The buffet. It isn’t just an American thing. It’s here in Barcelona, too. Chinese, Japanese, Catalan, and even vegetarian buffets are here in the city for those looking for a quick meal who want to try a bit of everything. The buffets are quick to stop in, affordable for the all-you-can-eat type, and full of delicious foods to try. Here are some of the buffet restaurants in Barcelona to try.
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El Buffet Verd Restaurant
El Buffet Verd, or “The Green Buffet” as it’s translated, is a vegetarian buffet restaurant with an interesting variety and homemade dishes. Try their eggplant croquettes, onion quiche, lentils, and gazpacho – especially the gazpacho if you haven’t tried it before or have doubts because it’s a cold soup- Try it at El Buffet Vert anyway because it’s what they’re known for. They have food for those who are lactose intolerant or have certain dietary restrictions. For individuals or groups, their specials start as low as €6; you can even ask for takeaway for as little as €3.70. (Weekends are a bit more expensive than weekdays, however). It is open from Monday to Saturday from 1:00 pm to 4:15 pm
Address: C/Roger de Llúria 134, 08037
Arc de Triomf WOK
Since 2002, this family-run buffet has become a popular spot for a quick sushi meal. With as much Japanese food as you can eat, the Arc de Triomf WOK isn’t just a simple buffet, but a nice restaurant with great service and a large variety of noodles, pork, beef, steamed vegetables, and seafood. It’s open from 12:30 to 4:30 for lunch and 8:00 to midnight for dinner. The buffet costs 10€ in the afternoon, 14€ in the evening, and 15€ on weekends and holidays.
Address: Psg. Lluís Companys 19, 08003
In l’Eixample, behind Universidad Central, you’ll find El Puma with eighty different Catalan and Spanish dishes, salads, mixed pastas, and a barbecue for freshly grilled meats. To sweeten the offer, they’ve even got a dessert buffet. For €30, customers can enjoy the all-you-can-eat buffet plus wine and sangria for groups of three. In fact, they have three large dining halls that hold a hundred people each and are available for big groups. It the kind of place you wouldn’t expect to be a buffet, but that’s because it goes beyond that name in serving top-notch, unlimited food and drink. They are open every day, from 1:00 to 4:00 for lunch and from 9:00 to 11:30 Tuesday through Saturday for dinner.
Address: c/Aribau, 44
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When we say Barcelona takes its food seriously, these buffets mean it. It doesn’t matter what kind of food they serve, they’re all delicious. They offer a great way to eat well at an affordable price while trying a variety of different foods at the same time. So next time you’re looking for a buffet in Barcelona, be sure to try one of these three and you won’t be disappointed.
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