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Tasty Thai in Barcelona

Written by Christine

Thai food is known for its bold flavors, bright colors, and beautiful presentation. Thai cuisine blends complex flavors and spices to create dishes that are distinct from any other Asian food. While there are many Thai restaurants in Barcelona, here you will find some of the best of the best that keep people coming back for more.

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El Petit Bangkok

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El Petit Bangkok is on Carrer Vallirana in the Gràcia district, known as one of the more eclectic and fun places to live if you’re renting in Barcelona. This restaurant serves up all the Thai classics in a setting that is beautifully decorated and designed to make you feel as if you have transported to Bangkok itself. Some of the most popular dishes include noodle dishes like pad thai and stir fry woks. Many have hailed El Petit Bangkok to be the best and the most authentic Thai experience in Barcelona and, for that, this restaurant has built up quite a fanbase. As the restaurant is small, you should call ahead to reserve a table to make sure that you can get a taste of what they have to offer. Prices are moderate but the portions are quite fair so you will leave happy and satisfied.

El Thailandes

Walking down Avinguda Diagonal you might miss this little gem since it isn’t as big or as flashy as the majority of the restaurants in the area. However, El Thailandes is a restaurant that you should be sure not to miss out on. During the week you can order the menú del día which includes your choice of a starter, main dish, dessert, and drink for €15. The coconut milk curry is especially delicious, as well as the Thai-style fried rice. Even though this restaurant is a bit more expensive, the courteous and friendly staff serve you a ton a food so it’s definitely worth the price. Call ahead on the weekend to make a reservation since El Thailandes fills up fast!

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Bangkok Cafe

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Bangkok Cafe is located on Carrer d’Evarist Arnús in upscale and fashionable Les Corts,  a great area to book your next vacation rental for a chic Barcelona experience. This snug and cozy eatery serves Thai dishes that are beautifully plated and with much attention paid to detail so that everything presented is as visually appealing as it is delicious. You must reserve a table ahead of time as this restaurant is usually quite busy, with people waiting to get a taste of some of Bangkok Cafe’s most popular dishes like Panang chicken curry and pad thai. Book your table and get a taste of all that this restaurant has to offer.

Thai Gràcia

Thai Gràcia is located on Carrer de Córsega in Gràcia, a district that is known for having a wide array of international cuisine, especially Asian restaurants. This restaurant offers a menú del día as well during the week and apart from that many mouth-watering dishes that are served with presentation in mind. This restaurant was designed to make you feel as if you are taking a trip to Thailand as it is ornately decorated and the food as authentic as possible. Whatever you order will sure to have you drooling and coming back for more!

About the author


Christine is a traveler, teacher, writer, and beach-lover, exploring Barcelona one tapa at a time!

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