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Halal Food in Barcelona

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Written by Daniella

Arab cuisine is really popular in Barcelona, and there are many restaurants serving this type of food. It is clear proof that the Catalan capital has welcomed this type of exotic – but at the same time Mediterranean – cuisine with open arms.

Today’s article by ShBarcelona will tell you more about the best halal restaurants in the Catalan capital. These are the places where you can find the best Arab flavours in Barcelona.

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Discover Barcelona’s best halal restaurants


You can order tapas and other dishes at Centonze, but you can also opt for a well-balanced menu.  Enjoy the view from inside onto the Ramblas in the centre of Ciutat Vella, with all the colours and smells from the nearby La  Boquería market.

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Don’t forget to try some of the gluten free and vegetarian options. There is a cosmopolitan and relaxed ambiance at Centonze, and its central location is absolutely ideal. Many customers are happy with the perfect service offered here.

The restaurant has its own parking facilities. You can book your parking space in advance by contacting the restaurant, and it allows you to enjoy up to 3 hours of parking free of charge, when you spend at least 25 euros per person (amount after possible discounts).

Got to the adjacent Le Pop Cocktail Bar, lounge while listening to some relaxed music, and sip at some of the bar’s creative cocktails.


Dhaba is a restaurant that is clearly influenced by Indian cuisine. Slow cooking and home-made dishes are characteristic for this gastronomic place. Recipes are made with excellent fresh produce, and a variety of spices is used, adding the much appreciated halal food flavour.

Dhaba is located in the neighbourhood of Pedralbes. Many of its dishes are cooked in a tandoori oven. This is a special clay oven, turning meat and fish into delicious dishes.

Dhaba’s star dish is the tikka, with meat, fish or vegetables and marinated in yoghurt and spices for about 8-12 hours. It is then cooked in a tandoori oven until it has that o so tender texture and flavourful taste.

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Mehman Khana

Mehman Khana is located in the neighbourhood of Gotic, and it serves Pakistani and Indian tandoori grill cuisine. The menu is filled with typical Pakistani dishes, all with top quality ingredients. The good news is, that Mehman Khana is actually very affordable.

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You can try a variety of lovely dishes with lots of herbs and spices, and these are perfect for anyone who enjoys aromatic food and who prefers to eat healthy. You can order rice dishes, salads, naan bread, meat and fish prepared in the tandoori oven at Mehman Khana.

You can also try some of the delicious Lamb Kurchi, Chicken Tikka, tandoori baked lamb ribs, as well as vegetable dishes or typical sweets from the region. The restaurant is quiet, warm and welcoming. You can enjoy its gastronomic surprises in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

Delhi Darbar

Would you like to try some of the best sauces and culinary spices? Then you should visit Delhi Darbar. The owners will be offering you a unique culinary experience combining delicious and exotic flavours.

The kitchen is, as you might have already guessed, specialized in Indian food. Delhi Darbar is located in Sarrià-Sant Gervasi. The rich Indian culture shows in all of the kitchen’s preparations, and the chefs really demonstrate their Indian cuisine skills.

Delhi Darbar is a restaurant that truly makes you feel welcome and at home. It’s a place where you can enjoy healthy food that is prepared with lots of care and great attention to detail. This is, without any doubt, one of the best halal restaurants in the city of Barcelona.

Is there another halal restaurant in Barcelona you can recommend?

About the author


Daniella enjoys everything the city of Barcelona has to offer. She writes, translates and loves discovering Catalonia and its beautiful nature.

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