What typical restaurants, food delivery services, and/or takeout options are popular among expatriates?
Most American fast food chains are available. Food is really good. There are many trendy (and expensive!) restaurants in the city. - Jul 2008
All major fast food spots are there. There are lunch specials in most restaurants so for 7-12 euros, one will have a primero (soup, salad,pasta), a segundo (usually meat), a dessert (crema catalana is worth checking out), a beer or wine and coffee. Once one gets tried of Spanish/Catalan food, there are plenty of ethnic restaurants from some decent sushi spots to Thai, India, West African. There is even a Cajun/Vietnamese fusion restaurant in Eixample. Just remember that people have dinner at 9 the earliest! No one would ever think of having dinner at 6PM nor would there be an open restaurant either. - May 2008