Barcelona is one of the worlds great cities.
If you're planning a trip to this part of Spain then you will never be short of things to do or see. Make sure you set aside some time to explore the culinary delights – but beware – the range is so tempting and the ambience so appealing that you will not find it easy to stick to your food budget.
I plan to give you some pointers on how to eat cheaply in Barcelona – but without missing out on the fantastic food selection available to you.
There is no better place than the Catalan capital if you are a bit of a foodie.
Your dining experience can be as fun or as serious as you want to make it. The food in Barcelona is considered as the best that Spain has to offer. Seafood is the traditional choice for most of the locals, but the range of choices on the menu is always wide and appealing.
Make sure you beg, borrow or buy a budget guidebook before you travel. These contain extensive listings of restaurants and cafe's with something present to meet all tastes and budgets. I always recommend that you take a look in your local library for different types of guide book before you travel. You can photocopy the pages you really need, travel light and then leave the heavy books at home!
Tapas in Barcelona
Tapas of course are Spain's great culinary gift to the world -and are a very good way to keep your budget down while you are eating in Barcelona. Go for Tapas as a quick and easy snack type meal or order a banquet and tuck in. There are literally thousands of tapas bars and cafes around Barcelona.It's also worth watching out for restaurants that offer Tourist Menu's – specially adapted and specially priced selections that are often to be found posted outside. The range is not as extensive as it might be but the value is great and the food usually decent enough.
For special treats you should try these two hot spots:
Can Majo is one of the greatest fish restaurants in Barcelona.Tuck into a huge locally caught lobster or the most spectacular range of seafood tapas that you're ever likely to see. If you pick carefully from the menu you will not find it too expensive
Cal Pep is one of the most famous tapas restaurants in town while still being reasonably affordable. The staff is famous for the buzz they create and the food is quite simply spectacular. Give it a go – it will certainly be an eating experience you wont forget any time soon.