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how much for tapas

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how much for tapas

hi all,

how much to budget for tapas, not the fancy ones...just a good place, not too expensive restaurant for tapas.

also need some restaurant recommendation for tapas.

thanks very much

Mtwapa, Kenya
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1. Re: how much for tapas

For information on the better tapas places please read the Top Question "Where can I eat tapas" on the right of this page. (if you are reading this on a smartphone you will have to request the desktop version of the page from the pull down menu)

Just for background: Tapas aren't native to Barcelona, they originated in other parts of the country and to many 'Tapas Restaurant' is a bit of an oxymoron, tapas aren't meant to be used as a meal, they are a nibble you eat with a drink to keep you going until dinner / supper time as you wander around the bars in an area catching up with your friends, etc. Many of the tapas and pintxo bars in Barcelona, many of which are chains or franchises get a lot of their business from tourists who treat them like restaurants take main meals there. This is can be a very expensive way of eating, particularly in the tourist areas.

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2. Re: how much for tapas

I haven't had regular tapas in a few years so I can't say what the specific price is. It would depend also on what one ordered (ie seafood vs jamon vs vegetables) and where one went. As Doff says, if you treat it like a meal, it can be expensive. Or if your dining partner is a teenage boy who can eat the contents of a whole fridge, yikes.

This list is pretty accurate as far as distinguishing which places are cheaper (look for the single € sign). In particular, Bar Celta, Ciutat Comtal or Cerveceria Catalana.


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3. Re: how much for tapas

Local ones are cheaper and you might get high bill if you are attending ones for tourists. You should just look for local ones!

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