Spain Travel Deals: Budget Dining in Barcelona
Barcelona is one of the most popular destinations for tourists to Spain, and it boasts a large number of reasonable Spain travel deals for anything you might want to do or see. Dining out can be one of the most expensive activities associated with any holiday, so it stands to reason that a tourist visiting Barcelona will be interested in finding good quality food at a reasonable price. In this article, I want to highlight what I think are a few of the best options for an inexpensive meal in the city.
We will start with a small restaurant in the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona. In my opinion this is one of the nicest areas in the city. You will need to find a good place to eat here, as it takes some time to explore all of the wonderful areas of interest that are found here.
The restaurant I would suggest is Con Conesa, located at carrer de la Libreteria, 1. The specialty here is the bocadillo, or baguette style sandwich. These sandwiches offer a hearty lunch that is quite popular with tourists and locals alike. Be advised that because of its popularity with the locals, and the small size of the establishment, there will often be lines to get in. That being said, the food is of a good quality, and the atmosphere is friendly. Incidentally, if you are not in the mood for a sandwich, La Conesa also serves up a variety of tasty pizzas.
Next, I would like to suggest a good café for anyone interested in trying tapas (appetizer like fare commonly eaten as a lunch and served with wine or beer), or paella (a rice based dished with meat). Both of these food items come in several varieties throughout the country, but Café de la Radio is an excellent place to sample them if you are in Barcelona. The café is located at Calle Casp, 4 in the city, and is a popular dining option for budget travelers.
The tapas can be had for just a few Euros, and the top quality Paella is a bargain at just under 7 Euros. Either of these options will make for an authentic Spanish lunch that you won’t forget.
Finally, no stay in Barcelona would be complete without a visit to one of the seafood restaurants that dot Barceloneta Beach. These restaurants offer some of the best Spain travel deals on seafood meals that you will find in Barcelona, with establishments to suite a variety of budgets. One good place you might want to try is El Rey de la Gamba, located at Paseo de Joan de Borbo, 46.
This is a large restaurant with even larger portions. You will find a variety of dishes including several shrimp plates, clams, mussels and other typical seafood fare. If you prefer, they also serve good quality paella. With meals starting around 20 Euros this restaurant is a good value no matter what you select.
I hope you have found this article useful, and that you will return to the Spain Travel Deals Blog again soon for more money saving tips and travel planning advice.