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Cafe Verde

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961 E Green St, Pasadena, CA 91106-2410
+1 626-356-9811
08:00 - 21:00
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Sun 09:00 - 14:00
Mon - Tue 08:00 - 15:00
Wed - Sat 08:00 - 21:00
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice series of small dining rooms evoking a european cafe with bare red top metal tables and pleasant photography on walls. We wished the kitchen were more inventive with the Mexican and Hispanic flavors. Only standout at brunch was the Papas y Rajas con Chorizo altho the con part was woefully underspiced. Eggs came as ordered but the pricey fruit... More 

Thank Brother B
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Saw this restaurant while driving in the area it is located. Decided to return because I was impressed with the relaxed ambience observed. I had rib eye steak sandwich with caesar and it was an excellent choice for lunch. Enjoyed a great house merlot with my meal. Service was very attentive and I departed knowing I would return again along... More 

Thank Tommy M
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Cafe Verde is a treasure. Located on Green and Mentor in Pasadena. Every meal has worthy options and the service and presentation is of an "old world" sensibility. There are many great choices, but my one favorite item is the Lobster Roll. Extra large portion that is just made for sharing. Breakfast are exceptional as are both other meals. Their... More 

Thank Paul D
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

I came in, was the only one there, they said I could sit anywhere. I sat at a small table, the seat was cracked. So I moved to the four top next to me. The waiter then asked if I could move to the small table. I explained why I hadn't and I pointed out that no one else was... More 

Thank Joy W
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176 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Amazing food! Very authentic cousin! I recommend you to try the specials. Pork belly is very tasty served in different ways. Accommodations are great specially when you ask. Costumer service is very attentive and kind. Secilio!!!Thank you so much for your personal service and care! By the way. There is a small room that you can reserve for small private... More 

1 Thank MichaelDergar
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Love sitting at the outdoor seating (kind of small though). Enjoyed the Blueberry Waffle with Bacon & Scramble Eggs. Their Cobb Salad $15.95 was delicious. Service. Nice & attentive, but the male serve seemed a little "out of it". Overall, a good experience. Sitting in the shade outside with a nice breeze blowing through while enjoying a good meal (minus... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Los Angeles, California
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

Segregated seating at this Cafe Verde restaurant. Came into Cafe Verde on 6/12/16 at 9:32 AM. Was told to sit in a specific area of the restaurant, despite asking to be seated in another area. Was told that we had to sit in the first front room of the restaurant. Despite that, I continued to walk through the entire restaurant,... More 

Thank operationultra2015
Pasadena, California
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

My wife had the fish of the day that was bland. I had salmon that was adequate. The service was minimal and the prices were high for the quality of food and service. We have decided that we would not return.

1 Thank Steve B
Pasadena, California
Level Contributor
32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2015

Café Verde has recently expanded so now it doesn't feel as cramped or crowded. The kitchen is excellent here with real sensitivity for the food. The wine list is really well thought out and quite a surprise for what was a small and now moderately sized restaurant. We particularly like their lunch and it is a favorite for business people... More 

Thank hi9land3r
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92 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2015

Went to this rather popular place for breakfast. The "French press" coffee was rather good. Orange juicy was fine. I wanted to order a fruit salad but they told they didn't have it anymore. I went for berries instead and they brought my strawberries with a bit of apple and pear. Decent quality but a really small portion... for 4.75.... More 

1 Thank Voyager059

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
09:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 961 E Green St, Pasadena, CA 91106-2410
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 626-356-9811

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?