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La Pasadita, Ukranian Village

by Krista

La Pasadita InsideLa Pasadita
1141 N Ashland

Date of Last Visit: 23 April 2011

The Victim: Me

The Damage: Around $7.50

The Background: People swear by La Pasadita. There are three of them just south of the intersection of Division and Ashland.  I went to the one on the east side of the street…the one that only serves tacos and burritos.

And you know what? It’s FILTHY. Why someone would willingly choose to eat here, I don’t know. The floor looks like it has never been cleaned. There’s stuff everywhere. It’s dingy and grimy and while I appreciate a hole-in-the-wall, I like them to at least seem like someone cares enough to wash the floor at night.

Steak BurritoThe steak in the steak burrito was over-cooked, flavorless, and dry. The tortilla was the only saving grace. It had a nice char to it in parts from being on the grill.

The Verdict: Definitely not. Maybe I caught them on an off-day, but it takes a long time to build up that level of grime. And I’m sorry, but if the floor is that dirty, what else is dirty? I checked the Public Health Web site and there’s no report on any of the La Pasaditas. This place makes me want to resurrect that idea about operating a high-pressure water hose business on the side.

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Dave S. (@rookiephenom) April 27, 2011 - 9:32 am

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Sahar April 27, 2011 - 10:08 am

how’d you feel the next day Krista? to me this place has always been a late night joint. never have i dared venture during day light. but post-drinks it sure hits the spot.

Krista April 27, 2011 - 11:32 am

Felt totally fine! But I guess I just expected more the way everyone talks about it. I need to go back to Taco Burrito Express on Halsted next to Kingston Mines. That was always my favorite place in the old days!

Alltop Food (@Alltop_food) (@Alltop_food) (@Alltop_food) April 27, 2011 - 11:09 am

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Sahar April 28, 2011 - 10:45 pm

taco burrito palace?? on Halsted?? I loveeee that place. I miss living over there mostly because of that place! Best late-night ever.

ChicagoFoodPlanet May 4, 2011 - 10:05 pm

Hi Krista –

You’re the first one I’ve heard that wasn’t impressed by La Pasadita. Personally, I love their steak tacos but I could see how you don’t like them at the same time. However, you are absolutely right about it’s appearance. There’s stuff everywhere and looks filthy.


Krista May 6, 2011 - 12:32 pm

What do you like about their steak tacos? The quality of the meat just seems so tough and poor to me! And really…soooo dirty. Keeping a mostly cash-business clean is not hard. I actually think I’m going to write them an email now about how dirty I thought the place was.

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