Forget Tapas Tapas! Try Mexican Food at Tacos Tacos Barcelona

When I visited Barcelona I wanted to eat Mexican food and decided the find a taqueria and found the best Mexican food in Barcelona! Read about my discovery and learn where to get your Mexican food fix among the tapas and Catalan cuisine in Barcelona.

I’m not sure if Mexican food is common in Spanish culture but for me, it was a true find. Not only did we have delicious, fresh food, but the evening was packed with a good vibe and we had a blast. If you’re looking for something else to eat than the mandatory tapas experience, then Tacos might be a good alternative for you!

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If you´re looking for a local food experience on a budget in Barcelona, consider Mexican food. Forget about tapas but try Tacos Tacos Barcelona.

Eating out in Barcelona

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 on 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: that a girl got to eat when traveling.

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 the Taqueria Tacos Tacos Barcelona. I was in no way paid or compensated to write this post. I paid for my dinner myself but I just think the Mexican food was amazing. Because I think it’s a great concept overall, I just had to share it with everyone.

Mexican food in Barcelona?

When I recently traveled to Barcelona, I was on a super tight budget. As I learned during 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 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 apartment. Tacos Tacos is the name of this taqueria in Barcelona.

Tacos Tacos – a chain of Taquerias in Barcelona

Tacos Tacos is a Mexican “on the go” taco place, a taquería. There is only one branch in 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 dinner time, the place was packed with locals.

Friends and families were enjoying a drink or food. The atmosphere was laid back and we got a small table. The staff spoke English and served us very quickly.

If you´re looking for a local food experience on a budget in Barcelona, consider Mexican food. Forget about tapas but try Tacos Tacos Barcelona.
Currently three locations throughout Barcelona

The concept

The concept of Tacos Tacos is really easy. They have Mexican, Spanish, and Catalan Tacos for €2,20 each and you can choose from a selection of stuffing. If you add more toppings, the price goes up.

If you´re looking for a local food experience on a budget in Barcelona, consider Mexican food. Forget about tapas but try Tacos Tacos Barcelona.
Menu of Tacos Tacos Barcelona

To make things easier for first-time Taco eaters like myself, they made a super easy menu. You get a pitcher of beer, 5 Tacos, and a glass of margarita 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 hungry, you can stuff your face with 20 Tacos. You can get kick-ass drunk on 4 beers, 4 margaritas, and 4 tequila for €60. This super pack is called the Pack Verguísima.

If you´re looking for a local food experience on a budget in Barcelona, consider Mexican food. Forget about tapas but try Tacos Tacos Barcelona.
Packs to choose

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.

Pack Chingón

We were with the two of us and decided on the Pack Chingón. We started with 2 big cold pitchers of beer. And 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 forks or knives.

Just a newspaper and your hands will do. And some napkins. You need napkins too.

If you´re looking for a local food experience on a budget in Barcelona, consider Mexican food. Forget about tapas but try Tacos Tacos Barcelona.
Yummy tacos

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, that I forgot to snap a picture of our meal… oops… This is what the Tacos Tacos food fest looks like once you’re done.

If you´re looking for a local food experience on a budget in Barcelona, consider Mexican food. Forget about tapas but try Tacos Tacos Barcelona.
All finished

Hot stuff

You can’t eat Mexican food in Barcelona (or anywhere else) 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 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.

If you´re looking for a local food experience on a budget in Barcelona, consider Mexican food. Forget about tapas but try Tacos Tacos Barcelona.
Spicy sauces

Margaritas

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 didn´t break the bank on that one.

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If you´re looking for a local food experience on a budget in Barcelona, consider Mexican food. Forget about tapas but try Tacos Tacos Barcelona.
Margaritas

Pay up or wash up

As the beer and the margarita were 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.

As 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.

If you´re looking for a local food experience on a budget in Barcelona, consider Mexican food. Forget about tapas but try Tacos Tacos Barcelona.
Day of the Dead Piggy Bank

Conclusion on Tacos Tacos Barcelona

If you´re looking for a local experience, away from the tourists that buzz around Barcelona, consider Mexican food in Barcelona. 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 a 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.

If you´re looking for a local food experience on a budget in Barcelona, consider Mexican food. Forget about tapas but try Tacos Tacos Barcelona.
Delicious Tacos

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.

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Have you tried out Tacos Tacos Barcelona? Have you ever tried Mexican food outside Mexico? Let me know what you think about this concept. Would you try it?

If you´re looking for a local food experience on a budget in Barcelona, consider Mexican food. Forget about tapas but try Tacos Tacos Barcelona.
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8 Comments

  1. What a great review! It’s great they’re a chain, so there’s more than 1 location. And, after a long day, it’s so much easier to choose from a limited menu. Then I can just enjoy my drink and not search the menu for the perfect food.

  2. Going to be in Barcelona in a few weeks and I certainly love tacos…sounds like a match made in heaven! Can’t wait to try Tacos Tacos! We will be staying in the gothic quarter so not too far.

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