Everyone was exceptional EXCEPT
Everyone was exceptional EXCEPT the redheaded "office" lady working the reservations desk. NO people skills! Didn't even bother to greet us. How RUDE!
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Mijares ambiance, service
Mijares ambiance, service and most excellent food makes this place great for lunch, dinner or cocktail drinks during summer evenings.
3/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
We brought friends/In-laws
We brought friends/In-laws from South Dakoda on Friday nite. It was quick, delicious and the servers were very attentive. We also injoyed Mariachi, always an important part of the ambience. Made reservations on line and got the table we were promised.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Don't come for the conversation!
In a word... LOUD... Lots of kids, means it's a pretty good family spot. You have a choice of inside or outside dining. My wife and I chose inside, which was a mistake on this Saturday evening since besides the table with 3 babies, there was the 20 or so late teen/early 20s folks at a long table. We were still able to converse, until the two guitar players set up just over my shoulder and began to play and sing. Volume went up from there.
So if you're looking for a family or group get together and you don't mind loud places, I would recomend Mijares. It's a good place for a fun group and the food was very good.
But if you're looking for a quiet dinner for two, this might not fit the bill.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mijares is a Crowd Pleaser!
We are a group of 14 and we meet once a month in various restaurants. We always request seating other than the typical long skinny table, and that request is frequently ignored. Mijares, however, was very accommodating. We were on the covered patio with four round tables pushed together, forming a four leaf clover, if you will. It was lovely. We could all see each other and could even talk across the expanse. The all you can eat buffet was only $10 and included beverage and dessert. It was delicious! There were numerous choices: You could build a Mexican salad, tacos, burritos, etc. It was a lovely, relaxed atmosphere and we will definitely return soon.
Diane M. DellaValle
4/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious Meal, friendly atmosphere
Enjoyed a lengthy lunch with high school friends meeting for the first time in 43 years. We received excellent service and felt welcome. There was no rush for us to finish and relinquish our table. The waiters obliged us by taking photos with ALL our iPhones!!Mijares is a place where parking is not a problem and the food is absolutely delicious. Later that day I ordered the exact same meal in another local Mexican restaurant. There was no comparison. Mijares had the best meal!!!
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Took my mom there for mothers day brunch. The staff was very nice and accommodating. There was a very wide selection of food in the brunch. The ceviche was very good and the omelette bar was also very good. There was enough variety to satisfy those trying to eat healthier and those that really don't care. I can't say I found any food there that I did not like and I am normally very picky when it comes to buffet style foods. The desserts were all very tasty. The fresh made tortillas were awesome. I would definitely go back there again.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Food, service, drinks, music were outstanding.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
There were 8 of us for Mothers Day and I can say the service was outstanding on that very busy evening. The food was good, especially the beef tacos which I will be ordering again! We were seated quickly and soon had drinks in front of us along with chips and salsa. We will be going back!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good Mexican gem
Food and service were better than we expected. quantities were quite large. good solid Mexican food.
5/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
We Love Majares !
Big Fans. We have enjoyed the great food and service over the years.
However, the service on our most recent visit was not as good as usual. I'm sure it was a fluke and will not deter our future visits.
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Easy Sunday Dinner
Prices fit the portion the taste of home cooked Mexican food
6/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for Large Celebrations
The best part about this restaurant is that it has a nice ambience and will accommodate your group on a moment's notice. It's good for work lunches because the food is comfort food, and everyone can find something there they like.
6/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Big fan of Mijares. Love their food choices and their unlimited mimosas.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
mijares for brunch
Rare to find so many brunch choices for such a great price. Father's Day brunch with a reservation, no waiting, not too crowded, so many food choices from tradtional breakfast to authentic Mexican favorites. Great service. A real winner!!!
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great reputation is earned
Mijares has been a fixture in Pasadena since 1920. Long before Old Town was even part of the scene, Mijares has been providing great food at a good value. If someone says they are from Pasadena and says they have never been to Mijares, they are obviously an imposter.
6/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
35 Year Anniversary
Last time I are at Mijares I was 18 and living in Pasadena. Mijares is still as great as it was in 1987. I have moved back to Pasadena and plan to eat here a lot more. Best Mexican food Ive ever eaten. And my kids loved it too, which is a good sign.
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Company Dinner Success
We decided to have a company dinner at Mijares. We are a smaller company but wanted to celebrate our success and our employees' hard work. This is a great place for groups. We had a group of only 15. The outside patio is ideal and great for summer nights. Plus the margaritas are fantastic!
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Mexican Food and Love the Vibe
The food and drinks are delicious, very friendly staff, terrific service and really enjoy the trio band singing so beautifully!
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had made reservations for patio seating for a large party. We arrived early and realized that it was too hot for outside dining. Management quickly offered us an inside option and we were seated in minutes! Excellent food and service as alwaysl!!!
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun for Groups
Our group has met at Minjare's many times over the last few years. They have always been super accommodating whether we have 25 or 5 people. The buffet works out great for us, everyone can have what they like and it is easy to divide the check!
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Patio Dining
Mijares was excellent everyone in our party loved there dishes. We will definitely return to mijares.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Having previously been at
Having previously been at Mijares for lunch only, I was pleased that for a large dinner group (about 18), the service was just as prompt and professional; everyone was seated outside (perfect for the hot weather) and the food was delicious. I would highly recommend.
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing after 97 years
My wife and I enjoyed another excellent meal after having been absent for several years because we live in the Pacific Northwest. George's Margarita was one of the best margaritas I have ever had. Both our entres were tasty and plentiful. The special treat was the strolling musicians, who played two requests for my wife as she sang along! Heartily recommend Mijares.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
My friends thanked me...
I brought a small group of people from out of town to Mijares for dinner. The large and varied menu easily accommodated everyone's taste and the waiter was even able to advise one of the group with a medical condition about the ingredients of the dishes to wish he might be sensitive. Our meals were delicious, the margaritas excellent and the service warm and efficient. Highly recommended!
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Mary and Dave
Excellent food and service at reasonable price. Ample free parking.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
music made the dinner !
The 3 person walking guitar and bass playing and singing group at our table was SUCH A TREAT.
They are beautifully professional Latino performers with an extensive repertoire. We ate there just before the Kingston Trio concert at Cal Tech ( Beckman) and this trio was the Latino equivalent ( tho they humbly told me of another group coming to town called
" Los Trio Reyes" 3 kings in Spanish.
PLUS the food ( Wahoo fish special) was excellent!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mijares is the Very Best
As the former business editor of the Pasadena Star-News, I can highly recommend Mijares as the premier Mexican restaurant in Pasadena and the San Gabriel Valley. When you want the very best in authentic Mexican cuisine, Mijares is the place to dine.
Business Editor, Pasadena Star-News (1999-2003)
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM