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119 W Green St, Pasadena, CA 91105-2027
+1 626-396-3090
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good30%
  • Average19%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tapas” (31 reviews)
“tongue” (4 reviews)
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11:00 - 14:00All hours
119 W Green St, Pasadena, CA 91105-2027
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The food, wine, and service are exemplary. Creative menu options. Convenient location on Green Street close to Old Town. Pricy but worth a visit.

Thank Maggie F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Friends raved so I went with a couple of them. Racion lived up to its billing and then some! We ordered at least 8 or 9 dishes which was plenty for the 3 of us. My fav dishes were crispy whole smelt, roasted turnips, chicken...More

Thank aresverde
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Heard about this place and read a few reviews. Thought it would be just another "tapas" place. Went after the movies for dinner. It's a small restaurant on Green Street in Pasadena over by the old Twin Palms building. Wait staff was small, just like...More

Thank Bill M
Reviewed 30 March 2017

The food is definitely unique and what we ate was very tasty but the prices were high portions very small. We did not feel very welcome even though the restaurant was not very busy.

1  Thank goletagone
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We enjoyed a very pleasant meal at Racion the other night with a couple of friends. The fare is Spanish and the restaurant offers small plates designed to be shared. As one would expect, the tapas shine here. The four of us shared a plate...More

Thank Ken T
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Very enjoyable experience. My first experience of basque food. This restaurant deserves great reviews from the staff,chef and of course the food and wine ALL excellent! Beautiful atmosphere.

Thank skinpro
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...More

1  Thank timoteo56
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...More

Thank Macaira O
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)

Thank 446anjums
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...More

1  Thank AnitaS353
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 23:00
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
  • E-mail
Tapas and Spanish Cuisine
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