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El Xampanyet

#120 of 6,961 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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Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:15 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner

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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 place

Was there in february, small, crowded, but great food, great cava , and great atmosphere, it is a place that you should visit if you are in Barcelona.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
Ronald L
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Homestead, Florida
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

As I wrote in the title the place to my opinion is overrated... It is crowded which is OK if the food was great but it's not really that good. The Jamón is good but you don't need a lot for cutting a good quality one. The gambas were medium rear which is not my cup of eating it... Many... More 

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Homestead, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Was there in february, small, crowded, but great food, great cava , and great atmosphere, it is a place that you should visit if you are in Barcelona.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

If you are prepared to queue and then stand in a small and crowded room then this frenetic tapas bar is definitely worth a visit. We stopped here as part of a bar and tapas crawl round El Born and it provided the most authentic experience and the best tapas. The cheese stuffed potatoes and anchovies in vinegar were some... More 

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Busy, lively areival. Great atmosphere. You have to dive for a table but when we did we were greated by a super friendly waiter. We ordered a bottle of the amazing homemade cava (a must) then the waiter reccomended some dishes which we agreed to. Pork fillet was the best pork dish i've ever tasted, serrano ham and bread, calamari,... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This bodega is located in El Born, just a stone's throw away from Cap Pep. El Xampanyanet offers nice tapas&cava in a friendly atmosphere. Try the Cantabrian anchovies along with the cava of the house.

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The food is good but not as great as people rave about. It's fun to try a bit of everything and meet people at the bar. The razor clams were my favorite, those were very good. I also had octopus, langostinos, anchovies, bread, crostini type bread topped with mushrooms and cheese I believe, a selection of deserts and many glasses... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Definitely try this place out! It fills up quick and is quite small so make sure you get there by 8(ish) for dinner--even though that is early for Barcelona. No english menu (we were spoiled having one everywhere we went) but we choose 4 tapas and were not disappointed! Authentic and delicious food!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Close to the Picasso museum - don't miss this fantastic bar whether you are looking for tapas and Cava or a coffee and small pastry there is warm welcome waiting for you. Rumour has it Picasso visited here on his last time in Barcelona. Great place to rehydrate after visiting the museum.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

There were 3 of us and we went for an early dinner. Somewhere around 8pm. The wait wasn't too long before we were seated. It's a very small tapas place, but it gave us an opportunity to meet this sweet couple from Australia. When we walked in we saw some tapas that interested us then we also ordered off the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This Place is exactly what your looking for in Catalonia Tapas and Local Brewed Cava.The Food selection was Sublime and their Home Brewed Cava was Outstanding,We even brought a Bottle for €10 to Go. The Atmosphere is Brilliant and will get Packed around 8:00PM. This place is in the Heart of the Gothic Quarter and is most do on List... 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>  > El Born / La Ribera
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: Pizza, Spanish

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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: Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Local cuisine
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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