Montebello Living: Tasty New Restaurants

Montebello has no shortage of great restaurants. There seems to be wonderful locations on nearly every corner. But if you eat out a lot, those locations might get old quickly. If you are looking for a few new places to eat, we looked all over the city of Montebello to find the best new locations near your apartment. And what we found is a great Asian and Mexican spot, both of which opened less than three months ago.


Both locations are affordable, offer amazing food, and boast excellent Yelp reviews. Here is a quick look. So don’t cook tonight. Let someone else do all the work.


Poki Go

Opened 3 months ago

137 N Montebello Blvd

Montebello, CA 90640

Phone number(323) 477-1635


Fatimas Grill #2

Opened 2 months ago

7840 Firestone Blvd

Downey, CA 90241

Phone number(562) 659-7585

Experience Montebello with the Somerset Apartment

Are you ready for a move into the beautiful city of Montebello? Then look no further than the luxurious and state-of-the-art units at the Somerset apartments. Located within minutes of four major Southern California freeways–710, 5, 605 and 60–the Somerset apartment are situated within a quick drive from  Los Angeles’ major tourist attractions (Staples Center, Disneyland, Griffith Park Observatory).


The complex, however, is still far away from the busy hub of Los Angeles life to remain peaceful and quiet–perfect for budding families. Each unit features hardwood flooring, granite countertops, new cabinets and air conditioning. When you are ready to experience the best of Montebello, give us a call at 877.885.9159 to set up a tour today! We look forward to meeting you.

Take an Aqua Zumba Class in Montebello

Just because summer is over doesn’t necessarily mean the weather is going to get any cooler. Southern California is hot year round. But luckily the City of Montebello is still offering fitness courses at the pool throughout the month of September. If you are interested in “fitness with a splash” why not take an invigorating Aqua Zumba course? It promises to be a low-impact and high-cardio exercise class that will focus on toning your body, improving your stamina. In addition, being in the pool means the exercise will also going easy on your knees and joints. Lastly, it’s a fun time!


Aqua classes are perfect for adults who need low-impact exercises but are by no means easy meaning it’s a fun challenge for anyone interested in the class. Here is a bit more information about the course the City of Montebello has to offer.


MONDAY & FRIDAY 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. $35.00 per session

Session II: September 9th – September 30th

Session III: October 3rd – October 28th

Call the Montebello Parks & Recreation Office (323) 887-1200 ext. 540 or visit the City of Montebello Recreation Classes website for official info.


Best Park To Host a BBQ in Montebello

If you are looking for something to do this Labor Day weekend, do not over think things. Just go with a good old fashioned BBQ. Gathering your friends and family at a park to enjoy the final three-day weekend of the year is a great way to end the summer. If you are looking for a place to host, here is a quick list of three wonderful parks that allow BBQs. Just be sure to show up early and reserve a spot because Labor Day tends to be one of the biggest BBQ days on the calendar.


Grant Rea Park

600 Rea Dr

Montebello, CA 90640

Phone number(323) 887-4591


Montebello City Park

1401 West Whittier Blvd

Montebello, CA 90640


Almansor Park

800 S Almansor St

Alhambra, CA 91801

Phone number(626) 570-5081

Tips For Keeping Your Houseplants Alive

Owning an indoor plant is tough than it seems. Particular if you want to keep them alive. However, if you are not a gardening expert, then caring for a plant can be harder than it seems. Here are three quick tips for keeping your apartment plants alive.



Right amount of lighting: giving your plants the proper amount of light is huge. Different plants require different lighting situations. Some require lots of light, while others prefer dimly lit rooms. Figure out what type of lighting your living space has and then purchase the correct plant accordingly.

Clean your plants: just like anything else in your home, plants get dusty and need to be cleaned. Dust particles can block sunlight and cause your plants to wither.

Add humidity:  if the tips of your plant leaves are brown, your home is probably too dry. Try to add a bit of humidity by grouping plants together.


Where Can I Watch the Olympics in Montebello

Even if you are not into sports, the Olympics is still a huge event. The world essentially stops when the summer Olympics rolls around, so instead of fighting the issue, why not just embrace these amazing events? They’re going to be on nearly every channel anyway. For best way for the non sports fan to watch the events is at a sports bars, where you can enjoy the fun while still having a beer and maybe some food. Here are three great places to watch this summer’s events near your Montebello apartment.


Mr M’s Hot Wings And Things

886 N Garfield Ave

Montebello, CA 90640

Phone number(323) 477-1345



1493 N Montebello Blvd

Montebello, CA 90640

Phone number(323) 278-0250


Gardens Bar & Grill

9425 Telegraph Rd

Pico Rivera, CA 90660

Phone number(562) 949-1112

Get Your Tickets for the Beauty and the Beast Community Play

Community plays are an amazing way to add a bit of culture in your life, while also getting to know people in your area. This September the Whittier Community Center will be hosting the Disney “Beauty and the Beast” community play. Tickets are on sale and very affordable for this wonderful event. Watching a rendition of “Beauty and the Beast” can cost hundreds of dollars, but the Whittier play house will present the show at a fraction of the price.


If you have little ones who love Disney, this event is the perfect way to end summer. Here is a bit more information about the play.


September 9, 2016

Time: 8:00pm

Venue: Whittier Community Center

7630 Washington Avenue

Whittier, CA 90602

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3 Mistake Not To Make During your Next Weekend Getaway

Weekend getaways are wonderful ways to spend the summer. They can also be stressful, however, with the condensed time period. If you have a getaway coming up soon, here are three mistake to avoid making.

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Booking hotel. when you book a hotel, be conscious about distance. Being too far away from the action can take all the fun out of your trip. At worst, you’d like to be a short taxi’s ride away from where you will be hanging out.


Planning activities. planning activities is a huge part of the weekend trip, as long as you don’t over plan. The key is to have fun, while leaving yourself with enough time to relax and remain stress free.


Not bringing snacks. being hungry and irritable is a surefire way to get stressed out and angry on a trip. Take a bag of snacks so you can have access to food whenever you need it.

Montebello Fun Activities for the Entire Family

If you are looking for fun ways to keep the family busy during the summer, we have quite a list for you this week. The city of Montebello has a barnyard zoo, an aquatics center (for swimming), and park to let the kids roam free. Spending time outdoors and enjoying nature might be the best way to spend a summer evening. So here are a few fun and family friendly ideas. Click the links provided for each location to get detailed information and reviews. Have fun and enjoy your family this summer.

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Montebello Barnyard Zoo

600 Rea Dr

Montebello, CA 90640

Phone number: (213) 718-5442


George Hensel Aquatic Center

1300 W Olympic Blvd

Montebello, CA 90640

Phone number: (323) 887-4580


Montebello City Park

1401 West Whittier Blvd

Montebello, CA 90640

Quick and Easy Grilling Tips

Group of friends dishing up food at table

Do you need a little help grilling this summer? Maybe cooking and BBQs just aren’t your thing. But there is no need to worry, because grilling is a low pressure way to cook that anyone can get the hang of. You might not become a grill master in a week, but with our quick and easy tips, you’ll be serving great meals in no time. Here are a few tips.

Don’t pierce the meat: piercing the meat will only cause the juices to leak out and the meat will dry up faster. If you are cooking chicken, let the meat take its time cooking on low or in direct heat.

Grilling veggies: grilled veggies can be tough to do during a BBQ. Instead, wrap your veggie mix in foil, toss in some butter or olive oil and let them cook off to the side.

Let it cook: most of us have a tendency to want to constant check on the meat. But the best way to cook is by closing the meat and letting it cook uninterrupted.