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119 W Green St, Pasadena, CA 91105-2027
+1 626-396-3090
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18:00 - 23:00
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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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Goleta, California
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164 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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Thank blamboley
Los Angeles, California
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128 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
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 of chicken liver mousse (with toasts), marinated anchovies and some jamon iberico. For mains, two... More 

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Thank Ken T
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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.

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Thank skinpro
Davenport, Iowa
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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 2 helpful votes
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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Thank Macaira O
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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Thank 446anjums
Pasadena, California, United States
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99 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
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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44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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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Thank Dennis S
League City, Texas
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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Thank Nancy C
Pawtucket, Rhode Island
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78 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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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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
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?