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Cal Pep

#764 of 6,876 Restaurants in Barcelona
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Neighborhood:
El Born / La Ribera
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Placa de les Olles 8, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
93 310 79 61
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7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Tue - Sat 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Local cuisine

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    Very good
  • 124
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  • 77
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  • 61
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
An Experience

The three of us arrived at 1:00 for opening at 1:15 and were able to get seats at the bar. The service is very good and food is very good. A menu is provided to order from and watching the servers working and the food being prepared is very interesting. Our seats at the far end of the bar were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
Jimbob44
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Birmingham, AL
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Istanbul, Turkey
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57 reviews 57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

This amazing restaurant is located in the old city, "ciutat bella". It is a restaurant with fixed opening and closing times, and you may find it closed in a day time if you dont go there at right time. The evening session starts at 19:30 and is closed at 23:30. There is a long que and it may take 30-45... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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88 reviews 88 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

If you are not interested in waiting for seating at the bar, you could reserve a table in the back room. (For 4 persons or more). There are so many delicious tapas to choose from. We ate there twice in our 4 days in El Born. Since we were 7 persons we did eat a lot of the courses. Great... More 

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Birmingham, AL
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132 reviews 132 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

The three of us arrived at 1:00 for opening at 1:15 and were able to get seats at the bar. The service is very good and food is very good. A menu is provided to order from and watching the servers working and the food being prepared is very interesting. Our seats at the far end of the bar were... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We loved this place. Went twice during our visit. It's best to sit at the bar and just ask them to bring you anything they've got.

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Santa Monica, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We arrived before they opened the door for lunch -- and were third in line. We were immediately seated at the counter. An hour later, eleven courses had been presented to us by our personal waiter. An overwhelming onslaught of delicious food prepared by the chefs and our waiter before our eyes. And over in the corner, Pep himself occasionally... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We returned to Barcelona mainly because cal pep. Excellent restaurant, excellent staff and especially the atmosphere there. If we go back to Barcelona again this partly thanks to the restaurant.

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Lyon
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I heard a lot of this place and was excited to finally be able to eat there. Well, the result is 5 plates of average tapas, 2 bears each for a bill of around 85€ which I consider too expensive considering the food I have been proposed (potatoes, eggs, tuna tartare). The tortilla was delicious, but I'm not eager to... More 

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Paris, France
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86 reviews 86 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Having heard that it was nice place from few people who also visited Barcelona, I decided to try it out. I was lucky to get there right at the lunch opening and thus were able to get the last seats, otherwise there is a wait, so I definitely suggest to get there before it opens. I sat at the bar,... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We had a lovely family dinner here. My 2 daughters (10 & 8) loved everything including the tuna tartare. Friendly service, good wine. Get there early, there was a significant queue before it opened. The locals all eat much, much later. Well worth a trip.

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13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

The Tapas were very good but the wait on line of 1 hour to find space was a bit too much. Although the next day I passed and was very easy to get in.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Placa de les Olles 8, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > El Born / La Ribera
  • Neighborhood: El Born / La Ribera
  • Phone Number: 93 310 79 61

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Wednesday
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Thursday
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Friday
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Saturday
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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El Born / La Ribera
The labyrinth that is El Born becomes most apparent the moment you turn down one of its side streets. But this is one of the few labyrinths you might actually enjoy losing your way in. After all, there are few places that live and breathe such exciting energy regardless of the time of day. This neighborhood seamlessly transcends the old and new parts of the city, reflected in its vast array of restaurants ranging from fancy Michelin-star establishments to trendy fusion restaurants. Here you'll find historical and cultural attractions such as the popular Picasso Museum and the Gothic cathedral La Santa Maria del Mar, where you just might be able to catch a traditional Catalan wedding.
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