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“Two nights in a row.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Pepita

La Pepita
Ranked #97 of 8,917 Restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $53
Cuisines: Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Gracia
Description: New concept of tapas, reinventing our spanish beloved pepito sandwich, feminizing it and using new ingredients under this same concept. Taking care of the traditional receipts, product´s season and tapas eating way. La Pepita is a place to come for an early aperitif, some beers and bravas, late lunch or dinner, at the marble bar or in the cozy small saloon. It is a familiar restaurant, where the value for money and treat is something we take care about.
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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“Two nights in a row.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2013

After eating here on the second last night of our trip, we decided to skip our plan to find amazing paella and just come back to where we knew the food was great. The first night we arrived with out a reservation at around 6:50 pm and were able to get two seats at the bar. The place just started filling up after that. I would get there around 6:30 to be safe if you don't have a reservation. We reserved a table in the dining room for the second night, but I actually liked the energy at the bar a bit more. Excellent service, very friendly staff, and the food...well, amazing.

Just as a point of reference, we had just eaten the night before at Gelonch, a very expensive molecular gastronomy place with a 16 course tasting menu. We found each dish at La Pepita to be superior to most dishes there. We had 4 gin and tonics (highly recommended), a bottle of wine, and enough food to fill two large Canadians for 100 euros.

You should check it out soon if you're planning a trip.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Tacoma, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Go... now!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2013

Without a doubt the best meal in Barcelona. The wait was off-putting, with peeps packed in waiting for tables and the staff was literally under siege However, they never lost track of those waiting, made sure they had drinks and maneuvered around them in the packed space all the while smiling. Our wait was a half hour, our server suggested the sea bass and beef pepita and they unexpected flavor combinations blew us away. With the incredible service and timing of our plates you'd have thought we were the only diners in the restaurant. We're going back, but arriving earlier next time!

Visited October 2013
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Munich, Germany
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13 reviews
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“A MUST if in Barcelona”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2013

I cannot recommend this place enough. The food was incredibly delicious, and the service was excellent. We arrived a little before the rush, and waited about 30-40 minutes for a spot at the bar. The restaraunt is small and cozy, so don't expect lots of room to wait. Some people even had to wait outside (so bring a jacket if it's cold). If you wait up by the bar, ask for a drink and enjoy the company you are with. Once you are settled in, you will have completely forgotten about the time you spent waiting. The food was incredible. We tried 3 tapas and each ordered an entrée and finished our meal off with a dessert. The tapas were the best we have had in Barcelona.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney, Australia
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“One of our favourites”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2013

We arrived without a reservation and the place was fully booked, however we were early enough to get a seat at the bar (around 6:40) which I highly recommend. They don't start serving food until 7.30 which gave us time for a few cheeky drinks. The service was awesome, staff were really cool and spoke good English which is always a bonus. Now for the food. It was simply amazing. Pretty much fine dining for cafe prices. Every single bit a food was awesome. Top 3 best meals in Europe along with Dinner by Heston in London and Katogi in Ios. Do yourself a favour in Barcelona and go there.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Brisbane
2 reviews
“Incredible”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2013

This place is one of Barcelona's treasures. The atmosphere is delightful, the food was unbelievable and the owner makes you want to run away from home and live in La Pepita forever. Do yourself a favour, don't leave Barcelona without booking a spot here for dinner.

Visited September 2013
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