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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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“tuna tartare” (131 reviews)
“clams” (168 reviews)
“seafood” (149 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

we waited in line for over an hour only to be dumped in an awful back room with 4 other diners and 50 empty chairs and no natural light..we requested to wait for a place at the tapas bar and were told we could go...More

Thank Eric S
Reviewed 2 days ago

The food is very good but not great .The bar is the place to eat and the place has i nice buzz but is not worth waiting in a line of people If you have to wait find somewhere else because there are plenty that...More

Thank Alan M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We arrived at Bar Mut exactly at 7:30 pm and took our place at the end of the line. SIngles and couples were directed to the bar, and reservations for larger groups were sent to the back. The bar was filled inside of a minute....More

Thank Antietam788
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Wow o wow. This will be one of the dining highlights of my life. The wait is so worth it. Get there early, stay as long as you can keep going. Enjoy the friendly service and get with the mood of relaxed hospitality. Whatever you...More

Thank Ruth G
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Rude staff. We arrived at 10.30 and were not even offered a drink while waiting in queue. No one came to greet us and when we did finally get a place at the bar the service felt rushed and when we joked with the waitor...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've been to Cal Pep 3 times and every time it doesn't disappoint. The food is fresh, full of flavour and delicious. They bring out dish after dish of traditional Spanish plates partnered with friendly service. We had the tuna tartare, the octopus (it was...More

Thank Saya J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had to line up for about an hour but it was well worth it! The food was amazing- so fresh and tasty. No English menu available but this added to the suspense and fun of dining at Cal Pep. The only thing we found...More

Thank Kat H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Seriously the best place for tapas! I spent 1 week in Barcelona and I went there every single day! It's a small place and not many seats.. so be patient, it's worth!

Thank Peter W
Reviewed 1 week ago

You will need to line up for a while to get a seat at the bar, but it is SO worth it. I absolutely loved being able to watch my food being prepared and the fun banter with staff and fellow diners. The food is...More

Thank Nicole C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is incredible. Get there before 8. We waited in line for over an hour to sit down but it was amazing and worth it.

Thank GelatoForMe
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
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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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
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
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
19:30 - 23:30
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
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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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