This extremely popular family-run seafood restaurant is something of an institution on the waterfront of Piran. In order to accommodate the demand from both tourists and locals, they had to open a second location - the imaginatively named Pavel 2, lest there be any confusion - just a couple steps away. The covered outdoor dining area is close enough to the sea to catch your own dinner, although it's probably a better idea to just enjoy the superb view and leave the angling to old Pavel. But most importantly the food actually manages to back up its oversized reputation. Original house recipes that include fish carpaccio, a choice live lobsters and other premium non-seafood dishes are accompanied by an excellent selection of wine, encouraging many guests to become repeat visitors.