Best Restaurants In Gracia Barcelona

by | 29 Aug, 2018

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During the three months that we were based in Gracia Barcelona, we ate out a lot and got to know all the best things to do in Barcelona. Whether you’re after cheap eats in Barcelona such as a menu del dia, or an affordable late night tapas bar, we’ve got you covered with this list of the best restaurants in Gracia Barcelona.

 

Best Restaurants In Gracia Barcelona

This guide to the best restaurants in Gracia Barcelona not only brings you some of the most cost effective ways to experience Barcelona, but also some of the city’s tastiest food. If you are staying in the Gracia neighbourhood Barcelona during your trip, we’re confident this is all the information you will need when it comes to stuffing your face.

 

Menu del Dia Restaurants Gracia Barcelona

Okay let’s kick off with our favourite way to eat out in Barcelona, the ‘menu of the day’, or ‘menu del dia’ in Spanish. Three magic little words that will get you the absolute best value meal in Barcelona.

Basically put it’s a three course meal, usually with three or four options for each course. Plus you get a side of bread and a glass of wine, beer or water.

The menu del dia in Barcelona are only served at lunchtime, usually between 1 – 4pm, with an average price of €10-12. Of course, at each of the best restaurants in Gracia Barcelona this may vary slightly, as do the menus on offer.

Got your taste buds’ attention? Let’s dig into the best menu del dia restaurants in Gracia Barcelona.

 

La Trini

Address: Carrer de Verdi, 30, 08012 Barcelona, Spain
Nearest Metro: Fontana on line 3 or Joanic on line 4

Kicking off our list of the best restaurants in Gracia Barcelona is La Trini, an awesome little eatery right in the heart of Gracia Barcelona. There are a lot of restaurants on Carrer de Verdi, but this is one that stands out.

Due to its popularity it gets busy everyday of the week so it’s best to head there at the start of lunchtime in Gracia Barcelona.

Menu del Dia at La Trini Gracia Barcelona

The service is friendly and efficient. The menu is translated to English and some waiters speak English too if your Spanish or Catalan isn’t up to scratch.

When we went we had risotto with spinach and roquefort to start, baked sardines with parsley as the second course and cheesecake for desert. Paired with a nice glass of red. It was good. And all for €10.50 each.

La Trini Restaurant in Gracia Barcelona

 

Casa Pagès

Address: Carrer de la Llibertat, 19, 08012 Barcelona
Nearest Metro: Diagonal on line 3 or Verdaguer on line 4

We found this restaurant on the last day of our three months living in Gracia Barcelona and can’t believe we only had the chance to go once! It’s a rustic, family run, typical taverna style place. And the food, service and price are simply excellent.

We had a menu del dia of authentic Catalan cuisine with wine for just €10.50. There isn’t an English menu but waiters can translate for you.

Casa Pages Best Restaurants in Gracia Barcelona

Having been running the restaurant since 1982, the owner Pedro sure knows a thing or two about good food and hospitality.

There is also a restaurant just around the corner run by his son Alberto called Cafe Pages, which looks equally as good. Here’s the address: Carrer del Torrent de l’Olla, 27, 08012 Barcelona. Let us know which you prefer if you get to try them both!

Casa Pages Menu Gracia Barcelona

 

Verdi Dinou

Address: Carrer de Verdi, 19, 08012 Barcelona, Spain
Nearest Metro: Fontana on line 3 or Joanic on line 4

Another great choice in the heart of the Gracia neighbourhood Barcelona, this restaurant had only been open a few days when we first went in and we were impressed from the off.

The space inside is light and airy and the detailed finishing touches make it feel like a real classy place. Verdi Dinou is definitely one of the best restaurants in Gracia Barcelona.

Pouring Wine at Verdi Dinou Gracia Barcelona

The service is top notch and although the menu is only available in Catalan or Spanish, most of the waiters speak English, and French actually. So you won’t be stuck.

Any of the first or second seafood courses they do here are excellent. And with an accompaniment of red wine and desert, you can’t go wrong at €10.50 for a delicious 3 course meal.

