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Aro Latin

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1019 Mission St, South Pasadena, CA 91030-3145
+1 626-799-9400
11:00 - 22:30
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Fri - Sun 11:00 - 23:00
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South Pasadena, California
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Tasty dishes featuring the regional cuisine of Latin America. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Casual atmosphere, friendly waitstaff.

Thank Lisa K
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016

We are on our "Last month in Los Angeles" tour where we are visiting as many of the restaurants and attractions that we did not over the past 3 years, and also going back to our favorites that we have already discovered. Aro Latin is a neighborhood gem that is in our top 10 of local restaurants in the Pasadena... More 

Thank Tj G
1 review
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Simple decore but amazing menu. Very unusual blending of seasonings and spices and textures. Can't wait to return.

Thank Lynn D
Claremont, California
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016

Aro’s is one of my regular spots in South Pasadena. It has a warm ambiance, and serves food of a high standard whose quality is obvious to everyone. In my most recent meals I’ve had empanadas vegetarianas, empanadas de pollo, sweet corn, guacamole aro, and delicios carne asada tacos. Even at a midweek Aro’s is always packed, this is a... More 

Thank vanigirl915
Yokohama, Japan
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91 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016

We were in South Pasadena for the 4th of July Parade, and happened on this restaurant when we were looking for lunch after the parade. Now that we know about the restaurant, we’d go back any time, not just on the 4th of July. There’s an extensive menu, with various Mexican and South American dishes and also omelets. This is... More 

Thank Ms_Yokohama2014
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441 reviews
242 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2016

This is a very unusual restaurant in South Pasadena just 1 block from the So Pas Metro Gold Line Station. The tapas were very interesting and tasty. The environment is very inviting and very conducive to having a good time. Staff is very friendly and helpful.

Thank geotech522
Los Angeles, California
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

Happened to be working in South Pasadena the other day and looking for a place for lunch. Charming place with an inviting bar! It was a working lunch so I'll have to return to try the cool drinks but the food was great! We started with the guacamole and had the short rib tacos and the chicken verde enchiladas. Absolutely... More 

Thank wigd0wt
South Pasadena, CA
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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2015

Aro is a great addition to South Pasadena's dining scene. The food is terrific. Favorites are the guacamole, the mole and the lamb tacos. Side vegetables like their brussels sprouts and corn are tasty. You can order several tapas if you just want to graze or a full entree if you're really hungry. The cocktails are well made and different... More 

Thank SouthPasTraveler
County Durham, England
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53 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2015

The emphasis here is Spanish/Mexican but my husband's garlic allergy still didn't cause a problem and he enjoyed the Spanish paella very much. The food is well prepared and they do serve good sangria. My 'mole poblano' (chicken in a chocolate + chilli sauce for those who have never had it) was really excellent.

Thank North-easterner
Irvine, California
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166 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2015

very cheap happy hour. There are 2 happy hours. Make homemade sangria. Like the place, good vibe. Not many people. had a DJ on Sat nite

Thank WineConn

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, South American, Central American, Venezuelan
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1019 Mission St, South Pasadena, CA 91030-3145
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  South Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 626-799-9400

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?