Open since 2002, Tandoor is the project of Nath Surinder Oberoi and his son Ivan Surinder, who for two generations now have served authentic Indian cusine in Barcelona. Recently renovated and given a brighter, more modern interior, the restaurant has become a favorite of the local foodie crowd. As you might expect given the name, Tandoor specializes in typical tandoori dishes – such as tandoori chicken or malai kabak – cooked in the traditional clay oven. You’ll also find a selection of the most popular curries such as chicken korma or tikka masala, as well as a choice of naan, rice and other side dishes.
This is a no-thrills eatery that specialises in a rather unique combination of Ecuadorian and Pakistani cuisine, but has a well-earned reputation for serving one of the most authentic curries in town. The dishes at Restaurante Punjab are all very reasonably priced and you certainly get your money’s worth when it comes to portion size. The dishes can be made spicy to taste, but if you do like your curry with a kick be sure to be insistent – spicy food is not very popular in Spain and the dishes are usually made more mild for the local palate.
Restaurante Punjab, Carrer de Joaquín Costa, 1, Barcelona, Spain, +34 9 3443 3572