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The Nite On The Town Card is an exclusive membership card that enables the holder to dine at a dizzying variety of the San Gabriel Valley's most popular restaurants at a discounted price.

Simply include your card when paying your check. If you are a party of two, one of your entrees (equal or lower priced) will be free or substantially reduced in price. If there are four or more in your party, two of your entrees will be free or reduced in price and you can visit each restaurant up to three times during 2011 and get a great discount each time

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Beckham Grill, La Fiesta Grande, El Portal, Stoney Point, Radhika, Firefly Bistro, Cafe Mundial, Central Park, Matt Denny's, 1810, Cha Da Thai, Dish, Italian Kitchen, Bella Sera and dozens more. 

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View the Rosarito #2 Mexican Fast Food, Pasadena Menu

Storefront, looking north on Lake Ave. in Pasadena

Storefront, looking south on Lake Ave.

Loads of chiles, cooking on the grill

Salsa bar

Enchilada and taco combo plate

Enchilada a la carte

Chile relleno and taco combo plate

Taquito plate

Some of the staff

Some of the menu

DOT COM DINING A Look At San Gabriel Valley Restaurants by


Rosarito #2 Celebrating One Year Anniversary, But Not As New As That Sounds

By Bill Coburn


Rosarito No. 2 Mexican Fast Food, at 720 N. Lake Ave. in Pasadena, (626) 296-2634, opened Sept. 1, 2003, meaning they just celebrated their one-year anniversary.  But that doesn’t mean they aren’t an experienced player in the Mexican food restaurant business. 

Rosarito owner Raul Robledo took the reins of the first Rosarito, located at 2120 E. Foothill Blvd. in Pasadena, in December, 2002, from his dad, Rosalio.  That store had been around since 1991, and was opened only after Rosalio had been running another place, on Lake Ave., called Buenos Tacos for 12 years.  So there’s a little experience going into this “new” location on Lake Avenue.

The menus for both stores are basically the same.  More than a dozen combination plates, hard and soft tacos, tortas, almost a dozen different kinds of quesadillas, almost a dozen different kids of nachos, more than a dozen different burritos.  They also offer menudo on Saturdays and Sundays. You can find the menus online at San Gabriel Valley, or by going to their new web address,  The Lake Avenue store has ten tables and a counter for seating, the Foothill Blvd. store presently has eight booth tables, though changes are in the works there to increase the seating capacity.

My family had dinner there tonight, the last night before school.  Of course this meant that we got to enjoy a running commentary from Keelan:  “the last tortilla chip of the summer, the last bean of the summer,” etc..  But all in all, once we got past the commentary, dinner was good.  I had the (shredded beef) taco and (shredded beef) enchilada combo, Katie had a chile relleno and (carnitas) taco combo, and Keelan ordered the taquito plate.  I also ordered a chicken enchilada a la carte.

I tried Keelan’s taquitos, which he ordered without guacamole, and found them enjoyable.  I took a second bite, this one with Rosarito’s home made hot sauce, and it was even better.  Let’s talk about that hot sauce.  I like heat.  This was hot.  Probably the best restaurant made hot sauce I’ve had; I can’t think of one I’ve liked better.  Hot.  Good stuff.  My shredded beef taco was good, though I made the mistake of not saying hard taco.  I personally prefer my tacos with a hard shell.  The ingredients were all good, it was a good soft shell taco, I just wish I’d said hard shell (you have your choice of soft or hard, but if you don’t say hard, you get soft).  The enchilada sauce was also tasty, and there was plenty of shredded beef in it.  I enjoyed the rice and beans, also, the rice was fluffy, not clumpy, and seasoned well.  I added the hot sauce and liked it even more.  Did the same to the beans, though they were delicious without it.  But I want my head to be sweating when I leave a Mexican restaurant, and it definitely was.  The chicken enchilada, which was just $1.50 plus tax, was garnished with lettuce, tomato and guacamole, and had the same delicious enchilada sauce, and like the beef enchilada, had plenty of meat inside.  As long as we’re talking about price, by the way, the enchilada/taco combo, including rice and beans, is under $5.00.  That’s a pretty good deal.  In fact almost everything on the menu, including the combo dinners, is under $5.00, with most tacos less than $1.50. 

Katie says the carnitas taco/chile relleno combo was also good.  She described the chile relleno “coating” as fluffy and tasty, the chile relleno itself, to quote ”quite delicious.”  She said one of the things she noticed was that it had a little heat to it, which she said is often lacking in many chile rellenos she has had.  “Usually, you can tell that it’s a chile, from the texture, but it doesn’t always have the heat.  Not an overpowering heat, but enough to know that it’s there.”  She also said that her taco was good and had lots of carnitas, and that she enjoyed her rice and beans, too.

I just asked Keelan what he thought of his dinner and he said “I liked it!!”  “What did you think of the taquitos?”  “I liked them.”  “What did you think of the rice?”  “It was pretty good.”  “What did you think of the beans?”  “I liked them.”  In light of the fact that it was the last night before school starts (his first day of middle school, which he has been describing as “the unmentionable”), and to him, today is a majorly (spell check says that’s not a word, I disagree) negative day, that’s a pretty darn positive review.  He’s not usually so demonstrative in his assessment of meals.  At eleven, I don’t really expect such eloquence.

All in all, the food was very good, the prices were good, the meal very enjoyable.  If you’re up on N. Lake Ave., stop by and try it out.  And be sure and tell them that you read about them in the Dot Com Dining Review.

Bill Coburn is owner of, a restaurant website featuring dozens of restaurant’s menus, as well as downloadable coupons.  He has nearly 20 years experience in the restaurant business, and has been eating for much longer than that.

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