Barcelona is one of the most touristic cities in the whole country, at least in terms of international tourism! Since the beginning of the 21st Century, more and more tourists have chosen Barcelona as one of the most vibrant and joyful cities in Southern Europe.
Due to this, prices in Barcelona are higher than ever, and finding a good place to eat where you don’t overpay may be complicated. This is why we want to offer you a Top 5 list of the best and most inexpensive places in the city:
One of the best options for pasta lovers is Tucco Real Food.
It is quite unknown to tourists, and usually crowded with locals. For less than 10 euros you can have a full menu with a big plate of pasta, drink, and dessert!
This restaurant is in the Drassanes area, 5 minutes away from the L3 Metro stop in Carrer dels Còdols, 27 https://www.tuccorealfood.com/
Another good option is König! Even though the name is German, this brand is originally from Girona (a region in Northern Catalonia), where the original restaurant is placed. There are 2 more in the city. One of them, the most popular one, is in the very center, in Rbla. Catalunya, 5, and the second one is in Carrer de la Fusina, 3 [inserta parada de metro aquí]. The average price is around 10€!
Tip: you cannot make a reservation, so you will have to wait!
If your passion is Asian food, Barcelona has plenty of options for you! One of the most affordable, but not fancy at all, is Chen Ji, in Carrer Alí Bei. A very good option if you want to eat a lot and not spend much.
In this same area, actually just across the street, there is a fancier and bigger version of Chen Ji, DaZhong. Prices are a little bit higher, but still affordable, and the food is also delicious!
In the heart of Les Corts you can find Bendita Helena. This option is especially good for veggies. Tasty and healthy food at a very good price. Every week they offer different full menus for just 11€. The address is C/Galileu 261. It’s not in the city center, but still a very nice area to walk around, very close to Diagonal. You can go and check this place on their Instagram profile.
Go take a look: http://benditahelena.com
And last, but not least, we have the Mexican option as well! Right in the city center, two minutes away by foot from MACBA, there is La Rosa del Raval. Probably the most expensive option in this list, you can find here one of the best Mexican places in the city, and one of the cheapest. Average price is around 10-12€ per person. And you will be able to practice your Spanish with native Mexican people from the staff!
And finally, a friendly advice, beware of the restaurants in the most touristic spots, they are all very expensive and not necessarily good!