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Jun 6, 2012 03:52 AM

Ración: A Pictorial Essay

Verdict: Pasadena finally has some decent Spanish cuisine! Great food and warm service, located in a charming space in Old Town on Green Street (the former Tre Venezie spot). I really liked this place.

Highlights include Soldaditos de Pavia (salt cod fritters with lemon cream), Croquetas de Pollo (chicken croquettes with membrillo & goat cheese) , Pulpo a la Gallega (beer-braised octopus with fingerling potatoes & pimenton), Pintxo Setas (wild mushrooms, white bean puree & sweet sherry on house-made bread), Fideua Negra (squid ink pasta with mussels & poached quali egg), Cochinillo (daily pork preparation; on the day I went, it was braised pork belly with sweet white corn reduction), and Arroz con Gambas (crispy whole spot prawn served on lobster rice & bouillabaisse).

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  1. Great photos! What is the dish in photo #4?

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    1. Thank you....looking forward to a visit to Racion. Which dishes were your favorite(s)?

      1. Their selection was small, and being tapas, our party basically ate the whole menu. I see many items here that weren't available when I was there, so it appears their menu is fluid.

        BTW, Racion's website sucks from an aesthetic standpoint, and these are great photos that need to be on there.