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Passadis del Pep in Barcelona

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Passadis del Pep in Barcelona

newhaven maven | Jun 24, 2006 01:38 AM

We just got back from Barcelona and a wonderful meal at this well regarded restaurant. people often disparage it in favor of it's sister Cal Pep, but I think it deserves equal billing. If only because you get the same wonderful seafood tapas, but with a reservation! finding the place is a bit of an adventure--down an alley off a Placa, but once there and seated the food starts coming. And it's all wonderful. If rather exotic. I didn' grow up familiar with or loving shell fish-so almost everything was new to me--seas snails, anyone? or fried baby sardines that taste like the best french fries. After some 8 or 10 plates, you are asked if you want a main course. You can stop there--but we ordered the monkfish--perfectly cooked and redolent of garlic. At meal's end they bring you local liquers--we had green apple and a sort of limonata. the house wine is, remarkably, on the house. Not to be missed.

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