Mijares Mexican Restaurant
Mijares is a hacienda-style restaurant in Pasadena that’s been run by the same family since it opened in 1920. The main dining room is perfect for big group lunches or birthday dinners, but we usually prefer to sit on the charming patio out back sipping a jumbo-sized tamarind margarita under the gazebo. True to form, this old-school establishment has a huge menu of Cal-Mex combo platters, large seafood entrees, and a giant “garbage burrito” stuffed with a nacho plate’s worth of toppings. Mijares also serves Mexican breakfast dishes all day, so keep it in mind the next time you’re craving huevos rancheros or chilaquiles post-breakfast.