Who’s Hungry? The Taste Of Alhambra Promises To Give Your Taste Buds A Thrill All This Week.


If you all love to eat the way that I do, then this will be the perfect event to attend. The City Of Alhambra is hosting its 10th Annual Taste Of Alhambra Restaurant Week. This is when a lot of the restaurants around this area discount their expensive meals so that patrons can enjoy their food.

And let me tell ya. This isn’t your regular everyday dining. These are high end restaurants that we may not get a chance to experience much. Taste Of Alhambra runs all of this week through Saturday, and we can not wait to sample some of these scrumptious menu items. Take a look at what Alhambra has cooking.

Downtown Alhambra




Downtown Alhambra is holding its first Taste of Alhambra Restaurant Week from January 22-28 as part of “Visit California Restaurant Month,” a national event celebrated in many major cities to help stimulate tourism and patronage at local restaurants.

Restaurants are offering 2-3 course menus priced anywhere from $15 -$30 for lunch, and $20 – $50 for dinner. Diners simply need to call make reservations, visit the restaurant(s), and ask for their Taste of Alhambra prix-fixe menus. The week promotion spotlights the amazing and diverse cuisines of Downtown Alhambra’s restaurant scene. Diners can enjoy Italian, American continental, Asian Fusion, Japanese, Thai, Hawaiian, Korean, Irish, Peruvian, Indian, Mexican and more, thanks to specials at participating eateries that will offer specially priced prix-fixe menus just for the week.

Scroll down to see participating restaurants. Check back as we will be posting each restaurant’s
specially priced Prix-fixe menus for Taste of Alhambra soon!


Mancora Peruvian
Cuisine: Peruvian
Cost: $49/pp Dinner-Prix-Fixe Menu
Noted for: Creative Ceviche dishes + more cooked up by rising star, Chef Walther Adrianzen, who has already been written about by Jonathon Gold of the LA Times, and Garrett Snyder of LA Weekly. The restaurant is offering a special “Chef’s Menu” of five gourmet courses not on the regular menu.
Mancorian Peruvian Menu>>


Nikkei ceviche at Mancora Peruvian.


Cuisine: Hawaiian
Cost: $30/pp Dinner Prix-Fixe Menu
Noted for: Shakas is known for serving the freshest, sashimi quality grade salmon in the San Gabriel Valley. Other diner favorites include: Shakas combo plate, Kalua Pork Sliders, Mochiko Chicken Tacos, Spam Musubi, Surf Nachos, Loco Moco Burger, and Huli Huli Grilled Chicken.They also have a full bar and amazing happy hour with great selection of craft beers, and popular drinks, including Hurricane Sea Breeze, Michelada, and Mai Tai!
Shakas Hawaiian Menu>>

Scottish Salmon over Garlic Butter Ramen

Scottish Salmon over Garlic Butter Ramen


Budda Belly Modern Kitchen
Cuisine: American/Asian Fusion
Cost: $15/pp Lunch and  $25/pp Dinner Prix-Fixe Menus
Noted for: Re-dos of popular comfort classics like Poke Nachos (a take on Tuna Tar Tar), Korean in Philly, Bulgogi Kimchi Poutine Fries, and their sizzling bread pudding!
Budda Belly Modern Kitchen Menu>>

Budda Poke Nachos

Poke Nachos from Budda Belly.


Charlie’s Trio Cafe
Cuisine: Italian-style Seafood
Cost: $20/pp Lunch and Dinner Prix-Fixe Menu
Noted for: North Beach Ciopinno, Linguini and Clams, Pan-seared Tilapia, Mac’n Cheese, Pasta Bud, artisan pizzas and more!
Charlie’s Trio Cafe Alhambra Menu>>

Charlie's Trio Clams sautéed in white wine sauce and butter with Crostini.

Charlie’s Trio Clams sautéed in white wine sauce and butter with Crostini.


Vino at Trio’s
Cuisine: Wine Bar and Light Food Pairing
Cost: $20/pp Dinner Prix-Fixe Menu; Add $12 more for Wine Pairing
Noted for: Being a chic, modern wine bar offering tasting flights, artisan pizzas, small plates & cheese & charcuterie boards. Features a large selection of boutique wineries from California and Italy.
Vino at Trio’s Menu>>

Vinos Trios Heirloom Tomato Salad

Vinos Trios Heirloom Tomato Salad


38 Degrees Ale House & Grill
Cuisine: American Gastropub
Cost: $25/pp Dinner Prix-Fixe Menu
Noted for: Innovative and tasty burgers, tacos, and more! Plus a diverse selection of Ales and Lagers.
38 Degrees Ale House & Grill Menu>>

Sliders and beer at 38 Degrees.

Sliders and beer at 38 Degrees.


Sage Bistro 626
Cuisine: American/Italian Restaurant that also incorporates an Asian twist to create an innovative and tasteful variety of fusion foods.
Cost: $15/pp Lunch and  $28/pp Dinner Prix-Fixe Menus
Known for: On the gourmet side, but with hearty servings. Popular dishes: Stuffed Chicken combo, Jumbo Shrimp with Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Braised Beef Ribs, and Chicken Farfalle to name a few!
*Sage Bistro 626 Menu>>

Jumbo Shrimp with Garlic Mashed Potatoes at Sage 626.

