Luigi Ortega’s is a fun restaurant, right next to Pasadena City College, and off the Hill exit on the 210.
It has the laid back casual atmosphere of a college bar, but with a crazy California Mexican flavor, and some weeeeeeird items on the menu (like crocodile meat). Great sandwiches and pies, and a really fun decor. The crowd is a mixture of PCC students and Pasadena regulars and sports fans who come for happy hour.
They also have a red button you are not supposed to press, under any circumstances.
Do not press the red button.
You’ve been warned.