Poble Sec (dry village) is tucked away in the shadow of Montjuïc and is said to have Barcelona’s city’s cheapest bars. It’s a compact attractive district with shady squares and elegant 19th-century architecture and combines the peacefulness of Montjuïc’s large green spaces with the closeness of Barcelona’s lively centre in less than 15 minutes between the two.
As small as it is, many of Barcelona’s best restaurants, tapas bars and cafes with terraces are situated here. The choice of where to eat is overwhelming but the Plaça del Sortidor and the pedestrianised Carrer de Blai are two of the most popular zones with the locals.
An inexpensive place to eat is Quimet i Quimet which is a family run bar where you can eat delicious tapas washed down with a Belgian beer exclusively made for Quimet i Quimet.