Varied and affordable food options around Casa Batlló and Gaudí’s La Pedrera

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If you're in the area around Casa Batlló and La Pedrera and looking for something to eat, this article's for you! Read on for a varied selection of great options!

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The Passeig de Gràcia is one of Barcelona’s most iconic thoroughfares, and for good reason – you won’t know where to look! The whole street is spectacular, from the buildings to the benches, the pavements to the lamp-posts, and even the shop windows.

casa batlló

The Passeig de Gràcia’s main attraction, though, is the fact that it’s home to two of Gaudí’s most incredible works of art: the otherworldly Casa Batlló and the curvaceous Pedrera.

drawing pedrera

The only fly in the ointment (so to speak) is the food on offer – many of the cafés and restaurants along the avenue charge exorbitant prices. Never fear, Top Travel Tips here! We’ve hunted down a good selection of varied, tasty and reasonably-priced options.

1- Bubó: the gourmet option

bubó patisserie


We have a soft spot for this café-pâtisserie, a treat for the eyes and the tastebuds! So much so that we devoted a whole article to it: Bubó: creativity, fine patisserie and quality cuisine.

The products are fresh and well-presented, and the service is excellent. Choose from the a la carte menu, or try one of the set lunches: sandwich + drink, or salad + dessert.

Bubó highlights: take time to admire the pretty and refined dessert display. Hard to resist!

Where? Passeig de Gràcia, 55
When? Monday – Saturday, 10am – 9pm
How much? approx. 15 euros

2- Vinitus: the “tapas-tapas” option


We {heart} Vinitus, a tapas bar which has rapidly become something of an institution in Barcelona! For more information, see our article on tasty and well-known tapas bars in Barcelona.

Expect to find tasty and reasonably-priced tapas, along with an extensive wine list, all served in a pretty restaurant with a little terrace overlooking the street. What more could you want?

  • Vinitus highlights: the fresh products
  • Top tip: get there early (from noon – 1pm or from 7pm for evening service) to have a chance of finding a seat!

Where? Carrer del Consell de Cent, 333
When? Monday – Sunday, 12am – 1:30am
How much? From 2 euros

3- MasQmenos: jamón all the way!

coque mas que menos

Set on the pretty Rambla Catalunya, MasQMenos is pretty eye-catching, with hams and bottles of wine lining the walls.

It’s an à la carte affair, so there’s no bargain lunch menu, but there’s a wide range of simple and tasty dishes on offer.

We recommend the cocas or coques, a local speciality with a bread base, rather like pizza, and multiple toppings.

  • Our favourite is the rocket, mozzarella and Iberico ham coca – a flavour sensation!

Note that the portions aren’t huge, so if you’re hungry, you may need more than one coca (around €6/piece). Something to bear in mind if you’re watching your budget.

MasQMenos is a good option at any time of day, with a wide variety of sweet treats, fruit juices and smoothies.

The restaurant has a terrace on La Rambla, but there’s a 10% service supplement if you choose to eat outside.

  • MasQMenos highlights: The original and tasty cocas
  • The downside: the size of some of the portions

Where? Rambla Catalunya, 46 (between Aragó and Consell de Cent)
When? Monday – Saturday, 8am – midnight. Closed Sundays.
How much? Approx. €15-20, depending on appetite

4- Café Emma: the “French bistro” option

café emma foie gras salad

If you’re a fan of bistro-style dining, you’ll enjoy the top-quality food on offer at Café Emma.

Café Emma is found between València and Aragó on Pau Claris, a street that runs parallel to the Passeig de Gràcia on the La Pedrera side.

It’s more expensive than the previous options, but the set menu offers great value for money. Café Emma offers a fixed-price option every lunchtime and on weekday and Sunday evenings, except during August. As is often the case, you’ll pay a few euros more for the same thing if you choose to visit in the evening.

The menu features classically French dishes including quiches, blanquettes, îles flottantes and company. There’s also a tasty range of à la carte options. Enjoy dinner in Paris without leaving Barcelona!

  • Just over the road is L’Epicerie, run by the same people. It offers simple, tasty and fast lunch options and is cheaper than Café Emma.
  • Café Emma highlights: The opening times – you can eat there pretty much whenever you like, even on Sundays!

Where? Pau Claris, 142
When? Every day (including Sundays), 8am – 11.30am
How much? 20 – 30 euros

5- Trencadís: the best option for vegans

trencadís moussaka


At Trencadís, the focus is on healthy, tasty food. On weekdays, the lunch menu will set you back around 12 euros. Alongside the “classic” menu, there’s an innovative “vegan” option – and you’re free to mix and match between the two.

The range of choices on offer means that there’s something for everyone, from full-on carnivores to devoted vegans.

The Indian-style cuisine is original, well-balanced and tasty. We’ve visited several times, and favourites have included the vegan moussaka, the veggie burger and the amazing falafel.

Where? Pau Claris, 143
When? DMonday – Saturday, 12pm – 11pm
How much? Weekday lunch menu approx. 12 euros

6- Nostrum: the cheapest, fastest option


Nostrum is a Catalan company which specialises in cold, pre-packed dishes to take away or eat in – as you can see from the picture. The prices are also very low.

Their slogan is Nostrum: mama’s cooking to go! (We think our mums’ cooking is better. Are we just saying that because they might be reading this? That would be telling).

If you want to grab something to eat quickly or find something for an ad hoc picnic on one of Gaudí’s benches on the Passeig de Gràcia, Nostrum may well have what you’re looking for.

The menu includes over 100 different options, including omelettes, salads, pasta, meat dishes, fruit and more.

  • Nostrum highlights: the prices! Sign up for the fan club (registration costs €5) and benefit from reduced prices on a whole host of dishes, priced between 1 and 4 euros. Even without signing up, the prices are pretty unbeatable.

Where? Pau Claris, 137
When? Monday – Friday, 11am – 4pm and 6pm – 10pm; Saturday and Sunday, 11pm – 4pm
How much? Under 5 euros

7- Mussol: the Catalan option

Catalan dishes Mussol

A stone’s throw from Casa Batlló, Mussol is the ideal place to try Catalan cuisine. The restaurant offers a range of typical dishes at very reasonable prices. The menu is extremely varied, and the portions are generous and well-presented.

Where? Aragó, 261
When? Monday – Sunday, 1pm – 4.30pm and 7pm – midnight
How much? Meals approx. 15 – 20 euros

8- The truly Mexican option

Do you love Mexican cuisine? Just a few meters from the Passeig de Gràcia, on Calle Aragón, is a small Mexican restaurant. It’s not easy to find, but once you have tried it you will certainly find your way back again, as it’s impossible to resist a second visit!

  • Tamarindo offers a midday set menu for about €10.  It is not very varied, but the value for money is excellent!

Our favorite were definitely the nachos! (See photo above). You will be served several types of homemade salsa. Perfect with their freshly made lemonade!

  • One last tip: do not miss the homemade desserts. The cakes are a real treat!


Where? Aragó 236
When? Every day from 12:30pm to 12pm
How much? Around 10 euros for the set lunch menu

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Valérie, the creator of Barcelona Top Travel Tips, loves discovering new places, finding the words to describe them, and coming up with little illustrations for the website. Her favourite thing in Barcelona is the unusual, curvy architectural features of some of the city’s buildings. Some say she’s a dreamer… in any case, a city full of works by Gaudí is a great place for her!