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Cal Pep

Placa de les Olles 8, 08003 Barcelona, Spain (Sant Pere - Santa Caterina i la Ribera)
93 310 79 61
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Ranked #660 of 6,000 Restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Sant Pere - Santa Caterina i la Ribera
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Houston, United States
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Unfortunately this place didn't live up to my expectations. I have read so many reviews about this place and was determined to have a meal there. I visited the place on a Sunday and the place was closed. So i came the following day and it was jam packed. So here is how it goes, the place have a seating... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

If you wanted something specific, this is not the place. If you don't like seafood, you isn't the place for you. If you want to have a food adventure and experience the modern version of dinner theatre then, by all means, continue reading:) My wife and I came here with no idea what to expect. When we walked in, we... More

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NYC
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23 reviews 23 reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Took our two kids ages 8 and 10 here on a busy evening around 9pm. We sat at the counter. The staff were excellent, very friendly, and served all of us the most amazing meal.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Had a fantastic meal here the night before they closed for their summer holiday. Lovely staff, lovely place, lovely food. Kids welcome but the food can be a bit of an ask for the younger ones. My son is 7 and quite adventurous with food (likes Sushi for example) but he struggled a bit here. We on the other hand... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This review only applies to lunch.They open for lunch at 1:00 The line starts forming at 12:30.I would suggest getting there right at 12;30 or be prepared to wait.The first thing you will notice is everyone in line is a tourist who read about the place on line.When we asked locals for directions they asked why we were headed there.The... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Okay, so I should have done more research before going to Cal Pep, which i now realize and won't make that mistake again. Based on a recommendation, we lined up at 7:15 pm when the restaurant was opening at 7:30 pm, other people were in line, so we thought it was a good spot. Once it opened we were quickly... More

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Utrecht
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This is the place to get great tapas at an upscale but small and cosy restaurant. You will eat at the long bar, behind of which the chefs are making excellent, mainly seafood, tapas. Staff is really friendly and more than willing to share some information about the dishes with you. The tapas are extremely fresh and supertasty! The restaurant... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

We came here after a recommandation, saw some mixed reviews on tripadvisor but still decicded to go and let me tell you it was amazing the food was everything i expected to eat coming to barcelona and more staff were so friendly and genuinely happy I wiuld sugguest making a booking if not expect about a 20 min wait its... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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155 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

My wife and I stopped here while vacationing last month. We had a 21hr layover in BCN and bar/tapas hopped all day. We made this our last stop, arriving around 8:30pm...which is early for dining standards in Spain. Therefore we only waited 20-30 minutes for a seat at the bar. You can get a table in the adjoining room(s) if... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

Simple delicious food cooked in front of you. Fun waiting staff. Always busy so get in early, we took 3 tries to get inside the door but it was worth the effort.

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