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