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What Does the Average Meal Cost in Barcelona?

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Written by Sonia Jane Fredj

Barcelona is an excellent destination for a weekend getaway with friends and family. There are lots of reasons to love Barcelona and one of those is its wide range of restaurants, bars and cafés. But what is the cost of a meal in Barcelona?

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The good news is that you can often eat out as there are plenty of inexpensive options out there. Here, ShBarcelona gives you a selection of restaurants where you can eat cheap in Barcelona, while traveling the city. Follow us, you won’t regret it.

Where to find good menus

Many restaurants offer a complete meal – starters, main dishes and desserts – for a fair price. The average cost of food in Barcelona is not expensive. For example, meal prices range from 7 to 20 euros, being that lunch is usually cheaper than dinner.

If you love eating out but don’t want to spend too much, here are some suggestions for good spots where you can eat out on a budget.

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Teresa Carles

Teresa Carles is a vegetarian restaurant located in the neighborhood of Raval. Their recipes are a mix of Catalan Cuisine and Fine Food. In their own words: “It’s tasty, healthy and sustainable”.

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Teresa Carles restaurant is always packed but it is worth the wait. Prices are reasonable, with meals starting at 9.50 euros including soup or salad and a main course (pasta or vegetables).

Where: Carrer de l’Argenteria, 31


Bacoa is a burger place located in BarcelonetaTheir burgers are made of local bread, homemade sauces and a good meat, accompanied by french fries or salad.

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You can choose all of your ingredients and personalize your burger. The average meal price in Bacoa is between 8 and 20 euros, depending on your appetite.

Where: Carrer del Judici, 15, Av. del Marques de l’Argentera, 1, Carrer de Ferran, 10, and Ronda Universitat, 31

La Pepita

La Pepita is located in the district of Gràcia. In a few words, La Pepita serves tasty and creative food in a charming place. A complete lunch meal will cost you around 15 euros, including a pepita sandwich, a salad, a dessert and a drink.

Where: Carret Còrsega, 343

Related article: Go on a Devour Barcelona food tour

Where to find discounts, deals and vouchers for your meal

You can get meal vouchers and meal discounts if you get a Barcelona Card. This card is highly appreciated by tourists because it gives discounts on museums, buses, trains and more.

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You can find all the information on the website. Another good tip is to check Groupon. It’s common to find vouchers on this website for a wide range of restaurants in the city.

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About the author

Sonia Jane Fredj

Sonia likes meeting people and discovering new cultural and gastronomic places. She will share with you her good tips and favorite spots in Barcelona.


  • Thank you so much for the advice on where my wife and I can go to eat on a budget, it truley helps when one is on social security. LOL.

  • When you say “not expensive” you are very condescending. €7 for a meal is expensive in some countries as standard.

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