rated 92%
9 reviews

address: C/Junta de Comerc 20

Kabara email


On a grand but forgotten street in the Raval district, a traveller with a nose for adventure may chance upon Kabara: a one-of-a-kind restaurant, whose creative kitchen has taken the tradition of Spanish tapas and expanded it to include a potpourri of global cuisines. At Kabara, as well as finding national dishes such as patatas bravas (house-style), Iberian ham and calamari on the menu, you will also discover snack plates of Greek tzatziki with stuffed vine leaves, falafel with sesame sauce, beef and cheese arayes (hot sandwiches made with Arabic bread) and Palestinian-style tabbouleh, to name but a few. The emphasis on originality and quality also extend to the restaurant's drinks menu, which includes Franzikaner and Weihenstephaner beers, ecologic wines from Catalonia, and German Fritz-kola (take that Coke!). The interior decor is as Bohemian as you might hope, with bawdy sketches by Spanish painters hanging from the walls and recycled junk propped up on the bar as art. Best of all are the abstract tabletops, painted by a Catalan artist who couldn't pay his bills!


Nice place for a romantic meal

reviewed by Daniel from United States on May.16.2012

A most welcome find. It took us a while to locate it but we're glad we made the effort as both the food and the service were wonderful. The place was cosmopolitan but you sensed it was more locals than tourists, whcih I liked a lot.

reviewed by John B from United Kingdom on Mar.19.2012

Delicious arayes (arabic breads), the original Czech Budvar beer (not the horrible American Budweiser version!), great staff and chilled atmosphere... Very spacious and uncramped, which is a nice change in Barcelona.

reviewed by DJ de Rodez from United States on Oct.03.2011

Try the Taybeh beer. Very smooth and a nice surprise!

reviewed by Big D. from United Kingdom on Aug.12.2011

everytime i go to barcelona i go to kabara. hamad, nicole, kabara became one of my destination in europe, just like other cities.its a great trio you rarely can find in other places.going there at the end of long troubled tired day allow you to throw all this out before going inside where two friends-owners take care of u and u feel belonging there and was missing something before u show up there.meeting friends and have different distinguish meal everyday, listening to live music or finding urself suddenly in a cultural event, and stay till u close down the place with hamad and nicole is only a small part of very wonderful adventure u can make urself.just 3 minutes from las ramblas so go there make ur own and create something and share with it in a place u can easily call art gallery.hope to meet u guys girls whatever ...when i go there again..soon

reviewed by gaby from Lebanon on Oct.05.2010

When in Barcelona, make sure you have a meal at Kabara! The food is excellent, varied and there is something for every taste bud. The atmosphere and service are very welcoming and if you have trouble choosing your wine, do not worry, Nicole makes the best choices! We went there several times by ourselves and with friends, and after a great sightseeing day in the city, Kabala was here to make us feel relaxed! And it is conveniently located!

reviewed by Pascal and Eric from Canada on Aug.03.2010

Un endroit super sympas, au centre de Barcelone. On y mange super bien, des spécialités de tous les pays. Les cocktail parfait.
Le servie très bien.

Une superbe adresse à découvrir...Je ne peux que vous conseiller d'y faire un saut.

reviewed by Jennifer from Switzerland on Aug.03.2010

This is a very charming place, a few steps away from Las Ramblas, but still in the heart of Barcelona. The place is really original with its warm atmosphere and typical dishes from all over the world. You are warmly welcomed by the whole personnel, and while raising an excellent glass of wine with your friends, listening good music, being surrounded by painting of local artists and savoring an excellent meal, the time stops for you to enjoy.

reviewed by Laura & Andrea from Switzerland on Aug.03.2010

I feel very proud to be one of the regular customers of Kabara… It’s one of the best “intercultural spaces” in Barcelona where you can taste innovative food, listen to all kind of music and, what is more, to have a good and relaxing conversation… It’s an original place for curious people! It’s an opportunity to meet interesting people, to discuss challenging subjects and to eat delicious dishes from all over the world. For me kabara became the door to a complex, bohemian and fascinating world of Raval. I hope you’ll enjoy it!

reviewed by Valentina from Lebanon on Aug.02.2010



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