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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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View the Rudy's Mexican Food, Monrovia Menu

Restaurant: Rudyís Mexican Food

Where: 602 S. Myrtle Ave., Monrovia

Phone: (626) 303-3393

Reservations: Accepted, not required

Cocktails: Full cocktail service

Service: Full table service

Atmosphere: Casual

Outdoor Dining: Yes

Credit Cards: MC, AMEX, Visa, Discover, Dinerís Club, Debit Cards

Kidís Menu: Yes

Senior Discount: No

Hours: Open Daily at 9am, Sat./Sun. 8am

Food to Go: Yes

Catering Menu: Yes

Price Range: $2.30 - $11.50, avg. $6-10

Rudy's is on Myrtle Ave. in Old Town Monrovia (this picture was black, and software lightened it, that's why it's so grainy looking)

Rudy's Hand-Shaken Margarita

The burrito kid's meal

The carnitas dinner

Baja Mar dinner


Deep-fried Ice Cream


DOT COM DINING A Look At San Gabriel Valley Restaurants by


Rudyís Mexican Food in Monrovia Ė Service with a Smile

By Bill Coburn


It seems to me like I eat Mexican food a lot, and therefore I worry that I have a tendency to have a disproportionate number of reviews about Mexican places. In looking back, 3 of my last 4 columns (counting this one) have been about Mexican restaurants.  But I was a little surprised to find that the five reviews prior to that were non-Mexican restaurants.  So Iím indulging myself with some good Mexican food again this week, but Iíll try to make sure I get some other cuisines discussed for you over the next few weeks, too.


This week, we ate at Rudyís Mexican Food in Monrovia.  Owner Rudy Castrellon used to have a restaurant in Covina by the same name, but he has now been in old town Monrovia for ten years, opening in 1994.  It is a family restaurant, not just in the sense of a place for families to enjoy, but also because several members of Rudyís family work at the restaurant, as well.  On Friday nights, Rudy sets up shop outside for the Monrovia Family Festival in addition to offering full table service in the restaurant.  Rudyís also does catering, and serves food to go.


We were greeted by our server almost immediately after we were seated, and he was kind enough, when we said we were thinking about having a margarita, to suggest that we might want to try a ďRudyís Hand-Shaken Margarita.Ē   This margarita comes to your table in itís own shaker strainer, and you can mix it up and pour it yourself (there was almost enough for two glasses full).  Itís made with Sauza Conmemorativo, Hiram Walker Triple Sec, Margarita Mix and Grand Marnier.  The top shelf cocktail had a reasonable mid-shelf price of just $7.50. 


Katie ordered the carnitas dinner, Keelan had a bean and cheese burrito kidís meal (their kidís menu is for children under 12), and I ordered a dish called the Baja Mar.  The Baja Mar is fish, shrimp, crab and scallops sautťed in butter with onion, tomato, bell pepper and mushrooms.  It was really good, with several large scallops, two or three shrimp, big hunks of fresh fish, and a surprising amount of crab for the price, which was reasonable for this type of mixed seafood dinner.  I wrote last week that I couldnít remember having a homemade hot sauce better than I had had that week at Rosarito #2; well Rudyís sauce gives them a run for their money.  Iíd be interested in placing them alongside each other and doing a taste test, as I found them both to be excellent hot sauces.


Katieís Carnitas plate was served with rice and beans, and came with a lot of carnitas on the plate.   She said it tasted good and mentioned that she also enjoyed the guacamole.  One thing we both noticed and mentioned to each other was how hot the tortillas were that were served with our meals, even several minutes after they were served.  Keelanís kidís meal burrito also came with rice and beans and a small drink.  Kidís have a choice of a taco meal, enchilada meal, taquito meal, or the bean and cheese burrito.


We ordered dessert, a flan and an order of deep-fried ice cream.  The ice cream comes with a choice of chocolate or strawberry syrup.  We chose chocolate syrup, and it was a delicious way to end our evening.


Rudyís menu features more than a dozen different burritos, and more than a dozen combination plates, including a design your own combination where you choose the items in your combo.  Pozole and menudo are on the menu every day, there are several kinds of salads, and quite a selection of seafood plates, as well.   You can already find their menu online at, and soon you will also be able to find it at  Stop on by and say hi to Rudy, and be sure to let him know that you read about him in Dot Com Dining.


Bill Coburn is owner of, a restaurant website featuring dozens of restaurantís 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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