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They have managed to cater to the local requirements of vegetarian food, with masaledar overtones, as well as keep the crowds hooked because of the international brand recognition − no mean feat. The vegetarian shami kabab and soya bean keema sizzler are interesting options for vegetarians. Chicken cataplana with yogurt dip and too much peri peri black magic burger are best sellers for chicken eaters. They combine satisfying food for the soul with cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages that spew smoke and fire, being molecule-enhanced. It is a formula that works well for them.
Today, I had lunch at a restaurant at DLF Mall, Saket called Barcelos. It claimed to be a place serving global cuisine. We chose a Brazilian Sangria made with white wine, watermelon, melon balls and honey. It was quite good. Though, we asked for two other options in the menu which they said they would not be able to serve. As appetisers, we had cheese poppers with three different types of cheeses stuffed in and prawn fried with grated coconut. Both the dishes were palatable. For the main course we ordered mini veg burgers with corn salad on the side (since my friend is vegeterian). These burgers were yummilicious, esp one with the black bun and the green bun. Unfortunately, this restaurant do not have a dessert option which was quite a disappointment. I liked the ambience and decor and I would love to try the other non veg items. But the service is too slow and for everything you have to tell the servers twice, even for water. This was a real turn off for me. So one time visit is fine.
The food at Barcelos is pretty good. The mexican rice and the peri peri chicken was delicious. Better than Nandos.
Really liked their preparation and presentation. Taste was amazing and very different. Had an amazing meal!
The experience was pathetic right from the start. It took the server and manager about 15 minutes to understand what dineout is. After that they tried to tell me I could only order from one page of the menu when at least 8 categories of the menu were clearly mentioned on the gourmet passport rules. When I showed them what was written they relented. On enquiring about they burgers they said none of them were available. They behaviour was very unfriendly bordering on hostile. When I ordered a grilled sandwich the accompaniments mentioned were 'cheesy macaroni, French fries and mayo'. the server again said there was an option of macaroni or fries even though there was clearly a comma. After a little argument I relented and asked for the macaroni. The order came after 30 mins even though we were the only patrons in the restaurant. The sandwich (which had more bellpepper than chicken) came with potato wedges (neither macaroni nor fries). The parmesan chicken ordered was also dry and hard (overcooked and rubbery). It was a nightmare dinner. Pathetic service (For which they charged 10% service charge) and even worse food.
Its yesterday only, that we had lunch here. Their portion size is huge. Service, ambiance & Food all are good. They happily accept Zomato Gold. Their menu is huge but as i love the peri peri chicken flavour, we ordered Half Chicken with salad, spicy rice & Fries Chicken steak with salad, mashed potato & Garlic Bread. We also had a coke & Fresh Lime (both bottomless) to go with the food. I found the place to be nice, chirpy, lively and cost effective also.
If you are a newbie on the fine dining market, drawing the crowd can be a huge task. Since dining out has become a tad gimmick-y one should watch out where to dine by doing their fair share of research. Many restaurants turn towards live music or molecular elements to uplift their food but several restaurants go old school by actually investing in the food. ‘Barcelos’ is a name that instantly pops up when talking about innovation and surprise. Without taking the support of usual stunts, Barcelos re-invents the classics and is a major reason why this place is so popular. The restaurant enjoys a premium spot on the second floor of DLF Place Mall in Saket. If you want to get off your feet for a while and drink a long cool beverage Barcelos is your place.
Anyone who is even a little bit active on Delhi’s food scene has heard of those colorful burgers that took the city by storm. Barcelos was responsible for that. Gourmets rushed to try out these unique striking burgers and rest was history. Their menu steps away from the usual Italian, Mexican convention and goes after the exotic Portuguese, African and Lebanese fares. Variety is exhaustive with every course getting multiple pages. To wash the starters down try Barcelos’s smokey molecular drinks. A tangy mango or berry cucumber will do fabulously. Tuck into, peri-peri paneer, chicken thigh with onion & pepper, Portuguese salad, fish skewer, stuffed mushroom, chicken drumsticks and chicken wings. Flirt more with the menu with, flame grilled peri-peri chicken, trinchado with rice, pasta in red sauce, soya keema wrap, red burger, chicken picantte and mutton kebab sizzler.
Barcelos deserves to be taken time with. Go with a big appetite, it’s that kind of place. After you are done wading through their spicy main course, take a breather before divulging into the sweet ending. Indulge in desserts like, dark lava meltdown cake, cheese cake brownie, eggless nut brownie, double layer dark delight, in house ice creams and mango mousse cake. Matching the dark intensity of their food, Barcelos do not hold back when it comes to its interiors. Modern artwork covers every surface of the dark painted walls while pale floral booths adding the soft contrast. Ambience is comfortable, striking and casual. Bill may be tad pricey, be cautious.