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El Xampanyet

#114 of 6,723 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, Drinks, Dinner, Late Night

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  • 594
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  • 258
    Very good
  • 56
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 18
    Terrible
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
Fantastic Tapas Experience

The real deal.....no arm room...packed and if you see it and think you may want to try it...order it because they sell out fast...top quality, purest of ingredients and they make you feel as you there many times! The staff recommends what is best on the menu for the day and honestly we didn't have... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
JohnBiscotti
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Jupiter, Florida
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
  • Dining on a budget
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Jupiter, Florida
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86 reviews 86 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The real deal.....no arm room...packed and if you see it and think you may want to try it...order it because they sell out fast...top quality, purest of ingredients and they make you feel as you there many times! The staff recommends what is best on the menu for the day and honestly we didn't have one bad thing! The potatoes,... More 

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Alexandria, Louisiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I tried a few times to visit El Xampanyet and they were closed. I returned with a local and she showed me the ropes to ordering. We tried several tapas - all unique and tasty. The tomato bread was memorable, along with the potato and chorizo tapas; razor clams, mussels and squid; and stuffed pimientos with goat cheese. The Cava... More 

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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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82 reviews 82 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Great atmosphere, well executed tapas and ice cold cervesa. What more could you want from a traditional, bustling eatery in the heart of Barca. Definitely be back for more!

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

A must when visiting Barcelona. Easy going, lots of cava and friendly staff. You could easily end up staying here all day.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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46 reviews 46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 NEW

What an epic meal. I don't think I ever checked the Trip Advisor box that asks whether this was one of the best meals I ever had, this time I did check it with affirmative certainty. In my little experience, tapas is a beautiful concept that translates usually, and especially outside Spain, into small portions of lazy food for exorbitant... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Even though it is full of tourists, it is also a popular spot with locals and the folks behind the bar make you feel like you are special at all times. Great cold beer and tapas. Will go there again next week when I am in barcelona.

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Los Angeles, California
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

we were advised to visit this restaurant if we wanted to experience a real taste of traditional tapas in an authentic restaurant. On our first visit, the restaurant was very busy and we were in a large group so we couldn't squeeze in. however, we returned a few days later in a smaller group and we were delighted with our... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I live in Barcelona and this is one of the few places in TripAdvisor where I really don't get the hype. Yes the location is great, and the place is nice. It does look very "local". But the pinchos and tapas are just average and prices are high. Pinchos are prepared on slices of mediocre baguette. I tried them before... More 

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Dartmoor National Park, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Cheap, cheerful and authentic- get there early if you want to sit down, otherwise stand at the bar and enjoy your tapas with some local cava.

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Leicester, Uk
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Cannot believe that in all the years we have been in Barcelona, this is our first tapas lunch here! The owner and staff are unbelievable and really want to make sure that your visits are spot on. The flip-top Cava taste-alike is superb, and the tapas are truly amazing. Can't wait guys!

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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: Pizza, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene, 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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