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A Low-Cost Food Tour of Barcelona

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Photo: David Nicolas

Bounce from tapas bar to tapas bar without bouncing a check.

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Destinations: Barcelona · L’Eixample

Inspired by: 37 Affordable European Restaurants — by Anya von Bremzen, Published Nov. 2008

Restaurants (10)

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    Bohèmic

    Chef Francesc Gimeno Manduley’s low-cost, high-concept miniatures are a marvel of ingenuity. Imagine, for instance, a composition of pink slices of

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    Dos Palillos

    At star power of El Bulli’s former chef de cuisine Albert Raurich's latest opening, the setup is half the fun: you enter a traditional tapas bar (i

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    Els Fogons

    Order the terrific $17 lunch (a glass of vino included), where the velvety melon gazpacho followed by arroz negro studded with cuttlefish or a perf

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    Fonda Gaig

    This new brasserie from Barcelona’s hautest chef, Carles Gaig, is perfection, from the sprawling room that’s both cozy and cool to the nuevo catalá

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    Patxoca

    The boho café near El Born is so green that even the beer is organic. The earthy spelt bread dunks superbly into the saucy meatballs enriched with

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    Restaurant Embat

    Any space-age granny would be proud of the classic lunchtime arroz (rice) pushed into the stratosphere by a discreet touch of foie gras and near-in

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    Taverna Can Margarit

    Can't find reservations in all of Barcelona?There’s always the stupendous mound of fried rabbit and caramelized garlic at the rustic gem called Tav

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    Gresca

    This meringue-white L’Eixample storefront belongs to Rafa Peña, the 32-year-old current leader of Spain’s bistronomic movement. Reservations are in

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    Espai Sucre

    Pastry pioneer Jordi Butrón keeps his cool gray, 30-seat, minimalist atelier packed with fans of his all-dessert three- and five-course tasting men

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    Inopia Classic Bar

    This venue has closed.

    Albert Adrià, younger brother of Ferran (of El Bulli fame) and head molecular gastronomy alchemist at the Adrià laboratory,

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