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El Xampanyet

Carrer de Montcada, 22 | Next to the Museu Picasso, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
+34 933 197 003
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Ranked #116 of 5,916 restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Spanish
Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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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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Toronto, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

A very busy and fun place for bubbly and various tasty tapas! Friendly and attentive staff! Highly recommended ...the very first place we went to upon arriving in Barcelona ...had great memories from the last time we were here!

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Perth, Australia
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80 reviews 80 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We have attempted to eat at this tapas/cava bar twice before. Last night we went during a lull period by chance and were able to stand at the bar. There is no menu, you just select the food in the cabinet. All the tapas we tried was amazing. The best was the potato with garlic cream and chorizo. The cava... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

During a recent trip to Barcelona, we took the recommendation from Tripadvisor posts and had a late lunch at the El Xampanyet. The staff was extremely friendly and made recommendations that helped us to order. The small space, presence of locals and tourists added to the ambience in a very positive way. Highly recommend.

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This cava and tapas bar was an amazing find and because it's so small and down a side street, we almost missed it! It was super busy on the Saturday night we visited but the waitress was really calm and found us a little table in next to no time. The service was great, the cava was delicious and the... More

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philadelphia, pa
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

If you are a fan of cava, you should make time to go to El Xampanyet. When we arrived at 9:30 on a Tuesday night, this spot was packed. Figuring out how to get a table or get near the bar was a challenge. The staff seemed annoyed by me at first but eventually we found a table outside to... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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91 reviews 91 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Great location, opposite the Picasso Museum and around the corner from the Santa Maria del Mar Cathedral - wonderful location in which to wander at leisure. Ate delicious simple tapas whilst people watching from one of the tables lining the wall of this small, authentic tapas bar - as our group of 4 all love food we tried many dishes... More

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London, United Kingdom
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150 reviews 150 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Had a couple of soft drinks and a selection of tapas here. It came to €28 euro but we did have several dishes of hot and cold tapas. The food was excellent and the place has lots of character.

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Traverse City, Michigan
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

That said, this is a great place for tapas near the Picasso Museum and Barrio Gotic. I went a couple of times and each time it was quite crowded. The staff worked together well and kept it upbeat rather than bickering. There is a wide selection of tapas and I noticed the staff encouraged people to finish with dessert wine... More

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Hong Kong, China
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41 reviews 41 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Simple tapas, flowing drinks, and a trendy, crowded vibe keep this place humming! A great spot to grab a quick drink/snack... or for a light meal. Reasonably priced and the service is quick, friendly, and helpful. Enjoy!

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Wiltshire
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

A family member who visited Barcelona years ago recommended we try El Xampanyet, and we'll be telling people of this fantastic place for years to come. The staff make the experience and the food is great. We went three times during our visit and loved the whole experience. If it's busy just be patient as you'll soon get a space... More

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