10 Indian Restaurants In Barcelona, Spain

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One of the great cities of Europe, Barcelona is an iconic destination that will have budding travellers salivating at the prospect of its exploration. A melting pot of cultures, with a rich history dating back to Roman times, the Catalonian capital wears its many influences very firmly on its sleeve. But, when you’re not exploring the delights of such world-famous sites as the Sagrada Família church or the hallowed footballing turf of the Nou Camp, you’ll want to make sure you’re well fed. Luckily, a city as populous and as culturally diverse as this is simply chock full of excellent dining options. Read on for just some of the excellent Indian restaurants that await you on your visit.

1. Rasoi


The Rasoi prides itself on its blend of Indian cuisine and friendly Barcelona welcome - indeed, it talks a big game when it comes to warm ambience - something reflected in the earthen hues and warm colours of the decor. The dishes feature the classic Indian dishes you would expect, as well as a few with a little Indo Chinese flavour thrown in - and vegetarians can rest easy that there are options for them too. What’s more, those who reach a 70 USD spending threshold will be given a complimentary bottle of the house wine - which is sure to appeal to fans of the aqua vita. There is also a mixture of daily specials - everything from salmon tikka to banana pudding. And, if you book online you’ll get 10 per cent off your bill.

Rasoi

Address: Carrer de Londres, 63, 08036 Barcelona, Spain

Website: Rasoi

Average price for two people: 35 USD

2. Tandoor


This colourful family-run restaurant, which has been operating since 2002, is a real generational affair. Set up by Nath Surinder Oberoi to bring the dishes he learned from his mother to a wider audience - today his Barcelona-born son has joined the operation, blending the city’s taste sensibilities with the traditional delights of Indian cuisine. And it’s all there - all the tikkas, kormas, kebabs and more that set an Indian cuisine aficionado’s taste buds salivating. There are vegetarian options too. What’s more, the restaurant is just around the corner from the Arenas de Barcelona shopping centre - should you wish to tuck into some delicious dishes after an afternoon of retail therapy. Of course, it also opens late into the evening - should you wish to sample its wares at the end of your day.

Tandoor

Address: Carrer d'Arago, 8, Local, 08015 Barcelona, Spain

Website: Tandoor

Average price for two people: 20 USD

3. Koh-i-noor


Any restaurant which derives its name from one of India’s most famous diamonds has quite the reputation to uphold. Luckily, for both it and its many satisfied customers, the Koh-i-noor Restaurant India lives up to its name, and has earned a reputation for being one of the highest rated restaurants within the city - the quality of its dishes, the service and value for money all proving to be big winners with the public. Its extensive menu features a host of tandoori dishes, curries, rice-based meals and vegetarian options. And, if you don’t fancy eating out, the restaurant also does deliveries through Just Eat - so you can tuck into its dishes in your holiday let, should you so wish.

Koh-i-noor

Address: Marques de Campo Sagrado Street, 3, Poblasec, 08015

Website: Koh-i-noor

Average price for two people: 23 USD

4. Bembi


Another highly rated restaurant. Bembi has earned strong praise from past diners for the quality of its food, the service and the atmosphere. Speaking of which, the decor’s earthen tones and tasteful splashes of colour are intended to create a relaxing ambience - something the owners believe will make it a great option for couples eyeing up a romantic dining experience. The food may be presented in a modern style, but the chefs pride themselves on the menu’s “authentic Indian” roots and flag up the fact that dishes from all across India are reflected in it - no small feat when you consider the sheer size of that country. What’s more, you’ll even be able to try and recreate your favourite dishes when you get back home, as the chef has published a book containing recipes for more than 100 dishes that you can pick up and try for yourself.

Bembi

Address: Consell de Cent 377, 08009 Barcelona

Website: Bembi

Average price for two people: 20 USD

5. Swad - The Indian Restaurant


Swad prides itself on its homemade Indian dishes. And it’s a pride which seems to have paid off - with customers rating it as not just one of Barcelona’s best Indian eateries, but one of the best restaurant experiences in the city full stop. It may not have as extensive a menu as some of the other options on this list but it still covers an array of different meat and vegetarian options - and a smaller menu is often a good sign of an eatery that is focused on quality rather than quantity. Diners certainly agreed - throwing about such superlatives as “sublime” and “exceptional”. They were also big fans of Swad’s under-stated decor and ambience, praising everything from the taste of the water to the quality of the background music. The prices are also very affordable - there’s even fixed price menu options available - making it a good option for those who want to tantalise those taste buds without breaking the bank.

