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Grilled pork and cheap champagne!

Can Paixano (more commonly known as the Xampanyeria) is an authentic Barcelona institution that's full to bursting with locals, tourists, and students any time of day. The secret? An unbeatable combo of grilled pork and rose champagne, served by the bottle and dirt cheap.

They limit bottle service to groups during certain hours of the day, but they'll still serve endless helpings of the pink bubbly by the glass. The menu is primarily sandwiches ("entrepans," locally) and they're filled with everything from grilled butifarra (a succulent Catalan white sausage) to Spanish classics like chorizo and, my personal favorite, a supremely decadent mix of creamy foie gras and grilled bacon. Trust me when I say that nothing tastes better than bacon, foie gras, and buttery bread when you're a bottle or two of cheap champagne deep into your evening! Seriously though, the ambiance is unbeatable, the menu is comfort food at its best, and the prices are for the common man. We had 4 sandwiches and 6 or so glasses or champagne and it came out to a little over 15 euros.

Try to get there outside of the mid-afternoon rush (3-5, generally) or you may have a pretty decent wait to get in.
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Place of worship for tapas fans

One of the best places to have a good time while eating some delicious tapas is La Xampanyería, place of worship for "tapeo" (going "de tapas") fans and temple of cholesterol for the people not really into vegetarianism.

This place, existing for years already, is located in a narrow street neighboring Port Vell in Barcelona and everyday it gets packed of clients craving for some tapas or some sandwich and to have with some cava or delicious rosé wine of the house.

One of the strong points is the informality of the place, there is no table nor waiters, just a counter with "distributors" taking care of the clients in a very attentive way. This place looks more like a bodega than a restaurant and opens from Monday to Saturday. The variety of tapas and baguette sandwiches is uncountable: pork in all forms, cheese, omelets, frankfurt sausage, everything very greasy but incredibly delicious, a craving many dare to taste.

The best is to go with friends and stop in front of the counter and start ordering some tapas as a starter and a good bottle of rosé wine and then bolt a baguette sandwich and go on with the party of saturated fat until your stomach cannot take it anymore. Maybe the best part of this place, apart from flavors and smells, is the price. Each sandwich doesn't cost more than 3€ and the tapas and drinks neither.

With all this, La Xampanyería is a place you MUST go to when visiting Barcelona, also for those living there it is impossible not to go once in a while. Good things come in small packages.
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For 8€, food and drinks for two or three people

La Xampanyería is a bar in la Barceloneta, a few meters away from Port Vell. It has become so famous among students, foreigners learning Spanish or coming for a few days, it is always very very busy.

What makes it attractive is that it is super cheap. You can buy Cava bottles, the Champagne-like sparkling produced in Catalunya, they have rosé Cava or normal white Cava. The price of the bottles is 50 cents or one euro more expensive as the one in the small shop next to the restaurant. So it costs between 3€ and 5€ for a bottle of cava, in a bar!

When you order your bottle, ask for at least two tapas with it. They are also 2€ or 3€ so for 8€ maximum you have food and drinks for two or three friends! The tapas selection is basic, cheese, ham, or anchovy baguettes, or plates of cheese or ham, but the food is good and fresh.

In the summer, if you want to sit down you will have to get there very early. It is normally packed starting at 7 pm onwards.

Of the best

To me, without a doubt one of the best tapas and sandwich bars where one leaves satisfied. La Xampanyería is situated in Barcelona, on Reina Cristina 7, a reference point would be Passeig Colom.

It is rather small bar, decorated as in a bodega, it has been there for years, since it specializes in the best cavas and rosé wines. This place is more for tapas and small sandwiches (some not that small) and you can choose from a great variety, also from German sandwiches (cervelat, frankfurt, bradwurst, and some more complicated names I don't remember). We chose cold meat sandwiches, a simple jamón (ham) sandwich and also pork sausage.
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La Xampanyería has been in Barcelona for years and is a special place to have a glass of cava and some baguette sandwiches for a really good price. In the middle of the afternoon it is usually packed with tourists so it is impossible to sit down, but it is worth going.
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The secret of queen cristina

Since I discovered this site, it has become a must stop every time I travel to BCN. In the small street of Queen Cristina will see a huge wooden gate from opening is a coming and going of people who come hungry and leave satisfied. From 14h is filled with eager customers to come to the bar, because that's the only rule for this place to meet you. It's worth going by becoming gap between the people and have a little patience until you reach your goal. Because, once achieved, within minutes you'll be enjoying one of their juicy Bocatines with a delicious glass of pink cava as it enters the water. Notably unusual decoration all inlaid with healing, hung from the ceiling like a pen and the fantastic people smell that the plates of the establishment to prepare tasty fillings of their rolls. I recommend the smoked pork chop sandwich, blue cheese and pickles as well as serrano, cheese, onions and peppers.

El secreto de la reina cristina

Desde que descubrí este sitio, se ha convertido de parada obligada cada vez que viajo a BCN.

