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Mom's Tamales

3328 Pasadena Ave. (Avenue 33) Send to Phone
323-226-9383 | Menu
A wide range of Mexican favorites are offered here, including half a dozen varieties of killer tamales.

Breakfast & Lunch Tues.-Sun.

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Mom's Tamales Restaurant Review

: Upstairs, beyond its nondescript pumpkin-colored façade, is an unexpectedly charming enclosed patio that serves as Mom’s dining room. With its muraled walls, decorative china and vintage family photos, this is a popular place; in addition to satisfying the locals, it draws students from USC and families from Pasadena for a wide variety of Mexican dishes. For breakfast, the machaca and chilaquiles are standouts, while sopes, huaraches and carne asada tacos are favorites at lunch and dinner. Menudo is also available every day. The famous tamales that mom originally sold out of the trunk of her car --- still an incredible bargain at $1.67 apiece --- are available with chicken mole, beef, jalapeño and cheese, pork, spinach and cheese, as well as sweet corn (a signature) and pineapple for dessert. The proportion of the moist and flavorful masa to the meat or cheese filling makes them stand out. Mom’s is a good spot to remember for parties, too.
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