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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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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tapas” (606 reviews)
“stuffed peppers” (22 reviews)
“calamari” (50 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 5 days ago via mobile

A small, cozy restaurant with lots of vibes. Delicious tapas especially calamari, octopus and baby squid. Even no English menu, but the staff is really helpful to recommend food. Just a perfect authentic Spanish restaurant next to Picasso Museum

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Kathy L
Reviewed 6 days ago

others have said it. Fun, loud, a gem, great food, great service! We're coming back! Excellent food - the jamon! Whatever the pork + pepper dish is called.. wow that's good. Excellent service too... Such a fun place. Must go!!! It's extremely popular -- so...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 190kk
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderfully fun place for cava and great tapas. Awesome friendly staff with great conversations! It will be packed, but you will enjoy!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank gbasconcillo
Reviewed 1 week ago

El Xampanyet is a xampanyeria or champagne/cava bar on a narrow pedestrian street (go figure, aren't they all). It has about 11 small tables and a standing room only bar area. I arrived right at noon when they opened, and within 15 minutes it was...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank jeegyar
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband, son and I came to this place around 12.30pm for some lunch/nibbles. The place filled quickly when we got there, but we were able to get a table. The menu was in Spanish much to our dismay, but our waiter put us at...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Laura_lou2678
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food and drinks are amazing and the rustic, cozy, bustling vibe of locals catching up on latest news and gossip fills you with energy. This place is so much fun and the food is fantastic! Simple tapas dishes, absolutely delicious, and you must try their...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Clarissa_traveler
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

2nd time here.... even better experience.... the service is so warm & welcoming here along with great food Skip the beer & just drink their xampanyet One of the new dishes I discovered was their steak & grill peppers..... the steak is so beefy Goodness...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank I6265EDjohnt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You MUST experience this place. We arrived on Friday night around 10.30 pm. The place was packed. Incredible festive vibe, and just very friendly. Everyone speaks to everyone. Tapas are simple, fresh and delicious. The decor is "Vintage" and nothing should ever be modified. This...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank NewYorkGoldstar
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This authentic downtown bar is the ultimate place for a real tapas experience and they even produce their own cava. This is a Barcelona must!

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank 344blankas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Super cosy restaurant that you feel the Spanish vibe. You can see tapas options at the bar choose whatever you want. You have cold little sandwiches as well as warm tapas options as well. Patotes with octopus was amazing. Also dishes with squid and mussels...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank duygu d
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Laura T
23 September 2017|
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Response from johanf798 | 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.
11 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
Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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
00:00 - 23:59
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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