Pepa Pla, Old bookshop turned restaurant, Eixample

Pepa Pla, old bookshop turned restaurant in Barcelona charms us with it’s good looks, food, organic and natural wine.

Pepa Pla, Old bookshop turned restaurant, Eixample

Pepa Pla, Old bookshop turned restaurant, Eixample

AT FIRST SIGHT

The locale of Pepa Pla is attractive and inviting, a mix of old and new. When Pepe Pla underwent the transformation from bookshop to restaurant they maintained the the original ceramic floor tiles, brick walls and the bookshelves, which now gives the locale it’s unique character.

Pepa Pla, Old bookshop turned restaurant Barcelona

At Pepa Pla you wont find fried food to order, the cuisine opts to prepare the produce grilled, marinated, baked or just raw. In the small patio next to the kitchen they have their own garden were we can find chilli and different herbs used in the dishes.

With international chefs in the kitchen, the flavours are a stir between the Spanish cuisine and exotic aromas. What about a Japanese Okonomiyaki with foie gras or more traditional pluma iberica?

Pepa Pla, Old bookshop turned restaurant

Natural wine Clot de les Soleres at Pepa Pla

They have a good selection of organic and natural wines at Pepa Pla from Catalonia and Spain. The profesional sommeliers will help you to pair the best wine to your dishes. Camila helped us out on our visit and she knows the drill. We tried Clot de les Soleres, made with the Macabeu grape from Piera in Penedés, Catalonia.

 

DISHES TRIED AND TESTED

The dishes are thought to share, tapas and platillos. As we waited for our food the friendly staff invited us for some olives and thick crisps.

Pepa Pla, Old bookshop turned restaurant, Barcelona

Crips & olives at Pepa Pla

We shared Pepa Pla’s take on the perfect marriage cured anchovies and fresh marinated anchovies 8€, delicious!

Pepa Pla, Old bookshop turned restaurant

Two in one – cured anchovies & fresh anchovies

Duck magret thinly sliced topped with mushrooms and a lemon vinaigrette 6,50€.

Pepa Pla, Old bookshop turned restaurant, Eixample

Tender duck

Octopus sandwich with chard, romesco and Japanese mayo 9,30€  – my favourite!

Pepa Pla, Old bookshop turned restaurant, Barcelona

This one is a must on your visit!

Pluma iberica with watercress 14,50€.

Pepa Pla, Old bookshop turned restaurant, Eixample

Pluma Iberica

Dessert thinly sliced brioche, chocolate and raspberries 5,50€

Pepa Pla, Old bookshop turned restaurant, Eixample

Dessert!

Pepa Pla, Old bookshop turned restaurant, Barcelona

Delicious!

OTHER BUSINESS BY THE GUYS BEHIND PEPA PLA

Restaurante PLA, Cometa Pla, Bar del Pla

 

Who goes:
Locals, organic wine lovers & foodies

Address:
Carrer d’Aribau, 41, 08011 Barcelona

Hours:
Monday to Saturday 13h – 15.30h and 20h – 23.30h

Phone:
+34 936 11 18 85

Website:
pepapla.cat

Facebook:
PepaPlaBar

Instagram:
pepa_pla

 

Other places in Eixample click here and here.

MAP

2 responses to “Pepa Pla, Old bookshop turned restaurant, Eixample”

  1. Suzan Taher says:

    I loved the food here Sara. And the place was so special.

  2. Sara says:

    The food was fab!!

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