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New Mex food place in Pasadena?

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Has anyone had lunch at this place across from Wild Oats in the former gas station? I did a search on the board and couldn't find anything. A coworker just stopped by there to buy a lottery ticket and apparently while there, practically every Latino gardener in the city started coming in and lining up for lunch. I hope no one's offended by that. But it's true!

I'm curious to know if it's actually any good. A former gas station market?
I found a menu at this link:
http://www.sporq.com/pasadena/papageo...

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  1. I get my lotto tickets there, but have never tried the food. I think only once have I actually seen anyone buying the food there - but then again, this is usually in the early evenings. Hopefully some one will have tried it and will post!

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    1. re: WildSwede

      They stop serving food at 5pm because most of their customer base comes in for lunch.

    2. Ha ha. I thought by your post title that you discovered a New Mexican (as in New Mexico) restaurant in Los Angeles. Shoot, I wonder if there is any. I crave green chile everything these days.

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      1. re: missmodular818

        oops I was trying to re-word it to get some attention on the board.

        1. re: missmodular818

          There is Anita's in Fullerton (if you have to)...it is sad, but there are no decent New Mexican restaurants in SoCal...and I have been looking for years. My wife and I travel to Alberquerque and Santa Fe every year to get our fill...and the ingredients to make our own for the rest of the year! It would be so wonderful to have a Mary and Titos or The Shed here in the LA area...heavy sigh!!

          1. re: TravelPath

            Honestly, I was a little disappointed with the red and the green at the Shed. My personal conclusion is that for a real chile head, you have to make your own, and NM style stuff is so easy, there's no reason not to.

            1. re: DonnyMac

              sorry!! I meant new MEXICAN, not NM. A MEXICAN place that I haven't heard anyone talk about before.

        2. I've eaten there. It's not bad. Convenient, and friendly place. It's a welcome addition to the area otherwise lacking in affordable greasy-griddle short-order choices.