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El Xampanyet

#129 of 6,870 Restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood:
El Born / La Ribera
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Carrer de Montcada, 22 | Next to the Museu Picasso, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
+34 933 197 003
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12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:15 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:15 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Good for:
Bar scene
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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    Very good
  • 54
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  • 22
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  • 17
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great stop for Tapas...

This is a great place for Tapas! The owner goes table to table asking you how the tapas are, asking what you like and recommending what you should try next. Stay long... and eat a lot!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
kwinter68
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Los Angeles, California
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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Istanbul, Turkey
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

We have been so surprised about the good comments for food. If you go an do shopping in El Corte Ingles to buy canned seafood, or catalan tastes you can prepare these tapas in your home. But here is good for fun, you can enjoy drinking with a group. Probably if you are group this might be a good place... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

This is a great place for Tapas! The owner goes table to table asking you how the tapas are, asking what you like and recommending what you should try next. Stay long... and eat a lot!

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Edmonton, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Love the tapas and the atmosphere and have been to this place several times over the last 20 years for that reason. But my experience on April 18, 2015 was upsetting. Waiter (not one of the family members) tried to rip me off. No bill...just numbers scribbled in a notebook at the cash with no details. When I asked for... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

One of the best tapas place . An amazing experience with the service,ambiance and the food. Definetely go for the bottle of the house cava . The calamary salad ,the palomilla and the chorizo spanish tortilla were my favorites ,but every plate that i tried was phenomenal .

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

An absolutely incredible restaurant serving amazing tapas dishes. The atmosphere was great and lively with a very traditional feel. The staff were helpful and friendly and the whole evening was just lovely. I definitely recommend for great tasting tapas dishes and good wine. The sausage and chickpea dish was beautiful! Thank you!

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London, United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

"Tapas bar experience" was one of our main purposes this time in Barcelona. This tapas bar was the best in our research in term of authenticity, presence, ambience and cost performance . A house cava is their speciality along with fresh anchovy in olive oil, which was superb. Also had Jamon Serrano, fried Catalan sausage + chick peas, grilled squid... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We loved this spot, after the Picasso Museum. The atmosphere is as fun as the food is good. Well worth cramming your way in!

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chicago, il
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I'll make this short. 5 star reviews are spot on. Ask the server to bring you out best plates, you will be HAPPY. CASH ONLY!

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glasgow scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Amazing tapas in really authentic bar...so good it closes Sunday and Monday...got in Tuesday night on third attempt..worth the effort

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Very typical tapas, we had ham and a Tortillas. Nice place I do recommend even if you can't find a place to seat. We had also butifarra con garbanzos

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Carrer de Montcada, 22 | Next to the Museu Picasso, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > El Born / La Ribera
  • Neighborhood: El Born / La Ribera
  • Phone Number: +34 933 197 003

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in El Born / La Ribera

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El Born / La Ribera
The labyrinth that is El Born becomes most apparent the moment you turn down one of its side streets. But this is one of the few labyrinths you might actually enjoy losing your way in. After all, there are few places that live and breathe such exciting energy regardless of the time of day. This neighborhood seamlessly transcends the old and new parts of the city, reflected in its vast array of restaurants ranging from fancy Michelin-star establishments to trendy fusion restaurants. Here you'll find historical and cultural attractions such as the popular Picasso Museum and the Gothic cathedral La Santa Maria del Mar, where you just might be able to catch a traditional Catalan wedding.
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