I have been coming to El Mercadito for years. I love this place but sometimes it can get loud. Its about three levels. On the first and second levels there is a swap meet. You can also get snacks like Mexican candy, corn on the cob with chili and cheese, fresh fruit, and all kinds of other stuff.On the third level are two restaurants. Both have...more
Right below Old Town Pasadena on Fair Oaks is my favorite parking lot. It sits between 2 AMAZING THAI restaurants, "Saladang" and "Song" that are run by the same family. It's a joy to decide which one to pick when you're there. Sometimes the wait at Saladang is too long, so it's the beautiful outdoor patio of Song that particular night. Either way,...more
They specialize in Mexican cuts of beef grilled over an almond wood fire.
Try the gallitos steak or other choices such as arrachera (flap meat), carne adobada (marinated meat) or the carne asada (New York steak).
for a drink, try the pepino, a cucumber drink.
Dress Code: Casual.
At this intersection as well as many other in East LA, some drivers will run a RED light while others will make a left-turn in front of on-coming traffic. So be careful when you drive through here.
This place, Zacatecas Raspado sells crushed ice drenched with topping popular in Mexico.
422 N. Ford Blvd.
Luggage and bags:
If you come here for the tortilla skins or chips, make sure you bring plenty of room.
Miscellaneous: 525 N. Ford Blvd
This is a historic landmark church. It was build in 1924 under the auspices of tye Methodist Espicopal Church.