Ever in Old Town Pasadena? Then stop by Fred’s Mexican Café, especially on a Wednesday night.

The restaurant, located on the corner of Colorado Boulevard and Arroyo Parkway, once again welcomes College Night on Wednesdays, and it definitely is necessary to attend if you’re looking for a fine dish and a party scene.

College Night has a $3 cover charge with a college ID and $5 without one. It has a DJ, a dancing floor and doesn’t end until 2 a.m. However, the best thing about it is that it offers $1 drinks.

The café’s specialty margarita and other tequila-related drinks are musts. Other cocktails are also $1, such as a simple rum and coke.

The DJ plays music from R&B to ’80s, rap to hip-hop and even a well-desired Gipsy Kings tune. The dancing floor becomes highly spirited and attractive.

If arriving early to simply dine, then you can choose from a variety of options ranging from chicken, steak and seafood. The kitchen closes at 10 p.m.

Start with some Chicken Chingaderas as an appetizer. They contain black beans, rice, chicken and pico de gallo. It is the perfect appetizer before ordering a main dish.

Shrimp and cheeseburger tacos are available, and they are fabulous. The shrimp taco is sautéed in garlic butter with tomatillo, cheese and shredded cheese, while the cheeseburger taco is prepared with seasoned ground beef and fries rolled into a tortilla. Both come with a side of rice and black beans, which are made to perfection.

Chicken and steak quesadillas are also on the menu, among a variety of other options.

Best of all: extraordinary friendly bar and table customer service.

For more information, call (626) 304-9955 or visit fredsmexicancafe.com.