En la pequeña calle de la Reina Cristina verás un enorme portón de madera que desde que se abre es un ir y venir de personas que entran hambrientas y salen satisfechas. A partir de las 14h se llena de clientes ansiosos por llegar a la barra, porque esa es la única norma de este establecimiento para que te atiendan. Merece la pena ir haciendose hueco entre la gente y tener un poco de paciencia hasta llegar a tu objetivo. Porque, una vez conseguido, en pocos minutos estarás disfrutando de uno de sus jugosos bocatines con una deliciosa copita de cava rosado que entra como el agua.

Es de destacar su peculiar decoración con todos los embutidos curándose, colgados del techo a modo de corral de pueblo así como ese estupendo olor que desprenden las planchas del establecimiento al preparar los sabrosos rellenos de sus panecillos. Recomiendo el bocadillo de chuleta ahumada, roquefort y pepinillos así como el de serrano, queso, cebolla y pimientos.
Marcos Paradinas
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Can paixano is a very picturesque pla...

Can Paixano is a very picturesque place where Catalan cava and serve the sandwiches really. This is a fantastic winery where fine dining is not about scratching your pocket. The Paixano Can I met during one of our trips to Barcelona. The place looks endearing. It's full of bottles of cava and Catalan sausages and hams hanging. I went crazy seeing such abundance. The problem is that we had finished eating and hunger, hunger is said, did not have. So we tried the pink cava Can Paixano. Besides food and drink, I noticed that the atmosphere in there despite being neither six in the afternoon. For those who want to visit, is located in the Carrer de la Reina Cristina, 7 Barcelona. I would be happy to return, both for the company and for the beauty of the surroundings.

Can Paixano es un lugar muy pintoresco donde sirven cava catalán y bocatas de los de verdad. Se trata de una bodega fantástica donde comer y beber bien no es cuestión de rascarse el bolsillo.

El Can Paixano lo conocimos durante una de nuestras escapadas a Barcelona. El lugar tiene un aspecto entrañable. Está lleno de botellas de cava catalán y de embutidos y jamones colgados. Yo me volví loco viendo tanta abundancia. El problema es que habíamos acabado de comer y hambre, lo que se dice hambre, no teníamos. Así que probamos el cava rosado de Can Paixano.

Además de la comida y la bebida, me llamó la atención el ambientazo que había pese a no ser ni las seis de la tarde. Para el que quiera visitarlo, está emplazado en el Carrer de la Reina Cristina, 7 de Barcelona. Yo estaría encantado de volver, tanto por la compañía como por la belleza del entorno.
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This place is perfect to bring your f...

This place is perfect to bring your friends from other countries and show a typical corner of Barcelona (Maybe that's why there are more tourists in local time) The bar Champagneria is a little different, eats up, glued to the other people and so it is very easy to make new friends, because shyness is going after the first glass of pink champagne, the house specialty. Besides the famous, rich and cheap wine are many different dishes tapas, Iberico ham manchego cheese, xistorra of the anchovies, there surely something you like. Who does not just a cover, there are many different sandwiches, very rich (and fatty :)). Is one of these corners typical of a city (Barcelona) that would have to try!

Este lugar es perfecto para traer tus amigos de otros Países y mostrarles un rincón típico de Barcelona (Quizás es por eso que adentro hay mas turistas que locales a veces) La Champagneria es un bar un poco diferente, se come en pie, pegados a la otra gente y por eso es muy fácil hacer nuevas amistades, dado que la timidez se va después del primero vaso de cava rosado, la especialidad de la casa. Además del famoso, rico y barato vino hay muchos platillos de tapas diferentes, del jamón ibérico al queso manchego, de la xistorra a los boquerones, hay seguramente algo que te gusta. A quien no le basta una tapa, hay muchos diferentes bocadillos, muy ricos (y grasos :) ). Es uno de estos rincones típicos de una ciudad (Barcelona) que habría que probar !
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The products are fresh and tasty

The Xampañería is a bar in Barceloneta, a few meters from the old port of Barcelona. The bar is popular with foreign students to learn Spanish and among tourists for its low prices and champagne Catalan Cava. The place is full to bursting, every day, all the time, because it is really cheap. You can buy bottles of champagne, pink, white, raw or dried, the price of the bottle is the same as that of his small shop. When you ask for the bottle, you should also ask at least something to accompany: tapas, anchovies, smoked ham, sandwich, cheese plate, for 2 or 3 euros. For a total of 8 euros you have a bottle and two tapas to share with your group. The tapas selection is very basic, but the products are fresh and tasty. In the summer, if you want a place to sit, have to arrive very early, around 6 pm. Then when full, people take to the streets to drink your drink and chat.

