Barcelos: A place for Afro-Portugese Cuisine

Recently i had the best flame grilled chicken and it was at the newly opened afro-portugese restaurant BARCELOS at Acropolis mall.

Yes Barcelos is in Kolkata.Finally the tangy peri peri sauce and perfectly made flame grilled chicken makes its way to the city of joy.Last week i was invited at Barcelos and trust me i cant wait to get back to this place.We were welcomed warmly and after being seated came some amazing mocktails.My favourite amongst them had to be Hey Rosy which had a mild and beautiful rose flavour to it.Then came the Lebanese mezzo platter,a perfect option for all vegetarians.It contained some pita pockets,delicious falafels,and an array of dips-Baba ganoush,tzatziki,hummus and peri hummus.(i loved the peri hummus).Then came the famous Black Burger,trust me i didn’t expect it to be that yummy.Initially i was little sceptical about the coloured burgers but to my relief came to know that the colours were all natural and the burgers are extremely healthy( happy-dance).Barcelos specialises in coloured burgers and you can call for different coloured mini burgers platter.Im sure it would not leave you disappointed.

Barcelos has four variations of the signature peri peri sauce:Mild,Tangy,Very and my favourite Supa peri.I called for a flame grilled chicken drenched in the spicy supa peri sauce.And oh my god it was indeed the star of the show.Please try to avoid supa peri if you cant handle too much of spicy food.In that case you can try Very peri or tangy peri.But if you love your food to be hot and spicy then you have to call for supa peri.The quarter chicken in supa peri sauce was made perfectly and we had to call for another one as just one portion did not satisfy our taste buds,we definitely needed another one.For desserts we had blueberry cheesecake,perfectly flavoured with a crusted base and how much i loved it.

I have been only talking about the amazing food completely forgetting how gogeous the decor and ambience at Barcelos is.Bricked floors,wooden textures and magnificent hand painter wall murals depicting portugese towns,the ambience is just perfect:simple,classy and elegant.

Barcelos is also opening their very special sangria bar soon where they would be having almost 22 different sangrias.(Can’t wait for that)

This 100 seated Afro-potugese restaurant is perfect if you want to try something different.

Pocket Pinch: 1000INR for two people

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