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Placa de les Olles 8, 08003 Barcelona, Spain (Sant Pere - Santa Caterina i la Ribera)
93 310 79 61
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Ranked #764 of 6,406 Restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Tue - Sat 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
Neighborhood:
El Born / La Ribera
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert

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New York City, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

This restaurant was highly recommended by so many people. We were told we needed a reservation, and the restaurant could only take us at 8pm (quite early for Spain). But we took it to see what all the hype was about. When we arrived, there was literally no one there (people came around 9:30pm AND we asked if they were... More 

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189 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Sat in back were they have about six tables and they took a reservation. Just told them to keep the tapas coming. We did no ordering . We were very pleased and the four of us also drank two bottles of recommended wine. It was fabulous

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5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

Great tapas and many kinds of sea food. The place is always crowded so its better to go at least half an hour before opening if you dont want to stay in the long que....

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new jersey
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46 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

we went here on our 4th day in barcelona because it was recommended by so many people back in the usa. well the food was good however not an amazing meal that we expected. we had better experiences the other 3 nights. we also expected more choices since we do have some food limitations and they were not able to... More 

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Palatine, Illinois
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

Had heard much about Cal Pep and was excited to try. Arrived around noon- and line out the door. Stood in line for about 75 minutes. Was great to have some Cava while in line. Then the fun began- we ordered 5 different tapas, with the highlights being the mushrooms that were in season, the artichokes and the clams with... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

Just had the seafood focused lunch with some Galician beef as extra course. The owner Jose & staff are great fun and food always simple but well prepared. Everytime other lovely people from around the world sharing good moments even if going alone. Excellent wine sellection as well. My kids know the Cal Pep rule: you got to at least... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

On the recommendation of two separate friends, I was excited to go to Cal Pep and it was a highlight! There is no menu, the waiters ask if you have any dietary restrictions or ,ajar preferences, then the tapas start coming! Everything was fresh and delicious! (Though had I been alone I would have asked for less seafood). Calamari, tuna... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Fantastic tapas. I think we had 14 different dishes. The focus is on seafood/shellfish, but if you are a fan like I am, oh my you are in for a treat. I can't even remember all the dishes we had, but there was one that I will NEVER forget, Tuna tartar. It was prob one of the best dishes I... More 

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

This is a brilliant tapas bar - but only if you like shellfish. My husband doesn't so didn't have much to eat of the suggested dishes. You have to queue and it's full of tourists - so maybe not the authentic catalan atmosphere. At 69 euros for tapas and a glass of wine, we thought it was expensive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Wonderful food nice service nice place.. Worth visiting and tasting the wonder of Barcellona we'll surely go again to queue up for the wonderful food c u next time...

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Additional Information about Cal Pep

Address: Placa de les Olles 8, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
Phone Number: 93 310 79 61
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Sant Pere - Santa Caterina i la Ribera
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
Cuisine: Seafood

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