The emblematic cheriff restaurant situated in the barceloneta opened its doors in the early 60´s and has continued its philosophy and tradition right up to the present day; the fame for its paellas, fresh fish and seafood, delivered daily, still from local fisherman that harbour thier boats at barcelona’s dock the “moll de la planxeta”
Pedro Ruiperez, originally from the murcian region and his family, set up a small fishmongers specialising in seafood in the barceloneta.. The same site that later became the famous cheriff restaurant. This curious name given to the restaurant was infact the nickname given to pedro by the local people owing to his jovial manor and somewhat eccentric personality , fan of the american westerns fims of the day. It was not uncommon to see pedro dressed up in his sombrero and gun belt …pure sheriff from the far west style! In the 1980’s pedros son, simon, also decided to open an establishment directly in front, over the road…the also renown ‘lobito’ whilst his daughter, maria de los angeles o ‘nini’ as she bacame affectionately named by the locals, continued as the cook in the cheriff with its popularity continuing to increase .
In 2016, ninis retired and cheriff was acquired by the group iborra restaurants… thier flagship restaurant elche has run in parallel over the years with endless similarities in history between the two restaurants that are now merged. The reputation for the best paellas in both establishments, each with thier own secrets of elaboracion remaining faithful to thier traditional recipes and style competing for the best paellas in town.