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Spanish Restaurant$$
Today 5:30–10PM
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119 W Green St Pasadena, CA 91105
119 West Green StreetUSCaliforniaPasadena91105
$$Spanish Restaurant, European Restaurant
Spanish Restaurant
European Restaurant
Food Store
Today 5:30–10PM
Sunday 5:30–10PMMonday 6–10PMTuesday 11:30AM–3PM, 6–10PMWednesday 11:30AM–3PM, 6–10PMThursday 11:30AM–3PM, 6–10PMFriday 11:30AM–3PM, 6–11PMSaturday 11:30AM–3PM, 5:30–11PM
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A Spanish-inspired menu emphasizing sustainability, local ingredients & dishes to share.- Google
"They have a small wine by the glass selection but a big wine list by the bottle."
"The Braised Octopus especially stood out to me."
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Robert Kaine
2 months ago
Fun, good. Tiny tapas portions.
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Anne Marie Ayunan
a year ago
I love tapas. I love Spain. What Racion is what I call Cal-Pas. Cal-Pas meaning California-style tapas. The experience is upscale feeling, but, don't let that stop you from dining here. I saw someone stroll in in a t-shirt and shorts. The service is very attentive and super friendly. Our server was very professional and knowledgeable in the dishes and also the wine. She was well trained and able to answer all my questions. chicken croquettes - **** beef tongue - **** sangria - **** seasonal short ribs - **** wine from Jumilla region - **** All dishes were outstanding -- four stars out of four! If you're searching for tapas, I highly recommend trying Racion interpretation of tapas. My dining companion left feeling very satisfied with our meal. Items were of course sharable, so I recommend ordering several dishes to share at your table. Thanks Jonathan Gold for 101 Best Restaurant recommendation. A superb dining experience!
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Natalie Kusonruksa
a year ago
Although I can't say that Racion is the best tapas I've had, I am definitely giving this place a thumps up. Racion is great in that it's authentic but with small flares of fusion incorporated in some of the dishes. I also love the relaxing yet slightly romantic ambiance. I was at Racion with a large party so I got to try a lot of dishes. I especially enjoyed the Squid Ink Pasta, the Manchego Cheese Plate. Braised Octopus, Chicken Croquettes, Crispy Prawns and the Conserva aka Charcuterie Plate. The Braised Octopus especially stood out to me. The octopus was amazingly tender and delicious. It was interesting to see crispy fried prawns and langoustines in X.O. sauce since those are something you would expect to see on an Asian restaurant menu. I really enjoyed the prawns but did not care of the langoustines. They have a small wine by the glass selection but a big wine list by the bottle. Most if not all of their selections are Spanish wines. Our waitress was very knowledgeable on all the wine options they offer along with the dishes. She was very good at describing the flavors and texture of each dish. She was also very patient with us since it's our first time there in answering all of our questions. The dishes came out in reasonable amount of time in a nice progression. I would recommend this place for a visit. It is located on Green, a little away from the bustling of the main portions of Old Town Pasadena. You can either find free street parking after 8pm or park on the structure on Delacey, which is 90 minutes free.
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James Chou
8 months ago
Food is fine but make sure there is no big party while you are there because you will be forgotten like we did.
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Raquel Hunter
a year ago
DE-licious! The food is delicious, but the portions are tiny. Tiny, but very impressionable. It has been a few weeks since I feasted on TWO portions of lamb meatballs and I have yet to stop dreaming about them. The sangria is very smooth and equally delicious. Do yourself a favor and order a carafe. One glass is simply not enough. Despite the delicious, bite-sized pieces of heaven. One of the real reasons I love Racion is because it is economically-sustainable restaurant. I love supporting small businesses who pay their employees fairly. It is a win-win. GREAT food and a wonderful atmosphere.
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Irene Nabizadeh
a year ago
My friend invited me and suggested this place. Honestly I didn't like it a bit. The staff was friendly. The restaurant acoustic magnified every sound making it very noisy. Meager portions that weren't tasty at all. I will never go back nor would I recommend it to anyone!
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Dana Carmel
a year ago
A wonderful tapas style restaurant in the heart of Pasadena. The restaurant features a clean design and a unique wine rack. Definitely order the seared scallops in oyster chowder - they're the best scallops I've ever had!
Donald Marsh
a year ago
Basque style tapas, quite different from what you might expect in most other tapas restaurants. Staff is friendly and helpful, and a good selection of Spanish wines.