Barcelona is our favorite city in Spain.  It is a very expensive city, but if you follow certain simple rules, you can visit Barcelona and not spend a fortune while doing it.  Eating, drinking and people watching is one of the favorite pastimes of both tourists and locals.  We found a small chain of inexpensive restaurants catering to those interested in light fare but tasty and satisfying. “Tapas Tapas” restaurants are found through out Barcelona in some of the more desirable locations. While eating at one of their establishments, we observed patrons having from several items in the menu to simply coming in for a glass of wine and one or two very small menu items and departing quickly to continue on their way.