If after a busy day of sightseeing around the city center you feel like a quick and economical snack, check out the Damascus Kebab place in the middle of Barcelona Old Quarter. It's an old Syrian cafe whose owner also wrote a cook book with the same name.
Coming from a family of restaurant owners, Salem moved to Barcelona in 1980 to follow the family business. In his restaurant Cocinero de Damasco he serves one the best kebabs and falafels in Barcelona.
Every morning Salem personally buys all the ingredients for his dishes. He prepares falafel from raw chickpeas, makes light sauce with yogurt and tahini, cuts thin slices of lamb, turkey or veal, and puts them in a pita bread topping with fresh onion, parsley, tomato and pickles. If you prefer, you can also add homemade spicy sauce. Kebab or falafel with hummus cost 4,50 €
The interior is simple, but the place is always very clean, with comfortable family atmosphere. Apart from shawarma and falafel they serve traditional Syrian sweets. For drinks - only water, lemonade or soda, no alcohol.