El Xampanyet

Our favourite tapas bar, unchanging top!

  • El Xampanyet

    El Xampanyet

  • El Xampanyet

    El Xampanyet

  • El Xampanyet - Barcelona

    El Xampanyet - Barcelona

  • El Xampanyet - Barcelona

    El Xampanyet - Barcelona

  • El Xampanyet - Barcelona

    El Xampanyet - Barcelona

  • El Xampanyet - Barcelona

    El Xampanyet - Barcelona

  • El Xampanyet - Barcelona

    El Xampanyet - Barcelona

  • El Xampanyet - Barcelona

    El Xampanyet - Barcelona

  • El Xampanyet - Barcelona

    El Xampanyet - Barcelona

  • El Xampanyet - Barcelona

    El Xampanyet - Barcelona

  • El Xampanyet - Barcelona

    El Xampanyet - Barcelona

  • El Xampanyet - Barcelona

    El Xampanyet - Barcelona


El Xampanyet

El Xampanyet

El Xampanyet is the bar from El Born district that has been conserved as how real old bars in Barcelona were. It is from the 1929! 

Easy to find.. just next to Picasso Museum


Its name come from the wine they serve there: a sparkling wine called Xampanyet.


As you know, Barcelona typical old bars where a place to spend time with friends having some tapas and drinking some beer and wine. So it's this place: tapas, cheeses, Jabugo ham and quite a lot of noise due to its small and crouded place, usually.


Excellent quality!!


You can't book, so don't be late! 

El Xampanyet

Carrer de Montcada, 22, 08004 Barcelona-Spain, Spain

Area: Ciutat Vella
Website: El Xampanyet - Barcelona
Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday from 12h - 16 h. and from 19h - 23:30 h. Sundays 12h - 16 h.
Prices: 20€ to 30€
Phone: +34 933 197 003
Metro/Bus: Metro: Barceloneta (Line 4/yellow)
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Last comment
Timeless great food & drink
Curt (16 Sep 2023 - 09:54)
I’ve been coming here since my first trip over 25 years ago - classic old school Tapas & Drinks - love this place!
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Best pass for one week stay?
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Hello Jacqui, The Aerobus in Barcelona does not offer a specific senior discount for international visitors. Best,
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Hello Colin, Yes, there are pickup points near Terminal 2C at Barcelona Airport that you can access. Specifically, you can use the express car park located in front of Terminal 2, which includes T2C. This parking area allows for quick drop-offs and pickups and is situated conveniently close to the terminal entrances​ . Best,
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  1. Timeless great food & drink - Curt (16 Sep 2023 - 09:54)

    I’ve been coming here since my first trip over 25 years ago - classic old school Tapas & Drinks - love this place!

  2. Lunch - Sarah & Peter (9 Mar 2020 - 09:24)

    Delicious food, buzzing atmosphere, great staff 12 out of 10 !

  3. this place is a delight - qwerty (18 Nov 2017 - 07:50)

    El Xampanyet is one of the best tapas bar in town.. Just next to Picasso Museum, it's crowded but stay at the bar and enjoy best tapas around, lovely people, great quality food. Have just a beer and few tapas and feel like a local.

  4. Tourist Place - Daniel (11 Feb 2014 - 14:45)

    This place used to be good. Let's say before 2006. Then they realized that they could overcharge tourist for their good but basic food.

    Poor value, but good for tourists.

  5. Xampanyet... - ib (26 Apr 2013 - 20:15)

    The sparkling wine is not called Xampanyet - its name is 'xampany' which is the Catalan term for cava.

  6. El Xampanyet - Best in Barca... - Andrew Birbeck - www.words.ie (10 Oct 2012 - 09:30)

    Love El Xampanyet - reviewed it for Jetaway Magazine a couple of months ago. Still as wonderful as ever! Can't wait to go back - fantastic!!!!

