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La Estrella (pasadena) - review - soooo sad

The Oracle | Aug 22, 200611:29 PM

After years of living in Pasadena and hearing the joys of La Estrella (and, ashamedly, never trying it) I finally got a chance to go. I was trying to not puff up the experience, but I was looking forward to finding my local taco mecca.

Ordered 1 asada taco, 1 al pastor taco w/ rice and beans. Comes in a nifty styrofoam container. Now, tacos are $1 a pop. For 2 tacos and a very small portion of rice/beans and a handful of chips, I paid $3.99. Definitely not worth it. If the rice/beans were a bit larger portion, I'd understand... but seriously people... shoulda just stuck with the the tacos.

anyway, I digress. The al pastor was good - but nothing amazing. I thought the asada was too greasy - reminded me of fatty ground beef, more than anything. I was looking forward to trying the fish tacos, but they did not have them and they guy taking my order just looked at me like I was crazy for asking. Is there a different La Estrella location that serves them? (I was at the stand, on Fair Oaks, just north of Villa, on the east side of the street.)

My experience begs the question -- what did I miss here? Was this the wrong location? did I order their reject items? I'm at a complete loss.

Also - if you decide to eat there - beware of the BITING flies that were out, attacking my legs to no end (at about 6:30pm).... ouch!

I have no desire to go back... just too many other place to try... and, for now, El Super Burrito still holds the title of my favorite local taco.

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