Since 1929, this El Born district bar has been serving tapas such as patatas bravas, fresh anchovies in vinegar, and butifarra, a Catalan sausage. The specialty of the house though is chipirónescon mongetes, a warm plate of baby squid and light beans. To accompany meals, there is Xampanyet, a sparkling white wine (cava in Spanish) and beer. The ceramic tiled space is small and often filled with crowds of elbow-to-elbow guests balancing small plates over marble tables. El Xampanyet is within steps of Museu Picasso, thus attracting many tourists, but locals seeking authentic Catalonian fare come here as well.
For those who don’t speak Spanish, the point and order system works just fine here.
AmenitiesOpen / Closes
- Accessible by Public Transportation
- Handicapped Accessible
- Monday - Closed
Cuisine Type:: Spanish/Tapas