Mayura

Price guide: Mid-range

C/Girona 57, Barcelona, 08009

Price guide: Mid-range

Mayura

By Sally Davies, your Barcelona expert

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#21 of 40
expert-rated restaurants in Barcelona
Expert overall rating:4.4 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.3
4.3
Ambience:
4.5
4.5
Service:
4.4
4.4
Location:
3.7
3.7
Value for money:
4.1
4.1
Recommended for:
Couples, Relaxation, Romance, Trendiness

Best for Romance - Expert review of Mayura

Indian meets global fusion in a stylish, chilled-out setting.

Mayura serves some of the better Indian food in town, despite slick, loungey surroundings that yell anything but ‘authentic’.

Food and drink: 

The menu holds a few surprises – such as lasagne or poppadums with guacamole – alongside the tandoori chicken and rogan josh. Even more of a surprise is that dishes come properly spicy (all but unheard of in Spain) – the pakoras, for example, come with an eye-watering chilli sauce. There are also some curious, but good, flights of fancy, such as a rich and creamy avocado gazpacho with lemongrass sorbet. I should perhaps add that the wine list is not great.

Ambience: 

With teak tables, bright silk cushions, candles everywhere, dim lighting and music to watch girls by, Mayura feels more an antechamber to a club than a restaurant, and is a perfect place for a date, particularly if you get a table in the smaller room at the back.

Service: 

Very attentive. Possibly to a fault.

Location: 

C/Girona runs up through the right half of the Eixample, in a fairly sleepy area. Do the drinking part of the night elsewhere.

Price advice: 

The price of main courses is reasonable, but there is also a tasting menu for 31 euros, or, at lunchtime, a couple of menús del dia for around 11 euros.

More information on Mayura:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
Indian, Mediterranean
Address:
C/Girona 57, Barcelona, 08009
Telephone:
93 481 4536
Website:
http://www.mayuralounge.es
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Daily 1-4pm, 8.30pm-midnight.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Not necessary

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