Oh, sure, Rick’s has good burgers, tasty tacos and decadent milkshakes, but you can’t call yourself a regular unless you try the spuderito, a burrito filled with french fries, cheese and salsa– it’s a staple for countless Pasadena high school boys. If you can’t handle that carbfest, try the taco burger, which tastes like the old Tommy’s burgers of the ‘60s. Seating is outdoor only, and there’s always a crowd.
680 E. Walnut St., Pasadena, 805.658.0179, ricksdrivein.com, American/Mexican. B, L & D daily, to midnight. No booze. Cash only. $