Good news travels fast. Especially when it comes to great food for small money. Actually, a lot of great food, for almost no money. I am far from being the first one to sing praises of this bright, spacious, traditionally ornamented kebab outlet in the vibrant Raval. Like yourself now, I first read about Bismilla Kebabish on one of the multiple blogs about Barcelona and decided to give it a try. God I was not disappointed! A plate with the a mountain of rice, home salad and curry chicken that will bring warmth to the stomach and peace to the mind was not long in coming.

The cooks can hardly be accused of being niggardly – within my recollection it was only once of the many many times I visited this place after a movie in Filmoteca that I managed to finish the entire plate. The naan bread is baked on-site and, moisten in the home-cooked sauce, deserves a poem on its own. So does their kebab. Great food for ridiculous money and the location at one of the most colorful and dynamic streets of the Old City did its work: Bismilla Kebabish is popular both among the locals and the expats from all over the world. If Gods of food needed to appoint a kebab temple in Barcelona, that would be it.

Film scholar and a tango fanatic, I was born in 1983 in the gloomy cold place called Estonia. I first visited Barcelona three years ago. The colors, the sounds, the smells, and the inimitable vibe of the city – it did not take long for Barcelona to put its spell on me! ‘This is a city I want to live in’, a thought kept spinning through my head while I was jostling through the endless flow of crowd at La Rambla. So now its your turn! Do yourself a favor, get on a plane/train/bus/car and let this city do its magics!