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“Best Indian Food in Barcelona!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Moti Mahal

Moti Mahal
Sant Pau, 103, 08001 Barcelona, Spain (El Raval)
+34 933 29 32 52
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Ranked #1,703 of 7,073 Restaurants in Barcelona
Price range: $17 - $22
Cuisines: Indian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: El Raval
Description: Indian Tandoori Restaurant.
New Delhi
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31 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Best Indian Food in Barcelona!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

I consider myself a foodie and I love to explore the local cuisine wherever I travel. But this time in Barcelona, I had to eat Indian food at several places in the city as my fellow travelers were not very experimental.

During this period I ate at various Indian restaurants and found Moti Mahal to be the best one. The host and the hostess are very friendly and will make you feel at home, and food quality was above par for any Indian restaurants I've eaten abroad. The taste of the food was very authentic and fresh.

We ordered, Samosas, Dal, Butter Chicken, Kadhai Chicken, Chicken Tikka, Biryani, Paneer Tikka, Naan and Lachha Paranthas. I can say, the Lachha Paranthas were one of the best I've ever had.

Though the interiors are very average, and pictures of Indian gods add a little flavour to the ambience. But for the food - I can safely say, this is the true Indian restaurant in Barcelona.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Good food and rude staff.?”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

The food variety and taste is really good. But we were really put off by the rude, unwelcoming waiter who served us that day. When we asked him what dish would he recommend for our meal, he responded negatively and told us that we take a look at the menu instead.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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motimahalbcn, Gerente at Moti Mahal, responded to this review, June 20, 2014
We are glad to know that you liked the food. We had similar complaints and after that we changed the staff, next time you visit you will get excellent service.
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Tenerife
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Very Resonable - Good Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2011

Nice authentic food at a reasonable price in acceptable surroundings. This restaurant wont win any awards but it is a good option for a quick curry if you are in the area.

  • Visited March 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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motimahalbcn, Gerente at Moti Mahal, responded to this review, June 20, 2014
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india
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“lovely food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2009

In barcelona i had gone to four restraunts.
This restaurant had the best Indian food.
The taste was good.
The food was fresh.
The service was excellent.

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motimahalbcn, Gerente at Moti Mahal, responded to this review, June 20, 2014
We are glad you liked the food.
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Barcelona
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Tika Cockroach massala”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2009

Let's just say we weren t as hungry anymore when a huge cockroach came out of the kitchen towards our table. The waiter crushed it, pushed it away under a closed and did not mind excusing himself.

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