November 23rd, 2011
I know… we should have crawled home to bed from Frank’s Bar, but as we turned into C/ Joaquín Costa, there was the Punjab Restaurante. What were we doing? Well, in a quiet sleepy street, the bright, temple like entrance and a night time, 3 course menu, for €5.95 was just too hard to resist!
One thing worth noting here, if you click on the photograph to make it bigger, you’ll see that the restaurant does Punjab and Ecuadorian food – the couple who own it come from Punjab and Ecuador (respectively). I’m kicking myself now, because out of habit, I just ordered curry without looking at the Ecuadorian menu!
From this point on, things get a bit hazy – I can’t remember whether I had Kukhura Curry,
or Kukhura Tikka Massala – that’ll be the drink I suppose 😉 Both dishes came with rice or naan bread and which ever one I had was very good (and there were no complaints from Oli). We ordered some rice and a cheese naan as accompaniments.
Finally, I had rice pudding – just like the sweet, milky rice puddings of my childhood… and I forgot to take a picture.
The service was prompt and friendly – this has to be one of the cheapest restaurants in Barcelona – most do not do a 3 course cheap menu at night time (let alone for €5.95). My big regret is that I didn’t try the Ecuadorian food, but there’s always a next time. One more thing… they have vegetarian options on the menu too!
Punjab Restaurante is at: C/ Joaquín Costa, 1 08001 Barcelona