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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%
Travellers talk about
“tuna tartare” (128 reviews)
“clams” (161 reviews)
“seafood” (146 reviews)
Open Now
13:00 - 15:45All hours
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish
$$ - $$$
Placa De Les Olles 8, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This place is becoming more and more popular with foodie tourists, so, beware the queue/waiting time. But, it is worth it!! Lovely, lovely, lovely food. Very good wine list. Very good serving staff, and once they recognise you, you are greeted with a kiss by...More

Thank Marlette C
Reviewed 3 days ago

The seafood here is just perfect. As was the desert. It was recommended by a friend who is a chef. My only complaint is that if you have just two people, you have no choice but to sit at the counter. And also no access...More

Thank G S
Reviewed 1 week ago

You don't get a choice of the food you receive- only generally letting the staff know what you like (i.e. "can we have some meat dishes?" and they bring you some meat dishes). The excitement (if you have any to begin with) for these dishes...More

Thank adeli_monroe
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a particular experience not to miss in Barcelona ! Do it !!! This is not a tourist trap ! It is a perfect place to finish your trip having the best food experience

Thank Selim S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food and awesome experience. Ate here twice during the five nights we were here in Barcelona. Not only was the food good, but the team of servers behind the bar make the experience, all the better. If you want great local food, in a...More

Thank Alliedkb1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A local recommended we arrive early for lunch, and we were sure glad we did! By the time we arrived, there was already a line- but it was SO worth it! You can order from the menu, or you can have an adventure and tell...More

Thank Carol2462
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just had fantastic lunch for four so was able to book table in back of restaurant rather then queuing in front - food was simple but delicious and wines were amazing - and service was friendly and humorous! Was there over 3 hours - highly...More

Thank Tony B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great restaurant and service! Got there at 7:15 before it opened at 7:30 and was seated immediately at a table. Beware there will be a line! The food was amazing and definitely worth the wait and every penny! I would recommend this restaurant to anyone...More

Thank Christina T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Get here early so you are part of the first wave entering the restaurant. The seating is 'diner' style seating at a bar. There was no menu, they serve whatever is fresh that day which makes it part of the overall experience. Each dish was...More

Thank Dany L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Get there by 7pm, to get in line...the 30 minute wait to be the first to sit at the bar is worth it! Forget the menu.Please don't ask for it! Trust the guys behind the bar to bring you incredible food, tapas. The house wine...More

Thank BigDaddyFame
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 & AnswersAsk a question
Are you open Dec 25th or 26th?
21 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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We are a family of five. Should we make a reservation? Would it be difficult for us to get seats at the bar because we are a large group?
21 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
CAn we reserve tonight for 3 people between 9 and 930
8 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
Good for
Local cuisine
Open Hours
19:30 - 23:30
19:30 - 23:30
13:00 - 15:45
19:30 - 23:30
13:00 - 15:45
19:30 - 23:30
13:00 - 15:45
19:30 - 23:30
13:00 - 15:45
19:30 - 23:30
13:00 - 15:45
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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