Madre's

★★★☆☆
  • 897 Granite Dr

    Pasadena, CA 91101

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  • 626-744-0900

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I agree that the food was over priced and less then desirable. The atmosphere was very lovely, an elegant romantic feel but not worth the price.

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★☆☆☆☆

I agree that the food was over priced and less then desirable. The atmosphere was very lovely, an elegant romantic feel but not worth the price.

Pros: Beautiful

Cons: Food was bad, nothing special or good about it .

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Enjoyed the experience but will not venture there again. The restaurant is nicely furnished and very romantic for a couple's evening out. However, by 8:00 the restaurant becomes a bustling social scene, making conversation across the

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★★★☆☆

Enjoyed the experience but will not venture there again. The restaurant is nicely furnished and very romantic for a couple's evening out. However, by 8:00 the restaurant becomes a bustling social scene, making conversation across the

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We went there for our anniversary on May 16th at 7pm. We don't live in the area. Food was very good, service was good and atmosphere was very nice. I would have gone later. It doesn't seem that the action there starts until around

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★★★★☆

We went there for our anniversary on May 16th at 7pm. We don't live in the area. Food was very good, service was good and atmosphere was very nice. I would have gone later. It doesn't seem that the action there starts until around

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I went to madres for mothers day and had a wonderful time with my family. I was very pleased with the menu selections and how tasty the food was. The restaurant is absolutly beautiful to dine in and the service was great too. I must admit

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★★★★★

I went to madres for mothers day and had a wonderful time with my family. I was very pleased with the menu selections and how tasty the food was. The restaurant is absolutly beautiful to dine in and the service was great too. I must admit

Pros: great food and service

Cons: kids place

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Went to madres on mothers day for lunch, it was very buisy, we were late for our reservation so we had to wait for 20 minutes to get seated, they seated us in the main dining room but we did not like it we asked the hostes to move us to

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★★★★★

Went to madres on mothers day for lunch, it was very buisy, we were late for our reservation so we had to wait for 20 minutes to get seated, they seated us in the main dining room but we did not like it we asked the hostes to move us to

Pros: Great place to visit

Cons: Kids

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this was the second worst dining experience i've ever had. the food was decent, the decor was beautiful, but the service was awful. i could give them the benefit of the doubt and say that it was pretty busy because it was mothers day, but

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★☆☆☆☆

this was the second worst dining experience i've ever had. the food was decent, the decor was beautiful, but the service was awful. i could give them the benefit of the doubt and say that it was pretty busy because it was mothers day, but

Pros: nice decor

Cons: awful service

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jennifer lopez is great and so is madres. the food is wonderfull and the drinks are out of this world like the jlo martin. its a great place to go if your moneys not tight and if your looking to have a great time.

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★★★★★

jennifer lopez is great and so is madres. the food is wonderfull and the drinks are out of this world like the jlo martin. its a great place to go if your moneys not tight and if your looking to have a great time.

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The interior was beautifully decorated and had a lot of charm. The food was excellent and so were the cocktails. The food was rather expensive but a real treat.

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★★★★★

The interior was beautifully decorated and had a lot of charm. The food was excellent and so were the cocktails. The food was rather expensive but a real treat.

Pros: Nice decor, fabulous food

Cons: Expensive

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We attended Madre's "Patron Dinner" last night, and my party felt as though we were having dinner in a cafeteria. The waitress was great, but the servers were terrible. Before we were half way through our first course, the servers we

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★☆☆☆☆

We attended Madre's "Patron Dinner" last night, and my party felt as though we were having dinner in a cafeteria. The waitress was great, but the servers were terrible. Before we were half way through our first course, the servers we

Pros: Great Looking Interiors

Cons: Mediocre service coupled with uninspired and bland food

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It was a great experience, it all started once we entered Madre's with the Valet opening the doors for us, then we got created with a big smile by the hostess she accomandated our request with pleasure, once we were seated we were showered

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★★★★★

It was a great experience, it all started once we entered Madre's with the Valet opening the doors for us, then we got created with a big smile by the hostess she accomandated our request with pleasure, once we were seated we were showered

Pros: Thumps up

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I went to Madre's with my husband and my sister-in-law. We all agreed that Madre's has great service-- the staff were very attentive and friendly. The mojito was strong and good. The food, however, was very bland. The mojo on the yucca

