an hour. But we still got coffee de olla which was good. We ordered the shrimp burrito which comes in a spinach tortilla with black beans a very good burrito. My wife had...More

Thank joseadolfo74
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Usually go in for lunch and have the Cuban Torta. Not bad. Service can be a little slow if they are busy.

Thank frankalfonso14
Reviewed 18 April 2016

Looks can be deceiving. Don't let the size of this little place fool you. I have been to Yahaira's previously for lunch and enjoyed it. But I always expect dinner to be up a notch above luncheon food and had my doubts about what we...More

Thank fro2
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 698 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101-2115
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 626-844-3254
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