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El Xampanyet

#149 of 7,073 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: Late Night, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks

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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
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super food, super wine and the staff is so relaxed and helpful. Plus location: just perfect. It is soooo good to spent some time after or before visiting Picasso museum

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

super food, super wine and the staff is so relaxed and helpful. Plus location: just perfect. It is soooo good to spent some time after or before visiting Picasso museum

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We wanted to try that famous tapas everyone in Barcelona are talking about, and we decided to do it here. It was closed on sunday afternoon and monday. The tapas was good, staff can fix a plate for you if you can't decide, there is plenty of canned fish, vegetables, interestig combinations of bread, tomato sauce... The downside is that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This tiny bar is packed to the rafters with locals- standing room only- which was initially quite intimidating. However, the buzz coming out of the place, the smiles on everyone's faces enticed us in, and we were glad we did! Cheap as chips cava, cider and tapas. The only disappointment is we couldn't eat as we couldn't get a table.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I want to go back to Barcelona just to revisit El Xampanyet after a lovely afternoon at the Picasso Museum. Homemade cava and the best anchovies in the world... (Less crowded at lunch than at dinner, I think.) And the friendliest waiter who remembered me when I returned two days later and brought me anchovies without me even asking. :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

No doubts the best Spanish experience. This is a really busy and small place where you will find a great environment with delicious tapas and nice drinks. Prices are really fair and the food is great. I really believe that you will not find something like El Xampanyet. If you came to Barcelona and don't tried this place, you definitely... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We came here after friends recommended dinner here, see you at 7 outside the restaurant prompt, they said. 7pm in Barcelona? Prompt in Spain? Yes! You have to be there when the shutters are about to go up and grab a table if you want to dine seated, there aren't many tables and if you're a group it's a bit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Chatter and laughter fill the room at El Xampanyet. The waitresses and waiters are super friendly and helpful. Sometimes a little TOO crowded but the delicious food makes up for it. We ordered a great variety of different tapas ~ olives ~ anchovies ~ sardines with onion and capers ~ jambon ~ some beef ~ potatoes with sour cream I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

The city of Barcelona has many places to eat ! Nothing like El Xampanyet!! 100% authentic Catalan food!! Marvelous tapas , great homemade sparkling wine, it's the place you have to visit !!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

It was in 2002 that I discovered El Xampanyet on my first Barcelona trip. We just bumped in to the bar after visiting the Picssso Museum. I was attracted by the number of locals and the owner's big smile. We had a great lunch and enjoyed delicious tapas with great Apple Cider. Sweet memories .... I was very curious to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

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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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, Local cuisine, Bar scene
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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