Mediterranean Cafe

★★★★★
34.1414 -118.132
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626-793-8844

273 Shoppers Ln

Pasadena, CA

91101

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Sat: 11am-3pm, Mon-Fri: 11am-7pm

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First time trying Greek food- I usually hate anything new that I've never experienced before, but this place was SO delicious. Their chicken kabob....drool worthy! And great service at the cashier!

5
★★★★★

First time trying Greek food- I usually hate anything new that I've never experienced before, but this place was SO delicious. Their chicken kabob....drool worthy! And great service at the cashier!

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Okay, I admit I have eaten here twice in one day. The food is delicious and the service, as others have said is very quick. Father and son operate this and do it well.

My only complaint has to do with parking arrangements, which MC has no control over. Try to get here before 12 noon, or prepare for a hassle in finding a spot to park. It can be a zoo.

Combo beef + chicken kebab plate is a must. The garlic paste is epic, but be prepared to offend those you are close to for the following 24 hrs.

5
★★★★★

Okay, I admit I have eaten here twice in one day. The food is delicious and the service, as others have said is very quick. Father and son operate this and do it well.

My only complaint has to do with parking arrangements, which MC has no control over. Try to get here before 12 noon, or prepare for a hassle in finding a spot to park. It can be a zoo.

Combo beef + chicken kebab plate is a must. The garlic paste is epic, but be prepared to offend those you are close to for the following 24 hrs.

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I love this place - the service is wickedly fast and the food is very good though some of the dishes that you might expect to be hot are actually cold.

I had the vegetarian platter where you can choose 4 vegetarian items - I had the falafel (very good), the baba ganoush (excellent), the lentil-rice dish (excellent), and the grape leaves (excellent). I also tried my friend's hummus and it was incredibly creamy.

I've heard that the guy at the counter can be a bit tough (think of the owner in the soup kitchen in Seinfeld), but he seemed pretty nice to me.

PROS: Excellent food, fast service
CONS: Crowded

5
★★★★★

I love this place - the service is wickedly fast and the food is very good though some of the dishes that you might expect to be hot are actually cold.

I had the vegetarian platter where you can choose 4 vegetarian items - I had the falafel (very good), the baba ganoush (excellent), the lentil-rice dish (excellent), and the grape leaves (excellent). I also tried my friend's hummus and it was incredibly creamy.

I've heard that the guy at the counter can be a bit tough (think of the owner in the soup kitchen in Seinfeld), but he seemed pretty nice to me.

PROS: Excellent food, fast service
CONS: Crowded

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While I no longer work in the Pasadena area, I will quickly admit that the Mediterranean Cafe is one of the lunch places I miss the most. I was introduced to this humble cafe by a pregnant co-worker, whose nausea could only be relieved by their hummus and rice. Needless to say, the obsession quickly caught on and I found myself frequenting their establishment at least once a week. My staple favorite is the chicken kabob plate, which comes with two chicken kabob skewers, rice, salad, and the best hummus I have ever had! (While traveling in Greece, I tried a lot of hummus, and I still maintain this is the best!) The service here is extremely efficient and quick -- the food is always made fresh, but you have your order ready by the time you are done paying for it. Whenever I am in the area, I try to stop by and indulge in this little gem off Lake Avenue.

4
★★★★☆

While I no longer work in the Pasadena area, I will quickly admit that the Mediterranean Cafe is one of the lunch places I miss the most. I was introduced to this humble cafe by a pregnant co-worker, whose nausea could only be relieved by their hummus and rice. Needless to say, the obsession quickly caught on and I found myself frequenting their establishment at least once a week. My staple favorite is the chicken kabob plate, which comes with two chicken kabob skewers, rice, salad, and the best hummus I have ever had! (While traveling in Greece, I tried a lot of hummus, and I still maintain this is the best!) The service here is extremely efficient and quick -- the food is always made fresh, but you have your order ready by the time you are done paying for it. Whenever I am in the area, I try to stop by and indulge in this little gem off Lake Avenue.

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This place has great hummus! I could just eat that and be satisfied. The chicken kabob was tasty and well seasoned. The second you order it, they have it ready and packaged and on your tray.

4
★★★★☆

This place has great hummus! I could just eat that and be satisfied. The chicken kabob was tasty and well seasoned. The second you order it, they have it ready and packaged and on your tray.

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I love this place for some quick but tasty (and not too expensive) food. It's MUCH better than fast food, but it is prepared very very quickly. You can swing in and grab some chicken schwerma to go (my personal favorite). The seating isn't all that fabulous, but the food is extremely good. The people who work there are relatively friendly. It's right across the street from Blockbuster, so sometimes I'll grab a movie and some dinner at the same time.

PROS: awesome food, inexpensive
CONS: seating

4
★★★★☆

I love this place for some quick but tasty (and not too expensive) food. It's MUCH better than fast food, but it is prepared very very quickly. You can swing in and grab some chicken schwerma to go (my personal favorite). The seating isn't all that fabulous, but the food is extremely good. The people who work there are relatively friendly. It's right across the street from Blockbuster, so sometimes I'll grab a movie and some dinner at the same time.

