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paseo de la exposicion 85, 08004 Barcelona, Spain
+34 935 33 51 40
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
paseo de la exposicion 85, 08004 Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I will definitely be coming back here! Relaxed, understated, and SO delicious, I can't stop thinking about the taste of the pasta I ate last night! Great service and really nice to sit out on the quiet street with a cold bottle of red wine...More

Thank Kitty F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend and i spent an unforgettable time dining at Xemei because of its delicious food always elegantly presented, the genuine kindness of its personnel, and its intimate atmosphere. I especially loved that Xemei is tucked away from the crowds and the tourists: it's a...More

Thank annany2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have just discovered that small Italian restaurant and we will surely repeat. The personnel are very friendly and the atmosphere is pleasant. Strongly recommendable - the octopus, the steak tartar, and the goat leg. The chocolate cake (without flour) is amazing. And last but...More

Thank Petar B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were there having dinner, 2 adults, 2 kids. Food was excellent : we shared the venetian antipasti - a taste of 4 different fishes - and then had pasta - both with seafood -. The waiters recommended us very well, both in dishes as...More

Thank Joan V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Every single time visiting Xemei, I am amazed and addicted to the food and beverage offered by this place. I wish more restaurants would have been similar and not only in the Barca. Highly recommended.

Thank robmayer2005
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

This came recommended by Bar Brutal's sommelier - we were NOT disappointed. The mushroom panda wine and gnocchi bolognese was a divine combination and the staff was absolutely amazing. Shares the top spot with BB for best food in Barcelona. Will. Come. Back.

Thank Sira B
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Excellent food. We had baby octopus in polenta, ink spaghetti, and baby goat shoulder. All memorable cuisines. Pride is taken in the prepared food. The waitress and waiter were so kind to our 3 young kids even though probably not normally a kid friendly restaurant....More

Thank jws_7
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

When a friend of mine who lives in Barcelona told me we were heading to an Italian restaurant, I was a little hesitant. That feeling left me the second we arrived at Xemei. The staff were amazing, friendly, informative. We were a party of 11,...More

Thank Christopher M
Reviewed 13 July 2017

This is my favorite place. Excellence from the bread & olives, squids with polenta, buratta , Pastas, Fish, desserts & coffee. The natural wines are fantastic & the service could't be better. The owners are good people & it shows in the happiness of the...More

Thank Samoores
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

It is hard to describe just how good our meal was here. The food is just amazing and left me wanting to come back and try the rest of the menu. It was brilliant and the service and wine list goes well with a great...More

Thank Shaun T
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$32 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
20:30 - 00:00
13:00 - 16:00
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13:30 - 15:30
20:30 - 00:00
13:30 - 15:30
20:30 - 00:00
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20:30 - 00:00
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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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