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Eating out cheaply in Spain
29 July 2009 @ 19:33

Spanish restaurants can be expensive, often more expensive than the UK.  We very rarely eat out at Spanish restaurants, saving it for treats such as birthdays.  There are some cheap options for eating out in Spain though.

Menu del dia
Most bars, cafes and resturants offer a cheap set meal at lunch time, consisting of a starter, main course, desert and drink (beer, wine, soft drink).  You would typically get all of this for 7-8 euros, which is excellent value for money.

Tapas/Raciones
In Spain, it's usual for people to have some tapas with a drink when they go out on a night time.  When I go out, I would tend to have 5 or 6 tapas, which usually fills me.  The cost of a tapas in the Manilva area where I live ranges from €0.5 to €1.50.  It may be a bit more in the larger cities like Madrid and Barcelona.  The good news is that in Jaen, Granada, Almeria and some other parts of Spain, you get a free tapa with a glass of wine or beer.

If you find the tapas too small, you can always order a racion, which is a larger size portion.  Expect to pay more for this.

Fast food
As well as the usual Burger King and Mcdonalds, a couple of other good value fast food restaurants are Pans and Co (sandwiches and burgers) and Telepizza (pizza, obviously).  These are usually to be found in the big cities.  Their websites are:

http://www.pansandcompany.com/ing/

www.telepizza.es/

Hope this is useful



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Hevs said:
29 July 2009 @ 18:05

Cheapest is not always the best but I agree it is becoming more and more expensive. Especially with the exchange rate.


Roda Golf Rentals said:
29 July 2009 @ 18:09

Do You know of any cheap good quality restaurants in Los Alcazares except the Wok Buffet??


SpainMoneySaving said:
30 July 2009 @ 11:22

Sorry, Los Alcazares is not my area. I'm based in the Malaga area. Is the Wok Buffet a chain? I do miss the Chinese eat as much as you want buffets we had in the UK. I haven't found any down our way yet...


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