624 E. Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91101 | Map
Pasadena is home to many old family Mexican restaurants. La Fiesta Grande is one of the best. Itís located in the arts district of Pasadena and is known for its music, margaritas and great food. Fridays and Saturdays are flowing with music and margaritas. Happy hours here are especially packed. Itís a great hangout for the Cal Tech community. They make the margarita mix daily from scratch. The drinks come in two sizes. The large ones are for daring compadres.
The chicken fajitas are wonderful as well as the chile rellenos (stuffed peppers). On weekends, they have a trio of musicians playing your favorite romantic Mexican songs. La Fiesta Grande occupies a small space so you might have to wait on Friday and Saturday evenings.