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Yahaira's Cafe

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698 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101-2115
+1 626-844-3254
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08:00 - 21:00
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Sun 09:00 - 15:00
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Thu - Sat 08:00 - 21:00
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Pasadena, California
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 place. Counter seating makes it perfect for single lunchers. Prices are reasonable and parking in... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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588 reviews
291 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 priced. I requested the hottest chili salsa on the side and it wasn't hot and... More 

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Thank Creeping_Death_LA
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27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 and ordered it. Fantastic! Perfecto! Thinly sliced white potato layered with mexican cheeses and there,... More 

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Thank David S
Pasadena, California
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Tim K
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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 sangria. The service is delightful. You can eat on the patio year round. Breakfast, lunch... More 

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Thank Matthew L
Santa Barbara
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119 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 modern, quick to order variant of its parent's time honored dishes. Well worth a stop... More 

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San Jose, California
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184 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 the quesadillas adobada and my friend had the veggie salad which all were good too.... More 

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Thank joseadolfo74
Pasadena, California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank frankalfonso14
Pasadena, California
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242 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 would be eating. To my surprise, the dinner lived up to all expectations for quality... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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50 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

We have been to this restaurant twice, and each time we have enjoyed our meals tremendously. It is a small, unpretentious place with very friendly, helpful waiters and great Mexican food! It's a bit on the pricey side, but they are somewhat creative and generous, so it is worth the price! Their guacamole is top notch!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 15:00
Monday
08:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 15:00
Thursday
08:00 - 21:00
Friday
08:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?