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El Xampanyet

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€€ - €€€
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
Tue - Sun 12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 23:15
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montreal, Quebec
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are looking for fabulous taoas with a local flair, this is for you. The food is fabulous and service attentive. Seating is limited and it gets very crowded. Most nights expect standing room only. Despite this it is obe of the best tapas experiences in all of Barcelona. Can't wait to go back!!!

1 Thank Daneli_0315
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43 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

One of my favorite bars in Barcelona. I only get to go there when I have visitors and I take them to Calle Moncada, the Picasso museum and Santa Maria del Mar. But I always enjoy the beer and the tapas.

Thank fmevans
Istanbul, Turkey
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It's a great location to find kind of tapas and try . People were working here is very kind and helpfull. Price is quite good for quality, please check out work hours before you go. Always full of tourists and locals.

Thank stkapucu
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Oh my God we found this place and it literally had the best tapas ever and yeah I'm sure you've heard this before but this restaurant is the truth I promise you try it out and see what you think but in my opinion it doesn't get any better than this, janae is the best server, order anything with chorizo... More 

Thank Steven C
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Was recommended to come here by a friend and we were so glad we did. We had cava and a selection of tapas and the prices were very cheap compared to so many places nearby. The food was authentic and delicious and the place was packed to the rafters but the tables turn quickly as the service is very fast.... More 

Thank nicky p
Michigan, United States
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place was great but we knew going in that we would have to fight for a spot to stand/eat/drink. Food was outstanding, specifically the octopus and we felt that this is about traditional as it gets for tapas.

Thank Jenna P
Bogota, Colombia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

You can't miss this place, is an authentic local tapas restaurant, the experience is unique!! Food are absolutely delicious, try the "pimentones rellenos de queso" and "the tortilla española" are amazing!

Thank Andrea R
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53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Someone once said, a Catalonian, that to have fun you must get into a place, make a mess. That doesn't mean you're sloppy. It means you bump into people, crowd around a table, and share fantastic food with good friends in a loud, boisterous place. If none of that appeals... give this a miss. If that is your scene and... More 

Thank littleguyprod
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best tip we got from Jarrod, our guide in the Barrio Gottico walking tour! We came back for a second time, and also ordered food to go, for our last evening in Barcelona. At first glance the place seems chaotic, with people standing, waiters shouting and running around. One may feel discouraged, but when you stand in the door, somebody... More 

Thank RalucaBucharest
Pasig, Philippines
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57 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The calamari was good .Even the cod fish was nice. The potato was also good .To be paired with the Cava wine, it's excellent. Waiters are very accommodating?

Thank albertoaquinok

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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
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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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 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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