[quote align=”right”]Bismad
[gdl_icon type=”icon-caret-right” color=”#000″ size=”12px”] C/ Villarroel, 23
[gdl_icon type=”icon-caret-right” color=”#000″ size=”12px”] 08015 Barcelona, Sant Antoni
[gdl_icon type=”icon-caret-right” color=”#000″ size=”12px”] Mon–Sun: 13h – 24h

You fancy foodies surely have your go-to Indian (or Pakistani) restaurant, and that’s fine. I’m happy for you. (I’m really not.) But for those of us that have bounced from one affordable, decent, but not entirely convincing masala-manolo to another, the good news is named Bismad.

Aesthetics is not the game here, and would be nearly impossible in the huge rectangle of a locale (a bit like a giant white shipping container). Instead, the charm comes from the laminated introduction to Agra (Uttar Pradesh) and its history, the correct and attentive service, and, of course, the fresh and affordable food (they shop daily in local markets). If you’re a Zeeshan fan, you’ll like Bismad. And if you’re looking for less ghee, a less omnipresent television, better service, and a younger, more modern approach, you may have a new favorite. We tried and tasted: the raita (always), the chicken vindaloo, the malai kofta and the naan. The naan came out hot and fluffy and held up as it cooled, something not too common round here. The malai kofta (vegetable albondigas) tasted of real vegetables and the vindaloo was spicy! The raita was totally rad.