Dona Rosa

577 S. Arroyo Parkway
Pasadena, CA 91105


  • Sun 6am-11pm, Mon-Fri 7am-12am, Sat 6am-12am
  • $
  • Catering, Delivery, Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
  • Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
  • Beer/Wine
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Not Necessary
Dona Rosa. Behind one counter at Dona Rosa are racks and racks of freshly baked pan dulce, the pink-frosted conchas, the gingery puercitos and the crunchy, sugar-glazed orejas. Near another is a sort of superheated turntable on which lumps of dough bubble and bake into fresh tortillas. Taquitos fry. Shrimp steam. Thick chocolate burbles happily in a heated vat. The air outside is perfumed with the smoke from grilling carne asada, which is chopped and folded into tacos, stuffed into gorditas, or layered onto huaraches with great rivulets of Mexican crema and cheese. The Dona Rosa burrito is a majestic creature, a stretchy tortilla stuffed with rice, black beans, avocado and an oozing, orange mass of beef fried in chorizo grease, the sort of burrito that will coat your teeth for a week and live in your insides like a frisky pet.

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