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#461 of 8,021 Restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
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paseo de la exposicion 85, 08004 Barcelona, Spain
+34 935 33 51 40
20:30 - 00:00
13:30 - 15:30
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Sun - Sat 20:30 - 00:00
Mon - Fri 13:30 - 15:30
Sat - Sun 13:00 - 16:00
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

On our way to the Montjuïc Castle, we walked pass this restaurant. A lovely restaurant sitting on a quiet street caught our attention. We decided to have some food before continuing our journey. We sat outside and enjoyed the warm Autumn sunbeams. The food was way beyond our expectation. Artisan bread, tasty olives, freshly made pasta made our afternoon in... More 

Thank curious_moss
Lisbon, Portugal
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Hidden away from all tourist traps, Xemei is a welcoming and needed experience in Barcelona food scene. This Venetian place is completely produce driven, both on food as in the wine program! Our special crawfish, just barely hit the grill with a touch of their own olive-oil, butter, parsley and fresh lemon is as good as crawfish can be. Complemented... More 

Thank Telma G
1 review
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Cutting to the chase this is some of the best food I ever ate. Now it might have something to do with the fact that I just got off a red eye flight from New York and was eating along but I couldn't believe how good it was. I stated with the Octopus. It was served very simply with roasted... More 

Thank Peter B
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 February 2017

i can't even explain how good it was. food amazing you can eat better than some restaurants in Italy. EXPENSIVE but worth it. try the BURRATA

Thank Najah F
Level Contributor
4 reviews
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Cosy place with a simple amazing dishes & good choice of wine. Not a touristic place. Good for romantic or family dinner.

Thank Alina S
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53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We ended up by chance to the restaurant and we had a lunch treat. We thought it is going to be a neighbourhood restaurant and we ended up to say it is one of the best meals in Barcelona. Fresh fish, original italian ingredients and recipes and nice and friendly staff.

Thank fadychreih
Level Contributor
12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

We visited the restaurant on Saturday night after reading some amazing reviews online. Barcelona is now bursting at the seams with tourists and what used to be the greatest city for food is now being colonised by tourist traps and pretentious new restaurants. Xemei is a true gem of a place- the location away from the hustle and bustle, the... More 

1 Thank anchanLondon
London, United Kingdom
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251 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We were walking back from Monjuic and came through Poble Sec a neighbourhood in the Sants Monjuic district of Barcelona. The restaurant on Sunday was full but they managed to squeeze us in for Sunday lunch. The waiter was really helpful and it looked pretty much like many locals ate here often. The servings are big as we were advised... More 

Thank gremmietraveller
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

It's extant we loved the food it's amazing sure I well come agin food is good and served and they speak good English pasta is great and the main cross was out of this world it's lovely

Thank dollylarry
Santa Eulalia del Rio, Spain
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016

although the terrace was fully booked we got table near an open window next to the street. this is not your typical italian eatery..it has new (to me at least) creative fare, served well on the plate with nice flavours and combinations. portions are not huge but correct. good choice of interesting wines. service was quite quick--correct, as this is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$32 - US$40
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
20:30 - 00:00
13:00 - 16:00
20:30 - 00:00
13:30 - 15:30
20:30 - 00:00
13:30 - 15:30
20:30 - 00:00
13:30 - 15:30
20:30 - 00:00
13:30 - 15:30
20:30 - 00:00
13:30 - 15:30
20:30 - 00:00
13:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: paseo de la exposicion 85, 08004 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Montjuic
  • Neighbourhood: Montjuic
  • Phone Number: +34 935 33 51 40

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Montjuic

Neighbourhood Profile
Beyond the four columns standing guard at the Plaça Espanya, beyond even the extravagant and colourful fountains guiding your way up the boulevard, stands the impressive and towering structure of the Palau Nacional, the national museum. At this very spot in front of the cascades of the central fountain, Freddie Mercury and Montserrat Caballe gave the performance of their lifetimes to welcome the 1992 Olympic Games to this magnificent city. And true to its anticipation, the games transformed the city, reimagining the mountain of Montjuic with the development of an arena, stadium, and many other sporting facilities that are open to visitors year-round. Surrounding the adjacent side of the plaza are well-established hotels catering to business guests and a shopping mall transformed out of a historic bullfighting arena.
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