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Dinner Near Caltech

Any recommendations for dinner near the Caltech campus? Will be dressed casually, but willing to try anything and open to something a bit pricey. Thanks!

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  1. For very casual, I'd pick Pie N Burger. Pricier but still relatively casual (you should be wearing business casual to fit in): Smitty's. Both are American food done right.
    Pie N Burger
    http://pienburger.com/

    Smitty's
    http://www.smittysgrill.com/

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    1. re: khh1138

      Daisy Mint. On Colorado, just West of Hill.

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      Daisy Mint
      1218 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA

    2. I'm very fond of Malbec - an Argentinian restaurant with a lot more than just steak and an excellent wine list. It's not super casual but they have been welcoming to me when there were people in my group in jeans and t-shirts even. It's a nice atmosphere, close to Caltech and has some excellent food. Even the seafood oriented appetizers are great. http://www.malbeccuisine.com/default_...

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      1. You've gotten some good recommendations so far, to which I would add Cafe Verde.

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        Cafe Verde
        961 E Green St, Pasadena, CA 91106

        1. Celestino for italian. Zankou for something cheaper.

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          Celestino Restaurant
          141 S Lake Ave Ste 102, Pasadena, CA 91101

          1. Norma's Tacos on Chester. Daisy Mint is Ok.

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            Daisy Mint
            1218 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA