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Cal Pep

Placa De Les Olles 8, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
+34 933 10 79 61
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“tuna tartare” (137 reviews)
“clams” (181 reviews)
“seafood” (140 reviews)
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Placa De Les Olles 8, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed today via mobile

Visited just after 2pm on a Friday. Bar counter was full, we were given a table in the small dining room at the back of the restaurant. There's no menu, the staff will recommend a few dishes based on whatever is available that day. Three...More

Thank wendywelding
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What a great and enjoyable moment ! Even if the barman has little behaviour because you are not Catalan you do enjoy the seafood !!! The small clams, the squid, small fishes and la licor de la Casa. Salute!

Thank YamSing
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My husband and I were lucky to score a table in the back of the shop after waiting a while to be seated as the place was packed. Gerry, our waiter from Naples, looked after us with his warm friendly and knowledgeable flair. Great evening...More

Thank Gabriella M
Reviewed 5 days ago

Sure, a touristy location but well worth a visit. At first glance you might think your company won't fit but if you wait in line you could get a table in a room in the back. Let's say it was well worth the wait, we...More

Thank mikaelwehner
Reviewed 6 days ago

Heavily recommended to us but I would suggest skipping. Food was decent but that was it. We sat at the bar and had the fried artichoke, clams, bread, octopus, potato omelette and dessert (which was slightly burnt). Three stars because the service was good, it...More

Thank Renee R
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our favorite restaurant in Barcelona. The freshest seafood tapas Authentic Catalan Tapas Eat at the counter and enjoy the funny banter of the waiters - go early or late to avoid the line. There is no menu - tell them what you like...More

Thank JohnZur
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dont make the mistake we made and miss out on the food here. Its expensive but worth it. The food looked fabulous but we didnt want to wait in the queue. What a big mistake! We ended up somewhere else eating average food at an...More

Thank Vickie W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great time here on our last night in Barcelona. We had to queue for a seat at the bar but totally worth it. The food was delicious, the staff were friendly and helpful. Good vibe and great atmosphere among the patrons. Would...More

Thank Eli W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always make sure we eat here when in Barcelona and recommend to everyone. If you can't get near the front when it opens, the queue is worth the wait, an opportunity to get an idea of what you fancy - and get an insight from...More

Thank ColinYoungie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First of all, food was tasty and good. Mixed feelings came because; There were no menu to look and choose the food you want. That’s fine, but I got some wrong ideas of servings. As this look pretty much as a tapas bar, I thought...More

Thank karicjones
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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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9 June 2018|
Response from Zuleyha S | Reviewed this property |
This is not a question. They are trying to make a reservation in Cal Pep. The question should be answered by Cal PEP staff: rEGARDS
Yotam A
18 December 2017|
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Response from Rossa M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it’s a very popular restaurant and you definitely need a reservation!
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 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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