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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 #639 of 6,031 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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Santa Fe NM
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Ate here some years ago but wish I had reviewed it then. Just go sit down at the counter (after a bit of a wait) and let em go to town. You'll be glad you did.

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6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The line formed in the street before the restaurant even opened but after a reasonable wait we got a seat at the bar. The server intuited that we were new to this (it was our first nice in Barcelona) and he offered to select dishes with just a little guidance from us. A glass of Cava, a great assortment of... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

A friend recommended to go there and we were happy we have followed his recommendation! The food was delicious, presentation is fun and staff is very friendly and cheerful. Absence of menu makes it a bit confusing but definitely adds more excitement. Some dishes are bigger than the tapas size, like my sea buss, which tasted amazing. They are closed... More

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Sandefjord Municipality, Norway
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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW via mobile

Walked to restaurant on our first day in Barcelona on the off-chance we could get in. Not only did we get in but they were happy to accommodate a rather large baby stroller (and baby). Traditional Spanish tapas served at the bar, with a few glasses of cava - lovely. Relaxed and genuine.

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Basel, Switzerland
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4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

One of the best tapas bar-restaurant in Barcelona, no menu, no reservation, just good food. Be patient because you might have to wait up to one hour to have your place in this small traditional and authentic restaurant, just relax, breathe, get into the Spanish easy-going environment and ask for a couple of drinks to warm you up for the... More

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Dallas, Texas
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We were only able to secure a reservation for lunch - and was it worth it! The beautiful back room just oozed Barcelona Tapas history - and once the amazing wine and food appeared the afternoon was complete! The waiter would bring us course after course of authentic tapas, many with fresh seafood uniquely prepared. Truly some of the best... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

My friends and I had a tremendous meal in the back room of this great spot. The waiters were funny and engaging. There's no menu, so they just brought us an excellent variety of meat, seafood, and veggie tapas. Everything was delicious. Great wines, too. Highly recommend!

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Belgrade, Serbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I went to lunch in Cal Pep while participating UNESCO Conference on Tourism, Culture and Gastronomy Heritage that was held in Barcelona in mid-June this year (2014). Our kind hosts showed us many phenomenal restaurants, bars and clubs, and I had an opportunity to eat some of the best meals in Barcelona. But, Cal Pep is experience that no one... More

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Zionsville, Indiana
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17 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Our apartment was on the Placa de las Olles so this place was literally right outside our door. Probably my favorite restaurant in Spain during our last trip. We got there early so we had a place in line for the first serving. We just told them the type of things we like and they brought us what they had... More

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Toronto
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20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Our most memorable meal in Spain. There was as long line to get in every night we passed by, but we had read enough reviews to know that we needed to try it. We ate up at the counter and had an unbelievable meal. The fried padron peppers will change your life.

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