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by SagarKShah

Review: I spent four days in Barcelona and ended up eating at this places 4 times! I am a vegan and so is my girlfriend - and this place amazed us each time we went there. The branch on Hospital Street is bigger and nicer than the one on Cardenal Street - but a longer walk from La Rambla - and involves walking through a fairly seedy street in El Raval (its quite seedy at nice time). Food deal is 8.50EUR for a starter (either a soup or a salad), then a main (either an indian thali or a special meal of the day), and then a dessert (either a cake, a cookie or kulfi). The salads were amongst the freshest and juiciest salads I have eaten and the dressings were amazing. The Soups were nice and rich (one on ocassion the soups were tiny bit too salty for my liking but still tasted amazing) and come with wholemeal bread. The mains were quite possibly the best mains I have had in my life. The indian thali comes with three different vegetable curries (typically a mixed veg, a potato / sweet potato and a lentil based currie) - flagrant rice, and some poppadoms with really nice chutney. Honestly - these dishes weer much better than anything I have had in India. Absolutely incredbile. The other mains weer really good too. Once I got a baked aubergine (with a really nice topping) with some spiced brown rice and a peanut satay sauce, another time some kind of pies which came with french beans and three types of pesto (green, olive, sundried tomato pesto), and another time some seitan and potato balls with tomato sauce. All really nice and tasty. Also got a vegan pizza with vegan cheese wihich was really rasty too. Cakes weere really nice and moist. Cookies were nice, but a bit on the sweet size and a bit hard. Kulfi was a bit sour for my liking on one occassion but other regulars said it was normally a lot nicer. One the last day, they gave us a packed dinner for our flight home and threw in an extra cookie for free as a present. The waiting staff were really friendly and helpful. I would definitely recommend this place if you go to Barcelona. I will definitely be back there if I am ever in Barelona again!

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