The Oriental cuisine of a French writer
For a long time, the Gràcia district has remained very Catalan and without tourists, but in recent years it has opened up to the most curious of visitors. For a thousand and one reasons, a stop at the restaurant Karakala is a must if you are in the area.
Perhaps you know Mathias Enard, winner of the 2015 Goncourt Prize with his novel "Boussole". Mathias Enard has been living and writing in Barcelona for years. One of his previous novels "Carrer Robadors" ("Street of Thieves") 2012, evoked the dark side of Barcelona but also this neighborhood of Gràcia "A bourgeois neighborhood, populated by activists and militant associations, Lebanese and Phoenician restaurants, between Catalanity and antiquity. Years later, the writer was involved in another adventure, the creation of Karakala.
Not surprisingly, this Lebanese restaurant is a journey in the Mediterranean between East and West. On the menu: hummus, falafel, fattoush, baba ganoush, kafta, shawarma, and other moussaka. A delight at local prices, to give you an idea, the lunch menu is 12,95€.
KarakalaCarrer del Torrent de l'Olla, 136, 08012 Barcelona, Spain
Website: Karakala - Barcelona
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday from 13:00 to 16:00 and from 20:00 to 00:00
Phone: +34 93 106 40 19
Metro/Bus: Fontana, Joanic
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