7 Fast-Casual Eateries Barcelona Locals Love
In a hurry and wondering where to eat in BCN? The girls from Things to do in Barcelona have you covered with these 7 terrific fast food Barcelona restaurants loved by locals and tourists alike!
Fast Food Barcelona
With tapas bars and paella restaurants on almost every street corner, Barcelona has some amazing Catalan cuisine to offer. Sometimes, though, you just want something quick. Rest assured, there’s also plenty of options for good – very good indeed – fast food in Barcelona.
Insider’s Tip: If you’re planning a trip to Barcelona, I highly recommend adding a food tour to your itinerary! I ate my way through El Born, Raval, and Gotico on a Savor Spain tour and loved every minute of it.
A Tu Bola
‘Bola’ means ‘ball’ in Spanish, so it’s no surprise all food at A Tu Bola is shaped round. You can choose between ‘balls’ filled with beef, chicken, shrimp, or vegan options like chickpeas or sweet potato – all made with local products. The food is freshly made in the open kitchen of the (small) restaurant and served as a platter, pita or tapa with salad, hummus or cheese.
Feel like something sweet afterward? Then you shouldn’t miss the bolas de chocolate. The homemade lemonade is also worth trying!
Where: C/Hospital 78, El Raval
Cost: Around €8 for a pita, drink, and dessert
Looking for the best nachos in Barcelona? El Pachuco is the place to go. This tiny Mexican restaurant within neighborhood El Raval is always crowded. Reservations aren’t possible, but the wait is worth it for sure.
A plate of nachos includes beans, cheese, jalapeños, crème fraiche, tomato sauce and chicken (if wanted) and easily serves as a lunch or dinner for two. There are also other Mexican classics on the menu, like tacos, quesadillas, and antojitos. And they serve delicious ‘micheladas’, or Mexican beers.
A perfect place to end a day of crawling through the city center or to start your party night in Barcelona.
Where: Carrer de Sant Pau 110, El Raval
Cost: Nacho’s for €12, drinks for €3-5
Parking Pizza & Parking Pita
This former parking lot in Eixample is now a popular restaurant where both pizza and pita lovers will be very satisfied. When entering the restaurant you can take a place at the long table for a pita filled with falafel (the best!), chicken or beef – make sure to order the French fries as well. They are absolutely amazing. In the back of the restaurant, there’s a big space with separate tables for whoever prefers pizza.
It’s not possible to reserve your spot and, especially during weekends, you probably have to wait.
Where: Passeig de Sant Joan 56, Eixample
Cost: €14 for a pizza, €3 for drinks
Tucco Real Food
One of the best fast food restaurants in Barcelona to have fresh pasta. Choose the type of pasta, sauce, and ingredients at the counter, take your drink and wait at your table for the food to be served. Everything is made fresh in the small ‘pasta factory’ upstairs.
The vegetable lasagna, as well as the ravioli with ricotta, pine nuts, and spinach, are to die for. For dessert, don’t miss the dulce de leche. The owner, Juan, is from Argentina so he knows a thing or two about dulce de leche!
All those carbs, cheeses and creams may not be the best idea for your ‘operation bikini’, but for your instant happiness, they are.
Where: Carre Codols 27, El Gotico
Cost: €10 for a menu including pasta, bread, drink and dessert
Ramen, dumplings, Vietnamese Phô, curry, and buns. Koku Kitchen – with two locations in Barcelona – serves all kinds of Asian favorites.
The restaurant in the gothic quarter is famous for its ramen (Japanese noodle soup) – with chicken, beef or veggies and available from clean to spicy. The one in El Born has more variation and also serves Thai curries, dumplings, and Chinese ribs.
Where: Carrer del Comerç 29, El Born & Carrer d’En Carrabassa, El Gotico
Cost: Count €15 for a starter, noodle soup, and a drink
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There’s a hamburger and there’s a hamburger. The Spanish fast food chain Bacoa has 5 locations in Barcelona and this may well be the best hamburguesería in town.
There’s a wide variety of burgers (beef, pork, chicken, vegetarian and vegan) and additional ingredients and salsas, like the home-made pickles, truffle mayonnaise, caramelized onions, and the famous sherry mustard. Ask for some patatas bravas as well and you will leave the place oh so satisfied.
Where: Carerr del Judici 15, La Barceloneta & Avenida del Marques de l’Argentera, El Born, Carrer de Ferran 10, El Gotico, Ronda Universitat 31, Eixample.
Cost: €10 for a burger and a drink.
Makamaka Beach Burger Cafe
What’s not to like at Makamaka?
This beach bar serves salads, hamburgers (both meat and veggie) and probably the best garlic & parmesan fries you will ever try. Apart from the food, there’s also great cocktails and ultra-healthy juices on the menu. And above all, the bar is located just a step away from the beach and has a big and colorful terrace.
On sunny days there’s always a line outside from people waiting for a table. In winter they organize fun activities like pub quizzes, where you can win everything you eat/ate for free.
Where: Passeig de Joan de Borbó 76, La Barceloneta
Cost: €15 for a burger, fries and a drink
One of the most enjoyable things I did in Barcelona was take a cooking class. Learning to make paella is an unforgettable hands-on culinary experience! Pre-book your paella cooking class in Barcelona now.
