Name of the Food Joint – Barcelos India
Location – Hauz Khas Village, Delhi, India
The show began when I was invited to the one month Sizzler festival at Barcelos India, Hauz Khas. This is the second ever outlet of Barcelos in India after Khan Market, famous for its flame grilled Peri Peri Menu. They have created a niche for themselves with their innovative salads, beverages like Molecular drinks, boozy shakes and by introducing India’s first Sangria Bar. They also revolutionized the concept of “burgers” by introducing it in different colors. Though, I went for a Sizzler festival so didn’t get a chance to try these. So, today’s review revolves around Sizzlers by Barcelos!
Well! The menu at Barcelos caters to the up market throng of foodies. Barcelos is very well known to be a Portugal entity and knowing this, I was expecting to see sizzlers only from Portugal but the sizzler menu was full of veg and non-veg sizzlers from across the globe. The presentation was just like authentic sizzlers, grabbing your attention from far away. Coming to the taste, I haven’t had better sizzlers than these. The best part is the variety of sizzlers available that is perfect to cater different taste buds. PERI PERI CHICKEN SIZZLER was apparently my favorite out of the lot. Chicken Breasts were cut into strips, rolled and stuffed with loads of mozzarella cheese and tucked with a mini stick! The moment you cut open the roll, you are greeted with molten cheese flowing down… I simply loved it.
Ambience – 4/5
Simply Bewitching! I would say the outlet is a mix of a café and lounge with mesmerizing paintings done on the wall. It is quite spacious with decent interiors, and a balcony view! I also liked the rooster in the logo and how it is shaped in the form of a big ‘B’. The use of wood, lighting and artifacts is pleasant and adds a lot to overall décor. And yes, the interiors truly hint about the Portugal background and hold lively graffiti and expressive murals. You can see four kinds of Peri Peri Sauce kept on every table. It had some awesome music playing from the 90’s!
Food – 4/5
I started with drinks and it is important to mention that they have some exciting and innovative drinks in the menu that will make it hard for you to choose one. Unlike menu, I didn’t find the drinks to be very taste bud friendly, except one – OLA. This was one drink with strong essence of Paan and Rose with interesting presentation. Also I tasted DOCE – This was supposed to be a chocolate flavor drink, but I could hardly taste any chocolate.
For starters they served me Potato wedges and fries. They were freshly made and tasted great because of the dips (mayo, peri mayo and cheesy jalapeno mayo) served along. Then I ordered some of the sizzlers from the menu.
Peri Peri Paneer sizzler is true delight for vegetarians! It was full of exotic veggies and unique flavours and a variety of peri peri sauces (mild peri, very peri, super peri and Tangy lemon) kept on table can definitely satisfy your cravings for spicy food. Later I tasted a Mutton Kabab Sizzler and followed by Falafel sizzler with Hummus. Mutton Kabab sizzler was really amazing, minced mutton was served with several herbs and rosemary infused with smoke. While Falafel Sizzler was a little dry to be consumed though the experiment with falafel was praiseworthy. After so much sizzle you definitely wish to have something sweet, but unfortunately the sweets/ desserts (that are outsourced) were finished for the day (as told by the staff). The staff was very considerate and served me with ice cream to satisfy my sweet tooth.
Service – 3.5/5
I think the staff is courteous but really need to be taught better management skills especially at times of heavier crowd. I waited almost 40 minutes for the food to reach my table.
Price – 4/5
Reasonable for a Sizzler! At par to rates with other joints serving Sizzlers…
HTMTNT Overall Rating – 3.9/5
– Mutton Kabab Sizzler and Peri Peri Chicken Sizzler
Will I go Here Again?
Yes, definitely on the day I will crave for a mouth-watering Sizzler or may be to try out the colorful burgers next time.