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Tonny's - Pasadena

WildSwede | Mar 3, 2006 07:06 PM

Went for lunch yesterday. Ordered the Pozole, Al Pastor soft taco, Carne Asada Hard Taco and an Iced Tea. Came to a little over $11 before tip.
First the sweet waitress brought me the chips, a pretty boring salsa, and lime. Then she brought me the tacos and a duo of salsas (one green and one red) and jalapenos. Once I mixed some of those other salsas into the one that came with the chips, I was good to go.
The Al Pastor was okay. Very juicy and tender. Flavorful. The Carne Asada hard taco was in a taco shell which they fried themselves. The meat was shoved inside and it was on its side with some lettuce, cheese, sour cream and an avocado sauce. Pretty good. The meat was not really flavored but was tender and juicy as well.
However, the real belle of the ball was the Pozole. A large bowl, $4.99, which came with the usual fixins on the side – cabbage, onions/cilantro, lime. WOWWY! What a great, deeply reddish-orange broth. So delicious!! I will definitely be having that again. And their tortillas – just so good! I had to take most of the soup home since, as usual, my eyes were bigger than my stomach (which is hard to believe). Seemed like most the people who were there while I was were ordering one of their several soups.
I will definitely go back to try some of the other offerings. Really good place!

Tonny's Restaurant
843 E Orange Grove Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91104
(626) 797-0866

Open 24 hours

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