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Barcelona Restaurants

Cal Pep

  • Pl. de les Olles 8 Map It
  • Born-Ribera

Updated 03/12/2014

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Cal Pep, a two-minute walk east from Santa Maria del Mar, has been in a permanent feeding frenzy for 30 years, intensified even further by the hordes of tourists who now flock here. Pep serves a selection of tapas, cooked and served hot over the counter. Generally avoid ordering the fish dishes (unless you're willing to part with an extra €35–€50), and stick with green peppers, fried artichokes, garbanzos and spinach, baby shrimp, the "trifasic" (mixed tiny fish

fry), the nonpareil tortilla de patatas (potato omelet), and botifarra trufada en reducción de Oporto (truffled sausage in Port wine reduction sauce). The house wines are good, but the Torre la Moreira Albariño white perfectly complements Pep's offerings. Be prepared to wait for 20 minutes for a place at the counter. Reservations for the tables in the tiny back room are accepted, but reserve well in advance and know that you'll miss out on the lively counter scene.

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Pl. de les Olles 8, Barcelona, Catalonia, 08003, Spain

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Restaurant Details:

  • Closed Sun. No lunch Mon. No dinner Sat. Closed 3 wks in Aug.

Updated 03/12/2014


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