5 excellent halal restaurants in Barcelona
Many of our guests come from Arab cultures and ask for halal restaurants in Barcelona
For this reason, we have encouraged ourselves to write this post, because more than once we asked them: what is halal?
The word “Halal” in Arabic means lawful and its application to gastronomy describes those foods and beverages that in Muslim culture are allowed to eat and accepted by Islamic law.
According to halal food authority, “since pork is forbidden, halal slaughtering must not be done where pigs are slaughtered or in the vicinity of pigs slaughtering area. There are a few more edicts and rules that have to be followed in the interest of animal welfare. For example, animal has to be fed as normal and given water prior to slaughter, one animal must not see the other being slaughtered, knife should be four times the size of the neck and razor sharp, and as far as possible the slaughterer and the animal should face the Qibla or Mecca and the animal must not be suffering from any ailments or any lacerations.”
Then we leave our selection of halal restaurants in Barcelona:
1. Bombay Spicy
Bombay Spicy is one of the most popular halal Indian restaurants in Barcelona. It is specialized in Thalis, tandooris and curries. It combines fresh ingredients with delicate blends traditional Indian spices.
The butter chicken is the best one we have tasted in our whole life and combined with pita bread stuffed with cheese is a dream come true.
Address: Sant Pau 16-18
Metro: <L2> Liceu
Schedule: 12:00 – 00:00
Telephone: 933 174 918
2. Asador de Aranda Tibidabo
This Castilian halal restaurant, apart from being located in a beautiful setting, in a modernistic building and have excellent views of Barcelona, serves one of the best suckling lamb roasted in clay oven. It is important to hightlight that both access and services are adapted to people with reduced mobility or wheelchair.
Address: Avinguda del Tibidabo, 31
Metro: <L7> Av Tibidabo
Schedule: 13:00 – 16:30 & 20:00 – 00:00
Telephone: 934 170 115
3. Bismillah Raval Kebabish
The meat at this halal restaurant, located at the heart of El Raval, is very well dressed. Both bread and sauces are homemade. The bread is baked in a tandoor oven. Do not expect a great decoration, focus on the food, especially in your Kebab, which is one of the best in Barcelona.
Address: Joaquín Costa 22
Metro: <L1> <L2> Universitat
Schedule: 12pm – 1am
Telephone: 934 430 184
4. Maharaja Restaurant
Located at Rambla del Raval, the Maharaja halal restaurant specializes in Indian food.
Accordint to its website, “this restaurant invites to discover the delicious culinary heritage developed in India, a huge mix of culinary styles, each with its own distinctive spices, herbs, ingredients and techniques, many of which are evident in our efforts, as the dishes may contain a mixture of up to 40 or more spices and herbs, which help us to create truly tempting dishes.”
Address: Rambla del Raval, 14
Metro: <L2> Sant Antoni
Schedule: 12pm – 1am
Telephone: 934 425 777
5. Liban Restaurant
Popular halal Lebanese restaurant located in the district of Les Corts. If you love the exotic food and the flavors of the Middle East, this restaurant perfectly represents the Lebanese cuisine, with an ideal combination of products: spices, meat, fish, vegetables and fresh fruits. His specialties include hummus, Muttabal, Falafel, the Malube (rice with meat) and Kafta Mishui (skewered minced meat).
Address: Equador, 29
Metro: <L5> Entença
Schedule: 13:00 – 23:30
Telephone: 934 190 956
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