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Cal Pep

#748 of 6,809 Restaurants in Barcelona
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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
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Closed now
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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
  • 123
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  • 76
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  • 61
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Everything was excellent.

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
KatieMargaret
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Brooklyn, New York
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Brooklyn, New York
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

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
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

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
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
7 helpful votes 7 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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Guaynabo
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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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San Francisco
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This is well known to the tourist from abroad but still a great place to eat and a wait-staff that is quite entertaining. They bring you a variety of things based on what they have and if you want more fish/meat or none. Great wine list for those in the know for the best Spanish but you can get some... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Got recommended to visit this Restaurant but after waiting outside for a long time the staff was unfriendly, so we went away!

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31 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

If you like 1. reservations 2. a menu 3. knowing the cost 4. a large table then this is not your restaurant. If you like 1. incredible food prepared in front of 2. have a sense of adventure 3. don't mind waiting a while in line this is the place for you for fresh tapas. There is one long counter... More 

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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • 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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