Los productos son frescos y sabrosos

La Xampañería es un bar de la Barceloneta, a pocos metros del antiguo puerto de Barcelona. El bar es famoso entre los estudiantes extranjeros para aprender español y entre los turistas por sus bajos precios del Cava y champán catalán. El lugar está lleno hasta reventar, todos los días, todo el tiempo, porque es realmente barato. Usted puede comprar las botellas de cava, rosado, blanco, crudo o seco, el precio de las botellas es el misma que el de su pequeña tienda.
Cuando usted pida la botella, debe también pedir al menos algo para acompañar: tapas, boquerones, jamón ahumado, sándwich, plato de queso, por 2 o 3 euros. Por un total de 8 euros tienes una botella y dos tapas para compartir con tu grupo. La selección de tapas es muy básica, pero los productos son frescos y sabrosos. En el verano, si quieres un lugar para sentarse, tiene que llegar muy temprano, alrededor de las 6 de la tarde. Después cuando está lleno, la gente sale a las calles a beber su copa y charlar.
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Can paixano

Indispensable go through here on your visit to Barcelona. Sper astonishingly original !! You eat based snacks and Catalan sausage. My sandwich foie gras with Roquefort and of course, another of spicy sausage with cheese. It will not let you indifferent, Os love !!

Can paixano

Indispensable pasar por aquí en tu visita a Barcelona. Súper curioso y original!! Se come a base de bocadillos y embutidos catalanes. Mi bocadillo de foie-gras con Roquefort y como no, otro de sobrasada con queso fundido. No os dejara indiferente, Os encantará!!
Francisco calleja
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Can paixano, it is one of the bars / pubs most known of barcelona

If there is one word that defines it is "Solera". Hot / cold sandwiches with a nice glass of Cava, tourists crowded bar and some "locals" prices without competition and in the back you can buy cava.

Can paixano, es unos de los bares/tascas más conocidos de barcelona

Si hay una palabra que lo defina es "Solera".
Bocadillos calientes/fríos con una bonita copa de Cava, barra atestada de turistas y algunos "lugareños", precios sin competencias y en la trastienda se puede comprar cava.
Ernesto Diaz
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Must in barcelona! nothing like it in...

Must in Barcelona! Nothing like it in Madrid, or similar. The sandwiches are absolutely original and the combination with cava, an ms. Go whenever you go to Barcelona.

Visita obligada en Barcelona! No hay nada igual en Madrid, ni parecido. Los bocadillos son absolutamente originales y la combinación con el cava, más aún.

Iré siempre que vaya a Barcelona.
Gonzalo Moreno
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Catalan flavor incleble

The Champagneria is a place where nobody can miss if you are in Barcelona. It is a small but unique space where you can enjoy the unique flavor of a delicious steak sandwich made with grilled eat what you want to accompany it. Needless to say that the five varieties used to drink Champagne are the best to give to friends, or with people who are in the place. You can quietly meet new people, plan an outing, have fun and have a good time .. Without hesitation, to be in Barcelona, ​​would a thousand times for this fantastic corner of the beautiful city of Barcelona! Ezekiel. Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Incleíble sabor catalán

La Champagnería es un lugar al que nadie puede dejar de visitar si está en Barcelona. Es un espacio pequeño pero único, donde se puede saborear el exclusivo sabor de un delicioso sandwich de carne hecha a las brasas junto a lo que desees comer para acompañarlo. Está de más decir que las cinco variedades de Champagne que sirven para beber son de lo mejor para brindar con amigos, o con la gente que encuentras en el lugar. Puedes tranquilamente conocer gente nueva, planear una salida, divertirte y pasarla muy bien.. Sin dudarlo, de estar en Barcelona, pasaría mil y una veces por este fantástico rincón de la hermosa ciudad de Barcelona!

Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Ezequiel Pablo De Martiis
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Barcelona's certainly very crowded with tourists and moderate prices also due to the poor quality of food and above all a place very dirty and let go of himself. In the outpost and 'can find many other places given the centrality of the area where the next are slightly higher as well as the quality of food but neat and clean and almost all with a beautiful view unlike this place which is to be located in a narrow street internal dark and very narrow!!


Sicuramente molto affollato di barcellonesi e non di turisti prezzi moderati dovuti anche alla scarsa qualità del cibo e sopratutto un locale molto sporco e lasciato andare a se stesso. Nei paragi e' possibile trovare molti altri locali dato la centralità della zona dove i pressi sono leggermente superiori così come la qualità del cibo ma ordinati e puliti e quasi tutti con un bel panorama a differenza di questo locale il quale risulta essere ubicato in una vietta interna scura e molto angusta!!!!!
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Tapas in barcelona

Sandwiches and pink champagne, perfect for a plan tapas in Barcelona.

Tapear en barcelona

Bocatas y cava rosado, perfecto para un plan de tapeo en Barcelona.
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Information about Can Paixano (La Xampanyeria)

Can Paixano (La Xampanyeria) Phone Number
+34 933 10 08 39
+34 933 10 08 39
Can Paixano (La Xampanyeria) Address
Carrer de la Reina Cristina, 7
Carrer de la Reina Cristina, 7
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