Aug 24 2013

Aye Dios Mio, Marine Lines- Review


Aye Dios Mio

There’s a smacking new Italian and Mexican joint in town called Aye Dios Mio and I can’t wait to tell you all about it! Here’s my review.

Food– Their menu consists of everything Vegetarian- pizzas, pastas, salads, wraps, sandwiches, starters, chips & dips, desserts and coolers. On my first visit, I was in a rush and it was coincidently the first day they opened. So I parceled a Margherita pizza (10 inches) along with their Signature Mojito Cake. The pizza had turned cold as I took time to reach home but was still superb! I had it without ketchup and didn’t want to share it with my brother which means it’s a superhit! Their Signature Mojito cake is basically a sponge cake with caramelized walnuts, mint flavoured butter cream topped with mojito sugar syrup and a slice of lime which needs to be squeezed on the cake. To be honest, I didn’t enjoy it and neither did my brother. Great concept but didn’t work for me.

The second time I tried Aye Dios Mio was the very next day. I went with a close friend and we decided to share a Combo meal. We opted for the Italo-Mexicano which includes a Chipotle Paneer pizza (10”), Spicy Bean Tostada and Garlic Knots. The owner Puja was kind enough to let us have Nachos with 2 dips (Pesto & Guacamole) instead of the Tostada and I think it was a good decision because the nachos were nice and crisp and the Pesto dip was perfect! Combining both the dips tasted good too. The Chipotle Paneer pizza after tasting the Margherita one was very ok. The flavours are lost somewhere because of cheese and paneer. I would say the same for the Garlic Knots which were a bit hard with too much bread taste which took away the taste of the garlic and cheese. We tried their Oven baked potatoes which were ok and could do with more sauce. It all ended with a scrumptious dessert which I wish never got over! Their Grasshopper Pie which is a combination of crushed cookies and mint cream is to die for and an absolute must have! I also had their Cooler (Flavour of the month- Cherry) and that went very well with my food. Another must have.

Ambience– Aye Dios Mio which means ‘Oh My God!’ in Spanish is a new Italian & Mexican joint located at Marine Lines, near Metro Adlabs. They’re mainly into deliveries because of the little space they have to seat not more than 5-6 people. The interiors are simple and modest with bar stools and a platform table attached to the wall.

Service– They’re super quick with their service and we didn’t have to wait for too long for our food to arrive. They set a delivery time of about 45 minutes like most delivery places and deliver from Cuffe Parade to Chowpatty. One suggestion for them would be that if they’re serving customers at their outlet, they can serve in disposable plates instead of boxes.

Prices– Reasonably priced, Aye Dios Mio is value for money and very affordable for a casual dinner or snack. The 10” Margherita was for Rs. 150, the Cherry cooler was for Rs. 50, the Oven baked potatoes were for Rs. 100, the Italo- Mexicano Combo meal was for Rs. 480, the Grasshopper Pie was for Rs. 100 and the Mojito cake was for Rs. 125. They also had an offer by which if you spend more than 600, you get 15% off.

Verdict– Go to or order from Aye Dios Mio if you want to have good food that’s not expensive. I recommend the Margherita pizza, Cherry cooler and Grasshopper pie! Also their Pesto dip is awesome!

Rating– 3.5/5

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