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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” (508 reviews)
“calamari” (50 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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1 - 10 of 1,014 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

Went here around lunchtime. Tapas was excellent and the crowd was fun loving. Will definitely recommend more so if you are visiting the Picasso museum since it's just a stones throw away

Thank noelzach
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had the chance to discover this spot thanks to a friend of mine who lives in Barcelona since 10 years. fully packed with both tourists and locals, the place keep its own authentic spirit and atmosphere. Food is very good as well as wine...More

Thank Stefania P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This tapas restaurant had a great food selection, traditional to Catalan with dishes you won't find elsewhere. The waitstaff was friendly and the food and cava we're both excellent. It gets super crowded around 1:30 and seating may be unavailable, but there is also a...More

Thank EliBak
Reviewed 1 week ago

El Xampanyet was recommended to us by a friend and certainly did not disappoint! On our first day in Barcelona, we visited for a quick tapas meal, which swept us off our feet - we walked out with a grin from ear to ear, stating...More

Thank Josh B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful food here for lunch, and very welcoming of our two year old. Bill came to very reasonable price for quality of what we had - would highly recommend

Thank Elanor G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a small family tapas bar (pinchos). Hasn't been going long really. They only started in 1927 - 4 generations ago. Hardly there really! Wow. The food is awesome. Particularly the smoked tuna - a must!!!! The staff are fantastic, and the muscat desert...More

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came on the recommendation of a friend and were not disappointed. After a short wait at the bar (with delicious cava and pintxos) we were given a free table and ordered purely what the staff recommended; beef with padron peppers, Spanish omelette, calamari and...More

Thank Wilsh88
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our second visit and it was just an amazing experience as the first time. Be patient and wait for a table while enjoying a glass of the house cava. When seated let the waiters decide the menu. The will keep serving the most...More

Thank Claus R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this restaurant after watching the local Flamenco show (it's next door, and also awesome). We were blown away by how friendly the atmosphere in the whole bar was, and it's all down to really passionate, engaging and interested staff. We were welcomed in,...More

Thank Josh A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Show up early because this place is popular, and for good reason: This is tapas heaven (we had chef's selection). The service is laid back yet super attentive. Here is endless cava. Everything to absolutely fair prices. What more could you ask? Enjoy!

Thank Liebst
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 neighbourhood
seamlessly transcends the old and new parts of the
city, reflected in its vast array of restaurants
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Questions & Answers
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.
3 March 2017|
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Response from Karin P | Reviewed this property |
Show up and they will accommodate

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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 - 16:00
19:00 - 23:15
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 23:15
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 23:15
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 23:15
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 23:15
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 23:15
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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