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) #72 of 553 Restaurants in Pasadena ₹₹₹₹ Spanish
119 W Green St, Pasadena, CA 91105-2027
+1 626-396-3090
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good31%
  • Average20%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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119 W Green St, Pasadena, CA 91105-2027
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Reviews (69)
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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.

Thank blamboley
Reviewed 13 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
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...More

Thank Dennis S
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...More

Thank Nancy C
Reviewed 8 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...More

Thank lovedasunAtlanta_GA
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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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