Coming on vacation every tourist wants to taste local delicacies, but to pay for it a large amount of money does not consider appropriate. Most people who visit Barcelona want to eat cheap and delicious food, but only some of them know cozy and comfortable places that have a really tasty food at an affordable price. Among the more than two thousand establishments, only some of them are particularly popular, which are characterized by an optimal combination of cost and taste.
The establishments in the city center
In search of cheap food, some people turn off the main streets to get away from the center, in most cases this is the right decision, but there are exceptions. Among the places where the prices of the offered dishes are expensive, there are those where you can have a cheap and tasty meal between excursions. They are available in the Gothic Quarter and on the Rambla street.
This bar serves American and Spanish cuisine, with an average cost per dish of 10.5 euros. Given the location of the bistro, cocktails are served at affordable prices. Facility’s entourage disposes to comfortable rest, it has carved tables, cushions with British flag colors on soft sofas around them, openwork decorated mirrors and lampshades hanging. Everything looks very nice and cozy. Here you can have a cheap breakfast: burgers with coffee, various snacks, eggs in any form, muesli, pancakes and order your favorite dessert. Portions are large, even men eat in this bistro.
Address: Carrer d’en Gignas.
Opening times: Thursday to Sunday from 10:00 to 02:30, Tuesday and Wednesday night bar open from 19:00 to 2:30.
A modern restaurant that was recently opened in Barcelona. There you can taste not only Spanish dishes, but also delicious recipes of Mediterranean cuisine. Pleasant interior and friendly service will be in your memory for a long time. The assortment of dishes in this place changes frequently, visiting it constantly it is possible to find new dishes each time. On the average, a lunch together with drinks costs from 9 to 12 euros.
Address: Carrer Parc 1.
Opening times: Monday off, the rest of the days the restaurant can be visited from midday to 1 a.m.
The cafe, located near Plaza Catalunya, offers national cuisine, and visitors have repeatedly noted how delicious the ham is served here. The cafe itself has a delicious aroma of spices. To pamper yourself and your companions you can order a meat assortment, it will be cut directly from the large smoked hams in front of visitors. In addition, La Compania has several sorts of cheese to choose from, as well as patas bravas and an extensive wine list.
You can have a tasty meal here for 12 euros, and the chosen drink is included here.
Address: Calle Santa Anna 25.
Opening times: from 12:00 a.m. until the evening.
In this network of shops it is possible to buy the ready dishes packed in boxes. This approach to serving food is very helpful to the local working population, but active tourists will also be able to appreciate the convenience of such food when they buy it before excursions. If you have time and desire, you can stay in this cafe – shop, there are tables and chairs for visitors, as well as microwave ovens for warming up the food.
A cheap, food service solution will help those who want to find out what kind of food is in demand in Barcelona at an affordable price. Nostrum is represented by several cafes, which are franchise units.
Address: Provença 209 and Rambla Catalunya, 20.
Milk Bar & Bistro
The bistro-bar, which serves American and French cuisine, is one of the most attractive places to eat cheaply and deliciously. Its interior is decorated in light colors, and thanks to pleasant musical accompaniment there is a disposing atmosphere for leisurely eating. Prices for main dishes are quite democratic:
snacks – 1.5-2 euros;
brunch – 7,5-10,5 euros;
hot meals – 8-12 euros.
Address: Calle Gignas 21.
Opening times: bar open at weekends from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Wok to Walk
The restaurant is intended for those who want to have a snack, which is called “on the go”. It serves Asian cuisine: various seafood, several kinds of noodles, salad, spinach and vegetables. A visitors choose their own ingredients and then give them to the chef, who fries the selected products and gives them to the client in a box or on a plate. A box of noodles and vegetables will cost about 8 euros.
Address: La Rambla, 95.
Opening times: in the afternoon.
Walking through the beautiful places near the water, you get your appetite up, and when it’s time for lunch or dinner, you have to decide where you can go to satisfy your hunger.
El Xiringuito de Bogatell
The cafe is located right on the shore, those who visited it will be delighted not only with delicious food, but also with unforgettable sea views. The cafeteria offers national cuisine: tapas, paella and other dishes, and there is also a good wine list.
Address: Ronda Litoral Mar, 42 near the L4 Ciutadella-Vila Olímpica subway station.
This restaurant belongs to the photographer Leopoldo Pomez, who has set quite reasonable prices at his place. According to the visitors, the main dish is tortilla, it has an extraordinary taste. Tortilla is cooked in 70 different variations here. It is possible to have a dinner in this restaurant for 22 euros.
Address: de la Granada del Penedès, 25, near the FCG Gracia or Provença subway station.
It is a cafe with traditional Spanish dishes with boiled eggs, cabbage, onions, potatoes and bacon slices. As a dessert you can order pancakes with chocolate syrup, sweet pears in its own juice.
Address: 13 Passatge de la Concepció, which can be reached by the Diagonal subway.
If you want to eat and learn something unusual for yourself: interesting serving of dishes, unusual food, and not to go bankrupt, then it is worth visiting the establishments listed below.
Dao Kaitensushi (Buffet Giratorio)
The cafe, offering cheap dishes for one person, to eat well will be enough from 10 to 15 euros. This establishment has an original approach to serving dishes. The cafe’s visitors sit at the tables, near which the conveyor with different dishes moves, clients choose them to their own taste and put them directly from the belt on the table.
You don’t have to wait for the evening to eat here, at this time it is very crowded and you will have to wait for a free table.
Address: Passeig de Colom, 408002, near the Gothic Quarter.
Opening hours: from lunch until 1 a.m.
It is a cheap place where you can taste Mexican food. The restaurant differs from all the rest by delicious traditional dishes of other country: you can order Gilipollas (a dish of blood sausage with onions), tacos, nachos and burritos. The latter is available in several variants, the most delicious is chicken.
Address: Poble sec. C/Tapioles 9.
If you are going to Spain, it is best to prepare in advance and choose the cheapest restaurants, which are located near the future sightseeing roads. Above you can find the most popular places where you can eat with your family and eat deliciously.