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May 24, 2011 02:00 PM

Looking for flamengo...El Cid?

I have a friend in from the east coast who loves flamengo dancing. I'm Irish so what I know about flamengo fits in a shotglass, but is the dancing and food at El Cid okay and/or the only game in town? We live in Pasadena. There's a new show in Anaheim I see on Goldstar that seems to be a dance-off between flamengo and Celtic dance styles, but I'm concerned it might be a bit Medieval Times-ish. Any advice appreciated.

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    1. El Cid is mostly a nightclub and not a place to eat at all ck the board.
      Your best bet is to see the flamenco show at the theatre located on Fountain and eat elsewhere.
      Theatre info but I have never been
      Again El Cid is mostly a bar/nightclub venue.
      Kinda sad it sucks sooo bad in the food dept. because the patio is great.
      I may be mistaken but doesn't a Spanish place in pasadena do good tapas w/flamenco ?

      1. Check out Tinto Tapas Espana

        Tinto Tapas Espana
        7511 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046

        1. I'd say that El Cid's great outdoor space makes up for the shortcomings in the food. Never had a full meal there but the small plates are decent enough. Not a ringing endorsement but I'm guessing pickins are gonna be slim in regards to good food + flamenco in a single location.

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          1. re: JeMange

            Thank you everyone. I looked at my original post and see I spelled the dance like the bird - sorry! :(

            I'd love to do the Fountain Theatre w/dinner nearby, but they don't have any flamenco the weekend my friend is in town. I was at the patio at El Cid years ago and it was fun so thanks for setting me straight about the food. I wonder if the Pasadena place you're referencing is Bar Celona? I haven't been knocked out by their tapas or service.

            I think I'm going to go a different route and do dinner in Monterey Park with a reflexology massage on Valley Blvd. afterwards. Better resto choices for sure. Thanks again.

            Bar Celona
            46 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91105