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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 #112 of 5,918 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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Singapore, Singapore
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

Great place and always full . Cava the best in town and nice tapas . Staff very help full. Nice location but limited hours open . A must do .

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Just pop in and start filling up your plate; they count the toothpicks at the end to calculate your bill. Friendly service with a smile and a lovely selection of tapas. Also try the local white wine (Rezabal) which is poured from a height.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

I couldn't recommend this tapas bar any higher. The food is excellent. The house cava is uniquely smooth and wonderful - not to be missed. On top of all that is great service and an energy that is contagious. You will feel like you have been to Barcelona after spending a few euros here.

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Bayonne, New Jersey
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We first visited the purveyor of heavenly tapas after our visit to the Picasso Museum. We liked it so mucho e made certain to return for am second feast. Everything w e ate was delicious. The most outstanding tapas were the tomato salad with greens, small stuffed read pepper, and anchovies with olive oil and vinegar. Add a cold beer... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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127 reviews 127 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

This is one of those hidden tiny tapas bars in Barcelona serving excellent tapas. The house specialty is the marinated anjovis and homemade champagne(cava). With a good company and a second tapas bar in mind, this is a great start of the evening! The cava's are cheap, so don't hesitate to order. Do not expect to wait inline, just grab... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We picked this place based on tripadvisor for a quick lunch, the place seemed packed no matter when, so we decided to dive in. The staff was extremely efficient finding a table for us, food was served quickly and was tasty and delicious. We did not know what to order so the waiter suggested a few dishes and they where... More

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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
31 helpful votes 31 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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
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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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