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El Xampanyet

#125 of 6,742 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
Good for:
Bar scene
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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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
Busy to crazy

Very we'll known, with excellent tapas. Little bit too small, which creates uncomfortable sitting and long long waiting. The food excellent and service very professional. Great experience

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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israel
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Very we'll known, with excellent tapas. Little bit too small, which creates uncomfortable sitting and long long waiting. The food excellent and service very professional. Great experience

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Den Haag
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Great atmosphere- we squeezed our way in and struck up a conversation with two out of town people, who told us to we should give our names to a server to try to get a seat at a table- We had to stand for a bit trying to stay out of the way of the servers while clutching our drinks,... More 

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Recife, PE
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

When you walk by and the place is packed, day after day, you know it must be good. The tapas, the draft beer, the atmosphere, the service... It's all been said... But don't miss the olives.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

very delicious tapas, very friendly staff, very nice atmosphere..................................................................................................................................

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Izmir, Turkey
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

It is great food and unique place.You can easily find it as it is on same street with Picasso museum. We ordered seafood and everything was amazing. It is a little bit pricy but it is worthed. It is always crowded ,but wait they will find you a table. People are friendly and very helpful.

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Barcelona, Spain
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I like this place a lot and I usually go there when friends are visiting Barcelona. You have plenty of choices for Tapas plus vegetarian options. The service is very friendly, fun, and easy to talk to. This is a big plus for a restaurant, and makes the difference.

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Malvern, Worcestershire
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Recommended by fellow tourists. Traditional, excellent food, very friendly. Super place. Would definitely go again. Loved the atmosphere.

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My favourite place in Barca - Amazing Tapas, Cava, Service and atmosphere - We didn't choose our food, the Tapas were just recommended, Anchovies were amazing - Love the guys at this bar!

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New York City, New York
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272 reviews 272 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Xampanyet is an old traditional tapas place where you can have the real, authentic tapas experience. It is super crowded but you will always be able to find a tiny bit of space to enjoy your wine and tapas. 2 tapas I loved: grilled calamari on a bed on stewed eggplants and tomatoes and the desert platter than you can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Went here on our first night in Barcelona and it was absolutely perfect! Very reasonably priced and delicious. The service was exceptional and everyone was friendly in helping us understand the menu. Order a bottle of cava for the table and enjoy an amazing evening in El Born!

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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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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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