Samsara is a cozy restaurant located in the historic neighborhood of Vila de Gracia, just a minute away from the famous Plaça Revolució de Setembre 1868. It is a unique spot which offers tasty mediterranean style fusion tapas at affordable prices.
We went on a Sunday night to have some casual dinner with our mexican friend Charlie and it turned out to be a great experience.
Type of food: Fusion Tapas.
Address: Carrer de Terol, 6, 08012 Barcelona.
Opening hours: Mon – Fri: 8:30PM – 1AM / Sat & Sun: 1 – 4PM, 7:30PM –1 AM.
Online menu: Available.
Vegetarian, Vegan or Gluten-free options: Vegetarian and Gluten-free available.
Type of atmosphere: Very relaxed, intimate.
People: Eeva, Rafa and Charlie.
Visited on: September 2018.
Type of meal: Casual dinner with friends.
Drinks: 2 beers on tap (Estrella Damm), 1 bottled beer (Estrella Damm), 1 Glass of red wine (Mes que Paraules – Merlot), 1 small bottle of water. (5)
Average drink prices: €2.50 – €3.50
First – Sweet Potato Bravas with homemade Pesto Sauce – €5.00
Second – Hummus with Asparagus, Olives and Romesco Sauce – €4.80
Third – Sautéed Baby Green Beans and Squids with Garlic and Parsley Sauce – €4.80
Fourth – Boneless Leg of Lamb with Meat Sauce reduction on “Caliu” Potatoes and “AlliOli” – €8.80
Dessert – White Chocolate Brownie with Pistachios and Lemon and Basil Sorbet – €6.00
Bread – Two orders of bread (6 pieces) – €3.00 (€0.50 per piece)
Total price (incl. drinks): €47.10 (per person: €15.7) – Affordable
Charlie – “The atmosphere of Samsara is nice, the mix of good music that goes from dark UK garage, to pop and even experimental, combine perfectly with their discreet lighting to enjoy their dishes. I’d say that the Leg of Lamb was definitely my favorite dish. Some of the things I didn’t like were the somewhat long wait times for some of their dishes, including the bread, that came out burnt in one occasion.”
Eeva – “I also liked the atmosphere and how cosy the place felt. It’s hard to choose my favourite dish because I’m a huge fan of their bravas, however, the Boneless Leg of Lamb was so delicious that I think it was my favorite. What I didn’t like that much were the flavours and texture of the squid dish, they were a bit odd”
Rafa – “I have been here several times and the quality of the food never ceases to amaze me, I usually order the same dishes in each visit since they are so tasty, but this time we decided to switch things up and ordered the Leg of Lamb dish. I must say I enjoyed it but it’s still no match for the bravas or the hummus.”
Charlie – 7.7 / Eeva – 7.8 / Rafa – 7.9
Consensus: 7.8 (Very Good)
For reservations: +34 932 85 36 88