Xemei

Xemei

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Hours
Sun
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tue
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wed
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thu
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Ratings and reviews
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Value
3.5 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
3.8 of 5 bubbles
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PRICE RANGE
$49.00 – $61.00
CUISINES
Italian, Mediterranean, European
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
meals, features
Is this an European restaurant?
PRICE RANGE
$49.00 – $61.00
CUISINES
Italian, Mediterranean, European
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles669 reviews
Excellent
330
Very good
208
Average
69
Poor
38
Terrible
25
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Robbiebcn
Barcelona185 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 family
Great lunch with good service.. This time of the year truffles are served with raw meat or fried eggs or pasta. Wine list is ok... Nice and cozy settings in poble sec area of Barcelona.. Will repeat for sure!
Written 2 December 2020
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nomadale
New York City237 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 none
Authentic Italian food from an authentic Italian staff makes this a very pleasurable and tasty experience. If the weather's nice be sure to grab a table outside. The wine list is extensive and has some great choices and the pasta is, of course, cooked to perfection.
Written 12 November 2021
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mjtrup
Denver30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
I had to admit typically eating food based from other countries is a disappointment not at Xemei. The detail to great ingredients, the pasta as good as any in Italy, the roasted goat main course was divine. The staff was attentive, fun, and generous with a second glass of wine for our chocolate dessert.
Written 26 February 2020
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barcelonaizmir
154 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 family
Great experience, great service, great wines, great food. We had a variety of cold fish and zamburiñas as starters, followed by Cacio e Pepe and the grilled octopus. We will definetly come back!
Written 3 August 2021
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David G
Watertown113 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 family
Great place to eat near Montjuïc. This place exemplifies the European slow food way of life while providing some very tasty tapas. The fish sampler and burrata were especially good. The tiramisu is also a must have.
Written 10 December 2022
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Doug
7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 none
The food is fabulous and the atmosphere is also good. The waiter could speak a bit slower even for a Brit like me I struggle to keep up with all the info and the speed of his words. As mentioned its very expensive so be prepared to leave a euros in there
Written 4 February 2020
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Buddhababy13
New York City26 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 family
We were very much looking forward to dining here, based on the reviews, but were very disappointed. We were excited when the appetizer of Barata and tomato arrived, however, the artichokes and pasta lacked any type of flavor. The main courses were not any better, we ordered the fish which had a funky taste, and the liver, which had a poor taste and presentation. I usually do not rate based on service, as that is about an individual, but the service wasn’t any better than the food. I’m not sure what happened to the restaurant in the past six months, but I would think twice before dining here.
Written 25 March 2024
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Allan Stewart
166 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 business
We were staying Barcelona for a few days and my wife asked the local company she was working with for recommendations. They all immediately said Xemei. It was out of the main town in a local area. Two small restaurants separated by the kitchen. About 6/8 tables each oneWe had a lovely young smiling waitress Bernadeta. The food was exceptional. Scallops starter. Vongole pasta. Very reasonable. Would go back anytime in Barcelona.
Written 14 April 2023
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Nuria S
Barcelona82 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2022 family
Overpriced. Poor experience. Rude staff. Had to ask for things several times before they came. Very expensive food. Good quality but very small portions and unfriendly and rude staff. We’re not coming back.
Written 16 July 2022
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traveluster011
45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 none
A full-time "foodie" with a culinary pedigree, the host of Xemei gave us a brilliant explanation of 3 wines for our consideration, with delicious tasting details on each of his 3 selections. And then he actually names the price for each! We picked something sublimely delicious and by the way, the food was SPECTACULAR!
Written 10 January 2023
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Leo A
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2022 friends
Amazing place hidden in Montjuic. Great atmosphere, incredible food and the service is incredibly friendly. Will be back
Written 27 June 2022
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Jonas L
Barcelona6 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2022 none
What was going to be a pleasant birthday celebration for my girlfriend unfortunately turned out to be a massive disaster! The reservation was made two days earlier for 16th June when I was informed over the phone that we had a table for the first sitting at 21:00. The information that was given to me was that we had the table on the terrace until 22:30 when we were more than welcome to continue inside if we wished. So far so good. Arriving punctually at 21:00 we were seated, after being asked not very nicely, whether we had a reservation or not. The first drink order was taken by our assigned waiter that was not only very stressed (or high) but also extremely rude - I'm talking street gang rude here - and within 1 minute we had our beers on the table. Menus were given to us and we decided to go for the steak tartar as a starter and we also asked for the wine list that hadn't been given to us. To our big surprise, the steak tartar was brought to us at the same time as the wine list and that's when we started to feel that something was wrong with this place! We told our waiter that it would be nice to be able to order some wine before being served the food and he replied - extremely rude again - with some suggestions and we were swiftly served an Italian one for 32€. During the whole dinner the waiters were pressuring us to hurry up since - all of a sudden - the second sitting was at 22:00 and we needed to be finished by then. Our main dish was served at 21:40 i.e. 40 minutes after initially sitting down, ordering a drink, having a look at the menu,  eating starters and firsts. At this point we asked for the head of staff who eventually came out - extremely stressed and rude as well - just to tell us that this is "normal procedure" in this place and that she didn't have time to discuss this since she was in charge of so many tables that needed to be tended to. We told her that we wanted to talk to the owner since she couldn't help us and he finally came out and did apologise sincerely. He also offered us some dessert and a bottle of wine on the house but by then our night was already ruined! It's sad to see a popular place going down the wrong path trying to make money by turning over the maximum amount of guests while at the same time employing the minimum amount of staff instead of seeking excellence. Btw, the toilets were extremely dirty and full of flies which didn't help either.
Written 26 June 2022
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AnnaCub2018
London68 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2020 none
Aquest juliol vam anar un altre cop al Xemei per a rebre amb un bon apat a la nostra filla i el seu xicot que acabaven d'arribar a Barcelona; i, com sempre, encara que un xic caret, la cuina, italiana, es molt bona, encara que el meu marit va trobar que la tonyina podia haver estat millor acompanyada... Sempre hi ha "room for improvement"... This july we went again to Xemei to receive with a good meal our daughter and her boyfriend, who had just arrived to Barcelona: and, as usual, although a bit pricey, its cuisine, Italian, is of a very good standard, although my husband thought that his tuna could have come with better "companions"... There is always room for improvement.
Written 18 August 2020
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John-John57
3 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 none
Best Italian food in Barcelona but disappointing experience with the service when complaining about a mistake in the bill. Service gave us the feeling that we were inappropriate when asking for rectification... it ruined the dinner experience.
Written 4 December 2019
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Max B
Vienna17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 none
a true gemm and always good for a great dinner experience, very nice service and seasonal specialities. The risottos are my favorites
Written 15 November 2019
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