A week before my sister came to visit hubby and I were craving Indian food, which I normally make for us at home, but we decided to try Taste of India on Tulum Avenue based on a friend’s recommendation. We had gone to the Taj Mahal in Cancun in the past and though the meal was alright we were not too impressed so I was hoping that this place would be better. We were not disappointed!!! We walked into a nicely decorated space with old Bollywood movies playing on a T.V. on the wall. Our waitress Luisa brought us our menus and we began the difficult process of deciding what to order as everything sounded so good.
We started off with some vegetarian samosas that were quite large and served with a tasty mint sauce as well as a slightly hotter sauce on the side. We polished those off while the chefs were making our Gosht Korma (tender lamb pieces cooked in an onion, ginger,garlic and garam masala sauce) and basmati rice that we accompanied with Paneer Kulcha (thin bread filled with Indian style cottage cheese)…absolutely delicious! I then asked Luisa if I could compliment the two chefs personally and take a photo of them for my blog. I was led to the kitchen where I met Rajesh and Vinod two very talented unassuming chefs from India. Unfortunately we couldn’t really communicate due to language barriers but I made it obvious just how much we had enjoyed our meal and after taking a quick photo I returned to my table.
We ordered the bill but before it came we were in for a pleasant surprise–DESSERT! Rajesh and Vinod sent us Gulab Jamun (small dumplings in a sweet saffron sauce) on the house.–Thank-you! With satisfied bellies we paid our bill and said good-bye but with a promise to return soon. If you like Indian food don’t miss out on this gastronomic gem!
For more info on Taste of India check out their website: www.taste-india.com