Where to eat dinner in Altadena area?
Altadena is light on good eating options. If you can get down to Pasadena, your options increase significantly. If you can't, then presumably you're looking for places in a relatively limited area. For example, if you're by Eaton Canyon, you probably don't want to go all the way over to Fair Oaks. If so, what area are you looking to stay in?
That's at the Coffee Gallery, which is 1/4 mile north of the Pasadena border. You're best bet is to head south on Lake to some of the places in Pasadena. Some good choices would be:
- The Slaw Dogs
- Dog Haus
- Bonnie B's Smokin' Barbeque Heaven
- Cham Korean Bistro
- The Counter
- Green St
- Pie 'n Burger
I've also heard good things about these places:
- Mariscos La Buena Vida
- La Caravana
All of these places are between one and three miles south of the Coffee Gallery.
The La Caravana Salvadoran restaurant on Lake, just a few doors south of Washington, is a good place too. No alcohol (Tonny's neither) but interesting food, and cheap. Parking lot around back, gotta walk around.
I've just made two trips to abricott (note: no cap) and it's a lot of fun and tasty. That's clear down South Lake between Cordova and Del Mar. Parking in big municipal lot behind, first two hours free. Back door has no sign (nor does the front!) but the back door is next to Relax the Back; on the door and next to it are menus and a sign that says OPEN. My pork-belly sandwich was wonderful, as was Mrs. O's yellow curry, which she got minus the chicken.