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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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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tapas” (570 reviews)
“stuffed peppers” (19 reviews)
“calamari” (47 reviews)
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Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Carrer de Montcada, 22 | Next to the Museu Picasso, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed today

This gem of a place was right around the corner from our hotel. We ended up returning for here multiple times during our stay because it was just that good! Scrumptious tapas, fish-bowl sized gin and tonics, a buzzing atmosphere and loads of fun! It...More

Thank natalien747
Reviewed 2 days ago

We loved all the dishes we were served and the service was outstanding. Need I say more? Nope! Check it out.

1  Thank Kyle S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We’d heard about this place but stumbled on it today at just the right time. Great atmosphere if a little chaotic but our waiter was very helpful. 2 beers and 4 tapas dishes came to about 30€. Great place for people watching.

Thank Martin S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were given recommendations to come here for lunch from our tour guide (thanks, Eric with Runner Beans tours!). We arrived here around 2pm, which is prime lunch time for the Spanish, and the place was hopping. It felt authentic - lots of locals coming...More

1  Thank SusieSF2000
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When you see the constant line of people trying to get into this little place, you just know it's going to be great. And that's exactly what this is. It's small It's cramped They dont take reservations The food is absolutely amazing!! And it's an...More

Thank ncoutroulis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place was packed when we went in at lunchtime but we stayed because we liked the mad atmosphere! We waited 20 minutes standing up at the bar. Eventually when we complained about the wait, the waiter suggested we share a table with a couple...More

Thank Averil B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were told to be at the door before 7pm, so we did! Thanks God, because there was already a long line of us waiting for the restaurant to open, luckily we got a table. It was a great experience!! The food is excellent try...More

Thank Javier A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Packed and raucous with queues to get in and if you’re very lucky, a table to sit at to enjoy the anchovies with vermouth, tortilla and jamon. Recommended by our hotel (so jammed with tourists) although obviously an original old family run tavern - if...More

Thank Alison T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It opens at 1900hrs for dinner and tables are filled by 1905hrs - that tells you something! The food was fresh and the staff were charming. Slightly more than some places but this is Barcelona. Enjoy it - the octopus (pulpo) and house made bubbly...More

Thank beas006
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Asked for one dish of peppers got dish with tiny pieces of pork and peppers, asked for 2nd plate because it was tapa size..and then charged €30 Euro for the two plates. Beware to check prices as they charge non Spanish speaking tourists more Very...More

2  Thank Princmilo
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Laura T
24 September 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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7 July 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.
12 April 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, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine
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
  • Neighbourhood: El Born / La Ribera
  • Phone Number: +34 933 19 70 03
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