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Cal Pep

Placa De Les Olles 8, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
+34 933 10 79 61
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish
$$ - $$$
Placa De Les Olles 8, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and Ihave been going to Cal Pep for over 15 years. In that time it has become much more of a 'tourist' Mecca than it ever was. We arrived 30 minutes before the restaurant opened and were only there for about 1.15. The...More

Thank Agmeng
calpep2016, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Cal Pep, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Agmeng, Thank you so much for your review. It makes us so happy to hear that you come to visit us year after year. We love what we do and so we work hard to maintain the standards of excellence. It is true that...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic place. First impression was very contradictory. 20 minutes before open many people. When the restaurant opened, the place quickly filled. Tight place and the people waiting are close to you. After we let go..... was a fantstic travel with Pep team. Fantastic guys and...More

Thank juszkodavid
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A friend who lived in El Born many years ago recommended Cal Pep to my husband and me, then added “but now it’s listed in all the guidebooks and too crowded!” Perhaps that true, but our meal at Cal Pep was one of the dining...More

Thank sputniktraveler
calpep2016, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Cal Pep, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello, Thanks a lot for your review. We’re very happy you enjoyed that much our dishes. That makes us rewarded! You have perfectly captured the essence of our restaurant. Hope to see you again very soon! Cal Pep Team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here for lunch after visiting parc guell and was happy we did. The vermouth was good and cold, the tapas tasty and reasonably priced and service was good and friendly. We ate and drinks like kings and paid like paupers

Thank ANP123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our guide recommended this place, which was going to be the first Tapas experience for our 8 year-old son. Booking was not possible, so we arrived at the restaurant 15 min before the opening and got in the line. Once it was opened, we were...More

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calpep2016, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Cal Pep, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear guest, We are really sorry about your experience at Cal Pep. We love children and really try to make them happy when they visit us. Nevertheless, we understand that the flavors can be a bit strong for their young taste. Please excuse our waiters...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our hotel recommended Cal Pep for our first Tapas experience. Booking is not possible. We arrived and waited about an hour for seats at the counter. Against the wall is a plaque confirming Cal Pep as the 33rd best restaurant in the world (year unknown)...More

Thank Danie W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good food, attentive and entertaining waitstaff. Sit in the back as opposed to the front counter. Reservations are required for the back. The waiters picked the menu for us and did a very nice job. I suspect that is par for the course because I...More

Thank Risa A
calpep2016, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Cal Pep, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello, Thanks a lot for your review. We’re very happy you enjoyed at our restaurant. Thanks for the words on the waiters they work really hard to please our guests. Hope to see you again very soon! Cal Pep Team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

OMG - this may be the best - best Tapas ever! Decent wine list and just let them do the rest. A tip - you can order wine while you are in line - Enjoy and thank me later

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cal Pep is a famous seafood tapas restaurant. You sit and eat in the bar in front of the cooks or you sit inside the restaurant. It is usually a long long line outside with people waiting to be seated. I read one description which...More

Thank SE11458
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We made our reservations via email before leaving the US. They are responsive. We had to confirm our reservations prior to our arrival but I explained via email that we would be on our flight and that we planned to be there for our reservations....More

Thank 1Rabbit
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places that live and breathe such exciting energy
regardless of the time of day. This neighborhood
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December 20, 2016|
Response from calpep2016 | Property representative |
Hello, We will be closed from december 24th for dinner to 26th (both included). Sorry for the inconveniences Thank you CAL PEP
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December 20, 2016|
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Response from Oceaning | Property representative |
Thanks for your question. You can reserve in the back room for 4 or more people. If you are interested, please send an e-mail to calpep@calpep and tell us the day, time and number of people. If you're trying to reserve... More
Grace S
October 7, 2016|
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Response from Nick G | Reviewed this property |
Only parties 4 or more can book tables
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $40
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Waitstaff, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
1:00 pm - 3:45 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
1:00 pm - 3:45 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
1:00 pm - 3:45 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
1:00 pm - 3:45 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
1:00 pm - 3:45 pm
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: +34 933 10 79 61
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Cal Pep offers a fresh and bright culinary experience with easy and quick preparations. Our restaurant concept grew from the idea of sharing the dishes, their tastes and flavours, in a 'tapas'-style. Faithful to this style, Pep invites us to enjoy light, exquisite and extremely varied dishes. Cal Pep is authentic Mediterranean cuisine, reflecting Pep's personal style and incorporating seasonal ingredients. You will enjoy fish, shellfish and fresh produce, all prepared with Pep's originality and flair. Welcome and happy dining! For a truly great tapas place, sit at the bar at old-school Cal Pep, Thomas Keller's vote for the best food in Europe. -- The Guardian The 'Tapas Institution' of Barcelona. There is no shtick here apart from superbly fresh seafood, served simply and on plates designed for sharing. -- The Telegraph
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