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Restaurants and tapas

Where to eat on a budget near Passeig de Gràcia

Written by Diana

Passeig de Gràcia is one of the most famous avenues in Catalonia as well as one of the major ones in Barcelona. It is known for its touristic, business and comercial relevance. Another strong characteristic from this avenue is its modernist architecture. Because it is a wealthy avenue, with all its fancy and expensive trademark brands, it can seem difficult to find a place to eat something at a reasonable priceBut if you venture just a little bit off the path, you can find a nice, affordable meal, and then go back to the popular avenue.

Related article: Enjoying Barcelona on a Budget

La Fermata

Photo by Jannik Nitz via Visual hunt / CC BY-ND.

Photo by Jannik Nitz via Visualhunt

Slices of pizza paid per weight, this is the concept of La Fermata. This place is a great alternative to tapas and to the expensive restaurants around Passeig de Gràcia. Every pizza you try is very tasty and you can choose the size of each slice. Plus, they have a terrace where you can enjoy your meal without paying an extra fee.

Price range: Under 15€

Where: Carrer de Provença, 243


Boldu is known for its delicious pastries, in particular, the “Bolduman”, a donut-like pastry shaped like a little man. Besides a great variety of sweets, Boldu also serves savory treats, including a delicious salmon and brie sandwich.

Price range: Under 10€

Where: Carrer de Provenca, 233


Hänsel serves fresh salads and natural juices, quiches and light meals. Bread and pastries are prepared there, so everything is fresh. It is a great spot to have breakfast, but it is also nice for lunch. The coffee is awesome and the staff is very polite. They have several vegetarian options.

Price range: Under 15€

Where: Carrer de Provença, 237

Taquerías Tamarindo

Good Mexican food is what you will get at Taquerías Tamarindo, where you will find all of your favorites, such as tacos, nachos and margaritas. The restaurant has a cozy feeling and the staff is nice and speaks English, which is a huge plus in Barcelona.

Price range: Around 15€

Where: Carrer de Aragó, 236

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Cervecería Catalana

Photo by joannova, a/k/a foodalogue via VisualHunt / CC BY-NC-ND.

Photo by joannova, a/k/a foodalogue via VisualHunt

Cervecería Catalana serves traditional Spanish food at a reasonable price, considering its surroundings. This restaurant serves a variety of dishes that attract a great crowd, which attests to the quality of the food being served. Go to Cervecería Catalana to enjoy some tapas or eat a full meal.

Price range: Around €15

Where: Carrer de Mallorca, 236

About the author


Diana is a writer with a Master degree in Marketing and a degree in Sciences of Communication.

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