Barcelona is known to be expensive! Probably because it is a cosmopolitan city, as well as it has plenty of must-see city attractions and of course, it´s lively nightlife. You may be asking yourself ¨Where to eat in Barcelona on a budget?¨ because it really is no easy task. Tasty cheap eats Barcelona offers at the biggest attractions is in your hands! Breakfast, lunch or dinner, without a doubt, we got you covered. We want to make sure you get to see (and eat!) everything the city has to offer you. Keep these Barcelona hacks in mind to budget even better.
Casa Battlo & Casa Mila
Walking through Passeig de Gracia may give you the impression that everything around costs a pretty penny, and in most cases this is true. However, if you are cruising on a budget, rest assured, there’s plenty of affordable eats. For instance, Pikio Taco is a crowd favorite. Tacos as inexpensive as 3.5€ each makes you keep back for more. For groups, sharing is caring. Guacamole for 4€, nachos for 8€ and even more, frozen margaritas for 5€ each, do we need to continue? Come see for yourself!
Tomasso is all about the New York style pizza, creating that perfect combo thin crust pizza that melts in your mouth. Individual sizes are from 10€-13€ and a large (which is actually an XL!) is 17€-19€. This cheap eat Barcelona offers you a finger-licking experience and a speedy service.
Gaudi's masterpiece is a must-see. This world-famous unfinished Roman Catholic church is the soul of Barcelona.
Sagrada Familia Tour (Same Day) with Priority Access
Contrary to popular belief, cheap eats near Sagrada Familia is totally possible. For typical Spanish food, Aitor Restaurant is a winner, perfect for lunch or dinner, offering a tapas buffet for 15€. Eating out in Barcelona was never easier. For longer breaks, be sure to check out La Taqueria, offering tacos that will please your tummy and wallet, for as little as 8€, And for something outside the box, Parking Pita offers menus starting from 6€, making you believe you are in Pita heaven.
Bar Casi is a great little spot for before or after the hike up Gaudi’s Park Guell. Serving only breakfast and lunch, Bar Casi offers up great service and a friendly atmosphere. For another cute sandwich spot, Guelly Sandwich Park is friendly and laid-back. This tasty spot even offers picnic packs for the park with a variety of sandwiches that will make your mouth water; their combos will leave your wallet happy too. Resulting in another great find; their main combo is a sandwich and drink for 4.90€.
Want to wind down? Particularly, try Terra Mia Restaurant and Bar. Down-to-earth staff and plates starting from 5€. Inside or at their outside patio, you will get the break you deserve. Therefore, sit back, sip their homemade sangria and taste their fantastic pasta dishes. It´s an overall fantastic spot for breakfast, lunch or dinner near Park Guell.
B is for Barcelona and for Barca as well! Football fan or not, Camp Nou is a stadium to see
! One of the best restaurants that cook up typical Spanish food is Taller de Tapas,
especially from Galicia. There are over 60 dishes and 20 desserts to choose from! Spoil yourself, starting from 7€ per tapa. Whereas Bao Bao
is Asian street food at its best. No delay, no fuss, ready to go food
, starting at 5€ per person and suited for vegetarians too.
You will clearly be able to see La Nueva Marquesa is all about typical food from Barcelona. Their service is one of the best ones in the city! Especially point out that the food is wallet-friendly and delicious. With this in mind, make sure to arrive early (1 pm) or make a reservation. Without a doubt, another top pick is Restaurant Can Fusté, located right in front of the Camp Nou stadium. A Menu del día (the daily 3-course menu) starts at 15€. Try your luck at this tasty spot...while dining you might even be able to spot a Barca player or two.
Try some tasty tapas in Barceloneta
Barceloneta Beach, where you can dip your toes in the Mediterranean Sea and be taken over by the local food. Where to eat in Barcelona by the sea? La Xampaneria is a typical cava bar, over 50 years old, prices are perfect and the crowd is lively. Tapas in Spain are devoured standing up and this one is no exception! Live like the locals as you eat tapas and drink cava around one of the few high-top tables. As well as that, Poke Maoli is your go-to option if you want a quick and healthy dish to enjoy on the beach. These Hawaiian bowls are all customizable to taste and are as affordable as 4.90€ per Poke.
Where to eat in Barcelona beach like a local?
Overall, for cheap eats in a local atmosphere, these two restaurant/bars have been around for more than 60 years. La Cova Fumada
also serves hearty and typical Spanish meals. In addition to being the birthplace of the ´bomba´- a traditional Spanish Tapa.
Similar to the previous one, Jai-Ca
view history come to life, taste plenty of tapas and drink up. Resulting in discovering that when it comes to cheap eats Barcelona has tons to offer it its biggest attractions.