Old Pasadena
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Restaurant Directory

Considered one of California’s most exciting culinary destinations, Pasadena’s impressive dining scene features a lineup of more than 600 restaurants, more per capita, than New York City. You know it’s a serious food culture when there are restaurants representing nearly every cuisine category, not to mention Pasadena originated game-changing creations such the cheeseburger.

From The Royce Woodfire Steakhouse at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena, the only Michelin-rated hotel restaurant in Southern California, to the 46-year-old Pasadena landmark Pie ‘n Burger, there’s something to satisfy even the pickiest of eaters.

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Eaton Canyon
Active Life and Sports

Eaton Canyon

Plan Your Visit. Reservations are required for entrance to Eaton Canyon Natural Area and access to the Eaton Canyon trail system. Reservations open one week...

Edwin Mills by Equator
Outdoor Dining

Edwin Mills by Equator

Old Pasadena Gastropub. Edwin Mills by Equator is a gastropub that can only be accessed through on of the historic alleyways of Old Pasadena. The space is...

El Cholo mexican
Outdoor Dining

El Cholo Café

Authentic and Traditional Mexican Food. El Cholo restaurants feature authentic and traditional Mexican dishes, many of which have come from family recipes...

El Metate Cafe mexican food
Outdoor Dining

El Metate Café

El Metate Café. El Metate Café is an family-owned authentic Mexican sit-down café located in the Playhouse Village. It is great for breakfast, lunch and...

El Toreo cafe
Mexican

El Toreo Cafe

Mexican Restaurant in Old PasadenaEl Toreo (Spanish term for "bullfighting") has been around for about seventy years, the family that currently owns it has...

Exclusive to Pasadena

Elisa B

Elisa B is a boutique women's clothing shop in Old Pasadena. The female-owned boutique sells curated women's contemporary apparel, shoes, accessories, jewelry...

Entre nous french bistro
Outdoor Dining

Entre Nous French Bistro

Based in a small cottage, Entre Nous is relatively "new" to Old Pasadena and offers classic French delicacies like escargot, salmon tartar, and filet mignon....

Fair Oaks Pharmacy ice cream sundae
Desserts

Fair Oaks Pharmacy

A South Pasadena Landmark. Located in the heart of South Pasadena, Fair Oaks Pharmacy is a historic old fashion pharmacy originating in 1915. Fair Oaks...

Outdoor Dining

Father Nature Lavash Bistro

With recipes dating back to 1984, Father Nature Lavash Bistro is a second-generation owned, quick-serve restaurant specializing in healthy Mediterranean...

Fig sprout rotisserie chicken
American

Fig Sprout

Fig Sprout is a great place for a casual meal. The little, bright-windowed cafe offers a short, but delicious menu built around roasted chicken a "soul food"...