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Saturday, February 02, 2008

Viva Tacos La Estrella: Off Colorado - Pasadena

Let's continue on this La Estrella kick. There are many La Estrella locations and taco trucks in the area. I've been to the La Estrella Taco Truck on York Blvd. a bunch of times and have been recently visiting the La Estrella Taco Truck on Colorado Blvd. For this post, I visited the La Estrella on Foothill in Pasadena in a small minimall with a small tight parking lot. You may want to just park on the streets on your visit.

The thing to try at this particular location is the fish taco. It's not a small affair either so order multiple tacos with caution. You'll find a satisfying mix of heat from the hot sauce, cool from the crema, and crunch from the fried fish batter and cabbage.

I don't know what is true or not but I read on Chowhound about the divorce of the husband and wife who ran the La Estrella business. According to the chowhounder, they heard that the couple split but they still get to run different La Estrella locations and the husband got the fish taco recipe in the settlement.

I tried tacos with various meats there and they are okay. I'd stick with the fish tacos.

Viva Tacos La Estrella
2525 E Foothill Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107 (626) 584-9815

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  • At February 18, 2008 4:14 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    On this same lot is "Sushiya"

    Amazing Sushi! And Jason, the owner and head chef, is is a great sushi man.

    As a Sushi Chef myself, this is where I go for what I feel is one of the hidden secrets of Pasadena.

    Oh yes, the La Estrella on this lot is awesome, if you can find parking on their tiny lot. Lunch time is packed here, and you are better off just calling in your order for pick-up

    A little story, about these two places. . .

    When Jason became the new owner of Sushiya, his opening was emmence! He was under manned and under staffed, and these guys from La Estrella came in after they closed up shop and helped out Jason for his grand opening. There were sooo many people, there was a virtual line to get in this place. That's how much they are good friends. And every now and then when Jason is tired of Japanese food, he can be found at La Estrella before he opens up his place for the dinner shift.

  • At February 19, 2008 9:16 AM, Blogger chowchow said…

    Thanks for the tip on Sushiya and for sharing the story on La Estrella and Sushiya. I saw Sushiya when I was at La Estrella and was thinking of checking it out sometime.

  • At April 13, 2008 3:39 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    This location is NOW 24 hours to satisfy your taco or burrito fix!

    On the weekends they have roasted rotisserie whole chickens which is also a treat.

  • At April 26, 2008 5:37 PM, Blogger chowchow said…

    24 hours! Awesome. I'll keep that in mind if I need some late night munchies....


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