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★★☆☆☆

I went to Madre's with my husband and my sister-in-law. We all agreed that Madre's has great service-- the staff were very attentive and friendly. The mojito was strong and good. The food, however, was very bland. The mojo on the yucca

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What a great experience, once we entered the restaurant we were created with a big smile by the hostess as well as the Manager, requested a romantic table, we were accomandated immediatly. Service was proffesional and friendly the food was

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★★★☆☆

What a great experience, once we entered the restaurant we were created with a big smile by the hostess as well as the Manager, requested a romantic table, we were accomandated immediatly. Service was proffesional and friendly the food was

Pros: Everything was Great

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We celebrated my sister's birthday there and we had great customer service. However, the food was not worth the money we paid. There was nothing authentic about it and I was extremely disapointed. The sangria and mojito was good. I

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★☆☆☆☆

We celebrated my sister's birthday there and we had great customer service. However, the food was not worth the money we paid. There was nothing authentic about it and I was extremely disapointed. The sangria and mojito was good. I

Pros: Great customer service, good drinks

Cons: food tastes horrible, too pricey

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My friends and i were at madres On saturday 11/18/06 to celebrate my birthday,when we walked in we were welcome by the manager!! (we were half an hour early) so he asked us if we wanted to go to the bar first to enjoy some of the great

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★★★★★

My friends and i were at madres On saturday 11/18/06 to celebrate my birthday,when we walked in we were welcome by the manager!! (we were half an hour early) so he asked us if we wanted to go to the bar first to enjoy some of the great

Pros: Frienly Service

Cons: no childrens menu

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The only reason my friends and I decided to eat at Madre's was because of a request from the person who's birthday we were celebrating but even he stated that he'd never step foot in this place again! We made reservations and still had to

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The only reason my friends and I decided to eat at Madre's was because of a request from the person who's birthday we were celebrating but even he stated that he'd never step foot in this place again! We made reservations and still had to

Cons: Food, Service, Value

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From The minute I called Madres to the moment i walked out the door ,got nothing but friendly voices on the phone ,friendly Valet Parking, Beutiful eficient hostess, and impecable service. Great drinks (mojito, white santgria) an amazing

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★★★★★

From The minute I called Madres to the moment i walked out the door ,got nothing but friendly voices on the phone ,friendly Valet Parking, Beutiful eficient hostess, and impecable service. Great drinks (mojito, white santgria) an amazing

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Prior to dining here, I watched a special on the E network about this restaurant. On the show, Jennifer mentions that her dad works at the restaurant. Yeah right... Well I dined here one Saturday night and guess who is supervising the bar?

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★★★★★

Prior to dining here, I watched a special on the E network about this restaurant. On the show, Jennifer mentions that her dad works at the restaurant. Yeah right... Well I dined here one Saturday night and guess who is supervising the bar?

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This is a very cute place for either large parties or dinner for two. The\r
restaurant itself is small and cozy. The colors are soft and romantic and \r
the ambiance is medium-loud. The food is very heavy and the drinks are

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★★★★☆

This is a very cute place for either large parties or dinner for two. The\r
restaurant itself is small and cozy. The colors are soft and romantic and \r
the ambiance is medium-loud. The food is very heavy and the drinks are

Pros: Great ambiance, Great drinks

Cons: Service can be slow and temperature of the restaurant is extreme

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This place was okay. The food is just there, nothing too extraordinary. The restaurant is hard to find and it is quite small. However, it is just beautiful and very shabby chic inside the restaurant. It's a great place to go out to eat

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★★★☆☆

This place was okay. The food is just there, nothing too extraordinary. The restaurant is hard to find and it is quite small. However, it is just beautiful and very shabby chic inside the restaurant. It's a great place to go out to eat

Pros: The ambience

Cons: Finding the restaurant

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They gave us the table next to the kitchen and bathroom (I would recommend you specifically ask not to be seated at this table). After moving us, the service was excellent. The sangria tastes like strawberry syrup and the mojitos are

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★★★★★

They gave us the table next to the kitchen and bathroom (I would recommend you specifically ask not to be seated at this table). After moving us, the service was excellent. The sangria tastes like strawberry syrup and the mojitos are

Pros: Flan

Cons: Cocktails

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Its a nice place to go on for a romantic date...as long as you have money and lots of it. The food is ok, nothin special, my mom can cook better cuban food. Its a bit too much $ for the food quality. You do get big portions and the setting

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★★★★☆

Its a nice place to go on for a romantic date...as long as you have money and lots of it. The food is ok, nothin special, my mom can cook better cuban food. Its a bit too much $ for the food quality. You do get big portions and the setting

Pros: Good dessert and nice setting, romantic

Cons: If you dont make reservations you may have to wait depending on what time you go. Also the food does take a while to get there.

