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El Xampanyet

#118 of 6,868 Restaurants in Barcelona
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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: Drinks, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night

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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
Tapas with children

We were so lucky, we got the last table at 7.35 and when we were leaving shortly after it was heaving. The house cava was GREAT and so were the caracoles (snails) which our 9 year old devoured. Try the boquerones (small fish like anchovies in vinegar) too. These were the best I've had in ages. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We were so lucky, we got the last table at 7.35 and when we were leaving shortly after it was heaving. The house cava was GREAT and so were the caracoles (snails) which our 9 year old devoured. Try the boquerones (small fish like anchovies in vinegar) too. These were the best I've had in ages. The fuet is also... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I think this place is geared mostly towards tourists because of its location. The service is rushed and the tapas are OK. There are some more unusual items like razor clams so be sure to look at the menu and not just point at the counter. Service is hurried--they want you in and out.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This is a necessary stop for anyone that loves cava (house sparking is great) and wants to try some real authentic no frills tapas. This is not the place to go if you mind crowds and you can't muscle up to the bar!

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Touristy, yes. But great tapas and fun atmosphere. Can get crowded, but tables are available. Fun wait staff. Delish traditional tapas. The house cava is a must.

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Toronto
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This little place is packed every night, so be prepared for crowds and wait times if you want to have a sit-down meal. We lived in the neighbourhood and passed by El Xampanyet daily and every day there were people waiting outside while inside was buzzing. Make sure you let the wait staff or bartenders know that you want to... More 

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Very busy tapas bar with delicious anchovies, tortillas, and squid. The house cava at 10€ a litre is great value and ensures you leave with a smile on your face

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Buzzing little place. Lovely trad tiled interior and great quality ham and fish plates. The boquerones are awesome and the litre bottles of cava help it all slip down nicely. It gets very busy and there are not many tables, but it is still a great place for a quick pitstop even if you are propping up the bar.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The tapas were lovely, the bubbles light and great, had a really nice time here. The staff were friendly and the atmosphere great.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Tapas and cava (local wine) are the main ingredients of this cozy place. Just get lost in their menu trying to order things you've never tried: it will be a great discover!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We've been there 2 times, and both times enjoyed our choice and my friend's advice! The food was soooo wonderful, the drinks are perfection! It is always a bit crowded, and you will meet many people there, many locals btw. Come a bit ahead of time, around 6.50-55 pm and grab a table. At 7 pm when the place opens... 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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