When I first started with my travel blog, I started to read a lot of other blogger’s posts. I noticed that food and travel go hand in hand with travel blogging. At first, I didn’t like it that much. All those yummy delicious food pictures harassing me at Instagram and Pinterest. Helloooowww!?? I am on a diet ya’ll. Get those ridiculous mouth watering foods away from me!
However I realized more and more: a girl got to eat when travelling. And when you’re discovering a new place, the culture of a place is as much captured by food as by museums. So here it is: my first foodie post!! Yea for joining the foodporn movement.
This is my review of Tacos Tacos Barcelona. I was in no way paid or compensated to write this post. I paid for my diner myself but I just think this food was amazing. I think it’s a great concept overall, therefor I just had to share it with everyone.
When I recently travelled to Barcelona, I was on a super tight budget. As I learned in previous trips to Spain, tapas can be delicious, but also expensive. Tapas is meant as a little small late evening snack over a glass of vino with friends. The Spaniards eat a hefty meal in the afternoon. If you stuff your face at night with those little treats, it can get pretty expensive.
So we had 3 nights in Barcelona. It was during Easter and most of the places we researched on foursquare were closed. Or too expensive. We landed at a cool little tapas place the first night. The second night, I was so tired from all the mistakes I made hiking in Montserrat mountains. I just wanted to stuff my face with a larger than life pizza and call it a night.
The third night we looked for something cheap and found it right across the street from our AirBnB*. Tacos Tacos Barcelona is the name.
Tacos Tacos Barcelona
Tacos Tacos is a Mexican “on the go” taco place, a taquería. There are three branches across Barcelona and I wouldn’t be surprised if the concept expanded quickly across Spain and the rest of Europe. I can envision Tacos Tacos Amsterdam already without any problems.
Tacos Tacos Barcelona is dressed in Mexican attire and during diner time, the place was packed with locals. Friends and families were enjoying a drink or the food. The atmosphere was really laid back and we got a small table. The staff spoke English and served us very quickly.
The concept of Tacos Tacos is really easy. They have Mexican, Spanish and Catalan Tacos for €1,90 each and you can choose from a selection of stuffing. If you add more toppings, the price goes up.
To make things easier for first time Taco eaters like myself, they made a super easy menu. You get a pitcher of beer and 5 Tacos and a glass of Margerita for €12,50. This is called the Pack Chido.
They throw in an extra basket of nachos and 10 Tacos for €27 in the Pack Chingón. The ideal meal for 2 and we ordered this one.
If you’re with a larger group or just really hungry, you can stuff your face with 20 Tacos. You can get kick ass drunk on 4 beers, 4 margeritas and 4 tequila for €60. This super pack is called the Pack Verguísima.
The rest of the menu is pretty interesting too with enchiladas and super-size options, but to keep things easy: just go for a pack. For more info on their menu, check out the site.
Looking for a vegetarian option? Check this guide on vegetarian food in Spain.
We were with the two of us and decided on the Pack Chingón. We started off with 2 big cold pitchers of beer. We received a basket of nachos with cheese and started nomming away.
As soon as the food came, we were super amazed. We were served a basket with 5 tacos each. Everything is super easy. No fancy plates or fork or knifes. Just a newspaper and your hands will do. And some napkins. You need napkins too.
We each started digging in on a cheese taco, and a variety of beef, pork and chicken tacos. Fresh herbs and some condiments and soon we were devouring the little tacos.
We were so hungry, I actually forgot to snap a picture of our meal… oeps… This is what the Tacos Tacos food fest looks like once you’re done.
You can’t eat Mexican food without adding a splash of spice to your little taco. Tacos Tacos gives each table an assortment of 5 sauces to go with your meal. They don’t just plunk it on the table but actually explain it. It’s pretty easy but it’s always nice to get a little warning before covering your food in Chipotle sauce.
They have tomato sauce which is mild flavored. Then the jalapeños move in. 1 for kind of spicy. 2 for very spicy and 3 for ‘are you freaking crazy’ spicy. Use at your own risk.
I probably didn’t check the menu very well, because I didn’t realize we would be getting margaritas. Now to be honest, I’m not much of a drinker. I get tipsy super quick and usually stick with wine or beer. So this was my first margarita everrrrrrr….!
And it tasted gooood! Maybe I should do this more often. I guess when you go to a club in Barcelona, you’ll easily pay over €8 for a margarita. But here it was included with the meal and we were didn´t break the bank on that one.
Looking for more Foodie Advice in Spain?
Check my Food Tour in Malaga
Pay up or wash up
As the beer and the margarita was hitting me in a good way, it was time to pack up our stuff and head back to our apartment. It was time to pay up.
Like I said, they have set packs with set prices. No surprises, no added taxes, no hidden extras. All we had to pay was €27,00. We got 2 pints of beer, nachos, 10 tacos and 2 margaritas for €27,00.
As 27 euro is such an odd number, I left my remaining euros in the little Mexican Day of the Dead piggy bank on the counter.
Conclusion on Tacos Tacos Barcelona
If you´re looking for a local experience, away from the tourists that buzz around Barcelona, consider Mexican food. Forget about the tapas, but try Tacos Tacos Barcelona!
They serve fresh, bite size tacos for a very fair price. You get great value for money when you select one of their packs. This really is an added bonus for budget travelers who are looking for great food and a drink.
It doesn´t matter if you want chicken, beef, pork or choose vegetarian. They have a variety of options with condiments and sauces to go with it.
For more info on Tacos Tacos Barcelona, visit their website here. If you like them as much as I do, you can follow them on Facebook too. Looking for more delicious foods in Barcelona? Check out this Barcelona Food Tour by Wanderlustcloe.
Craving for something different to eat? Try a Pinxtos Cooking Class.
Have you tried out Tacos Tacos Barcelona? Did you ever try Mexican food outside Mexico? Let me know what you think about this concept. Would you try it?