last week i had a very nice experience, one of many, at ramblas during happy hour. though the food is the same price you can get draft beers for $2 and sangria for $3. here is an excerpt from a longer review with pics. for the full text click on the link below.
"...pretty much everyone gives the paella the thumbs down and the sangria the thumbs up. but if you follow my advice you will not be disappointed. go during happy hour. from 5-7 monday thru thursday you can get draft beers for two bucks a piece and well drinks and sangria for three bucks.
and be sure to order the mushrooms ($7.50). a giant plate of juicy, succulent, perfectly browned assorted fungal deliciousness such as those pictured below await you. they are utterly, unapologetically tasty. which often makes me suspect meat juices. but i've never asked.
other items i've sampled are the patatas bravas. cubes of fried potatoes perfectly fried - golden crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. they are accompanied by a little bowl of red sauce (the bravas part, perhaps?), but it is lame... also sampled were the grilled asparagus spears. fat, succulent, juicy they are excellent. so juicy, in fact, i squirted my dining companion in the eye when i bit into one...."
valencia street between 16th and 17th
happy hour mon-thurs 5-7pm