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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 #719 of 6,499 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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Barcelona, Spain
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

We visited Cal Pep as it was listed as a good place to try traditional tapas in a travel guide. We were new to tapas and explained this to the waiter who kindly offered to recommend dishes for us. We had a fantastic selection of dishes that were all delicious! There was a great atmosphere and quick service! It was... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

We googled "genuine Catalan food" to discover this place was about a block from the apartment we rented in El Born. It was our last night in Barcelona and we hadn't had a bad meal all week, but this was the best, by far. We asked our server to bring us five dishes - his choice - and we weren't... More 

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

We had a fantastic experience at call pep last month. Wide selections of tapas, great wines, best tortilla in town and the seafood... delicious. It is not the cheapest place in town (around 40 euros with wine) given also that you sit in a bar, but it is so typical and the quality of food is so great that I... More 

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Westford, Massachusetts
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015 via mobile

We had a fantastic late lunch at Cal Pep. Sit at the bar so you can see the fresh fish and the chefs create. No menu, they make recommendations based on what you like. Trust them! We had razor clams, fried baby artichokes, sautéed baby squids, and tuna tartare. A delicious Catalan creme for dessert with espresso, and of course... More 

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Ghent, Belgium
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12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

There always tends to be queue in this small restuarant, but this time we decided to wait it out and were rewarded for our effort. It's a good idea to let the waiter suggest the specials and take it from there. Delicious almejas (small shells), loved the fried artichokes and the crema catalan is to die for. The atmosphere is... More 

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Saddleworth
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13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We've been trying to get in here for a while but it's always been too busy, just let the waiter decide and you won't be disappointed with what turns up.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

One of the best places I've ever eaten in - tuna tartar is simply delicious! I originally decided to go here as Thomas Keller said it was his favourite restaurant is Barcelona and it is now mine.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

This was an awesome experience. I got the opportunity to meet Cal Pep himself! Get there early, as the venue is small and there is guaranteed to be a crowd, but the line moves pretty fast. Everything is served tapas style. The ham croquette is the best! I've tried others, but non compare. Also try the fried artichoke and saute... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

it's small and busy but the staff are wonderful and serve delicious dishes that cater to your exact tastes. Was very expensive but a wonderful experience of true tapas, and our best meal in barcelona.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 via mobile

...and I'm not even a big fan of seafood. Girlfriend is, though, and she loved it. I highly recommend this place. Get there early and get near the front door near opening time. It's fun to sit at the counter right in front of the cooks, and it takes some jockeying to do that.

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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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