Jumbo Shrimp with Garlic Mashed Potatoes at Sage Bistro 626.


Limerick’s Tavern Alhambra
Cuisine: Irish Gastropub
Cost: $20/pp Lunch and $30/pp DinnerPrix-Fixe Menus
Noted for: Serving classic Irish faire and American comfort food. Not your traditional Irish Pub! Scratch kitchen and 60 beers on draught! Signature dishes include Irish Nachos, Fish’n Chips, Braised Short Ribs, Branzino, Rack of Lamb, and creative Pork Chop creations.
Limerick’s Tavern Alhambra Menu>>

Winter Pork Chop from Limerick's Tavern.

Winter Pork Chop from Limerick’s Tavern.


Diner on Main
Cuisine: American Diner
Cost: $15/pp Lunch and $20/pp Dinner Prix-Fixe Menus
Noted for: Great tasting food from a menu of signature dishes that include juicy burgers, salads, steaks, hand dipped shakes and homemade pies and cakes. Plus wine, beer and cocktails! The historic site is one of the few remaining “Googie” style restaurants” designed by the famed architectural firm of Armet & Davis. Done up in chrome and Formica with canvases of Marilyn Monroe and James Dean, this theme style restaurant promises fun for all.
*Diner on Main Menu>>

Steak and Shrimp entree from Diner on Main.

Steak and Shrimp entree from Diner on Main.


Big Catch Seafood House
Cuisine: Seafood
Cost: $45/pp Dinner Prix-Fixe Menu
Noted for: Uni Pasta, Charred Branzino, Carribean Seafood Ceviche, Asian Cajun oysters, crab, grilled fish, and U.S. prime beef! Sunday brunch with bottomless mimosas and happy hours from Mon – Sun | 3pm-6:00pm; Sun – Thu | 9:30pm-last Call; Fri – Sat | 10:30pm-last Call.
Big Catch Seafood Menu>>

Big Catch Maine Lobster

Big Catch Maine Lobster


Bon Appetea
Cuisine: Multi- Cuisine Cafe
Cost: $15/pp Lunch and Dinner Prix-Fixe Menus
Noted for: Coffee and specialty teas including their Red Velvet Latte, Hokkaido Milk Tea, Lavender Milk Tea, and more. Popular eats include Truffle Egg Sandwich, Curry Chicken Salad, Pop Corn Chicken, Taiwanese Sausage, and Bursting Fish Balls! Plus sweet treats and baked goods.
Bon Appetea Menus>>
Reservations: 626-281-2266

Curry Chicken Sandwich at Bon Appetea.

Curry Chicken Sandwich at Bon Appetea.


Cuisine: Japanese Fusion
Cost: $15/pp Lunch and $29/pp Dinner Prix-Fixe Menus
Known for: Over 100 innovative Japanese menu items/ entrees served family style. Diners can enjoy specialty sushi, chicken, seafood and steak dishes,Robata skewers, ramen, soups, salads, pizzas, noodles and more. People come back for dishes like the sizzling Ishiyaki Stone Bowls, Sushi Pizzas, Spicy Tuna on Crispy Rice Rolls, and Carpaccio.Amazing happy hour and lunch specials too!

Tokyo Table offers extensive menu options.

Tokyo Table offers extensive menu options.


SideBar Grill
Cuisine: Gastro Pub
Cost: $15/pp Lunch/Dinner Prix-Fixe menu all day til closing
Noted for: A variety of burgers, salads, and LA street foods including tacos, burritos, quesadillas, and great beer selections. Favorites include: Defendant Burger, Settlement Sandwich, and the Carne Asada fries.
SideBar Grill Menu>>

A mouth watering burger from SideBar Grill.

A mouth watering burger from SideBar Grill.


Dickey’s BBQ Pit Alhambra
Cuisine: Authentic Pit-Smoked Texan Barbecue
Cost: $16.99 Lunch/Dinner Prix-Fixe menu all day til closing
Known for: The menu, which features beef brisket, pulled pork, St. Louis style ribs, polish sausage, spicy cheddar sausage, smoked turkey, and marinated chicken, with an extensive array of homestyle sides from jalapeño beans to macaroni and cheese. Buttery rolls are served with every meal along with complementary ice cream. And just like always, kids eat free on Sunday.
Dickey’s BBQ Pit Alhambra Menu>>

Dickey's BBQ Pit slow smoked pork ribs.

Dickey’s BBQ Pit slow smoked pork ribs.


Cuisine: Indian (Menu reflecting Northern Indian regions)
Cost: $28/pp Dinner Prix-Fixe Menus
Known for:  Fresh and unique dishes served in the daily lunch buffet ($10.49) and champagne brunch ($12.49) on Sundays, some of which are not on the menu. Over 25+ vegetarian options and many non-vegetarian options for everyone.
Mahan Indian Menu>>

Mahan daily lunch buffet.

Mahan daily lunch buffet.



Location: Downtown Alhambra
Is your mouth watering yet? If so, come on out to The Taste Of Alhambra and celebrate some of the most amazingfood. You won’t have to worry about your wallet so much…..well at LEAST for this week.
And now you all are officially in the know!

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