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Bar Celona

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46 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91105-1902 (Fair Oaks Ave.)
+1 626-405-1000
11:30 - 23:00
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56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Stopped by for a quick bite to eat. Decent Tapas and tasty sangria. Will say drinks were a little small. Friendly staff.

Thank robert m
Buffalo NY
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353 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

So we gobbled tapas, paella, mussels, clams, chorizo & sangria like we used to do in Madrid. Seriously yum. Waitstaff gentle, delightful and gracious. Splendid lunch. Very hard not to over-indulge.

Thank Hewitty15
London, United Kingdom
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290 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Pasadena whilst a really nice town isn't the liveliest of places at the best of times. Weekdays it is quiet everywhere however at weekends it livens up a little bit. To be honest I think the locals prefer it that way so at weekends if you want a little bit of action and atmosphere this is going to be one... More 

Thank 1879fulham
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Nice place to take a drink with friends. nice staff and a quiet place overall even when its on the main bouvelard.

Thank Magali G
Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Excellent location on Colorado Blvd in old town Pasadena. Modern, comfortable and friendly decor with 11 large screen TVs and a huge 150+ inch projection TV viewing the 2016 Olympics live from Rio. Watched USA basketball knock off Spain. For lunch we ordered marinaera paella, aged jamón serrano, Spanish meat & cheese platter and selection of olives plate along with... More 

Thank Andre J
Scottsdale, Arizona
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223 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

My wife and I went on a Saturday Afternoon and enjoyed the wonderful Patio Seating. This is a great place to relax, watch people and enjoy some very good food. I enjoyed the Paella with Pork and Sausage, the wife had a wonderful Pizza from the Sorriso Restaurant which operates from the same kitchen. Bread Service was fresh and the... More 

Thank cookbookguy
Los Angeles, California
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59 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

We went during a weekday, which may explain the quiet vibe. Nonetheless, the seating arrangement is super relaxing with the comfy sofas found all over the establishment. In regards to the tapas, I loved the meatballs and the calimari, In addition, I enjoyed the sangria as well. When I am looking for a sport bar, I will return here, the... More 

Thank juliissa
burbank CA
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2015

I used to go to Villa Sorriso regularly, but now it's closed and the menu is served at Bar Celona. Little known fact - they have a back patio on the alley behind the restaurant. A great choice on a warm day in SoCal.

Thank sharling
Pasadena, California
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

Only been once because I had a friend visiting from Spain, we had tapas at lunchtime, they were good but not traditional Spanish food, kind of like a modern update on the usual favorites. No dog patio.

Thank Varesha108
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72 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2015

Loved the tapas and red sangria. Sat outdoors on the main street. Waiting staff were excellent. Will definitely return on next trip.

Thank ozbozcoz

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Mediterranean, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 46 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91105-1902
    (Fair Oaks Ave.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 626-405-1000

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?