Making plans for dinner but you don’t know where to go? How about something different, like Middle Eastern food?
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Torrent de L’ Olla, 136, 08012 Barcelona, Spain
Karakala is a Lebanese restaurant with a warm and pleasant atmosphere, one of the few Middle Easter restaurants in Barcelona to present a modern decoration, complete with a variety of geometric patterns.
If you are not experienced in Middle Eastern food, you have nothing to worry about since the staff is very friendly and will be more than welcome to give you advice on what to order.
Karakala’s menu offers a variety of quality dishes, including the classic Middle Eastern dishes, and some of the restaurant’s own creations.
Some of the most interesting starter dishes are the Baba Gannuj (pureed aubergines), Falafel (ball fritters made out of beans), Warak Inab (stuffed grape leaves) and the Fattoush salad. As for the meats there is Kibbeh bil Laban (meat croquettes with yogurt sauce), Shish Taouk (marinated grilled chicken), and Kebab Karaz (minced lamb with cherry sauce). There is also a selection of seafood dishes, set menus, and classic desserts.
Accompany your meal with a Almaza, a well-known Lebanese beer or a nice Lebanese wine.
Carrer de Mozart, 15, 08012 Barcelona, Spain
This small and unassuming restaurant is owned and run by two Syrian brothers, who greet you warmly as you come through the door.
La Caravana specializes in shawarma, an Arabic wrap/sandwich that is similar to the doner kebab. Although there are many places in Barcelona where you can find shawarmas, La Caravana’s may just be the one to beat! Each shawarma at La Caravana is prepared with tasty, quality meat, which has been seasoned to perfection.
You can choose to have your shawarma as a sandwich, with the meat served inside the pita bread, or to have it served on a plate, without the ingredients being mixed.
You can accompany your meal with a variety of drinks, but we recommend trying the house’s fresh mint tea.
La Caravana is a lovely restaurant with tasty, affordable meals, that will leave you wondering what to try next time you come.