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Paseo De La Exposicion 85, 08004 Barcelona, Spain
+34 935 33 51 40
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“burrata” (11 reviews)
“tiramisu” (6 reviews)
“octopus” (7 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Paseo De La Exposicion 85, 08004 Barcelona, Spain
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1 - 10 of 106 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A small menu, everything was fresh and well executed. The burrata was to die for, the pasta too! My God, we ate so well! The service was excellent, too. I was hesitant between 2 wines, they had me try both before chosing! I would definitely...More

Thank stpierrenicole67
Reviewed October 9, 2017 via mobile

Great service - Italian food how it's meant to be ! Nice ambiance ! Good wines! A non touristic neighbourhood, a real gem.

Thank BeljonTS
Reviewed September 24, 2017 via mobile

Restaurant was packed with happy people eating away. We tried the squid ink pasta and the octopus pasta , was excellent !!

Thank stranacrazyinlove
Reviewed September 6, 2017

I will definitely be coming back here! Relaxed, understated, and SO delicious, I can't stop thinking about the taste of the pasta I ate last night! Great service and really nice to sit out on the quiet street with a cold bottle of red wine...More

Thank Kitty F
Reviewed September 4, 2017

My friend and i spent an unforgettable time dining at Xemei because of its delicious food always elegantly presented, the genuine kindness of its personnel, and its intimate atmosphere. I especially loved that Xemei is tucked away from the crowds and the tourists: it's a...More

Thank annany2017
Reviewed September 1, 2017 via mobile

We have just discovered that small Italian restaurant and we will surely repeat. The personnel are very friendly and the atmosphere is pleasant. Strongly recommendable - the octopus, the steak tartar, and the goat leg. The chocolate cake (without flour) is amazing. And last but...More

Thank Petar B
Reviewed August 31, 2017 via mobile

We were there having dinner, 2 adults, 2 kids. Food was excellent : we shared the venetian antipasti - a taste of 4 different fishes - and then had pasta - both with seafood -. The waiters recommended us very well, both in dishes as...More

Thank Joan V
Reviewed August 28, 2017

Every single time visiting Xemei, I am amazed and addicted to the food and beverage offered by this place. I wish more restaurants would have been similar and not only in the Barca. Highly recommended.

Thank robmayer2005
Reviewed August 16, 2017 via mobile

This came recommended by Bar Brutal's sommelier - we were NOT disappointed. The mushroom panda wine and gnocchi bolognese was a divine combination and the staff was absolutely amazing. Shares the top spot with BB for best food in Barcelona. Will. Come. Back.

Thank Sira B
Reviewed August 11, 2017 via mobile

Excellent food. We had baby octopus in polenta, ink spaghetti, and baby goat shoulder. All memorable cuisines. Pride is taken in the prepared food. The waitress and waiter were so kind to our 3 young kids even though probably not normally a kid friendly restaurant....More

Thank jws_7
Beyond the four columns standing guard at the Plaça
Espanya, beyond even the extravagant and colorful
fountains guiding your way up the boulevard, stands
the impressive and towering structure of the Palau
Nacional, the national museum. At this very spot in
front of the cascades of the central fountain, Freddie
Mercury and Montserrat Caballe gave the performance of
their lifetimes to welcome the 1992 Olympic Games to
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$32 - $40
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
8:30 PM - 12:00 AM
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
8:30 PM - 12:00 AM
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
8:30 PM - 12:00 AM
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Paseo De La Exposicion 85, 08004 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Montjuic
  • Neighborhood: Montjuic
  • Phone Number: +34 935 33 51 40
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