Indulge Yourself With Mid-range Dining in Barcelona

Barcelona is one of the most vibrant and energizing cities in the world. You are bound to be mesmerized by this city because it’s bursting with color and has unique art and architecture. There are also charming streets and alleyways and a beautiful beach. No wonder travelers flock to this city, whether to stay or embark on a Mediterranean cruise. One challenge when traveling abroad is picking a delicious restaurant that is affordable and worth your money; especially in Barcelona where there are plenty of options to choose from. Here’s a list of crowd pleasing options of mid-range dining in Barcelona that are roughly 15-25 euros per person (meal and one drink).

Mid-range Dining in Barcelona

El Nacional

Overlooking one of the bars at El Nacional. Mid-range Dining in Barcelona
Overlooking one of the bars at El Nacional

Recommended by many locals, El Nacional is a must. The vast indoor space contains multiple restaurants under one roof and has a wonderful atmosphere. There are options for seafood, tapas, gelato, and a bar scene. Be sure to try the tapas restaurant with the shouting servers! Servers parade through the restaurant shouting out what’s on their tray. Diners raise their hand as waiters walk around to claim a serving. Some of the must-tries include the croquettes, mussels, and calamari!

Reina Margherita

Margherita Pizza. Mid-range Dining in Barcelona
Margherita Pizza

If you have a pizza craving, this is the spot. Reina Margherita serves Napoli-style pizza and is located in Barceloneta, the beach town of Barcelona. Try the bruschetta appetizer, traditional margherita pizza, and don’t miss out on the amazing tiramisu! Snag yourself a seat outdoors and enjoy a slice while people watching.

Federal Cafe

Mid-range Dining in Barcelona. Poached Egg with Spinach and Mushrooms at Federal Cafe
Poached Egg with Spinach and Mushrooms at Federal Cafe

This Aussie-style cafe is perfect for a light and filling breakfast. The menu at Federal Cafe offers healthy items such as avocado toast, various egg dishes, and plenty of coffee options. Stop at one of the two locations in Barcelona to fuel up before a long day of sightseeing or relaxing.

Flax & Kale

Mid-range Dining in Barcelona. Multigrain Oat Bar with Avocado Puree
Multigrain Oat Bar with Avocado Puree

This “instagrammable” restaurant is light, earthy, and vibrant – much like its home city. The menu features vegetarian, vegan, and sustainably sourced items. The restaurant also has a long list of fresh juices and smoothies that you can buy from the front of the house, or order at your seat. Flax and Kale is a great option for those with dietary restrictions or travelers who just want a refreshing and healthy meal as a break from indulging.

Whether you want an authentic tapas experience or need a refreshing green juice, Barcelona has plenty of options for whatever you crave. These mid-range dining options offer quality food that both locals and visitors enjoy without breaking the bank. If you plan to embark on a cruise from Barcelona, consider arriving a few days in advance to tour the city and try some of its amazing food.

Do you have other suggestions for mid-range dining in Barcelona? Share your thoughts and recommendations below.

This article was written by Ava Ataee and edited by Iris A.

About Iris A


Born in the Philippines, but grew up in Texas, Iris has been traveling and writing about her experiences for well over a decade. Her work has been published on well-known travel sites like Hipmunk (#hipmunkcitylove) and D Magazine Online Travel Club. She has been all over Europe, the US, and has recently started exploring Latin America. She loves trying local cuisine and visiting UNESCO deemed World Heritage sites. Her favourite city is New York, with London, following a close 2nd. You can follow her on Twitter @sundeeiris or through her travel blog, Traveling With Iris.

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