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Best Fast Food Restaurants In Barcelona
The venues for fast food in Barcelona are not just limited to McDonalds, KFC and Starbucks, plus a few local chains such as Pans&Company or Viena. There are instead many local holes-in-the-wall and bars where you can get delicious (and even healthy!) fast food where you’ll want to go back again and again.
And the truth is that when you are sightseeing, you don’t often have time to seat down for a 1-hour Spanish meal. That’s when fast food is so convenient! So today we’ve compiled our favorite fast food restaurants in Barcelona, so you can maximize your sightseeing time but also enjoy a delicious fast meal. Enjoy!
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These are our favorite venues for fast food in Barcelona:
If you happen to walk across Plaça Sant Jaume on a Friday evening, you’ll see a long line of youngsters coming from a tiny sandwich place: This is Conesa, the best place in Barcelona to eat delicious hot sandwiches.
They are prepared on a grill specially designed by the owners and they are cooked without fats. So, in addition to exquisite, they are healthy. And they also have gluten-free bread. The fast food barcelona scene wouldn’t be the same without Conesa.
Pizza Al Taglio: La Fermata
Near La Pedrera there’s a great place for pizza by the slice. In La Fermata they use organic flours and fresh produce, and the dough is hand-made. I love their gourmet toppings that entice you to try new combinations.
However, ordering is tricky: you can choose the size of your portion but it’s not standardized, so you never know how much you’ll end up paying. Beware: they are quite filling so you probably can do with a smaller portion than you were thinking!
Street Food: Boqueria Market
These last years, more and more market stalls have started serving food to go in the market, so it’s become the place that concentrates the biggest variety of fast food in Spain. In the right section of the Boqueria you’ll find crepes, empanadas, tex-mex, vegetarian and pizza stalls.
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Instead, in the left hand side there is a Greek shop, and towards the bottom left you’ll also find a couple of Asian food places and our favorite: Ramon, a small counter serving Catalan and Spanish food to go.
Don’t miss their skewers and their croquettes! BTW, that’s just the stalls, but the Boqueria tapas bars are the best fast food Barcelona has to offer.
Hot Dogs: Frankfurt Pedralbes
This another mythic fast food Barcelona places. A must for hotdog and sausage lovers. Their secret? The high quality of the meat they use. From outside, it just looks like one more fast food place, but once you start eating, you really feel you are in an authentic place. It’s different and great! Locals often take their hotdogs away to enjoy at home. It’s one of our favorite places to eat near the FC Barcelona Stadium!
Meat and Veggie balls A Tu Bola
This is probably one of the most surprising fast food places you’ve ever been to. Really, a meatballs place? But try them, and you won’t forget them. They prepare them with many different ingredients (even some veggie ones), at a really good price. And guess what: they make some great chocolate balls for dessert!
AND BONUS! What about burgers?
You won’t find a better hamburger in the whole city. The quality is the most important feature of this place, that offers many different varieties of burgers. You can choose the type of meat, the extra ingredients, the type of bread buns… Hamburgers with a touch of modernity AND hand cut fries and homemade sauces!
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The concept of fast food has long been associated with the expressions “malnutrition”, “harm”, “urban stress”. Is it worth challenging this long-established opinion, or does fast food not always mean bad nutrition. Let’s try to figure out where in Barcelona you can quickly and efficiently eat.
Restaurant “The dog is hot” in Barcelona
(Carrer de l’Or, 8)
-Food must provide customers with quality and fast service. However, the quality of the food should not be compromised in any way.
“The dog is hot”, made in the American style, surprises visitors with delicious hot dogs.
Butifarring in Barcelona
(carrer del Call, 26)
Think this is a traditional restaurant?
No, it’s Butifarring! The restaurant is the successor to the previous fast food master and offers a whole new concept of fast food.
Looks like McDonald’s is on vacation!
High quality and delicious hot dogs with traditional Catalan sausage “botifara” on crispy bread are prepared here. According to the accessibility strategy, the average cost of a visit will be less than 10 euros. At the same time, you can not worry about the quality of raw materials and the thoroughness of preparation.
Is there a national fast food?
Restaurants respond positively to this question:
Spain’s first Japanese fast food restaurant “Temaki-Ya” cocinero de Damasco serving oriental bistro cuisine with the best shawarma in Barcelona
Carrer dels Templers, 2
Taco Love Texas-Mex fast food restaurant
Carrer de Veneçuela, 3
Each of them supports the trend of national and quality fast food at reasonable prices.
Italian fast food accent
If you prefer Italian cuisine, then you should definitely visit:
Maccaroni, where homemade sauces and freshly prepared pasta will be offered for takeaway
Mucci’s Pizza is perfect for pizza lovers. According to the owner of Mucci’s Pizza, the pizzeria offers a convenient portion sales system that will allow you to eat quickly and without the use of cutlery, and also guarantees 100% manual work in the preparation of products.
