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El Xampanyet

Carrer de Montcada, 22 | Next to the Museu Picasso, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
+34 933 19 70 03
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“tapas” (575 reviews)
“stuffed peppers” (20 reviews)
“calamari” (48 reviews)
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Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Carrer de Montcada, 22 | Next to the Museu Picasso, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Stop by for a great cosy atmosphere and a delicious food. It is a true local experience with limited space, so watch the opening hours to get a table. Their house cava is a must try. Enjoyed a lot and highly recommended.

Reviewed 5 days ago

Go here! Worth the crowd and the wait. Everything we had was delicious but the chickpeas and the snails were two of the best dishes we had on our trip! Also get the house made cava.

Thank Renee R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Get their house specialty, the grilled iberico pork with shishito peppers. Everything else is just filler lol. They serve a lot of tapas here and locals love the canned tapas. But again, get the grilled pork dish! BTW this place is small and is always...More

Thank Richard K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very busy tapas bar offering a fun atmosphere, friendly staff and a good selection of cava. There is no English menu, so there is a bit of guess work involved if you don’t speak Catalan or Spanish. The food was good but we found it...More

Thank Megan T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

El Xampanyet is quite a Catalan experience. Food is really good; I especially recommend the meet served with fried green peppers and their home-made cava. The service is great; especially they have the most talented, friendly, and smart waitress ever. And the atmosphere is really...More

Thank ImgeKS
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

El Xampanyet lived up to all it’s hype——it was highly recommended to us and did not disappoint!!! A fun & happening tapas bar with friendly staff. We cozied up to the bar & enjoyed the ambiance & sharing the experience with others around us. Best...More

Thank graciella16
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Prepare to wait in line or come right before the opening, because this place is super busy! The menu is in Catalonian only, and we could not understand a thing, so our waitress suggested she would bring us 3 tapas of her choice and it...More

Thank Elena R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Finally made it to El Xampanyet after many trips to Barcelona and can't wait to go there again next year. We told the bartender what we didn't like and then just enjoyed the rest of the evening with plates of delicious food arriving on their...More

Thank Nam S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always make sure this place is part of your travel experience when in Barcelona. This is our 2nd visit and 3d time to the restaurant. The fresh delightful tapas are a treat to the tastebuds - the anchovies and beef/peppers, tortillas, pollos are a must....More

Thank Mark A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Barcelona is truly a foodie capital. I have been to the city many, many hikes. The food here is ok but the prices are way too overpriced. No menu available, so the surprise bill at the end can be a very bad news. There are...More

Thank Hovik G
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Laura T
September 23, 2017|
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Response from Johan F | Reviewed this property |
Generelly not. However, if you het to know them... then theres a chance!
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July 6, 2017|
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Response from Sena Ö | Reviewed this property |
It's really small place and really hard to find a place to sit. Most of the people are standing. However I saw couples or friend groups there. If you go early you might find a place.
April 11, 2017|
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Response from Vikavei | Reviewed this property |
I don't think that they take reservations. It's more of a first come first served situation. I would strongly recommend to go earlier before they open especially if it's a larger group of people.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:15 PM
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:15 PM
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:15 PM
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:15 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 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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