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The best all-you-can-eat buffets in Barcelona

Gastronomía Gastronomy 22/05/2024

"In general, humanity, since the improvement of cuisine, eats twice what nature requires." Benjamin Franklin.

Without a doubt, the American politician, polymath, scientist and inventor is not without reason.

Open buffets are a dream and a place of worship for gluttony and gluttony.

This concept had its origins in the 19th century in France and quickly spread throughout Europe. Its name is derived from the sideboard used to present the food to the public. In England in the mid-19th century, this concept was known as "court cupboard" and gained popularity.

The concept of an all-you-can-eat buffet was first introduced by Herb MacDonald, director of the Las Vegas Hotel, who implemented this idea in 1946 with a price of $1.50 per person. This modality implied an abundant presentation of food that was replaced during a certain period.

But how has this type of service evolved? The term "all-you-can-eat buffet" is used to describe a self-service restaurant where different dishes are displayed on a counter or display case, allowing diners to consume the quantity and variety of food they want at a fixed price. Drinks and coffees are generally charged separately.

Here we bring you the most varied list you can find, where Peruvian, Catalan, Japanese and Italian food will arrive on a conveyor belt or will be displayed on an endless bar.


4.3★ | €€ | L'Eixample | Ptge. from Mercader, 16

A country house in the middle of the city, a haven of peace in which to disconnect from the frenetic pace of the city and celebrate the virtues of the countryside.

On weekends it's Brunch. All-you-can-eat sweet and savory buffet!



4.5★ | €€ | Sant Antoni | Pere Calders Passage, 4

A modern version of the classic Italian salumeria.

From charcuterie to cocktails, formaggi to fine wines, Doppietta is the perfect Italian restaurant to enjoy a relaxed meal with friends or a romantic dinner.

Italian brunch every Sunday, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.


4.0★ | € | L'Eixample | C/ de Valencia, 329

Barbecue meats, accessories and open buffet options in a cozy restaurant with exposed stone walls. Be sure to try the all-you-can-eat barbecue, a menu made up of several starters followed by grilled meat, in which you can repeat as many as you want.


3.9★ | € | L'Eixample | C/ de Casp, 30

FrescCo is an all-you-can-eat buffet for healthy food lovers. To start, you can create your own salad combining more than 30 ingredients or choose from one of their soups made daily.

At the Kitchen&Grill you can choose between tasty dishes from the Chef, pastas and pizzas made to order and grilled meats and fish. And finally, a sweet ending at the Coffee Corner.


4.3★ | €€ | L'Eixample | C/ del Consell de Cent, 403

Brazilian-style grilled meats, cocktails and an all-you-can-eat buffet in a modern, plant-filled restaurant. The essence of authentic Brazilian Rodizio in an unparalleled atmosphere. An original gastronomic proposal that will not leave you indifferent.


4.4 | € | El Poblenou | C. de Pujades, 316

Colorful restaurant offering breakfast and lunch with classic Mediterranean dishes picked up from a conveyor belt. Through the real movement (with its rotating belts and its takeaway food) and the "movement" of its recipes, the combination of products from one country with recipes from another is most attractive.


4.3 ★ | €€ | Barceloneta | Page by Joan de Borbó, 65

Papanato serves every day of the week, from Monday to Friday, an all-you-can-eat buffet of Argentine dishes such as milanesas, hamburgers, empanadas and potatoes.

Monday : all-you-can-eat burger buffet with 5 different varieties (also veggie options) + all-you-can-eat potato buffet.

Tuesday and Wednesday : all-you-can-eat buffet of Argentinian empanadas with 6 flavors to choose from + all-you-can-eat buffet of potatoes.

Thursday all day and Friday until 6pm : all-you-can-eat buffet of Milanese with 3 different meats to choose from, a vegetarian option and up to 7 different toppings + All-you-can-eat Potato Buffet.


3.8 ★ | €€ | L'Eixample | Carrer de Casanova, 42

Free buffet. Japanese dishes and drinks in a simple restaurant with exposed brick walls.


4.5 ★ | €€ | L'Eixample | C/ del Bruc, 46

Free buffet of Peruvian food, quite a variety of dishes. All weekend.

Like everything in this life, “Eating and scratching, everything is a beginning”, in addition to being one of the wisest phrases in the Spanish proverb, is perfect for delving into the topic of the best all-you-can-eat buffets in Barcelona.