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Azusa Restaurants

I'm looking for restaurant recommendations in Azusa. I've found recs for Petrillo's Pizza. Is there anything else that's good there? Any style of food is fine, preferably under $15 per person. Thank you. :-)

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  1. You can try Citrus Grill in nearby Covina. Nothing fancy, but the food is decent and fits your price range.

    Another possibility is Off Citrus, also in Covina. Good sweet potatoe fries and they often have some nice fresh fish selections.

    Citrus Grill
    223 N. Citrus Ave.
    Covina, CA 91723

    Off Citrus
    114 E Italia St
    Covina, CA 91723

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    1. re: ipsedixit

      I'm pretty sure Citrus Grill is closed. There is a Mexican Restaurant in its former location, and the number listed is no longer in service. I don't know the name of the restaurant that took its place, but I don't recommend it. It wasn't that great when I tried it a couple of months ago.

    2. For Mexican: Rancho Los Maguelles - family run, friendly place - decent food. Sometimes hit or miss - but good margaritas and standard Mexican fare. The best I've found in Azusa.

      For B'fast: I like Flappy's (great b'fast crepes (weekdays only) and eggs benedict) - they also have lunch but I always get b'fast.

      For Pizza: as you've found - head to Petrillo's (get the speciality pizza - yum!)

      All are in your price range...

      Rancho Los Maguelles
      248 W Foothill Blvd, Azusa 626.334.9695

      Flappy Jack's Pancake House Restaurant
      640 West Route 66, Glendora 626.852.9444

      Petrillo's Pizza
      750 West Route 66, Glendora 626.335.1289

      1. David's Chilli House is pretty decent.

        1. Check out El Gallo Pinto for something different. They are a very good Nicaraguan restaurant with a few Mexican dishes on their menu:


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          1. re: Ernie

            great site - feels a little twilight zone though - anything with a 213 area code?

            1. re: blackbookali

              I think San Gabriel Valley is all 626. But that is a good site for finding places in the SGV.

              1. re: Velvet Elvis

                sangabrielvalleymenus.com is a good site to locate restaurants; don't bother with what it labels as "restaurant reviews" ... you're better off watching commercials.

          2. How about Townsend in Covina for Chinese. Northwoods Inn at least for their cheese toast (also in Covina)

            1. My girlfriend who went to APU suggests Balzac Cafe, and Nana's for ice cream. Looks like Balzac is 722 N. Azusa Ave.

              Nana's Ice Creamery
              505 N Azusa Ave, Azusa, CA 91702

              1. Thank you all for the great suggestions. I'll post again when I try any of these places. :-)

                1. I work in Azusa so I eat there often for lunch. The best is Canyon City BBQ, great food, open wed-sun, Rancho Los Maguyese is good too, especially their soups and margartias, I prefer La Tolteca for chips and chile rellenos, Dino's chicken gets great marks here on the chow boards, but I thinks its just ok. Il Forno is a newr italian place in the downtown, its hit and miss. BTW Balzac cafe closed a least 2 years ago, there is a nasty shushi place that took it location, Arigato.

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                  1. I've never been there but a branch of Dino's Chicken that people on this board rave about is in Azusa. Here's a review from one of the members:

                    1. Any updates to this thread? I'm looking for lunch that's a notch above fast food, for a non-adventurous eater (who isn't me!). Save me from Marie Callendar's!

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                      1. re: cant talk...eating

                        Well, if you like chicken, Juan Pollo, just off Azusa Ave & Covina Ave in Covina is great Mexican chicken. It is counter serve, so fast food, but I'd eat there over Marie's most days of the week.

                        The is also The Hat, also fast food, but I love their pastrami sandwiches and onion rings.

                        I've only done breakfast at Flappy Jack's Pancake House Restaurant, but they have been good.

                        And if you like Italian, Tulipano Italian Restaurant does a nice job.

                        Flappy Jack's Pancake House Restaurant
                        640 W Route 66, Glendora, CA 91740

                        Tulipano Italian Restaurant
                        530 S Citrus Ave Ste 15, Azusa, CA 91702