When representatives from Mexico and America were on their way to a picnic, Uncle Sam playfully wrestled his southern neighbor to the ground, jumbling their food baskets in the process. Chow down on the collision-fusion with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of Mexican-American fare at Cabrera's Mexican Cuisine, which has three family-friendly locations in Pasadena, Arcadia, and Duarte.
Digitally unfold the outside and inside of the Cabrera's menu to view a wide variety of dishes that combine Mexican and American tastes. Cabrera's house specialties include Famous Fajitas, which take beef, chicken, or shrimp and mix it with bell peppers, onion, tomato, grilled cactus, and cheese flamed with white wine (starting at $12.95 for children). Carnitas michoacan, a traditional Mexican offering, marinates tender chunks of juicy, seasoned pork in carnitas spices ($10.95). To stretch jaw muscles without chewing on a mound of old newspapers, attempt to devour a legendarily massive burrito, such as a Champion (chile relleno, grilled steak, rice, and beans rolled in a large flour tortilla and topped with ranchera sauce, melted cheese, and a guacamole garnish, $10.95) or veggie-friendly California (lettuce, pico de gallo, rice, beans, and cheese in a tortilla, topped with ranchera sauce, melted cheese, and a guacamole garnish, $7.95).
- When passing through town I came upon this restaurant, and I was glad that I did. The food has an authentic flavor to it, which is definitely a step above your typical Mexican food. – J W., Insider Pages
- Cute family restaurant with a super cozy feel. I like the dark wood and brick walls. – gladys c., Yelp
Cabrera’s Mexican Cuisine
Though it sounds like a mixed drink, the campechana cocktail is actually a meal. Diners spear shrimp, octopus, and chunks of white abalone as they swim in cocktail sauce flavored with avocado and cilantro. The seafood stew is just one of Cabrera’s house specialties, which populate nearly half of the Mexican eatery’s menu. Other specialty dishes include steak ranchero, marinated sirloin served alongside grilled cactus and jalapeños, and salmon con salsa de arandano, a fresh, pan-roasted fish steeped in cranberry chipotle sauce. Traditionalists can take comfort in the eateries’ abidance to serving food on plates rather than mini hovercrafts, and south-of-the-border staples such as mole-drenched chicken and burritos blanketed with melted cheese.