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Rangoli

Passeig Joan de Borbo 78, 08039 Barcelona, Spain (La Barceloneta)
0034 93 221 19 81
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Ranked #557 of 5,575 restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $20 - $53
Cuisines: Indian, Vegetarian
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: La Barceloneta
Description: Facing the sea, Rangoli shares with its older brother - indian restaurant Bembì - the same concept of Indian food. Besides gathering all the virtues of his predecessor, Rangoli has a number of distinctive features: new and unique dishes, attractive decoration full of carefully chosen decorative pieces from India, a bar area where one can sip on a drink and, to top it all - a terrace with the Mediterranean view. Rangoli is the most ancient traditional decorative folk art of India and a symbol of religious and cultural beliefs. It is considered an important part of our spiritual tradition. Rangoli figures and patterns are colourful decorative designs on courtyards during Hindu festivals and is meant as a sacred welcoming area for the gods and guests. These ancient rituals have been passed on through the ages, from one generation to the next, thus keeping both the art form and the tradition alive. The purpose of rangolis is to bring good luck. We in Rangoli strive to present to you the culinary art of India which is as vibrant, traditional and colourful as a Rangoli and bring to you recipes which have transcended through generations. We welcome you to try the Rangoli experience!
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London
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

We had decided to go for a curry, group of 8 guys, and were recommended this Indian restaurant. Very nice decor, and friendly enough staff, until they found out there was 8 of us, and then told us they were fully booked - although the restaurant was empty. They seated us outside, although it was cold and windy. Not impressed,... More

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Troy, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

This was one of the stand-out restaurants on our recent family trip to Barcelona. My husband and I are both vegetarian, and I am also gluten intolerant, so eating out can be very difficult at home, let alone abroad! I did my research and a friend recommended we visit Rangoli. The servers were very nice, letting us come sit inside... More

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Cadiz, Spain
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

We have walked past Rangoli many times and often said it was a place we should visit. We finally went and it was worth the wait. The staff were excellent - attentive without being pushy or impatient. The waiter explained the tasting menu which two of our party tried and was excellent value for only €25. The dishes on the... More

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scotland
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48 reviews 48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Visited Barcelona last week for just 2 nights and unfortunately we were really disappointed to have had such a disappointing meal at Rangoli on one of those nights. The location was good and waiters were very friendly but the food was very poor. We've visited once before, a couple of years ago, but the place is looking a little more... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Excellent service, not too up close and personal but quick and efficient, and plain out nice. The food itself is the best Indian food I had outside of east Asia, wonderfully cooked. Portions are big and prices are moderate. This is a place I would wholeheartedly recommend my friends.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

We had a mixed grill main to share to start which was in the region of 15 euros and not at all good value. A chicken thigh & drum stick, a couple of inches of lamb sausage, a lump of undercooked salmon which was full of bones and one prawn. For main we shared a curry, rice and peshwari nan.... More

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phuket
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45 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Food is good, location is great. But a strange thing is going on here. All the waiters are probably from the same village in India where they belonged to farming families. They look clannish and ill suited to their new vocation and have no idea what makes a good waiter. They seem to be uncomfortable with any customer who may... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Good food. Friendly service. Fixed menu is quite a value, and well prepared. Right on the beach with views of the ocean. Large enough to accomodate families/groups.

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Barcelona, Spain
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Food was fantastic, the environment/atmosphere was beautiful both the inside and out. The service was nice, polite and eager to help you and explain to you what is in your meal without harassing you. I suggest the Tasting Menú, it is a not a little bit, but a good bit of everything. The selection of food they picked for this... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

We had spotted this restaurant while walking around the beach area earlier in the week. We are both big curry fans but wondered whether dining in the sort of place we visit regularly at home was a little un-adventurous. However, as our final night arrived, and more than a little sore from walking from the coast up to Parc Guille... More

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