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The Best Cuban Restaurant. The experience was great from the hostess to the friendly service and fine food quality, the entertainment was romantic with a very pleasant atmospher. We will be back, highly recomended. Highly recomended for

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★★★★★

The Best Cuban Restaurant. The experience was great from the hostess to the friendly service and fine food quality, the entertainment was romantic with a very pleasant atmospher. We will be back, highly recomended. Highly recomended for

Pros: Thumbs Up

Cons: Hard to find

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My favorite place to visit for food, service, decor and entertainment. Highly recomended for a romantic dining experience. Try the Empanadas and the Ceviche for appetizers,. avocado salad and for entrees the Rabo Escandido and the Filete

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★★★★★

My favorite place to visit for food, service, decor and entertainment. Highly recomended for a romantic dining experience. Try the Empanadas and the Ceviche for appetizers,. avocado salad and for entrees the Rabo Escandido and the Filete

Pros: The Best Cuban food, Entertainment, wonderful service

Cons: Inexpensive, vallet parking, kids ok

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We got in on a Fri nite with no reservations, but had to wait 20min for the waiter. The dining room does not have booths, and the tables are literally less than a foot away from each other (it felt like the couple next to us was on our

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★☆☆☆☆

We got in on a Fri nite with no reservations, but had to wait 20min for the waiter. The dining room does not have booths, and the tables are literally less than a foot away from each other (it felt like the couple next to us was on our

Pros: Close to residence

Cons: service, seating, loud bar

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Beautifully decorated, great idea for a place in Pasadena, but it falls short of the mark. Lousy service, average food and pricey to boot! On the upside...the mojito was fan-freakin'-tastic!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

Beautifully decorated, great idea for a place in Pasadena, but it falls short of the mark. Lousy service, average food and pricey to boot! On the upside...the mojito was fan-freakin'-tastic!!!

Pros: decor, mojito

Cons: service, food

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I really like Madre's considering it's a celebrity run place. It's definitely beautiful inside. I've had Chicken Empanadas, Halibut, and Dulce de Leche and it was all delicious! I just love anything served with Fried Plantains. The service

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★★★★★

I really like Madre's considering it's a celebrity run place. It's definitely beautiful inside. I've had Chicken Empanadas, Halibut, and Dulce de Leche and it was all delicious! I just love anything served with Fried Plantains. The service

Pros: Ambiance, Food

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We just went Madres again for a birthday and had, as usual, a great time. The atmosphere is relaxed and pleasant . Music, lighting and decor make the surroundings warm and comfortable. You are not rushed. The food is so delicious! I think

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★★★★★

We just went Madres again for a birthday and had, as usual, a great time. The atmosphere is relaxed and pleasant . Music, lighting and decor make the surroundings warm and comfortable. You are not rushed. The food is so delicious! I think

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I went to this restaurant with a group. This place felt like a whole in the wall it was so tiny. I don't know if they were going for quaint or what but it was not comforting to be packed in like sardines. We were seated promptly and

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★☆☆☆☆

I went to this restaurant with a group. This place felt like a whole in the wall it was so tiny. I don't know if they were going for quaint or what but it was not comforting to be packed in like sardines. We were seated promptly and

Pros: Service

Cons: Exspensive

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We had great service & delicious food @ Madres! It's only open until 10pm & we were a party of 7, but we never felt rushed. The mojitos were yummy, the empanadas appetizer was delicious, & all our main entrees were given the thumbs-up =

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★★★★☆

We had great service & delicious food @ Madres! It's only open until 10pm & we were a party of 7, but we never felt rushed. The mojitos were yummy, the empanadas appetizer was delicious, & all our main entrees were given the thumbs-up =

Pros: good food, great trio, comfortable

Cons: high corkage fee

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I have visited this restaurant several times since it oppened. The food is great the service can be improved but the ambiance is the best part of the restaurant. The trio is great and thier happy hour specials are defiantely a bargain.

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★★★★★

I have visited this restaurant several times since it oppened. The food is great the service can be improved but the ambiance is the best part of the restaurant. The trio is great and thier happy hour specials are defiantely a bargain.

