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El Xampanyet

#116 of 7,893 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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Monday
Closed
Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:15 pm
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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Came across this little place on my first night in the city and it set the bar quite high! A big choice of lovely tapas dishes at reasonable prices - no wonder it was crowded (and was every time I walked past it!). Staff were helpful and service was swift. House wine was very pleasant and not expensive.Recommended.

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Thank Pericoloso
Hong Kong, China
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Perfect place for: Those wanting to experience sense of being in an authentic old-school tapas joint serving classic tapas. Price Point: Very very reasonable. Environment: Traditional local tapas joint. Friendly and casual. Note: Food is good and tasty. It’s a place for casual snack or simply lunch.

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Thank FlyingPignoli
San Jose, CA
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58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I love El Xampanyet because you can get plenty of different tapas that aren't seafood (anchovies, calamari, mussels, etc) which seem to dominate many of the tapas bars in Barcelona. I highly recommend the roasted beef with pedron peppers, the red pepper (pimientos) con queso, the artichokes, and the sausage with mushrooms. This isn't the cheapest tapas place in town... More 

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Thank flintgm
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We visited El Xampanyet twice during our recent visit to Barcelona. Both times the tapas and carva were fantastic! This lovely little bar is popular with both locals and tourists. The service is great and although you may have to wait for a table, it's well worth it. We'll definitely be back!

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Thank Charlie W
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went twice whilst in Barcelona great service. Served straight away, by very helpful and informative waitress. Atmosphere fantastic try the steak and peppers, gorgeous sardines and bread with a bottle of homemade cava.

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Thank Denice S
Zurich, Switzerland
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545 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A small, but very popular place for some tapas at lunch time, or a snack in the evening. the place can get very crowded, mainly with locals, and you can dive into the local athmosphere. we enjoyed the good white wine and the potatoe tapas.

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Thank r0landbrunner
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70 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The best of the best. This place has a heart and soul! I go here before dinner to grab some of their own cava and cold cuts and cheese. It's super crowded, but lin a good way. A tip is to order a bottle of cava straight away!

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London, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nevraist must have been very unlucky. We have been to Barcelona 6 times over the past 16 years and everytime have gone to this bar - usually with a new group of people. Each time we have had an amazing experience. Last weekend we were very lucky to walk in and be offered a table for 5 immediately where our... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Believe me it is not "local", full of tourists, and so crowded that you feel somebody's elbow on your back. I doesn't worth to stand this mess to eat delicious tapas. There are better choices.

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Thank Nevraist
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good quality food. A very happy and busy place, with locals trying to get the best spot at the bar. Try the Cava!

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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
Local cuisine, Bar scene, Dining on a budget
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

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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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