You can easily blow the budget when eating out in Barcelona, Spain. Actually, you can blow the budget anywhere you eat these days!
We spent a week staying with family in Barcelona and we enjoyed our time eating and drinking where the locals eat and drink, away from the over-priced tourist areas.
The Best of our Barcelona Tips for Eating and Drinking
Head away from La Rambla down the back streets of the Gothic and Born area and you will find many little cafes offering a set menu such as the Made in Sicily Cafe where you can purchase a croissant and coffee for just Euro1.90. They also sell pizza slices from Euros 2.00 and a variety of pastries as well.
Address: Carrer dels Escudellers 35
Facebook Page: Made in Sicily
A must is a visit to La Boqueria Market off La Rambla.
For Euro 1.00 you can enjoy a large range of fruit juices e.g.raspberry and coconut, strawberry, kiwi fruit etc and for Euro 1.50 you can enjoy a cup of freshly cut fruit.
If you are self-catering and want to purchase fresh produce, to the right side of La Boqueria Market outside the building itself, you will find local growers selling their own produce at a lower price than you can purchase inside the market.
You can’t travel through Spain and not try the Tapas Menu. Our favourite lunchtime spot for a cold pint of beer and small tapas snacks which won’t break the bank is:
Cerveceria 100 Montaditos located on Rambla de Catalunya 11.
A pint of beer will set you back Euros 1.50 and small tapas snacks start from Euro 1. It is a great place to sit and people watch.
A choice of two of our local favourites.
The first is La Champaneria located at Carrer de la Reina Cristina, 7, 08003. A very busy bar that sells only champagne with plates of cheese and cured meats for four for Euros 12.00 in total.
Our second choice is La Plata Bar – for traditional tomato bread and sardines and exceptional wine. La Plata has been awarded Barcelona’s best Tapas Bar by the ABC Daily. It is located at Carrer de la Merce #28.
If you are still hungry we can recommend the following for light meals.
Gusto de Born for very tasty pizza slices whilst enjoying the El Born district of Barcelona. Slices range from Euros 2.00 per slice. They are located at 16 Paseo del Born.
For strong flavoursome Mojitos and a varied menu try La Republica at Carrer de la Mercè, 13.
The Mojitos are Euros 2.50 each and one would probably be enough after a bottle or two of the champagne at La Champaneria or the wine at La Plata.
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