- Business Advocacy
The Downtown Alhambra Business Association announced the return of the Taste of Alhambra Restaurant Week from Jan. 27 to Feb. 2 as part of Visit California Restaurant Month, a national event celebrated in many major cities to help stimulate tourism and patronage at local restaurants.
This foodie-favorite week is the perfect time to take a global culinary tour throughout the diverse and thriving food culture of Alhambra. Diners can experience great food and prices that promise to delight the palate and wallet thanks to specials and prix-fixe menus from participating eateries.
Restaurants are offering two- to three-course menus priced anywhere from $15 to $30 for lunch and $20 to $50 for dinner. Diners simply need to call and make reservations, or visit the restaurants and ask for their Taste of Alhambra prix-fixe menus.
The weeklong promotion spotlights the diverse cuisines of Downtown Alhambra’s restaurant scene with many options: American Continental, Asian Fusion, Japanese Fusion, Thai, Korean, Irish, Peruvian, Indian, Mexican, and more. In its second year, Taste of Alhambra Restaurant Week has 13 restaurants on its roster, including Limerick’s Tavern, Panasia Sweet and Savory, Mancora Peruvian Cuisine, Charlie’s Trio Café, Vinos at Trios, 38 Degrees Ale House & Grill, Diner on Main, Big Catch Seafood House, Bon Appetea Café, Dickey’s BBQ Pit Alhambra, Phoenix Inn Chinese Cuisine, Alondra’s Hot Wings, and Mahan Indian.
With a growing diversity of culinary talent, Alhambra has been steadily carving out its own niche in dining excellence within the larger Los Angeles market. The late and beloved food critic Jonathon Gold often uncovered hidden gems in this enclave of the San Gabriel Valley.
For those on a budget, Taste of Alhambra Restaurant Week gives diners a chance to sample offerings that would normally be priced higher. Mancora Peruvian Cuisine, one of Downtown Alhambra’s hidden gems located in a strip mall, promises another inspired, five-course menu of flavorful, seafood-based items like ceviché, luscious pulpo al olivo, and arroz con mariscos, for just under $50. There are even more savings and deals from the other participating restaurants as well.
Taste of Alhambra also gives restaurants the opportunity to either showcase popular items already on their menu and also test out new and creative dishes. Last year, 38 Degrees Ale House & Grill launched its smoked hickory and mesquite barbecue trays with much success, as they are now part of their regular menu year round. Looking forward to this year, Limerick’s Tavern (not the typical Irish gastro pub and known for their gourmet-level food) is excited to spotlight its scratch kitchen’s evolving creations, which can include signature items like chixcharrones, braised short ribs, and Scottish salmon.
With a collective of promising restaurants and culinary talent, the city has high hopes for the second Taste of Alhambra. “Our first Taste of Alhambra Restaurant Week was overall a positive success that brought a lot of needed energy into Downtown Alhambra,” said Downtown President Liza Rodriguez. “And we are thrilled to hold our second restaurant week to continue showing off our city’s bustling food scene! Alhambra locals and in-the-know foodies already embrace the city’s amazing restaurants, and now it’s time for others to discover them.”
For more information, visit the Taste of Alhambra website: https://tasteofalhambrarw.com.