Our good friend's wife works in the downtown Pasadena area and he kept talking about this taco place they liked near her office. Being a certified tacophile, a trip to Doña Rosa's for taco Tuesday was a must.
Excellent little taco-stand style tacos for $1.25 with three choices of meat; carne asada, pollo, and carnitas.
Tuesdays also feature these awesome little tortas, or torta-sliders as I prefer to call them, also available in carne asada, carnitas, or pollo like this one here. The chicken was moist and juicy, and the toasted bollio soaked up the juice from the pollo rather nicely. For only $1.25, this is a great deal.
The asada wasn't anything special and the chicken was good, but the star here is the carnitas. It might just be me, but I prefer my carnitas a little crispy and these were exactly how I like them. Crispy and moist in the middle. Goodness, I could have put down 10 of these little gems.
The taco man stayed busy as there no shortage of tacophiles here on this busy midday lunch hour.
I wanted to stay here in this wonderful taco-land, but alas the place was getting busier and busier. We could see the staff wanting to us to finish up so the next round of taco hounds could have their fill. If your in the Pasadena area and find yourself needing a taco fix, you should totally give them a try. Taco specials on Tuesdays and Fridays along with various drink specials to boot. Till next time...
577 S. Arroyo Pkwy
Pasadena, CA 91105
photos by shawziee