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Mijares Mexican Restaurant In Pasadena California

    Mijares Mexican Restaurant in Pasadena, California is extremely well known for two things, their margaritas and their all you can eat Sunday champaign buffet brunch, both of which are excellent. This restaurant has been around for what seems like forever and has developed a crowd of very loyal patrons.

    Although it is justly well known for it's Sunday buffet, this is a good place to dine in at any time. Their food is always fresh and well prepared and their service is usually above average. The atmosphere is casual, relaxed and friendly and their prices are very more about dining in Pasadena

Romantic Dining in San Francisco

    It’s hard to imagine a more romantic city for dining than San Francisco. And with over 3,000 restaurants just waiting to be discovered, it will be a while before you exhaust all the fine restaurant options here.

    Here’s our pick of just a few of the best spots for romantic dining in San Francisco…


    The Moonraker is part of the Best Western Hotel Lighthouse Hotel in Pacifica, 7 miles south of San Francisco Intl Airport. It’s definitely worth the drive down the coast to enjoy a romantic dinner at this seaside restaurant. The view of the sunset over the waves is just gorgeous, there’s seafood like Salmon and Rock Lobster along with a nice selection of wines and some live piano music as well. Pick a nice day, check for sunset times, reserve a window table, and enjoy. 105 Rockaway Beach Ave, Pacifica, CA (650) 359 0303

    Bistro Aix:

    Very reasonably priced French/Californian/Italian Bistro down at the Marina. Both Traditional and “cutting edge” favorites are on the menu here. White tableclothe settings, artwork and a wraparound bar make for a warm, inviting and quieter atmosphere. Bonus: outdoor dining on the patio very romantic. 3340 Steiner St. San Francisco, CA (415) 202-0100

    First Crush:

    Critically acclaimed wine lounge and restaurant. If you love your wine, especially California wine, this is a great place to dine. Over 400 different vintages available here. The menu changes by the season and allows you to put together a combination of tastes to fully bring out the “flavor of the vine”. Casual but classy atmosphere, priced reasonably too. 101 Cyril Magnin Street, San Francisco, CA (415) more about dining in San Francisco

Oceanside Restaurants
    From late-night eats to romantic dinners overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Oceanside CA offers both locals and visitors a wide variety of dining options. Whether you're looking for meaty Greek gyros with tzatziki dip (Greek restaurants), spicy Schezuan style chili chicken (Chinese restaturants), rich chicken parmesan (Italian restaurants), or just a good old hamburger and chocolate shake (Diners/American restaurants), you can find it easily within our veritable buffet of a city. In fact you can find restaurants in Oceanside featuring cuisines from around the world, including Greek, Japanese, Chinese, Thai, Indian, Mongolian, and of course a selection of American restaurants and cafes. And from drive-through to ocean view Oceanside has options for every dining more about Oceanside Restaurants >>

Romantic Restaurants in the Monterey area

    ***Sardine Factory on Cannery Row offers fine dining and the region's signature sardines, always great wit a chilled sauvignon blanc.

    ***Marinus in Carmel Valley can't be beat for its exceptional cuisine.

    ***Casanova in Carmel-by-the-Sea offers a wonderful Van Gogh table (which the artist ate at in France for years)

    ***Sierra Mar at Post Ranch Inn and Il Cielo at Ventana Inn & Spa in Big Sur offer the ultimate combination of views and exquisite more about Monterey >>

Los Angeles Restaurants

1. Koi: (West Hollywood) If your goal is to spot Hollywood's A-list of celebrities, make reservations at L.A.'s hottest Asian-fusion restaurant where you go to see and be seen. Though service might be rushed sometimes, who really cares? The food is just too damn good. A welcome relief from the hectic Melrose scene, Koi is a haven of feng-shui elements (candles, water and open patios). Here's a tip: request one of the horseshoe booths on the back patio. Located at 730 N. La Cienega Blvd (between Melrose Ave. and Santa Monica Blvd.)..

2. Morton's The Steakhouse: (West Hollywood) Legendary for its Oscar-night parties, star-struck celebrity watchers can often see their favorite actors in culinary repose at this Tinseltown power-elite restaurant. Do not, we repeat - do not confuse this with the Arnie Morton's of Chicago steakhouse chain. And, if you have enough room after you've chow'd down the hearty dry-aged steak you came here for, order the banana-walnut beignets with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce or the warm melt-in-your-mouth chocolate espresso cake. Morton's can be found at 8764 Melrose Ave. (and Robertson Blvd.).

3. The Ivy: (West Hollywood) Dealmakers and dream-makers dine at this cottage with white picket fence (this is where most celebrities go when they actually want to get photographed by the always-lurking paparazzi). While the shabby-chic furnishings (think antique French furniture that needs painting) may not be all that inspiring, the traditional American comfort-food is. Just make sure you taste the Caesar salad (the-most-perfect one we've ever eaten) before you let yourself be seduced by the decadent desserts. Look closely for the sign (it's hidden in the ivy) as you stroll up to 113 N. Robertson Blvd. and Alden more