    Read my review here: http://www.words.ie/jetaway.html

  7. EL XAMPANIET - ANNE (24 Aug 2012 - 16:30)


  8. El Xampanyet tapas bar - Steph, UK (29 May 2012 - 14:45)

    Was there twice last weekend, fantastic place, on the same road as the Picasso museum which is signposted frequently so easy to find. Tiny little place, always busy and noisy, friendly but efficient staff, older guy (I think the owner?) loving chatting to the customers and obviously taking great pride in the place. We had a stack of tapas (potatoes stuffed with garlic mayonnaise, marinated anchovies, squid, tortilla, chorizo, pan tomates, ham on toasted bread, tiny sardines) 2 beers, 2 cava and an amazing pudding - a plate of biscotti and a to-die-for cake with sweet wine to dip in. Cost E30 which I didn't think was bad, certainly no rip off. Mainly full of Spanish when we were there but the staff speak decent English, combined with pointing/smiling/nodding etc - we got there! Would recommend highly.

  9. Xampanyet - Joe (27 Dec 2011 - 18:45)

    This is the correct address for Xampanyet. You are thinking of a different cava bar in Barceloneta.

  10. Wrong address - Healeyman (30 Sep 2011 - 09:15)

    Calle de la Reina Cristina, Barceloneta, is the correct address, guys!

  11. El Xampanyet - Eduardo (24 Sep 2011 - 16:15)

    Coincido con María. El bar al que hacéis referencia, está en la Calle de la Reina Cristina, junto a la Plaza Palacio. Sería onveniente que se aclarara. Saludos.

  12. Chari - Chari (21 Apr 2011 - 10:15)

    A mi personalmente me encanta comerme un bocadillo de chistorra acompañado de una copita de cava rosado. unmmm que rico

  13. a voir absolument !!! - Denis (16 Mar 2011 - 00:15)

    très sympas !! à voir !!! tapas excellent!! je vous le conseil !!!

  14. love this place - la (23 Nov 2010 - 09:50)

    just the finest tapas bar around.. too fun..

  15. Xampanyet - Llobregat (23 Nov 2010 - 02:56)

    Muy barato no es...

  16. Best tapas in my whole life!! - Nicole (6 Oct 2010 - 00:00)

    Very typical, very tasty, a real MUST!! We ordered "a little bit of everything" and got various tapas. I loved the potatoes filled with aioli, the marinated salmon, the omelette, these spicy meatballs.... everything! Even though the bar is really full you should wait and try the tapas!!

  17. essence of Barcelona - pet (20 Aug 2010 - 01:15)

    it's not a rip-off... you are stupid (last comment) go to mac something thing and leave us going to this great tapas bar... El Xampanyet is just essence of Barcelona... great people, great fun.. love in the air..

  18. It´s a rip-off - Warning!!! (16 Nov 2009 - 18:15)

    The bar was full of people reading travel guides and it sure shows on the prices. They don´t have prices posted anywhere and a waiter will recommend you to order a mixed tapas. You´ll get a small plate of cheese, some sausage, a few pieces of bread and tey will charge more than 20 euros for it. You can get so much more at any of the places nearby. It´s a total rip-off. Avoid at all cost.

  19. A eviter absolument!!! - jipesteph (11 May 2009 - 13:39)

    l'attrape-touriste par excellence: 3 assiettes avec 2 anchois, une tomate sechée, du pan con tomata et des patatas bravas plus du jambon (moyen) et 3 croquants à tremper dans un verre de vin moelleux, et l'on vous oblige à prendre un bouteille de vin "maison" dont on vous assure que l'on vous facturera que ce que vous boirez (ce qui n'arrive évidemment pas!!!) tout ça pour 50€!!! la note est apportée sans détail, c'est une suite de sommes sans indications. Vraiment le piège à gogo dont on a malheureusement fait partie ce jour-là.
    Préférez "el Xampayet", à quelques rues de là (carreer de la reina cristina) : les prix sont affichés et très bas et les tapas ou les sandwiches sont fabuleux, tout comme l'ambiance.

  20. xampanyet - brigitte (7 Jan 2009 - 19:00)

    fun je vous l'accorde et très typique, mais surtout des tapas en conserve, rien de grillé et de chaud , on s'est régalé au tropezon ansi que place real pour moins cher

  21. El Xampanyet - super (3 Dec 2008 - 09:15)

    El Xampanyet est vraiment un bar trop cool... Y aller sans hésiter!!

  22. El Xampanyet - trees (3 Oct 2008 - 22:38)

    what a wonderful bar.. very funny.. and very good local tapas..

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