Swad - The Indian Restaurant

Address: Carrer de Sancho de Ávila, 167, 08018, Barcelona

Website: Swad - The Indian Restaurant

Average price for two people: 20 USD

6. Masala73


Built from the ground up around the reputation of its food, this curry bar originally started as a 1973-era food truck (hence the ‘73’ reference in the name) but became such a success that it outgrew its humble beginnings to move into a permanent home and become a full-fledged restaurant in its own right. The chef’s determination to stick to those handmade roots continues today, and the menu varies according to the season - so those who plan on visiting Barcelona more than once will likely find new tastes each time. And the stylish but functional decor features lots of colourful nods to the restaurant’s Indian heritage. Diners loved its mix of quality and affordability. Oh, and as for the food truck, it still operates - catering to special events around the city.

Masala73

Address: Carrer de Muntaner 152, 08036 Barcelona, Spain

Website: Masala73

7. Sindur


This popular restaurant, which marries traditional Indian cuisine with spices adapted for western palettes, is another of the city’s highly-rated eateries. Its tasteful modern decor appealed to many a diner, who praised the “very friendly service” and the relaxing ambience. What’s more, if you’re a fan of trying new things then you’ll likely want to give the ‘Mystery Menu’ a whirl - as it literally marries Indian cuisine with a 'mystery’ menu. Those who are perhaps a little less adventurous can also rest assured that a wide array of traditional Indian dishes are available as well. It even offers a take-out service as well - perfect for those who prefer to eat back at their digs.

Sindur - Indian Cuisine

Address: Carrer de Córsega, 211 08036 Barcelona, Spain

Website: Sindur - Indian Cuisine

Average price for two people: 23 USD

8. Tariq

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While not officially an ‘Indian restaurant’, Tariq features an amazing menu that includes some exquisite Indo-Pakistani dishes. Located a little further north up the coast in a suburb of Barcelona, Tariq in Badalona enjoys a strong reputation - indeed, it is one of the highest-rated eateries in its neighbourhood. Those who visited loved the “spacious” and “welcoming” interior, as well as the mix of Pakistani and Indian dishes. Such restaurants live and die by the quality of its curries, and these were particularly well received by its clientele, who also appreciated the “modern set-up”.

Tariq Badalona

Address: Calle de Baldomero Solá, 3, 08912 Badalona, Spain

Website: Tariq Badalona

Average price for two people: 25 USD

9. Veg World India

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Although many of the options on this list feature vegetarian options, those who wish to go the whole hog and cut out meat entirely may wish to opt for Veg World India - which, as the name suggests, is devoted entirely to plant-based dishes. Its menu features plenty of options too - from tandooris to paneers. And there’s a wide array of alcohol-free wines and beers available too - something which is sure to appeal to those who plan on driving to the restaurant. Diners were very appreciative, giving the restaurant high marks for the food, value and service in this “hidden gem”. And, if you’d rather eat at home, there are also home delivery options too.

Veg World India

Address: Carrer de Bruniquer, 26, 08012 Barcelona, Spain

Website: Veg World India

Average price for two people: 20 USD

10. Tandoori Nights


This popular Indian restaurant, which is halal and vegetarian-friendly, enjoys very strong word of mouth among impressed former diners, who rated it incredibly highly for its levels of service, value and the quality of its food. It boasts a number of lamb, chicken and dal dishes, as well as half-a-dozen specialities, which include its Biryani Special, Vegetables Moglai and Chicken Garlic Buna. And, speaking of chicken, it actively encourages customers to try out its famous chicken tandoori. With tandoori in the name, it’s safe to say it takes particular pride in that dish.

Tandoori Nights

Address: Carrer Carretes 44, 08001 Barcelona

Website: Tandoori Nights

Average price for two people: 23 USD

Indian culinary delights await

Chicken tikka masala at Yeti in Glen Ellen 2015 - Stierch
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The culinary treasures of India are no longer confined to trips to the Asian sub-continent, and these top eateries are just some of the options that await during your visit to Catalonia’s Mediterranean capital.

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