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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 #99 of 6,002 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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Barcelona, Spain
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

Excellent tapas and great service! We went twice - managed to get a table our first trip and a spot at the bar our second trip. Highly recomend eating at the bar for the experience. Tapas were the best we had.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

My Husband and I came across this amazing Tapas bar while strolling the streets of Barcelona. What a night!! the best Tapas, and best vibe we had experienced in Spain. Definitely a place to try to get a taste of the real Barcelona, and a few doors down is a hidden Flemenco Theatre. Amazing!! miss this place already!!

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Barcelona, Spain
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This place is one of my favorites in Barcelona! Great staff, good tapas and the drink of the house, the Xampanyet, is excellent!

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London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We found it by chance, just walking around the city. The crowd was spilling out of the tiny restaurant so we had to go in! It was insanely good! What a find! Get a bottle of homemade bubbly (€5!) and some nibbles and take in the real Barcelona!:)

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London
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Were taking looking forward to this place but sadly it is closed for the holidays. The sign said they would be back in September. Well, we'll just have to find a reason to come back then!

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This place is so CRAZY and AMAZING! Believe me, the food is excellent, boss & staff is awesome! Tapas and cava is the best in Barcelona! Yes, it's always overcrowded, but speak with staff, wait a bit and you'll get your table. Menu is only in Catalan, but ask the waitstaff or boss, and they will help you. Order the... More

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Land O Lakes, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We were three couples from Tampa on our final days of a 20 day trip. We met a friend who lives in Barcelona and thanks to Katrina we made it to El Xampanyet. As in most tapas bars you pretty much order your food based on what you see. Trust me when I tell you that even ugly tasted good!... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

My wife found this place as we wandered the neighborhood. We were at the Picasso Museo the day before, and were surprised we walk far enough to find this little gem. I am disappointed to see some of the negative reviews, and can only attribute it to individuals that either don't know the gastro-culture in Spain or just Traveling 101.... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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155 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

My wife and I stopped here while vacationing last month. We had read up on some places and this spot was constantly mentioned. We saw that they opened for the evening at 7:30pm so we arrived right before that and got one of the first tables near the entrance. There was a line forming when we arrived, but a much... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Amazing tapas! Took my children and waited a long time for a table (in Spain they eat tapas standing up)... Boquerones are amazing, as well as the tortilla and you have to try their xampagnet. Very traditional (it's been there forever)!

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