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Mar Brava

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Carrer de l'Almirall Cervera, 31, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
+34 932 21 59 95
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London, United Kingdom
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189 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

I don't even know where to start with this - the ingredients used seemed to be of the lowest quality i.e. the paneer was some kind of liquified puree, the 'lamb' we don't think was actually lamb. And to top this all off the price is far too high for this level of food. I realise this is in a... More 

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Northampton, England
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Found this little place in a side street just off the beach, yes at first it looks like a kebab shop as they do sell kebabs, but the Indian restaurant is within the same part. The food at lunchtime was delicious , they were very friendly and the food was presented nice. They cooked it just as we liked and... More 

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Thank JoanneNorthampton
Northampton
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31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely lunch here. Just off the main walk down the beach area. Very friendly service and was able to give us curry cooked with minimal fat that we requested. Hot in heat but not too spicy hot just very tasty starter and main course. Very good value at less than £10 with a drink. I would recommend this... More 

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1 Thank mr1960
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

I ate with 8 friends and it was awful. We took a durum which was the worst that I never ate. I cannot understand people who can like it. Maybe the restaurant it's not the same, but the Kebab is really horrible. In more of that, the restaurant is really dirty. Nobody of us finished the durum so much is... More 

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Thank Marwin G
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

After a week with Mediterranean food, we wanted something else. We were going to take a walk on the beach, and this restaurant is very close. The restaurant looks like a kebab place, except for the white tablecloths. The menu is a mess and could use a makeover. For example are most of the vegetarian dishes listed as starters, but... More 

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Thank jdt1993
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

We ordered normal Indian food. The food was decent but there was no one to attend . We asked for some ketchup but the waiter refused and gave aachar which was charged later in the bill . Moreover , they refused to give water and said we need to buy it instead . I could not find my mobile and... More 

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Thank 76kapila
Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016

Located conveniently, this was quite a nice find on our first day in Barcelona. The service was quick and good and the food was just amazing! The best thing about this place was the value for money, you got good quantity of food for a reasonable price. Definitely recommend the chicken tandoori, shish kebabs, chicken biryani and chicken karahi. Great... More 

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1 Thank RomanS524
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016

Let's clarify, at the entrance the restaurant may look like typical kebab shop but it is not. Enter, take a sit and order some Indian food. I took vindaloo gambas and i'm not disappointed. Thank me later.

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Thank Rui C
Barcelona, Spain
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015

The Restaurant is quite small from the outside and not somewhere you would just stumble across but the food is brilliant. I really enjoyed it and its a good price. Will be back again very soon!

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Thank Alex F
Gothenburg, Sweden
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2015

The indian food they serve here is really tasty and has very good ratio of prize/quality of food. I've tried both the fixed menu a few times but also A la Carte and never been disappointed. It's a shame they don't do more regarding decor, signs outside and also with the pictures of the food. What you see from outside... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Indian, Middle Eastern, Pakistani, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carrer de l'Almirall Cervera, 31, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Barceloneta
  • Neighbourhood: Barceloneta
  • Phone Number: +34 932 21 59 95

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Barceloneta

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Barceloneta
Originally a fisherman’s quarter, this quaint area can’t escape its small village feel: laundry hanging over the narrow streets, old ladies clamoring at each other from their balconies and elder gentlemen playing games on short wooden benches gossiping the day away, Barceloneta could double as a film set. Artists line the boardwalk displaying their magnificently detailed sand structures making this the most visited beach in the city (the shirtless men working out might help too). You’ll know by the delicious aroma that you're in the right place to try some of the best and most authentic seafood including paella, Spain’s national dish.
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