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Cal Pep

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

Known for

  • Excellent fish fry
  • Delicious potato omelet
  • Lively counter scene

Published 08/20/2018

Fodor's Review

A two-minute walk east of Santa Maria del Mar, Cal Pep has been in a permanent feeding frenzy for more than 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. Fish dishes are on the pricier side (€35–€50), so 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). 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 the counter is where is action is.

Restaurant Information


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

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Restaurant Details:

  • Closed Sun., and 3 wks in Aug. No lunch Mon.

Published 08/20/2018


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