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El Xampanyet

#127 of 6,662 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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Today
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:15 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:15 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Good for:
Bar scene
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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  • 530
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  • 238
    Very good
  • 52
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 15
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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
Most recent review
Great cava bar with food.

Stumbled across it after the Picasso Museum. Very soon couldn't believe our good fortune. Smallish space and quickly filled. We were lucky enough to get a corner table. Slick friendly service. First a flamboyantly filled glass or two without any slashing but we soon ordered the bottle. Perfect... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
Fallon D
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Stumbled across it after the Picasso Museum. Very soon couldn't believe our good fortune. Smallish space and quickly filled. We were lucky enough to get a corner table. Slick friendly service. First a flamboyantly filled glass or two without any slashing but we soon ordered the bottle. Perfect dried meats and better cheese. Fantastic all round.

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Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Before going to the flamenco across the road, we popped into this place for a quick bite to eat and enjoyed it so much we went back after the show! Great food where you select the plates you feel like and then sit or stand at a table. You keep the toothpicks for the food consumed and they count these... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

My boss recommended going to El Xampanyet whilst we were in Barcelona and we weren't disappointed! It was extremely busy when we arrived at c.10pm on a Saturday evening, as you'd expect, but we managed to squeeze around a small table and enjoy some of their homemade Cava. It was absolutely delicious and we really enjoyed the tapas they also... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

It's located in a small lane and the shop is small. This is the place for you if you want to enjoy local tapas. The staffs are very efficient and helpful to foreigner. Me and my partner had a great time enjoying the mouth-watering cuisine. I would recommend cockles(please order the XXL size even its pricy), squid salad (that sauteed... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Great meal - we had no idea what we were eating as the owner decided to order for us, he was great fun and everything was delicious so all in all a wonderful, memorable time!

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

If you want that tapas experience then this is the place ..Crazy chaotic and amazing all in one ..my self my good lady found this place by accident as we left the local flamenco show(also worth the visit) The food is top notch so is the atmosphere. if you are lucky to find this place then fight for your space... More 

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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

Found it by chance because it is near Picasso's museum. Really vivid atmosphere, helpful staff and among the best tapas we are in Barcelona. Closed from 04.00-07.00 pm!!!!! Prices reasonable and fine beer ( the wine isn't exactly 5 star but you drink it easily). Don't miss it......

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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Our first meal in Barcelona. Heard reviews and from friends that this place serves really delicious tapas! Therefore we had to give it a visit. Had some calamari rings, cockles, herring and some house cava. The rings kind of reminded me of Chinese stir fry. Its served with some pesto and vege. Abit salty for my pallette though. You should... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Memorable atmosphere, really tasty tapas and a good value local Cava. The restaurant has been family owned for three generations. Highly recommended :)

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Oslo, Norway
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

The tapas were very good, and the atmosphere was really nice as well. There was a mix of locals and foreigners, enjoying a drink and good food.

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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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