Carrer dels Tallers, 75
For lovers of hamburgers and sandwiches
Restaurants have decided to convince customers that even hamburgers can be tasty and of high quality:
s/Bigai, 1 and s/Sabateret, 4
Paseo de Sant Joan Bosco, 55
Avinguda del Marques de l\ ‘Argentera, 1
Here the chefs marinate high-quality and organic meat in advance to enhance the taste. These establishments do not have exorbitant prices, chic and cutlery … although this is precisely what fully reflects the essence of the concept of fast food.
The most popular fast food sandwich shops are:
- Fastvínic (c/Diputació, 251)
- Carrot Café is a place where you can taste real delicacies – sandwich with pastrami Rossini or, for example, Rossini ham sandwiches and hepatic escalope (c/Tànger, 22).
- For fans of a healthy style, “Woki Organic” (Ronda de la Universitat, 20) is suitable.
- Restaurant Temps de Terra follows the traditional menu . Here, depending on the season, they additionally offer dishes that are perfect for fans of the Mediterranean diet (Camp, 51).
All of the above institutions support the principles of “correct” and high-grade fast food, speed, availability, high quality. They are not guided by stereotypes and daily acquire an increasing number of grateful customers.
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Barcelona Street Food 2022 – FUNBCN
In Barcelona there are no pasties, whites, and sausages are placed inside croissants here. However, in addition to McDonald’s and Burger King, there are a lot of places in Barcelona with delicious street food and good quality fast food
We have already talked a lot about the cool restaurants and bars in Barcelona. You can have a good evening in such establishments, but the prices there are often above average.
Therefore, today we decided to tell you where you can cheaply and on the go.
Today’s episode is about fast food!
The first choice is, of course, kebab (or shawarma). In addition to being a quick, satisfying and cheap meal, kebab shops are open until late at night, so you can refresh yourself, for example, returning home from a disco. Kebabs are everywhere in Barcelona, but if you’re looking for something a little more out of the ordinary, check out Teddy’s Barcelona in Raval (Carrer Carme, 70, 08001). It is not only cheap here, but also very tasty – there are many different toppings to choose from (meat and vegetarian), and shawarma pita bread is baked right in front of you.
If you don’t feel like eating kebab at all, but the budget is limited, a great alternative is pizza. In the central areas of Barcelona (Gothic Quarter, Born) there are also many places where you can buy a whole pizza or a slice for 2 euros. For example, in Les Dues Sicílies in Born (Carrer dels Carders, 22) – a fresh Italian pizza will cost you 8 euros. Or La Pizza Pazza in the Gothic Quarter (Carrer Ample, 44), where you can eat a large piece of pizza for only 2-2.5 euros. In the video we eat our favorite pizza at Pizza Circus on Nou de Rambla 64
Want to go on a cool tour of Barcelona?
Our next stop is hot dogs!
Inexpensive hot dogs can be eaten, for example, at Gaby’s Hot Dog on Av. de Josep Tarradellas, 20, 30, metro Sants Estacio or The dog is hot at Carrer de Joaquín Costa, 47, local, bj 1, 08001 Barcelona, metro Universitat.
In general, fast food lovers are advised to visit this street – Calle Joaquim Costa, because there are several establishments in a row where you can buy cheap takeaway food – hot dogs, kebabs and potatoes in a place called Bocatas de Sultán (where without it!) .
And for lovers of original hot dogs, there is The Box bar in Gothic at Carrer D’en Gignas 30, 08002. Here hot dogs are a little more expensive (around 6-7 euros), but they are famous for their originality and unusual combinations of flavors. For example, some are served a syringe with pineapple sauce. And all this can be washed down with excellent cocktails.
Empanadas occupy a separate chapter in the Barcelona fast food epic. These are Argentine pies with various fillings, but not fried, but baked. The fillings are very different – cheese and caramelized onions, spicy meat with raisins, apples, spinach with nuts – in general, whatever your heart desires. One pie costs an average of 2.5 euros and you can buy it in establishments with Argentinean cuisine or special pie shops. For example, there is a network of empanada Las Muns – they are a little more expensive than the average (3.5 apiece), but sooo beautiful and tasty. And there are about 15 types of filling! Eat empanadas in style at the Argentinean restaurant Parrilla Alfonsina near the Tetuan metro.
Also, in almost every Spanish bar you can dine with any local dishes – bocadillo or sandwich with cheese and ham (in Barcelona it is called “Bikini”). The Spaniards themselves eat such sandwiches with jamon or sausage, cheese and tomatoes, with tuna or with a Spanish omelet with potatoes (with tortilla) – in general, the fillings are basic. But for example, in the Boqueria market in Raval, in the El Quim de la Boqueria shop, you can eat cool bocadillos with different toppings and fillings to choose from.
And for dessert – churros! These deep-fried treats are served with hot chocolate. Terribly delicious and equally nutritious churros await you at Churrería Laietana (Via Laietana 46, 08003, Urquinaona) – this is one of the most popular churrerias in the city. Churros and a cup of hot chocolate here will cost 3.5 euros. Also during the walk you can look into the urreria near the Sagrada Familia, which is called Xurreria de Sagrada Familia (Plaza de Sagrada Familia 26).