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BISMAD

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C/Villarroel 23 Local 2, 08011 Barcelona, Spain
+34 936 67 42 19
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Today
1:00 pm - 11:45 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 1:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 43
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Nice place let down by the food.

The decor, service, presentation and ambiance of the place were all great, unfortunately the food was just very bland. This was our second visit and while I was not blown away the first time I did really enjoy the butter chicken and returned. Unfortunately, on second visit they seemed to have... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 2, 2015
danielwalesLondon
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Barcelona, Spain
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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64 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Barcelona, Spain
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

The decor, service, presentation and ambiance of the place were all great, unfortunately the food was just very bland. This was our second visit and while I was not blown away the first time I did really enjoy the butter chicken and returned. Unfortunately, on second visit they seemed to have changed their recipe. Rather than rich and buttery it... More 

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barcelona
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I love Indian food and, since I've been living in Barcelona for years, I was pretty sad cause Indian restaurants are very disappointing around here (haven't visited the most expensive ones, I'm talking about mid-range places). Since I've discovered Bismad, that's all changed: I've become a regular and I enjoy very good Indian food quite often. Yeepee! ;) The ambience... More 

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Dudelange, Luxembourg
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I visited this place with my girlfriend last summer and the food was delicious. We had a few vegetarian dishes as well as meat dishes and everything was good. The value for what you get is great.

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Udamsingh, Director de Relaciones Públicas at BISMAD, responded to this review
Google Translation

Estimado cliente, Le agradecemos sinceramente que nos haya transmitido sus impresiones acerca de su presencia en Bismad. Valoramos mucho que... More 

Barcelona, Spain
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Being fans of 'Kathi Rolls' of Calcutta, we went to this restaurant searching for some decent alternative India food. The ambience is great, one of the better ones in Barcelona, however the food is terrible. The Kathi rolls that they claim is from Calcutta has nothing to do with the ones you get in Calcutta, there are other Indian joints... More 

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Udamsingh, Director de Relaciones Públicas at BISMAD, responded to this review

Dear Pavelito P, Firstly, we would like to thank you for the time and effort spent sharing your experience at Bismad with us. Our customers’ opinions are very important because it helps us to improve and excel in our service day after day. Secondly, we are pleased that you were happy with the ambience and the decor of our restaurant.... More 

Barcelona, Spain
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

In Bismad, you have the traditional, classic choices but also new ones that I have never seen before.. I go there often to eat their Indian wraps (a delicious garbanzo wrap with tamarind sauce is my favorite) for 3.50 They have specialties from the Punjab region which are both delicious and unique! And everything is reasonably priced, very good deal... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Our mains were extremely disappointing and sadly lacked any authenticity, the portions were smaller than your typical Indian dishes and the consistency of the Korma reminded me of a broth. I am simply flabbergasted that this restaurant is in the top 100, goes to show how misleading TA can be at times. The place has a lot of work to... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Based upon a large number of glowing reviews I recently visited this restaurent with my wife and daughter. The decor is confused and we were immediately alerted by the display of supermarket sauces on display in the middle of the restaurant. Service was slow with just one waiter working (eventhough it was a Friday night) and when the menu was... More 

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1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

A few months ago I had lunch with some friends, and one day with my partner, I have gone a few days and still have a great meal with some amazing flavors and without exaggerating its species. charming place definitely transports you to India. great Indian flavors excellent at a good price. What I liked most when entering is not... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

It was an amazing Indian food for very very nice price. A service was very pleasant, and the restaurant is located close to the metro.

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New Delhi, India
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We visit in BISMAD last week with my family. We came from India(Delhi) on vocation in Barcelona. Really, we were surprised when we taste the indian food.Its more delicious than even in india.Less oil cooking,the atmoshere,modern touch of restaurant,waiters are polite.We eat Baigun ka Bartha,Lamb,Korma....all perfect.Yes,Specially indian Aloo Prathas with Kheera Raita. I will just everybody to go and taste... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: C/Villarroel 23 Local 2, 08011 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > El Raval
  • Neighborhood: El Raval
  • Phone Number: +34 936 67 42 19

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 22
  • Cuisine: Indian
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Monday
1:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Tuesday
1:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Wednesday
1:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Thursday
1:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Friday
1:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Saturday
1:00 pm - 11:45 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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El Raval
Once a downtrodden corner of downtown Barcelona, this gritty area has seen a cultural resurgence boasting an excellent nightlife and one of the most multi ethnic spots in the entire city. A sense of humble authenticity protrudes from the many independent record stores, second hand shops, and student bars that seem to light up the streets day and night. The rocking epicenter, the MACBA Plaça, is a modern day forum for bohemian youth, abuzz with the sights and sounds of late-night gatherings and talented skateboarders showing off their latest tricks.
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