Pros: food

Cons: service, service, service

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EACH TIME I VISIT THIS RESTAURANT I GET THE BEST OF SERVICE, FOOD QUALITY, ATMOSPHERE AND ATTENTION. THE ENTERTAINMENT IS GREAT, IT COULD NOT BE BETTER

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★★★★★

EACH TIME I VISIT THIS RESTAURANT I GET THE BEST OF SERVICE, FOOD QUALITY, ATMOSPHERE AND ATTENTION. THE ENTERTAINMENT IS GREAT, IT COULD NOT BE BETTER

Pros: FOOD, SERVICE, QUALITY

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Had dinner at Madres Sat. and it was really good. I ate almost my entire plate(which I hardley ever do). Our dinner came out really fast, I was actually surprised. The servers were nice, especially the bar tender, and the music was

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★★★★☆

Had dinner at Madres Sat. and it was really good. I ate almost my entire plate(which I hardley ever do). Our dinner came out really fast, I was actually surprised. The servers were nice, especially the bar tender, and the music was

Pros: food, atmosphere, valet parking

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I went to Madres on Dec. 8th at 8:00 pm. They have friendly valet, host, and servers. However, they let you go over the menu for 20 minutes before asking you what you want to order. There were 5 tables with customers, so it wasn't even

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★★★☆☆

I went to Madres on Dec. 8th at 8:00 pm. They have friendly valet, host, and servers. However, they let you go over the menu for 20 minutes before asking you what you want to order. There were 5 tables with customers, so it wasn't even

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First, let it be known that I am NOT a J-Lo fan. However reluctant I was to go when my celeb-obsessed girlfriends suggested that we have our girl's night out holiday dinner there, I found myself pleasantly surprised by the entire

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★★★★★

First, let it be known that I am NOT a J-Lo fan. However reluctant I was to go when my celeb-obsessed girlfriends suggested that we have our girl's night out holiday dinner there, I found myself pleasantly surprised by the entire

Pros: Romantic Decor, VERY nice bartenders, Terrific food

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The ambience of the restuarant was great and the musicians were fabulous with their beautiful singing voices. Unfortunately, the dining experience was ruined by excruciatingly slow service.

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★★★☆☆

The ambience of the restuarant was great and the musicians were fabulous with their beautiful singing voices. Unfortunately, the dining experience was ruined by excruciatingly slow service.

Pros: ambience

Cons: service

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With the money you spend on a dry, tasteless beef platter here, you can: go to Target and buy a bunch of cheap 'shabby chic' whitewashed furniture and accessories and a barbecue, because you're going to be more satisfied than dining here.

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★☆☆☆☆

With the money you spend on a dry, tasteless beef platter here, you can: go to Target and buy a bunch of cheap 'shabby chic' whitewashed furniture and accessories and a barbecue, because you're going to be more satisfied than dining here.

Pros: cheap "chic" look

Cons: waiting to be seated, impatient staff, dry food

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Meat dishes that don't have sauces were over cooked and rather dry. I would recommend ordering the beans and rice seperately and mixing it yourself if you like congri.

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★☆☆☆☆

Meat dishes that don't have sauces were over cooked and rather dry. I would recommend ordering the beans and rice seperately and mixing it yourself if you like congri.

Pros: Pretty interior, Price

Cons: Food

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I took my wife to Madres in December for our anniversary. Initially I took her because she is a big Jennifer Lopez fan. Once we got there we were swept away in the wonderful Latino atmosphere that was welcoming as well as endearing.

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★★★★★

I took my wife to Madres in December for our anniversary. Initially I took her because she is a big Jennifer Lopez fan. Once we got there we were swept away in the wonderful Latino atmosphere that was welcoming as well as endearing.

Pros: Food, Atmosphere, Service

Cons: Limited Parking, somewhat crowded

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If you're looking to eat good food in a GREAT atmosphere, eat here. The prices are NOT too high. In fact, I spent less on the main course than on two drinks. If you're going because you're jealous of Jennifer Lopez and you want to find

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★★★★☆

If you're looking to eat good food in a GREAT atmosphere, eat here. The prices are NOT too high. In fact, I spent less on the main course than on two drinks. If you're going because you're jealous of Jennifer Lopez and you want to find

Pros: Atmosphere, Staff, Food

 

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