Photograph by Andrea Bricco

The Spanish shareables served at Old Pasadena鈥檚 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 Monta帽o (who鈥檚 also the chef) helped launch the Border Grill truck, but we can鈥檛 envision them pulling off the paella deconstruida鈥攖wo giant prawns, lobster-infused rice, and a tableside pour of bouillabaisse broth鈥攐n wheels. 禄 119 W. Green St., 626-396-3090 or racionrestaurant.com.