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Why Cook When Altadena Fries?

Some folks lose their appetite when temps inch towards the triple digits. But if you’re not a member of that club and feeling a bit peckish, Mota’s Mexican Restaurant on Lincoln can help.

It's too hot to cook, but for some of us, it's never too hot to eat.

So how about Mota's? In business since 2001, Mota’s Mexican Restaurant dishes up all the usual suspects – burritos, tacos, quesadillas – but also some seafood entrees as well.  And let’s just say, the portions aren’t stingy.

One possibility is the pork carnitas and rice burrito with hot salsa. The hot salsa lives up to its reputation. Perhaps even exceeds its reputation.

With an extra 50 cents for cheese, this meal weighs in $5.90, and something over one pound. (You can forego the cheese;  it’s lost in all the other flavors.)

Eat-in or take-out; fast and very friendly counter-service.

Next time I visit, and there will be a next time, I’ll opt for something, uhm, a little lighter.

Mota’s Mexican Restaurant is located at 2397 N. Lincoln Avenue, Altadena. Menudo and handmade tortillas served Saturdays and Sundays.

Aisha Cohen August 29, 2012 at 02:04 AM
That doesn't look the least bit appealing (or healthy) to me. Maybe it's because I try not to eat where pork is served...
Hugo August 29, 2012 at 02:54 AM
Looks good to me...I love pork. I'm going to have to try Mota's.
Ivan G August 29, 2012 at 03:33 AM
It looks much too fatty. I like pork, but it should be roasted and not served with fried or greasy foods.
Rose Scherr August 29, 2012 at 04:02 PM
Another suggestion for excellent (& inexpensive) Mexican food right here in Altadena is El Patron on Lake Avenue, just south of Altadena Drive.
Bob Musselman August 29, 2012 at 04:03 PM
A great place for a quick, inexpensive breakfast as well. If you want a variation on anything, just ask.
Nico August 29, 2012 at 08:22 PM
Mota's serves great, non-greasy food. Who ever chose that photograph, though, must be working for the competition. It looks really unappetizing. Based on that photo, if I had never eaten there, I would not try it.
Karin Bugge August 29, 2012 at 08:33 PM
It was me, Nico! My camera and I can do damage to even the most innocent tuna fish sandwich. (But it was good, and split between three people, a full meal.)
Leslie Aitken August 29, 2012 at 08:41 PM
Hi Karin -- I wrote a review of Mota's last year for The Patch -- with a lot of information and 9 photos. If anyone wants to know more -- check it out. http://altadena.patch.com/articles/another-marvelous-mexican-restaurant-in-altadena
Hugo August 29, 2012 at 08:57 PM
Thanks Leslie.

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