El Xampanyet, Barcelona

El Xampanyet, Barcelona

If you want a truly authentic tapas experience, you have a few choices, and El Xampanyet is one of them.

Pop into this marble-and-tile haven at almost any time and you will find it packed to the brim. Despite this, the staff is friendly, genuine, and will do everything they can to make you feel at home and happy.

Their tapas are straightforward and unfussy (e.g. olives stuffed with anchovies, chickpea and spinach stew, jamón ibérico, etc.), which is not at all a bad thing, as it all comes down to the quality of ingredients. Their namesake Xampanyet is a “frizzante”-style (lightly sparkling) white wine that is slightly sweet and great for washing down the rich ingredients that make their tapas so great. Enjoy plenty of other great cavas and wines if Xampanyet is not your thing.

For your best chance to snag a table, try it before closing in the afternoon or right after it reopens for evening service (no reservations possible). Otherwise, elbow your way to the bar and park yourself there to watch all the action. Bring an appetite!

Opening Hours:
Tue-Sat: 12–3:30pm / 7–11:pm; Sun: 12–3:30pm

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Sight Name: El Xampanyet
Sight Location: Barcelona, Spain (See walking tours in Barcelona)
Sight Type: Food/Drink
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