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4 days in BCN - need help with budget eating plan for 3


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4 days in BCN - need help with budget eating plan for 3

gac101 | | Mar 7, 2010 11:07 AM

Hi all,

I am taking my parents to Barcelona for the very first time in March on a tight budget. To save money but still have a full belly, our plan of attack is to have the menu del dia for lunch and a light meal at a good tapas bar for dinner to keep the daily food spending under $100(the cheaper the better). We don't really care about the decor but would prefer to have a table. It's all about the food(oh well, and the price). We'll be staying near plaza Cataluna for 4 days and have planned the following itinerary:

Day 1 (Fri)
Lunch: Anima - Menu Del Dia
Dinner: Mercat de la Boqueria

Day 2 (Sat)
L: Sant Joan - Menu Del Dia
D: Romesco

Day 3(Sun)
D: Paco Meralgo

Day 4 (Mon)
L: La Fonda - Menu Del Dia
D: Maitea

Ad you can see, I still need suggestions for cheap breakfast and a place for lunch on sunday, is there a restaurant that offers a menu del dia on sunday? My choices above include some of the chowhound favoites, some are less well-known that I came across on random travel websites and blogs. I'm wondering if these are decent choice and if I should substitute any of the above with the following or other places I haven't put down/considered.

Ciudad Condal
Meson David
La Taverna Catalana
La Rita
Cerveceria Catalana
Kiosko Universal

P.S: While I've never been to BCN, I was in MAD last November And thanks to Chowhound, I've thoroughly enjoyed my meals at Maceiras, Casa Mingo, Cerveceria Cervantes, La Finca de Susana, and El Tempranillo, etc. However, my favorite was La Fragua de Vulcano near plaza Santa Ana due to its incredible price and solid food. So I'm not hard to please and don't mind having tapas for 1 week straight, as long as it tastes good and is priced right.