Fodor's Expert Review El Passadís d'en Pep

$$$ Born-Ribera Seafood

Hidden away at the end of a narrow unmarked passageway off the Pla del Palau, near the Santa Maria del Mar church, this restaurant is a favorite with well-heeled and well-fed gourmands who tuck in their napkins before devouring some of the city's best traditional seafood dishes. Sit down and waiters will begin serving delicious starters of whatever's freshest that day in the market in rapid-fire succession. Don't bother asking for a menu—there isn't one (although you can prebook a set menu in advance online if you prefer). At some point you may be asked to decide on a main course; if you're already full, feel free to pass—but you might well be missing a pièce de résistance.

Seafood Lively Lunch Dinner Service $$$

Quick Facts

Pl. del Palau 2
Barcelona, Catalonia  08003, Spain


Known For:
  • Fresh seafood
  • Starters served in rapid-fire succession
  • No menu, but you can prebook a set menu online
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Sun., and 3 wks in Aug.

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