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New in Old Town: Ix Tapa Cantina and Choza Mama open in Pasadena

December 2, 2009 |  8:01 am

Ixtapa Two newcomers to the same stretch of Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena's Old Town are Mexican restaurant Ix Tapa Cantina and Peruvian spot Choza Mama.

The 7,500-square-foot Ix Tapa has a full bar, DJs, dancing, live entertainment and -- need it be said? -- flat-screen TVs. To facilitate what owner Jack Huang calls the “fun factor,” the restaurant is celebrating its opening with giveaways, such as a drawing for a vacation to Ixtapa, Mexico.

Just down the street is the new Pasadena outpost of Peruvian restaurant Choza Mama (also in Burbank), located in the former Hooter’s space. 

Ix Tapa, 119 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, (626) 304-1000; www.ixtapapasadena.blogspot.com. Choza Mama, 96 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena; (626) 432-4692; www.chozamama.com.

-- Betty Hallock

Photo credit: Ix Tapa Cantina