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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” (130 reviews)
“clams” (168 reviews)
“seafood” (148 reviews)
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Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Placa De Les Olles 8, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We love going to Cal Pep. The service is fantastic as the waiters now the food and they have a passion for it. The foie sausage is a must!

Thank Hannah G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Typical tapas bar at the front with a smaller tabled area at the back. Really great food, try the baby squid with chickpeas, with fantastic, friendly and helpful, English-speaking service. Wine list.

1  Thank Mike1701d
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There was an initial problem with the reservation and we started to leave the restaraunt a little bit upset. However, Danny found us on the street outside of Cal Pep and made everything right. With a line out the door, he did not need to...More

1  Thank Joan A
Reviewed 1 week ago

When we arrived at the restaurant, we stood behind other diners for about 15 minutes before seats at the counter opened up. The wait was not bad because they move people quickly here. We had the "tasting menu" of tapas: 1) Fried calamari 2) Tiny...More

2  Thank BerkeleyCaveman
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was one of the first places we went to for Tapas and it was a great choice. Limited seating but worth the waiting for. Nice an lively atmosphere, seating is right in front of the kitchen and you get to see first hand how...More

1  Thank Jatinder M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here on a friend's recommendation. Lined up unfashionably early by Barcelona standards to get one of the limited seats upon opening. The chef creates the tapas from fresh ingredients. You indicate your food preferences and number of plates - they do the rest....More

Thank M C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had to queue for 30 mins at lunchtime but it was worth it. We were happy having the waiter suggesting tapas plates for us and the white wine presented was really excellent. I can imagine some people not liking being completely in control of...More

Thank David P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We waited around 20 minutes by wait was definitely worthed! We had the selection of dishes suggested by the waiter, and it was all great, especially the tortilla and the clams. Amazing service and good price. Best in town!

Thank Luca Q
calpep2016, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Cal Pep, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello, Thanks a lot for your review. We’re very happy that you enjoyed at our place. Hope to see you next time! Cal Pep Team

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dining at Cal Pep is a memorable experience. Get there before they open, wait in line, ushered into a counter and stool dining experience where you order what you want with suggestions from the counter staff. (A rear room will accommodate large parties.) Fine dining?...More

Thank KarenGr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spending 3 days in Madrid 3 days in Valencia and 3 days in Barca this is the worst meal we had! Over priced!!! Sea bass was 24.50 Clams were 17 which we usually paid €10 for bigger portions and much better quality!!More

Thank Rashinthe C
calpep2016, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Cal Pep, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear customer. We are very sorry that your experience at Cal Pep did not meet your expectations. The approximate average price per person in our restaurant is usually around 40-45€ which usually includes a selection of our best tapas and a bottle of wine (for...More

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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
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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
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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