Situated on the northeastern Mediterranean coast of Spain is Barcelona and its 1.75 million residents (2010 census) making it the country’s largest city. It is also the capital city of Catalonia with a 2,000-year old rich culture and history that dates back to the Roman- occupied city of Barcino. The gained worldwide recognition when it hosted the summer Olympic games in 1992 which resulted in a major boost to the tourism industry.
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For the cuisine loving visitor, Catalan faire is something you must try although you can dine on all types of international cuisine while staying in Barcelona. Surprisingly, there are several Indian restaurants in Barcelona that are worth visiting if you are looking for that particular type of food. Here are our choices for Indian restaurants in Barcelona that you should consider dining at when visiting the city. Some are vegetarian as Indian food satisfies many of these diets while all of them listed here are English speaking.
Bombay Spicy – located on the edge of the Ramblas, an area of central Barcelona that is popular with locals and tourists alike, that serves a wide assortment of Indian dishes from masalas and tikkas to the traditional. Bombay Spicy is open daily from noon to midnight.
Govinda – the specialty here is Indian vegetarian but there is also an international menu featuring crepes, pizzas, and salads. This is a Vegan-friendly establishment so no alcohol is served. It is open Tuesdays through Saturdays for lunch from 1 to 4 pm and dinner is served from 9:30 pm to midnight.
Kamabar – this establishment serves a variety of Indian dishes such as masala, tandoori, tikka, and vindaloo dishes. There is also a vegetarian menu available.
La India – located in Casedefells within the marina, the restaurant offers one of the most complete Indian menus in the city. Be prepared for the selection process to get a bit confusing and frustrating, but in the end, it will all be worth it.
Maharaja – in addition to serving the most authentic of Indian dishes, you can also enjoy smoking shisha (fruit-flavored tobacco) from a hookah after you have enjoyed your meal. The restaurant is open daily from noon to midnight.
Mayura – although the menu is not totally Indian, it is a fusion of Indian and Mediterranean cuisine and is well worth the dining experience. You’ll have your choice of anything from chocolate samosas to lamb Rogan Josh and Malai prawns that are cooked in tandoor style.
Moti Mahal – the specialty is Indian tandoori cuisine but the menu is extremely varied and also features many vegetarian dishes. The restaurant is closed on Tuesdays, but Wednesday through Monday, it is open from noon to 3:30 pm for lunch and 8:00 to 11:30 pm for dinner.
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