Pasadena: Tacos at Trejo’s Cantina

shot and a beer


After checking out the nearby Pasadena Museum of California Art, we wandered over to Trejo’s Cantina for a snack. It was a Sunday afternoon and I thought a shot and a beer would be part of our Sunday Funday.

I asked what the tequila was and it was a good (enough) sipping one. It’s a little pricey for a shot and a beer ($12) but since there’s no shortage of late lunchers, early diners, then perhaps they can get away with such pricing (a shot of Don Julio 1942 is priced at $32 for comparison).

fish taco


I found it interesting the fish taco was on a flour tortilla while the rest of the tacos came on regular tortillas. Both were good though so I didn’t prefer one over the other.

However, the fish taco itself was my favorite of all the tacos I tried.

spicy shrimp taco


Despite the generous squiggle of sauce, the spicy shrimp taco wasn’t that spicy. Which is probably a good thing as you can always add more spice.

carne asada taco


I love, love, love street tacos. If I didn’t, then I probably would have enjoyed this steak (carne asada) a little more. I wanted just a little bit more flavor. Luckily they are good tortillas and sauce.

chicken taco


My friend liked her chicken taco.

carnitas tacos


However she really liked the carnitas (pork) one more since it also included pineapple. I hope there’s a real spit in the kitchen!

Trejo’s Cantina is next to the Pasadena Playhouse and would be a great spot to stop in before a show.

Trejo’s Cantina

37 S. El Molino Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101  —  (626) 792-4441
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