Cal Pep

Cal Pep

The next day, November 6th, the ship docked in Barcelona around 4 pm.  We got off immediately, as we wanted to find a small cafe named Cal Pep that Bobby Flay recommended in a Cooking Light magazine.  We found it, then had a gelato in a tiny shop with wifi (pronounced wee-fee in Spain) and caught up with our emails.  We went back to the restaurant at 7:00, as we read a line formed for its opening at 7:30.  We were not disappointed.  They didn't show us a menu, just asked what we wanted to try, and we said mainly fish and vegetables.  We had the green peppers again, also some mushrooms, artichokes, calamari, fish croquettes, sausage and beans, more fish and a bottle of red wine.  The tapas came out one right after another, and we were sitting at the bar so could see the whole efficient operation.  When you were finished you told them "enough" and they brought you a bill.  There was always a line at Cal Pep, although the other nearby restaurants didn't seem busy at all.

© Jay Deitch 2015