More than 100 years ago, Jesucita Mijares fled the revolution in Mexico searching for a new life for her family. After settling in Pasadena, she opened a small tortilla factory. It quickly became known for its tiny restaurant featuring Jesucita's original recipes, tortillas, tamales and sauces made with her metate stone grinder carried from Mexico.
Today, Mijares Mexican Restaurant is Pasadena's oldest and finest Mexican restaurant known for its authentic regional and traditional cuisine, famous margaritas, and festive patio dining. And, Mijares remains a family tradition under the care of the Mijares family. This legacy is a tribute to Jesucita Mijares, who passed away in early 1988. Always the gracious hostess, Jesucita's motto remains "Mi casa es su casa." We hope you enjoy Mijares.
Mijares has once again been voted “Best Margarita”, “Best Mexican Food” and “Best Sunday Brunch” by the readers of Pasadena Weekly magazine.