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Cal Pep

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

Published 08/18/2015

Fodor's Review

A two-minute walk east of Santa Maria del Mar, Cal Pep 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). 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.

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.; no dinner Sat.

Published 08/18/2015


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