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El Xampanyet

#111 of 7,839 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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Today
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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Lima, Peru
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Amazing tapas, great service. Have to wait a bit for space but totally worth it! Cheese, jams, tapas and gfreat XAMPAGNET! a must do in Barcelona!

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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Awesome tapas across from the Picasso Museum. Always a bit of a wait but well worth it. Love Barcelona!

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Izmir, Turkey
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141 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

we visited again after five years. still perfect traditional tapas bar. don't miss snails and house cava.

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oakville
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97 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tapas here is very good and reasonably priced. The cava is cheap and the atmosphere fun! We came here 4 times. Come early or you won't fit into this tiny bar!

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Melbourne, Australia
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We strolled past this restaurant one night and it looked completely packed out, so we thought we were unlikely to get a table. However, we had read good reviews and walked in just to try our luck. We were given near-immediate attention from one of the servers who was able to give us a table (for 5) with about a... More 

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Belmont, California
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were hunting for one of several tapas bars that were recommended to us by people from home, abroad and the locals and stumbled upon this one first. We were supposed to meet a few friends but we told the to meet us at La Xampaneria (Can Paixano) and we ended up here- oh well! We both ended up having... More 

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Stuttgart, Germany
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been at the El Xampanyet due to a recommendation found on the internet. We found the restaurant filled with lots of people at about 1:30pm. Nevertheless it took less than 5 minutes to get a table. All other restaurants closeby were almost empty, so we had a good feeling investing our time ;-) here. The staff was very... More 

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Thank KarWak
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Get here early, find a spot and get ready for an amazing time. The food is just spectacular. Squid, snails, steak and more and more and more. All beautiful! You have to be brave, it is very busy. Just stick your elbows out and don't leave. My wife and I enjoyed everything about this restaurant. The house Cava is great,... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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212 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cozy and authentic Spanish Cava bar! Delicious house made cava, and delicious tapas at a reasonable price! Friendly magical staff which manage the crowds and narrow passageways with ease.

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Thank PlatinumDC
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having read the reviews we took a deep breath & entered this hustling bustling bar that had no room for a 6'5" aussie man & his wife... and are so glad we did! We found a spot at the bar pretty quickly, and although our Spanish is minimal we ordered stunning white quickly & easily. We couldn't resist sampling the... More 

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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
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Bar scene
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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