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Bar Celona

46 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91105-1902
626-405-1000
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Ranked #265 of 583 restaurants in Pasadena
Price range: $20 - $30
Cuisines: American, Spanish, Tapas
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Fair Oaks Ave.
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53% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Sierra Madre, California
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131 reviews 131 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

With so many restaurants to eat at in Pasadena, you have to have good food. I was so disappointed with my meal. I had the ahi tuna and the tuna was cold in the middle. Not warm but cold. My wife ordered a salad with dressing on the side and add onions. Guess what, dressing was on and no onions.... More

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Pasadena, CA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Nice outdoor seating on the main street of Old Town Pasadena, Bar Celona used to have very good tapas and a nice selection of cheeses and olives. I went there last week after not having been in about a year, and the menu was more limited, the service slow, and several homeless people stopped at the table to ask for... More

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Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Typical bar one finds in the US is the sports bar with multiple television showing american footbal (they use hands mostly) or baseball. We are very glad we found one that is not a sports bar, with good wine selection and delicious tapas, with music not loud enough to carry conversations for our 40 year old + ears. Excellent service,... More

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Los Angeles, CA
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50 reviews 50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Went to Bar Celona with my husband Saturday night. What a fun place! Not boisterous, loud fun (think TGIF commercial) but sangrias and shared plates or lucious, fruity tempranillo fun. Beautiful setting, attentive staff. Everyone from patrons to employees seemed to be having a good time. Such a great atmosphere for a good meal. The menu offers both hot and... More

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Los Angeles
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

There are 2 sides to Bar Celona, so let's not get confused between what seems to be an atypical downtown bar, and a tapa restaurant with great food. We love the fried calamari. By definition, tapas are not cheap, but enables you to taste a variety of plates. Sangria was cheaper during our last visit. You will not enjoy the... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

An attractive restaurant which features excellent tapas and a good wine selection. We've been a few times and always enjoyed it, though when the bill arrives you need another drink. Perhaps not exactly value for money, but it does taste authentic and the service is good.

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Pasadena, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

Sitting in the bar looking out onto Colorado St. makes for fantastic people watching. This is a great place to nibble as you make your way through Old Town. The tapas are creative and ingredients are fresh. Chèvre croquettes were outstanding! Our waitress was very attentive and had a great attitude.

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Renmark, Australia
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101 reviews 101 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2012

Just eaten at this restaurant and when you are looking for somewhere to eat walking down the street please stop and try we were very pleased with the service and food.

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Los Angeles, California
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344 reviews 344 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2012

My friends and I tried out Bar Celona during DineLA week. I was enticed by the lunch menu they offered. You can imagine my dismay when I got there and they had changed the lunch options to unremarkable non tapas items. My friends ordered the DineLA menu and I went rogue and ordered tapas (which is what the restaurant is... More

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Pasadena, California
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87 reviews 87 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2011

Really huge. At night it's a meet/meat market. Daily serving tapas that would be laughed at in Madrid. Go to people watch or be watched...or get smashed. But don't go for dinner. La Luna Negra is the real Spanish restaurant in Old Town.

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