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“Classic Tex Mex Food”

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Monterey TEX MEX Cafe
Ranked #65 of 219 Restaurants in Pasadena
Cuisines: Mexican
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Reviewed 15 October 2015

We moved to the Houston area with the race to put a man on the moon. As a child growing up in Space Town USA one of my favorite places to eat was Monterey House Mexican Restaurants. The old chain of classic Tex Mex diners has faded with a hand full
remaining. The Monterey Tex Mex Café on Southmore in Pasadena is one of the few remaining. The classic Monterey dinner is the one to choose! Two cheese enchiladas, a tamale, rice, refried beans and a cold plate with bean chalupa, taco, and queso covered tortilla chip. Folks it's classic Tex Mex, not fancy, but simply good and tasty!
The menu has expanded to fit the times with fajitas, and burgers, and tasty and cheap
frozen margaritas!

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Reviewed 26 June 2007

Monterey is a locals’ favorite in Pasadena, and with good reason beyond the city employee discount. The Tex-Mex is good and not expensive, and they usually have some good lunch specials. I recommend the fajitas-for-two platter, which could probably serve three. It is comfortable inside for a leisurely meal, and is family-friendly. I did wish for just a few “authentic” Mexican choices on the menu so those (like me) who wished to stretch their taste buds a little could do so while still dining with their less-adventurous companions (I know, it says “Tex Mex” on the sign, but still).

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Reviewed 1 June 2015
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