Aro Latin Restaurant's Oaxacan-Indian Influence on South Pasadena
At the rate he's going, Karan Raina soon will have his very own restaurant row along Mission Street in South Pasadena. Radhika, which the Punjab-born Raina owns and operates with his wife, Candy Garcia Raina, has been turning out addictive Indian dishes for more than four years now.
The menu at South Pasadena's Aro Latin is a cultural mishmash that encompasses both chef Rocio Camacho's Oaxacan cooking and owner Karan Raina's Indian heritage. So there's chicken with mole poblano, but also ribs cooked with coconut milk and served with fresh mango.
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Menudo isn't the only Mexican hangover remedy. The next time you have a cruda, head for Aro Latin in South Pasadena and ask for salmon-belly soup. It's a surefire cure from Apatzingán, Michoacán, hometown of Grecia Gomez and Teresa Tinoco, the Aro chefs who worked out the recipe.
At Aro Latin, Rocio Camacho's deft Oaxacan spicing, with South Asian touches
A new "Latin" restaurant with mostly Mexican-inspired dishes in South Pasadena's bustling Mission Street restaurant row, opened by the same people who own the neighboring modern Indian restaurant, Radhika.
The Boulevard staff was lucky enough to be treated to a preview of owner Karan Raina’s latest gastronomic venture—Aro Latin. This stunning restaurant gets rave reviews on both its hip décor and delicious menu. Like Radhika, Aro Latin is both a comfortable neighborhood eatery, and a sophisticated dining experience, all rolled into one.