Barcelona is a thriving city, with much to do and see. It is a very lively place, and there are many attractions on offer. One of the main draws is the extremely exquisite cuisine. Whether you’ve come from Britain, or the States, Australia, or anywhere further afield, the food you’ll find here will be quite different from back home.
Spain grows nearly all of its own produce, guaranteeing the freshest of ingredients, and cooking is deeply ingrained into the culture.
But what if you’re traveling on a budget? Can you still get a good taste of things?
Another great thing about Barcelona is that food prices are a little lower than most western countries. Don’t get me wrong, there are some really lavish restaurants in which to indulge yourself, but if you need to watch what you spend there are also plenty of cheaper outlets.
Here are our top 4 in Sarriá-Sant Gervasi.
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Mussol Diagonal is located on Av. Diagonal, close to the Diagonal metro station. It is one of 6 restaurants spread around Barcelona, specializing in Catalan cuisine. Here they serve a variety of charcoal-grilled meats and vegetables, in a unique Catalan style. They have set menus for groups, handicap facilities, and are open every day of the week.
At Mussol Diagonal you can get yourself a proper filling meal for under 20€.
Taparazzi is a spacious tapas bar located on Carrer de Santa Fe de Nou Mèxic. They have a wide variety of tapas dishes on offer, all made with fresh market ingredients. An added bonus of this place is that it stays open very late, until midnight during the week, and until 2am at the weekend. The average price of a meal here starts at 10€.
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Delhi Darbar is located on Passatge de Josep Llovera, close to Av. Diagonal. It is a small and cosy Indian restaurant, serving a variety of healthy dishes. The place has a very relaxed atmosphere, and the staff is very attentive to the customers. All the meals are homemade using only the finest ingredients. Prices start at 15€.
If you like sushi then look no further: Fuji is a cracking little restaurant offering a variety of Japanese dishes. It is located on Carrer de Balmes, close to the Gracia train station. It has two delightfully decorated rooms in which to dine, plus a room which can be rented out for private functions. The restaurant also provides a takeaway service, with the option of home delivery. The average price of a meal is between 15€ and 25€.
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