Considered by many locals as one of the very best restaurants in Barcelona, Cal Pep is a tapas bar that specialises in seafood so fresh you wouldn't be surprised to see it wriggle off your plate. Clams with hot peppers, tuna in sesame sauce and fried crispy prawns are just some of the delicacies that get regulars coming back for more - even if it means queuing for close to an hour just to get a stool by the bar. Once seated waiters, or even the magnanimous Pep himself, are likely to suggest dishes on your behalf, which most consider a great honour. Fun, friendly and a little frantic, a meal at Cal Pep is a quintessential Barcelona experience. If you can't get a seat then simply check out our dining out home page for more great eateries around the city, whilst gastro-travellers should check out our article on food tours for some tasty activities.
Check the opening times because we had to walk past about three times before finally finding it open. The tapas seem very reasonably priced however they soon add up... but definitely worth it. Overall i'd say Cal Pep justifies it's reputation, but that's not to say there aren't hundreds of other restaurants in Barcelona that are just as good but for one reason or another don't have the fame factor.
reviewed by Reinhold from United States on Feb.07.2012
The restraunt had very delicious food. The service was polite, but I kept finding raw fish in my sushi! :(
reviewed by Samuel Darmetzka from Djibouti on Jan.21.2011
We had to wait in line to get a table but it was worth it for the sublime food... the best we ate in Barcelona
reviewed by Larry from United States on Dec.25.2009