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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” (150 reviews)
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Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Placa De Les Olles 8, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What a horrendous mistake it was giving this place a try. We went on a friend's recommendation that this was THE place to go....so we went as it opened, because it is very difficult to get a seat since there are only like 16 or...More

Thank JennifoodieJ
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took a while to get a seat with a line out the door but as I was solo I managed to jump the queue a little. I don't speak Catalan / Spanish so the waiter ordered for me and dishes started arriving... good food, nice...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was recommended to us, and we were so glad we went. The food was cooked right in front of us, and was excellent. Great, bustling local atmosphere.

Thank williamsun12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Location: In La Ribero, which is right next to the El Born neighbourhood. Pretty easy to get to. The place: If you have no reservation, then the place is small. Why? Because anyone without a reservation gets seated at the bar, and this section of...More

Thank Ann T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

No bookings are taken but go at European times, lunch 12:30 to 1:30 and dinner 7:30-8:30 and you should be OK. Spaniards will arrive when you leave. For the insiders is Cal Pep a well kept secret and the question is how succulent it will...More

Thank Joaquin S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great staff,very welcoming, lots of bounce, food beautiful. Never having been here before let waiter show us the way, choices I think should still have your own influence, wines suggested sensational but not a lot of lower priced wine available

Thank John P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Around 10 years after my first visit, this was around the fifth time to visit Cal Pep. It still is a place to go to when in Barca, although prices have reached a worrying level. Except for the wine that is. But it is the...More

Thank Diederik_G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved this place. We waited an hour to eat at the bar, just do it, wait in line and you'll be rewarded. The food is prepared in front of you and so, so good. Fresh simple dishes that weeks later in the food hell hole...More

Thank jrs2065
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had been recommended to go to this restaurant by our host, however we actually came across it meandering through the streets of El Born. There were about 8 people lined up outside a garage door and we noticed the name and joined the queue....More

Thank Lee M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate at Cal Pap four years ago and loved it, so that when an opportunity to visit Barcelona came up, we decided to adopt a theme for our visit: "A QUEST for best TPAS in BCN" Cal Pep is closed for summer vacation in...More

Thank Bywalec
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 neighbourhood
seamlessly transcends the old and new parts of the
city, reflected in its vast array of restaurants
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Questions & Answers
20 December 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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20 December 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
7 October 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
US$30 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine
Open Hours
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
7:30 PM - 11:30 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
  • Neighbourhood: El Born / La Ribera
  • Phone Number: +34 933 10 79 61
  • E-mail
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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