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Carrer de Montcada, 22 | Next to the Museu Picasso, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
+34 933 197 003
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Ranked #128 of 6,529 Restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:15 pm
Cuisines: Spanish
Neighborhood:
El Born / La Ribera
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

The tapas at this place were brilliant. We had the cava there as well, which was good as well. But it's insanely crowded and literally had to jostle for elbow room at the bar. The tables were full.

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I don't think that there are many places in the world that are as special as El Xampanyet. I first went to the cafe over 15 is perfectly placed--across the street from the Picasso Museum on a cobblestone road and the interior is spectacular--with floor to ceiling tiles and wooden chairs. The entire experience from the moment you enter until... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Great little place selling it's own cava which came in a 1 litre bottle. It was always very busy with people standing outside. the tapas was basic but nice. Our bill for 4 tapas and the cava came to €14- you can't argue with that!

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Gaeta, Italy
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I think this place must be always packed with locals and tourists alike. They have a lot of canned and or marinated seafood. The pepper with cheese is amazing worth a visit just to get that. If you r near by you must go.

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Superb Tapas bar. Very small so don't be surprised if its full. We had to stand in a corner behind the door! Believe me the place is worth it. The Cava is delicious and the Tapas, all freshly made are superb. The very helpful staff will recommend some that are not on the counter, we had grilled pork and peppers... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

One of those places that you need to visit even if it's just for a glass of Cava! We got in at the third attempt (it's popular!!!) and just had a drink and soaked up the atmosphere.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

If you are looking to be waited on hand and foot...go anywhere but here. Immediately upon walking in it's hard to find a place to sit or stand, as the place is nearly always crowded. Once you do find an opening though, take it! We bellied up the bar not more than 5 minutes after walking in, and immediately someone... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Stopped by for a quick lunch bite immediately after it opened for the afternoon. Within 15 minutes, the restaurant was packed with no seats and a standing room crowd. Tried a couple of the hot tapas, as well as some of the cold counter tapas and pinchos. Everything was quite tasty...

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We loved this place for cava and tapas. We arrived at opening, which is a good idea so you can get a seat right away. Not sure what to expect, we each ordered a glass of the house cava. Waste of time; go straight to the bottle of house cava. It is great. There are also lots of different bottles... More 

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156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We went for dinner one night and at 7pm, the place was already packed! The manager promised us a table in 15 minutes and we ordered a cava while we wait. And the manager came back with an olive for my young son. We ordered about 5 tapas, all of which was super delicious. All in bill was about €50,... More 

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Additional Information about El Xampanyet

Address: Carrer de Montcada, 22 | Next to the Museu Picasso, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
Phone Number: +34 933 197 003
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm  7:00 pm - 11:15 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm  7:00 pm - 11:15 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm  7:00 pm - 11:15 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm  7:00 pm - 11:15 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm  7:00 pm - 11:15 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm  7:00 pm - 11:15 pm
Cuisine: Spanish

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