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xe mei

#460 of 7,627 Restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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paseo de la exposicion 85, 08004 Barcelona, Spain
+34 935 33 51 40
20:30 - 00:00
13:30 - 15:30
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 20:30 - 00:00
Mon - Fri 13:30 - 15:30
Sat - Sun 13:00 - 16:00
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We visited the restaurant on Saturday night after reading some amazing reviews online. Barcelona is now bursting at the seams with tourists and what used to be the greatest city for food is now being colonised by tourist traps and pretentious new restaurants. Xemei is a true gem of a place- the location away from the hustle and bustle, the... More 

Thank anchanLondon
London, United Kingdom
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229 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We were walking back from Monjuic and came through Poble Sec a neighbourhood in the Sants Monjuic district of Barcelona. The restaurant on Sunday was full but they managed to squeeze us in for Sunday lunch. The waiter was really helpful and it looked pretty much like many locals ate here often. The servings are big as we were advised... More 

Thank gremmietraveller
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

It's extant we loved the food it's amazing sure I well come agin food is good and served and they speak good English pasta is great and the main cross was out of this world it's lovely

Thank dollylarry
Santa Eulalia del Rio, Spain
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

although the terrace was fully booked we got table near an open window next to the street. this is not your typical italian eatery..it has new (to me at least) creative fare, served well on the plate with nice flavours and combinations. portions are not huge but correct. good choice of interesting wines. service was quite quick--correct, as this is... More 

1 Thank passarosibiza
Oldenburg, Germany
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

The small restaurant is located on a small street, not a lot of traffic perfect to enjoy a nice dinner outside. The staff is very lovely and will make your stay just perfect, they'll arrange anything somehow possible (like a mixed starter plate instead of one single starter for every single person) the menu is small, but everything on the... More 

Thank Pascal_M4102
Danville, California, United States
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

We had the buratta and tomato starter which was a bit of buratta heaven, followed by asparagus risotto. For us the meal was delish! Our house rose had strong floral notes but was still crisp and refreshing. Part of our joy was finding a good place in a day of closed restaurants. Check out the chefs' cookbook!

Thank Thomas B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

Excellent Italian restaurant in Barcelona. The burrata was generous and delicious. I also recommend ordering the gnocchi, octopus with aubergine and the seafood spaghetti. Also, for scallop fans, you must try their oven baked starter. Very relaxed vibe. When the weather is great, definitely sit outdoors. It's a quiet and intimate area.

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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016

Very good restaurant. We had a very good time and the risotto was one the best I've ever had. You can go eat over there before or after visiting the Font màgica de Montjuïc. It goes together!

Thank Joao B
Barcelona, Spain
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84 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016

I'm new to the area and still sussing out good places to eat & drink. So, it was a lovely sunny day. I was out for a wander at around lunch time and I spotted a nice looking restaurant. I sat outside in the sun.... ...sadly, thats where the good bit ends. A lone female, vegetarian, I might be, but... More 

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19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016 via mobile

3rd or 4th time I've had dinner at the Xemei. Dinner for 2: Shared an assortment of fish appetizers 1 spaghetti with sea food (mussels) 1 spaghetti al aglio, olio e pepperoncino (off carte but worth the trip) 1 bottle of red wine Coffee. The food is truly good. The service attentive and cordial. Portions are reasonable. Had some problems... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$32 - US$40
Italian, Mediterranean
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
20:30 - 00:00
13:00 - 16:00
20:30 - 00:00
13:30 - 15:30
20:30 - 00:00
13:30 - 15:30
20:30 - 00:00
13:30 - 15:30
20:30 - 00:00
13:30 - 15:30
20:30 - 00:00
13:30 - 15:30
20:30 - 00:00
13:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: paseo de la exposicion 85, 08004 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Montjuic
  • Neighbourhood: Montjuic
  • Phone Number: +34 935 33 51 40

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Montjuic

Neighbourhood Profile
Beyond the four columns standing guard at the Plaça Espanya, beyond even the extravagant and colourful fountains guiding your way up the boulevard, stands the impressive and towering structure of the Palau Nacional, the national museum. At this very spot in front of the cascades of the central fountain, Freddie Mercury and Montserrat Caballe gave the performance of their lifetimes to welcome the 1992 Olympic Games to this magnificent city. And true to its anticipation, the games transformed the city, reimagining the mountain of Montjuic with the development of an arena, stadium, and many other sporting facilities that are open to visitors year-round. Surrounding the adjacent side of the plaza are well-established hotels catering to business guests and a shopping mall transformed out of a historic bullfighting arena.
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