Food and drink
Fish is the name of the game here, and it doesn’t come cheap but it doesn’t come better, either. There’s no menu to speak of, but Pep and his crew are used to tourists and will guide you in the right direction, probably suggesting that you start with squid, prawns and maybe some razor clams, whatever takes your fancy, and then moving on to a slab of simply prepared but immaculately cooked fish. The puds are good, too.
Noisy, fun and utterly free of pretensions.
There’s no time for polite chitchat with this lot, but the banter between them is entertaining, and for all the apparent chaos they run a tight ship.
On the pretty Plaça de les Olles, a short walk into the Born from Barceloneta metro.
It’s hard to cut corners at Cal Pep, and there’s no fixed menu, but don’t be afraid to ask for prices if they start suggesting langoustines or similar.
- Seasoned travellers
- People watching