There’s nothing more comforting than a hot delicious curry laced with spices like turmeric, saffron and coriander, with a side of steaming soft naan bread and a dollop of mango chutney…heaven! Whilst finding places to enjoy tapas and paella in Barcelona is as easy as 1, 2, 3, locating a place to enjoy an authentic curry can prove a little more tricky. But fear not, we’ve done the hard work for you. Check out our top picks of curry houses in the Catalan capital…perfect to warm you up in the cooler temperatures!
Located in the trendy and central Eixample district not far from the leafy Passeig de Sant Joan, Mayura is the perfect place to enjoy some authentic Indian food whilst relaxing in a unique and sophisticated space. The restaurant boasts a harmonious waterfall, soft lighting, flowers and comfortable armchairs, creating a romantic yet relaxed ambience. At Mayura, you can indulge in the rich flavours, aromas and colours of traditional Indian cuisine. Some of their most favoured specialties include tandoor grilled meats and fragrant curries such as madras lamb or Kerala style prawns. The dishes are prepared and cooked by chefs trained in India who know the secrets of authentic Indian cuisine. Enjoy the best of India, in the heart of Barcelona!
Carrer Girona 57, 08009, Barcelona
SWAD – ‘The’ Indian Restaurant
SWAD is a modern and chic restaurant located in the Sant Martí area of Poblenou, which offers traditional Indian cuisine at a price that can’t be argued with. Chef and owner Punit Gupta ensures flavoursome Indian food whilst adapting to customers requests and needs. The restaurant allows you to relax in a stylish environment whilst indulging in the true flavours of India. Some of their recommended dishes include their classic Chicken Tikka Masala and a variety of fish curries. SWAD also offer a ‘menu del día’, a great value lunch deal meaning that the taste of India can be enjoyed not only for an evening meal, but as a daytime pick-me-up too.
Carrer de Sancho de Ávila 167, 08018, Barcelona
With over 10 years of culinary experience, Bembì is a contemporary restaurant that excels when it comes to the preparation and cooking of traditional Indian cuisine. Bembì is a prime example of a restaurant that is able to enjoy fresh, flavoursome Indian food the heart of Barcelona, in the trendy Eixample neighbourhood. Their head chef, Anand Singh Negi, learnt some of his top culinary secrets from the ‘grandmasters of Indian cooking’, so you are guaranteed an authentic taste, no matter what you decide to order. Bembì’s sister restaurant, Rangoli, is located in the Barceloneta district on Passeig Joan de Borbó and offers an Indian experience that is just as incredible, with slightly different dishes, oh, and a terrace with views of the Mediterranean sea…not bad eh!
Bembì – Consell De Cent 377, 08009, Barcelona
Rangoli – Passeig Joan de Borbó 78, 08034, Barcelona
If incredible, authentic Indian cuisine is what you desire, then Sindur is the place for you. Their overall goal is to ensure that the people of Barcelona enjoy their varied Indian menu, showcasing the diversity of cultures that have enriched India throughout history. At this restaurant, you can enjoy a tasting menu, a lunch menu or an extensive à la carte menu, depending on what you fancy. Sindur offers delicious rice and Tandoori dishes, along with mouthwatering curries, which can be enjoyed in an intimate and stylish environment. What’s more, Sindur also offers an Indian food delivery service covering the whole of Barcelona, meaning you can enjoy your favorite Indian dishes in the comfort of your apartment.
Carrer de Còrsega 211, 08036, Barcelona
Located in the hipster area of El Raval, not far from Avinguda del Paral•lel, Koh-i-noor India allows you to indulge in the powerful flavours of India in a slightly more ‘authentic’ setting. Recommended by both locals and tourists, this restaurant has an extensive menu that has something for everyone and at an incredibly inexpensive price. The interiors of the restaurant may not be quite as high a standard as the rest, but the food is definitely worth a visit. With unbeatable customer service, delicious curries and a relaxed ambience – what are you waiting for?
Carrer del Marqués de Campo Sagrado 3, 08015, Barcelona