Whether you are traveling or living on a budget in Barcelona, there are plenty of options to enjoy a truly tasty meal for less than 10 Euros.
|1||AREPAS | La Taguara Arepería|
Rec 10 / Metro Jaume I
This Venezuelan arepería serves up fresh arepas, juices and pastries. If you’re not familiar with arepas, they are like fluffy corn cakes the size of a pita, usually filled with meat, cheese and/or beans. Be sure to top your arepa with one of La Taguara’s homemade sauces sitting on the counter. Costing only a few euros each, two arepas easily satisfy your appetite and budget.
|2||CREPES | Crêperie Bretonne |
Ramon Trias Fargas 2-4/ Metro Ciutadella Vila Olímpica
Follow the smell of butter past the Frank Gehry fish sculpture in Vila Olimpica to Crêperie Bretonne. This creperie’s playful atmosphere, marked by its kitchen in a vintage bus, will have you drawing on your placemat. Especially since they give you coloring supplies to draw while waiting for your food. Choose from a variety of authentic sweet and savory crepes, from smoked salmon with figs and goat cheese to chestnut sauce with Cointreau and cream.
|3||LEBANESE | Equinox|
Verdi 21/ Metro Fontana
Equinox is one of the few places on this list with a good amount of seating and where you’ll have no or minimal wait. If you want to venture beyond the usual shawarma made with shaved meat, try the Shish Tawook sandwich, a pita filled with tender chunks of chicken breast marinated in a smoky sauce (ask for baba ghanoush, a roasted eggplant spread, instead of hummus inside). Decorated with colorful hanging lanterns, Equinox is a great place to enjoy a filling meal followed by a mint tea and baklava.
|4||ASIAN CUISINE | Asia Amb Gràcia|
Plaça del Diamant 5/ Metro Fontana
Fresh, delicious and quick – what more could you want? Adding to the variety of cuisine in the eclectic Gràcia neighborhood, Asia Amb Gràcia offers tasty wok dishes, sushi and rolls. How it works is you choose the type of noodle, sauce and ingredients, and the chef fires up the wok for all to see. Strictly a takeout restaurant, grab a bench in the low key Plaça del Diamant, where you can often hear street musicians playing in the evening.
|5||FOCACCIA | Buenas Migas|
Plaça Bonsuccés 6/ Metro Catalunya
Buenas Migas is a chain restaurant offering a variety of pizzas, focaccias, pasta salads and more. There are several Buenas Migas located throughout the city, but one of the more charming spots is tucked away in Plaça Bonsuccés, just off La Rambla. Indoor and outdoor seating is available. Bar Kasparo, just across the way in the hidden Plaça de Vicenç Martorell, has a nice patio for a relaxing post-meal drink.
|6||PIADINA | La Piadina|
Carrer de la Santa Creu 1 / Metro Fontana
The piadina is an Italian import making its way to every corner of Barcelona. This grilled flatbread filled with meat, cheese and/or vegetables is a great option for any meal or heavy snack. Mark your piadina of choice on an order card at the cash register and enjoy a drink while you wait, as they put a lot of love into each individual piadina. Since there is limited seating, most people eat their piadinas in the beautiful Plaça Virreina just a step away.
|7||CHICKEN | Els Pollos del Llull|
Nàpols 272/ Metro Sagrada Familia
Els Pollos del Llul’s weekday lunch menu includes delicious two-course and three-course meals for less than 9 Euros. The pickings often include roasted chicken with rice, potatoes, vegetables and soup. You won’t find a much better deal for a decent meal within walking distance of the Sagrada Familia.
|8||PIZZA | La Pizza del Born|
Passeig del Born 22/ Metro Jaume I
La Pizza del Born offers over 25 different types of Argentine-style pizza (thick and crispy dough) by the pan or by the slice, as well as a handful of empanadas and Argentine products. Very popular in the evenings, seating can be somewhat limited, but luckily tables turn quickly. There is also the option of grabbing a bench on the Passeig del Born.
|9||SANDWICHES | Sandwich & Friends|
Passeig del Born 27/ Metro Jaume I
If you’re looking to expand your sandwich options beyond the traditional Spanish baguette sandwich or “bocadillo”, try Sandwich & Friends. This restaurant chain is located throughout the city and serves a variety of sandwiches and salads. The Born location has a good amount of outdoor seating on the trendy and charming Passeig del Born.
|10||FALAFEL | Maoz|
Carrer de Ferran 13/ Metro Liceu
Maoz’s specialty is falafel and salad, offering an array of fresh ingredients to choose from, along with Belgian style fries. It is more a stand-and-eat kind of place, or you can try to find a bench in the popular Plaça Reial nearby. It is one of the few places to grab a bite at 2:00h, at which time it is better to eat inside the restaurant.