Mayuri Sharrma. Writer. Tarot Card Reader.
|| Shop N0 18, Meera CHS, Oshiwara Link Road, Near Mega Mall, Andheri (W)
Cuisine: Mexican and Continental.
Serve Alcohol: Yes
Valet Parking: No
A small and cozy little restaurant, with two levels on the inside and the option of open air seating on the outside. They play good music which, when coupled with all the talk around, does get a tad noisy when the restaurant fills up. A strategically placed flat screen TV, which played the IPL match while we were there, had most eyes glued to the television and most mouths glued to their beer bottles/glasses. Seating is really close but comfortable.
Service: The service was great. The slim slat-like menu is descriptive. (Going through the menu was like reading a very interesting book :) The waiters, dressed in cowboy hats, are prompt and polite. The Maitre de was conversant and we loved his recommendations. The owner, Samrat Kapoor, is a lively presence as when he wasn't stopping by every table to exchange a few words, he was whizzing around the restaurant busily checking the orders or placing them. Our desserts took a while to arrive and the waiting time was studded with profuse apologies from the Maitre De and the owner.
What we ate and drank:
Nachos Chicos (Rs 120) Cheese nachos and chilli and with sour cream and salsa dip on the side (The crispest, most delectable Nachos I've had in a while)
Charmulla (Rs 180. 6 skewers) Chicken slices coated in thick coriander sauce, served on individual skewers (The distinctive sauce made this dish really outstanding)
Rick Onion Chicken (Rs 230) Chicken slices suffused in Onion sauce with boiled potato disks smothered in sour cream and onion sauce on the side (HEAVEN!)
Mama's Enchilada (Rs 190) Chicken and beans with sour cream and salsa dip on the side (This was okaish. Found it to be a wee bit dry)
Ranchado Chicken (Rs 220) Chicken bathed in tangy dressing with Mexican rice, with just the perfect hint of sweetness, on the side. (Unusual and delish!)
Mama Sita Chica (Rs 240) Chicken with mushrooms covered with a medium spicy sauce on a bed of Mexican rice and mashed potatoes in sour cream and onion sauce on the side. (Really good)
Mud pie with ice cream (Rs 130) Piping-hot scrambled mud pie served in a martini glass with a table spoon sized scoop of vanilla ice cream (Delightful! Though a regular sized scoop of vanilla would have worked better)
Belgian Delight (Rs 130) A layer of brownie sandwiched between two pancakes and generously drizzled with chocolate sauce (Loved the unusual dessert!)
Virgin Kiwi Margarita (Rs 130) (Really good)
Pepsi (Rs 30)
Total Bill for 4: Rs 1800 (including the VAT charge of Rs 200 @12.5%)
All the dishes were beautifully presented. The portion sizes were really good. The chicken used in all the dishes was succulent and the cheese they used was simply delicious.
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