E.V. and I were studying for the MPRE’s and were, as is often with the both of us, struck with the pangs of hunger. We decided to take a break from studying…yeah, right, cuz we were really deep into our BarBri review books.
So, on our way to Boston Market, she points out L.O.’s Cafe — which stands for Luigi Ortega’s Cafe. She said that they had awesome and really eclectic food.
They serve alligator and turtle.
They have ostrich, too.
Not only that, but they somehow serve Italian food and Mexican food fused into a somewhat confused, but workable combination. They also have disco in the bathroom. It’s the red button. Press it at your own risk. Needless to say, I jumped a foot away from it after I pressed it, and E.V. did her little shriek of surprised-pleasure.
I haven’t tried much of their food, except for the gator tacos, but so far so good. I’ll definitely be back to bring friends for their crazy fun happy hour atmosphere and anyone who is willing to try turtle chili. I heard that it was an award-winning recipe.
In any case, it’s a winner in my book, just cuz it’s so darn entertaining just eating there.LUIGI ORTEGA’S CAFE 1655 E. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91106