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El Xampanyet

#114 of 7,632 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 19 70 03
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12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:15 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:15 pm
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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150 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It can sometimes be very chaotic, but it is a great place to ensure Catalan conviviality. Try the house cava and a few tapas, as you flight your way to get to the counter. Really one of the nice places to stop off on your tapas tour of El Born.

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Thank Shaun C
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice plays...very noisy...many people.That make it special and "must". Place that you go inside Eat fast and go. Smiling staff , Tasty dishes. Cheap food.Very good wine. Local people. If you are near you have to visited .

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Fargo
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A quaint place in the gothic district. Great tapas and the calamari and squid were out of this world. Great wait staff too. We loved this place so much we ate there 2 times on our week long visit to Barcelona. Don't miss this place!!!

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Thank martijayne
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of my best meals by far was this traditional restaurant. The place is very popular so get there early, or expect to wait - but it is more than worth it! I ordered pulpo (octopus) and it was beautifully seasoned and cooked. Portions aren't big, but the flavour is massive! The staff are attentive, especially Seraya who made me... More 

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Thank Joshua L
Barcelona, Spain
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74 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a typical tapas place, although crowded with tourists, due to the central location in Born and next to the Picasso museum.. The cava is made by them. The tapas are all great, prices are fair..

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Thank zed29
Paris, France
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the best tapas bar experience we had in 4 days in Barcelona. It seems like it is just as it would have been 50 years ago. Many of the bars have introduced "contemporary" tapas but this is the real deal. We enjoyed lunch after touring the Picasso museum just down the street. If it is crowded, just go... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just back from an 8 day trip to Barcelona. This restuarant was recommended to us by our tour guide from our Runnerbean tour of the Gothic Quarter. The food was so good, we ate here a total of 3 times for lunch during our visit. If you don't know anything about this restaurant or know where it is, it would... More 

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New York City, New York
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Several friends recommended El Xampanyet and we're thankful we listened. Teaming with locals (always a good sign), we were lucky enough to get one to order for us... and feasted happily on squid with beans, octopus with potato, pan con tomato and more. A gem!

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Oakville, Canada
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51 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a find! A tiny tapas bar in BARRI GOTIC that is just a hoot. It is near the Picasso Museum. Push your way in to have a drink at the bar and be willing to share a table and stories with complete strangers - one local and some travellers. Our server was Achilles who was fabulous. Despite the place... More 

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IL
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87 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The atmosphere is A+. It is small but what a terrific little place with all the trimmings. Food & staff are excellent. Tapas, olives all the spanish goodies. Across from Picasso museum. Crowded but be patient as the turnover is reasonable.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Dining on a budget, 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
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 19 70 03

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Staying in El Born / La Ribera

Neighborhood Profile
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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