Cal Pep

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  • Catalan
Critics' choice
3 Love It
Sant Pere, Santa Caterina i la Ribera

As much tapas bar as restaurant, Cal Pep is always packed to the hilt: get here early to bag one of the coveted seats at the front. There is a cosy dining room at the back, but it’s a shame to miss the show. The affable Pep will take the order, steering neo- phytes towards the trifásico – a mélange of fried whitebait, squid rings and shrimp. Other favourites include the exquisite little tallarines (wedge clams), and botifarra sausage with beans. Then squeeze in four shot glasses of foam – coconut with rum, coffee, crema catalana and lemon – as a light and scrump- tious pudding.

Venue name: Cal Pep
Address: Pl. de les Olles, 8

Opening hours: Mon 7.30pm-11.30pm; Tue-Fri 1pm-3.45pm; 7.30pm-11.30pm; Sat 1pm-3.45pm
Transport: Jaume I (M: L4)
Price: Main courses 15 €

Average User Rating

5 / 5

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We waited 20 mins to be seated and it is probably the only time I will say it was worth the wait!

No set menus, just the catches of the day and the chefs’ recommendations, definitely the best way to eat. We ate like royalty and were treated as such by the wonderful staff. The food is simply exquisite, they don't overpower the natural taste of the seafood but gently accentuate it and the tortilla is lovely! Seriously, if you love seafood, go to this restaurant.