European-styled and Brazilian-inspired restaurant serving modern cuisine based in the fusion of traditional recipes. Simply prepared dishes are cooked using regional ingredients. Live music some days. Price: Moderate more-less
Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Organic, Beer/Wine, Mediterranean, Brazilian, Fusion
Magalhaes, 35
Barcelona, Spain 08004

Tue-Thu 6:30pm-1:00am, Fri-Sat 6:30pm-2:00am

  • Accepts credit cards


First Review by SeanB
  • vegetarian

Poble Sec Legend

Posted on 12 / 03 / 2014

Cafe Mandacaru is nicely tucked away far enough from the prying eyes of tourists, which is probably the best way to keep it. We made an extra effort to find this amazing place in the gloriously local Poble Sec district of Barca. Even though we were the last people to call in at 23:00 we were made to feel totally welcome. Mandacaru impresses instantly with an ultra cool interior and plush environs. How can such a fabulous place exist. Is this reality? Yes it is and it is 100% vegetarian. To start we had delicious patatas bravas, made as vegan. Main courses tonight were an aubergine and tomato lasagne and a mushroom and noodle stir fry. That's what we chose but there were others. Basic I hear you say? Amazing is my answer. My only minor issue were the small portion sizes. This was washed down with a bottle of rose house wine. Sparkling water accompanied the wine. Mandacaru is a sensation. Mandacaru is there for taking. I can't believe this is only only the 2nd review on Happy Cow for this place. Come on, let's all go to Cafe Mandacaru.

Pros: Great location, Excellent menu, friendly staff
Cons: small portion sizes
  • mostly-vegetarian

A beautiful evening

Posted on 08 / 08 / 2014

After a week in Barcelona making do with poor to mediocre tapas bars we came across this gem through HappyCow, just along the road from where we are staying. We were lucky enough to chance on a night when there was live music too, which created a beautiful backdrop to a lovely meal, and fantastic service. Could not have asked for more.


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Last updated: 2014/06/02


Added: 2013/11/06


Added by: mandacaru