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While Barcelona may be best known for its abundance of lively tapas bars and authentic Spanish eateries, it’s also home to a number of great restaurants specialising in foreign cuisine – and Thai food is no exception. While spice isn’t a regular feature in the local fare, the growing popularity of Asian cuisine in the Catalan capital means that there are now a number of kitchens serving up authentic Thai cuisine with its usual fiery kick and feisty aroma. Read on to discover our pick of the best Thai restaurants right here in Barcelona.
Not exclusively a Thai restaurant, Indochine Ly Leap pays homage to the best of Asian cuisine, offering a selection of some of the most well loved dishes from across South-East Asia with just a touch of fusion. The restaurant is owned by Cambodian entrepreneur Ly Leap, who wanted to open a restaurant that respected the traditions and spirit of Asian cuisine, combining the best of Asian flavours and cooking methods. Thanks to the elaborate décor, heavy on tropical plants and traditional artwork , it’s easy to feel yourself transported to the other side of the world and taken on a journey through senses and flavours.
Behind this slightly formal sounding name lies a restaurant that prides itself on offering carefully executed Thai dishes, prepared according to authentic recipes and staying true to Thailand’s culinary heritage. Open since 1998, Thai Barcelona Royal Cuisine Restaurant is one of the pioneers of the Thai food scene in Barcelona and has well-earned its reputation as one of the best Thai restaurants in town. The restaurant offers both à la carte dinning as well as a choice of menus, including a popular lunch time menu on weekdays.