Menu del dia at Verdi Dinou Gracia Barcelona

 

Askadinya

Address: Carrer de Verdi, 28, 08012 Barcelona, Spain
Nearest Metro: Fontana on line 3 or Joanic on line 4

If you fancy a twist on the traditional Catalan menu del dia offerings while in Gracia Barcelona, this is an excellent option for you.

Askadinya is a Palestinian Arabic restaurant, right in the heart of the stunning Gracia neighborhood and serves up some seriously tasty, homemade style grub.

Askadinya Best Restaurants in Gracia Barcelona

A three course menu del dia with a glass of wine is served between 1-3pm is just €9.90 each. An easy recommendation for the best restaurants in Gracia Barcelona, this is one of our favourites and always hit the spot.

The restaurant interior is beautifully designed, as is every plate of food. Also if you are vegetarian, this is a great choice because they have lots of options.

Askadinya Menu Gracia Barcelona

 

La Bicicleta

Address: Carrer de Verdi, 65, 08012 Barcelona, Spain
Nearest Metro: Fontana on line 3 or Joanic on line 4

This choice on our best restaurants in Gracia Barcelona lineup is a great one for both vegetarian and vegans. The do have meat options also.

A slightly hipster, more cafe style place, the menu del dia with a glass of wine here is €12 each. And you can’t miss it because it has an old bike hanging off the front of the restaurant.

Menu del dia at La Bicycleta Gracia Barcelona

If you need to catch up on some emails or do a bit of work, La Bicicleta is a good place for that too. It’s a versatile hangout spot that also becomes part of the bar scene in Gracia Barcelona later in the day, opening until midnight.

 

Tapas Bars In Gracia Neighbourhood Barcelona

Next up on our list of the best restaurants in Gracia Barcelona, we’re digging into our favourite places to enjoy some affordable top class tapas.

These are not only some of the best places to eat in Gracia, but also in the whole of Barcelona city. So if you’re searching for ‘cheap eats Barcelona’ but don’t want to compromise on quality or taste, look no further.

 

Gasterea

Address: Carrer de Verdi, 39, 08012 Barcelona
Nearest Metro: Fontana on line 3 or Joanic on line 4

Every time we went in this tapas bar in Gracia Barcelona, we loved it. We simply cannot recommend this place enough. Gasterea serves up some of the best tapas in Barcelona. Seriously. It is so delicious.

And the guys welcome you into the bar like you’re an old friend they’ve known for years. Hands down one of the best restaurants in Gracia Barcelona.

Gasterea Tapas Bar in Gracia Barcelona

It’s a great price too, with tapas costing just €4.50 and pinchos €1.90 each. There’s a buffet of cold pinchos on display, or you can request anything to be cooked off the tapas or hot pinchos selection.

It’s a long thin restaurant with the bar running down one side, but what this place lacks in space, it more than makes up for in service and taste. Don’t miss it.

 

Raspall

Address: Raspall, Carrer Samsó, 8, 08012 Barcelona, Spain
Nearest Metro: Fontana on line 3, Joanic on line 4 or Verdaguer on line 4 and 5

We happened upon this next recommendation of our best restaurants in Barcelona when we got lost while exploring the Gracia area of Barcelona. And then went back multiple times during our stay.

Lively and welcoming, the staff quite literally chalk your bar tab up on the bar in front of. The menu is only on a chalkboard in Catalan but the staff can describe it in English to you.

Front of Rascal Bar in Gracia Barcelona

Or you can choose to play tapas roulette as we did. Everything is delicious, even the tripe stew we had, so you don’t need to worry at all about what you’re ordering.

And price wise they have some great deals of €2 for one tapas and a cana (small beer) or €12.95 for a whole bottle of wine and five tapas dishes. Definitely put this place on your Barcelona itinerary.

