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Cal Pep

#642 of 6,868 Restaurants in Barcelona
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Neighborhood:
El Born / La Ribera
Chowder, Pizza, Seafood
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Placa de les Olles 8, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
93 310 79 61
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Tue - Sat 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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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
Good recommendation from the hotel!

Great little restaurant! The hotel recommended it to us and it was definitely worth going. I would not give the top rating since it was overpriced but overall very good. Would come back!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Amanda S
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Great little restaurant! The hotel recommended it to us and it was definitely worth going. I would not give the top rating since it was overpriced but overall very good. Would come back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Cal Pep does not take reservations so get there by 7p.m. for opening at 7:30p.m for bar seating. We were there before opening but too far back in the line. However, since we were only 2 they had an extra table in the back room that was not reserved. Apparently groups of 6 or more might be able to reserve.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

If you go to Barcelona, you must eat here. Queue with a bottle of wine and chat to the people around you in the queue. Fantastic seafood. We didn't order, we just told the man working there what we liked. Can't wait to go back!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Went to Cal Pep based on recommendation of a friend, who said it was her favorite - hands down. It opens at 7:30pm for dinner. We got in line at a little after 7 and there were already a few others waiting. You're hustled to bar seating if there are just 2 of you. They ask if you have any... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

THE LOCATION: was easy to find as there was a que forming. We went 15 minutes before opening to get in. We were forth in line. The place is quite crowded and there is bar seating where you can watch them cook everything. Was like food theatre. People crowded behind us watching in anticipation, ready to take our seats. THE... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

I have wanted to try Cal Pep for years, however every time I have walked by the queue has been out the door. Last night after enjoying some great live jazz and drinks at Little Italy we were walking past and saw no queue so decided to give it a try. The staff informed us that we would need to... More 

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Washington, DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Fodors recommended this restaurant and we are so glad that we visited. As a party of 3, we could not get a table in the back so we needed to stand in line to eat at the counter. The 1-hour wait was worth every minute. (Note: You can order wine while you are waiting in line) When we were seated,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Came here for lunch with a friend once we realized they are closed Saturday for dinner (good to know ahead of time if you are planning on visiting). Be ready to wait and have an open mind as far as what you will eat! Our waiter asked if we were slightly hungry or very hungry and went from there! Every... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Love this place. An institution. Despite nearly all the clientele being tourists, it retains its soul as a bastion of traditional tapas and joie de vivre. Authentic to the core from the dishes to the staff. Every dish was delicious. Not sure where to even start in terms of which dishes stood out. They were all excellent. Staff are attentive.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We had heard a lot about Cal Pep and have tried to visit before on previous trips to Barcelona however as they don't open in July/Aug or at weekends we hadn't been able to visit until our most recent trip. We had to wait 50 mins for a table but we were aware of this and didn't really mind as... More 

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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>  > El Born / 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: Chowder, Pizza, Seafood

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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: Chowder, Pizza, 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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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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