The yummy food is one of Barcelona’s main attractions, and understandably so. But, besides being delicious, tapas are much more than just a way of eating — there is a social component around them that makes them even more special. However, it is sometimes hard to find good places where to eat ‘the real thing’, as many places are nowadays overpriced, especially around the most popular neighbourhoods. Don’t worry, though, because we have some recommendations of places where you can eat real, super tasty tapas without spending a ton of money.
Where to eat cheap tapas in Barcelona
Here are our favourite places that offer fairly priced or cheap tapas in Barcelona – a sure bet when hungry!
- Jai-ca: this beautiful, modernista place in Barceloneta is always packed with people – and with good reason. You may think it is a bit expensive, but if you consider that they specialise in seafood tapas the prices are more than fair. Order the calamari or the tiger mussels and enjoy! You will find it in Carreer de Ginebra, 13.
- Pa i trago: located in beautiful Parlament Street, in this old-school restaurant you will find both tapas and a menu of traditional Catalan cuisine. It was inaugurated in 1965 and it’s been managed by the same family since then – which means that quality and authenticity is guaranteed. Find it in number 41.
- Els Tres Tombs: Don’t be fooled by its location and the fact that it is always quite busy, because Els Tres Tombs is almost a landmark of the neighbourhood of Sant Antoni. Besides, it’s located right in front of the beautiful Sant Antoni market.
- Quimet i Quimet: You can find this place in any tourist guide, and that’s for a reason. The perfect place to wash down their wonderful, wonderful tapas with their artisanal beer or delicious vermú. Besides, the place is as picturesque and typical as you can get. They specialise in montaditos, which are a kind of tapa consisting in a slice of bread with different toppings. You will find it in Carrer del Poeta Cabanyes, 25.
Do you know any other places where to eat cheap tapas in Barcelona? Share them with us in the comments!