PROS: awesome food, inexpensive
CONS: seating

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Excellent food. The lamb is tasty. Try the Shawerma and Kefta - this is top quality Med. food! Hummus tastes great and they also have a great tabouleh and baba ganooj. mmmmmm

5
★★★★★

Excellent food. The lamb is tasty. Try the Shawerma and Kefta - this is top quality Med. food! Hummus tastes great and they also have a great tabouleh and baba ganooj. mmmmmm

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Everything about this place is awesome. THe food, service, speed is unbeatable.

5
★★★★★

Everything about this place is awesome. THe food, service, speed is unbeatable.

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Great chicken kaboobs! I usually get the chicken kaboob combo that comes with a hefty serving of rice, a salad, a pita and some humus...all for around $6.50...great deal. Lines get pretty long during the lunch hour, so arrive early if you can.

5
★★★★★

Great chicken kaboobs! I usually get the chicken kaboob combo that comes with a hefty serving of rice, a salad, a pita and some humus...all for around $6.50...great deal. Lines get pretty long during the lunch hour, so arrive early if you can.

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I usually don't write reviews but today I have to. I come to this place often as I like the food and I never had any problems until today and i'm still fuming. So I get to this place around 6:20 and they close at 7:00pm and my friend got

6
★★★★★

I usually don't write reviews but today I have to. I come to this place often as I like the food and I never had any problems until today and i'm still fuming. So I get to this place around 6:20 and they close at 7:00pm and my friend got

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This place is spotless, FAST, cheap and the food is a 10! I ordered the beef kabobs that came with rice, pita, hummus, chili sauce and this insane garlic paste/condiment. I ate every single bit and only wish it weren't all the way in Pasadena.
I will be going back again and again!

5
★★★★★

This place is spotless, FAST, cheap and the food is a 10! I ordered the beef kabobs that came with rice, pita, hummus, chili sauce and this insane garlic paste/condiment. I ate every single bit and only wish it weren't all the way in Pasadena.
I will be going back again and again!

Pros: quick, cheap and delicious

Cons: none

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It's always a good day when you can find an inexpensive lunch restaurant with food tasty enough to want to go back to. It's kind of a speak-easy - there's no storefront on Lake Ave, but its worth the hunt. I had the chicken shawarma, with a side of falafel. It came with a small salad, rice, humus, pita bread and garlic sauce, all for about $10, and I ate every bit of it. Coworkers were also happy with the vegetarian platter and the falafel pita wrap. Definitely a place I'll frequent...

4
★★★★☆

It's always a good day when you can find an inexpensive lunch restaurant with food tasty enough to want to go back to. It's kind of a speak-easy - there's no storefront on Lake Ave, but its worth the hunt. I had the chicken shawarma, with a side of falafel. It came with a small salad, rice, humus, pita bread and garlic sauce, all for about $10, and I ate every bit of it. Coworkers were also happy with the vegetarian platter and the falafel pita wrap. Definitely a place I'll frequent...

Pros: Good food, quick service, lots of parking

Cons: Busy during lunchtime

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This is a great lunch spot in Pasadena. The flavor of the food is awesome! Most of the food is premade, and meat is on a spit, there is a great team in the kitchen to get you your order before you are even done paying most of the time! For the low carbers out there you don't have to get the rice or hummus with your plate, you can ask for extra salad instead.

5
★★★★★

This is a great lunch spot in Pasadena. The flavor of the food is awesome! Most of the food is premade, and meat is on a spit, there is a great team in the kitchen to get you your order before you are even done paying most of the time! For the low carbers out there you don't have to get the rice or hummus with your plate, you can ask for extra salad instead.

Pros: taste, service, low carb friendly

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If nothing else, you have to try their Chicken Shawarma!!!!! Its THE BEST!!!!! If you know of any place that makes it better than them, please let me know. I've never even tried anything else at this place. As a matter of fact, I wish I was having some right now....

5
★★★★★

If nothing else, you have to try their Chicken Shawarma!!!!! Its THE BEST!!!!! If you know of any place that makes it better than them, please let me know. I've never even tried anything else at this place. As a matter of fact, I wish I was having some right now....

Pros: Chicken Shawarma!, Service!

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You can't beat this place when it comes to mediterranean. Their food is good and the prices are reasonable, for $6-$8 per plate which comes not only with rice, but with pita bread, hummus and your choice of skewered b.b.q. meat. They are simple and fast, just perfect for lunch!

4
★★★★☆

You can't beat this place when it comes to mediterranean. Their food is good and the prices are reasonable, for $6-$8 per plate which comes not only with rice, but with pita bread, hummus and your choice of skewered b.b.q. meat. They are simple and fast, just perfect for lunch!

Pros: food, value

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