Ración - Digest - Los Angeles magazine



Photograph by Andrea Bricco

The Spanish shareables served at Old Pasadena’s striking new arrival further blur the line between small plates and tapas. Juicy chicken and ham croquettes come with a goat cheese mousse, salt cod fritters are as light as popcorn and dusted with lemon zest, and a quail egg tops a pile of squid ink pasta. Co-owners Loretta Peng and Teresa Montaño (who’s also the chef) helped launch the Border Grill truck, but we can’t envision them pulling off the paella deconstruida—two giant prawns, lobster-infused rice, and a tableside pour of bouillabaisse broth—on wheels. » 119 W. Green St., 626-396-3090 or racionrestaurant.com.

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