Bottle of red wine & tapas on bar

 

La Pepita

Address: Carrer de Còrsega, 343, 08037 Barcelona
Nearest Metro: Diagonal on line 3 and 5 or Verdaguer on line 4 and 5

Okay okay, let’s take things up a notch. We’ll admit La Pepita is slightly more on the pricier side than we usually go for but this tapas menu is divine.

You need to get there early though because you can’t reserve tables, it’s super popular and it’s a first come first serve basis. It opens at 7pm.

La Pepita Best Restaurants in Gracia Barcelona

Everything we tried on this menu was a real treat but you have to try the salted caramel anchovies, yes they are a thing! Prices per tapas dish range from €5 – €14 but trust us it’s worth the splurge.

And you can even leave a permanent mark by signing your name on the wall. There’s nothing not to love about this entry in the best restaurants in Gracia Barcelona.

Salted Anchoives La Pepita Tapas Bar Gracia Barcelona

 

El Bodegón

Address: Carrer del Torrent de l’Olla, 38, 08012 Barcelona
Nearest Metro: Verdaguer on line 4 and 5

Have you ever been in a place where your dinner is hanging from the ceiling? No?! Intrigued? In that case you must try out El Bodegón in the Gracia neighbourhood of Barcelona.

From the outside it just looks like a regular restaurant bar, but inside hundreds of hams are hanging from the ceiling, drying. True story. It’s unusual and cool.

Hams on ceiling inside Chatelet Bar in Gracia Barcelona

They serve the ham they are drying on some delicious tapas dishes, a must try is the ham croquettes and the nachos. Plus the beers are large & cheap, so is the cava.

This was one of our favourite hangouts while we were living in the neighbourhood of Gracia and is an easy entry for our best restaurants in Barcelona guide.

 

Sol de Nit

Address: Plaça del Sol, 9, 08012 Barcelona, Spain 
Nearest Metro: Fontana on line 3

Barcelona is full of pretty, busy squares where you can while away hours eating and drinking. But they don’t come much better than Placa del Sol in the Gracia neighbourhood of Barcelona.

Lined with stunning architecture, green trees and the home of one of the best restaurants in Gracia Barcelona, put eating here on your Barcelona itinerary.

Sol de Nit Restaurant in Gracia Barcelona

You might have to wait a little to sit in one of the prime spots outside Sol de Nit but it’s worth it. They do a mean Sangria and some seriously delicious tapas. Be sure to try the camembert and the courgette chips.

A couple of drinks and few tapas will cost you around €15 each. There is an English menu and waiters speak some English too.

Eating tapas outside at Sol de Nit in Gracia Barcelona

 

Cheap Eats in Gracia Barcelona

If you are just after more of a snack while you are out and about in the Gracia neighbourhood Barcelona, there’s a couple of places we would recommend grabbing a bite to eat from. Places we went back to time and time again when we were staying in Gracia Barcelona. Here are our last entries on our inventory of the best restaurants in Barcelona.

 

Micaela

Address: Carrer d’Astúries, 20, 08012 Barcelona, Spain
Nearest Metro: Fontana on line 3

First up, pizza! We know, not a typically Spanish thing to eat in Barcelona. However, we can guarantee this pizza will be some of the best to pass your lips.

Bought by the slice, they have a selection of both vegetarian and carnivore options. Depending on what time of day it is, there can sometimes be quite a queue. But it’s popular for a reason with €2.50 pizza slices.

Micaela Pizzeria Gracia Barcelona

 

Bar Virreina

Address: Plaça de la Virreina, 1, 08024 Barcelona, Spain
Nearest Metro: Fontana on line 3 or Joanic on line 4

And last but by no means least, our go to restaurant in Gracia Barcelona for a good priced, nice chilled glass of red. Yes more often than not, that’s how red wine is drunk in Barcelona and it is delicious.

There may be a wait for an outside table at Bar Virreina. But you won’t regret it when you get your gob around the bocadillo con pernil de pais, or ‘sandwich of the country’ in Spanish.

Placa de Virreina in Gracia Barcelona

Enjoy Barcelona! And if you find any more additions you think should make this list of the best restaurants in Gracia Barcelona, drop us a comment below.

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