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119 W Green St, Pasadena, CA 91105-2027
+1 626-396-3090
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18:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 17:30 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 18:00 - 22:00
Fri 18:00 - 23:00
Sat 11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:00
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Davenport, Iowa
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

The menu has about 25 plates, ranging from simple and cheap (olives for $5) to more expensive. We sampled about eight and they were all delicious, with complex flavors and multiple ingredients, such as the sweet potatoes with a blue cheese cream and spicy carmel corn (it sounds odd but the crunch of the carmel corn was perfect for the... More 

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Valparaiso, Indiana, United States
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

I went there with three other people and we split tapas and sangria. The food was good, but the portions were small compared to other Spanish restaurants that serve tapas, both in the US and in Spain. They were also pretty pricey for the small portions in my opinion. I'm glad we tried it but we won't be back.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

excellent food - really wonderfully tasty and elegant surrounding. As vegetarians who eat meat there were enough choices (but not too many)

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Pasadena, California, United States
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97 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

We recently vacationed in Spain and enjoyed all the Tapa Bars. We have been to this restaurant before, but now have a new interest in going there. We started with the Gambinos and they were outstanding. We then shared the squid ink with mussels which was also well prepared. We ordered the octopus without the chorizo and the flavor and... More 

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New York
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

Gamba in garlic, but not swimming in sauce and soggy? Yes, it is possible. The chef at Racion has a wonderful version of his own. The rest of the menu is a mix of traditional tapas done is new ways. Interesting combos (like lamb for the meatballs) and wonderful twists for the sauces. We started with a cheese plate. (Spanish... More 

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League City, Texas
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

Some locals took me here for my birthday, they already knew that it is wonderful. I was happy to oblige since I have been to Spain and really like tapas (small plates of food meant to be ordered in large variety to allow many different tastes). The food was excellent, all except the smoked salmon which none of us cared... More 

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Pawtucket, Rhode Island
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77 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016

This wasn't my first experience with tapas however it was my nicest! This little place has a good vibe, it was small enough to be intimate and large enough to host our party of 16 and still have room for many other guests. The service was great - really balanced - we never ran out of drinks but I never... More 

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LA
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198 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016 via mobile

Dinner with the family was pleasant and the food was good, albeit some portions were small. The tapas are really quite exceptional. We particularly liked the scallops. Service was attentive and good. Will come back again!

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Thank onep39
Los Angeles, California, United States
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016

QUALITY... NOT QUANTITY is what is being offered at this establishment. -- Squid Ink Pasta with Mussels -- Creamy Croquette -- Shaved Beef Tongue in Profiteroles with Horseradish Foam -- Marinated Sardines The food and service were very good. Go early to avoid the dinner crowd "rush" if you do not have a reservation Good for couples, friends, business or... More 

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Glendale, California
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87 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016 via mobile

Lovely restaurant with a great waitstaff. Friday night menu was mainly seafood. We ordered the duck sausage stuffed squid, the blood orange salad, grilled octopus (excellent), lamb meatballs and savory cheese tray . The sangria is made with red wine and cider. Loved it! Very different taste. A perfect evening with my husband at Racion.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
18:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 119 W Green St, Pasadena, CA 91105-2027
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 626-396-3090
Description
Tapas and Spanish Cuisine

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