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Ernie's Al Fresco

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391 S. Hollison, Pasadena, CA
+1 310-367-4291
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2015

lunch as cheap and as good as it gets near the Caltech campus - great service - fresh authentic tacos

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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2012 via mobile

Ernies' potatoes quesadillas are the most delicious item in his menu, but they are too heavy for me. My regular choice is tuna melt with a side of oranges, bought every day at the LA produce market. I do not mind waiting in line, reading the LA Times provided by Ernie.

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Naples, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2012

I met Earnie just outdoor The California Institute of Technology. He has got a little bus full of salads, ot and cold sandwiches and Mexican foods (with wonderful jalapenos!). I tried Caesar salad and a sandwich with pastrami. Meat, bread and salad are very fresh and very tasty. The choise is big. And food is accompained with the smile and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2012

Ernie is a Pasadena Institution. For the last twenty years he has been the only extrenal cathering admitted within the sacred premises of the California Institute of Technology. This implied that he has become capable to deal with the rather extravagant family of CAltech's genial nerds and weirdos. Have you ever watched "the big bang theory"? Not by chance it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 3 - US$ 4
Mexican, American
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 391 S. Hollison, Pasadena, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 310-367-4291

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