Nov 6 2016

1 Tablespoon Pizza Kitchen, Matunga (E)- Review

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1-tablespoon-1 I’d been craving pizza for some time and wished to go have some over the weekend; when I got a mail to try 1 Tablespoon, a pizza place. Ha! My prayers were answered! So, Karan and I decided to go to their Matunga outlet and treat ourselves to some really good pizza! Now when I say good, I mean good alright! Read on.

Food– One Tablespoon serves Italian food, mainly pizza and pasta. They also have paninis and some side dishes such as Garlic rolls, Hummus and Pita and coolers. Being a vegetarian only place, this might be a bit disheartening for the non-vegetarians, but I promise you even the Veg pizzas are brilliant! Here’s all the stuff we had:

Spaghetti Aglio Olio– Slightly dry and spicey, but tastewise it was perfect! We thought we’d just try it but wiped it clean because of how yummy it was.

1-tablespoon-pastaCiao Chili (Tomato sauce, cheese, Ricotta, Red Chilli) – My favourite from all the pizzas we tried. This was the first pizza we tried and everything from the bread to the sauce to the toppings was perfect. Karan preferred the Rosa Mexicana pizza though.

Rosa Mexicana (Mexican sauce, cheese, tomatoes, sweet corn, jalapenos, onions) – This was a fully loaded pizza with a Mexican twist. If you like your pizza loaded with toppings, you must have this one.

Mushroom Lovers (Tomato sauce, cheese, mushrooms, minced garlic) – I’m not a mushroom lover but Karan said it was pretty nice.

Quattro Formaggi (Tomato sauce, Mozzarella, Cheddar, Parmesan, Scamorza, Green onions, garlic) – The onions and garlic made a big difference to the regular super cheesy pizza. Try it!

Raspberry Iced Tea, Lemon Iced Tea, Orange Cooler (Tang)-All were too sweet and we had to ask them to add water and ice.

1-tablespoon-pizzasAmbience & Service – Located in Matunga East under a residential building, One Tablespoon is a small place with 3 to 4 tables to sit. A brick wall with a little window stands opposite the tables, adding a nice rustic feel to the restaurant. They deliver to nearby places and also have another outlet at Lower Parel, where they serve pizza by the slice and non veg food.  We were served well and so glad to have ordered all the right stuff.

Prices– As we were invited, our dinner was completely complimentary however, if you plan to go on your own too, everything you eat there is worth every penny. The pizzas range from Rs. 285-405 for a 11” pizza good for one person, the Aglio Olio pasta is for Rs. 275, Paninis are for Rs.195- 225. The coolers are for Rs. 75 each.

1-tablespoon-2Verdict– We’re definitely going to One Tablespoon again, next time to Lower Parel so Karan can try the non-vegetarian pizzas too. Love! Love! Love! Go try! NOW!

Rating– 4.5/5

 

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Nov 16 2015

Loco Chino, Fort- Review

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Loco Chino 1Being a frequenter at the Carter Road Food lane, Bandra, I had seen Loco Chino several times but never really thought of trying the food there for some reason. Thankfully, I was invited to try Loco Chino at Fort and I’m so glad I did!

Food– I took my Foodie brother along for this review as he’s going to the RannUtsav in Kutch for 4 months and I’m going to miss him! He was more excited than me though to try the food! Being a pre-set menu for just the two of us, we were served smaller portions of loads of dishes. The Veg Fiesta Nachos was the first thing we tried and I have to admit, we were disappointed that there was less cheese. Also, the nacho chips could have been better tasting.  Next we tried the Kung Pao potatoes and trust me when I say that they are an absolute must have! After 5 Spice, only Loco Chino serves the crispiest, tastiest and most flavourful Kung Pao potatoes. We also tried the Chili Basil Paneer which was not something I had tried before. I loved the basil flavour on paneer! For drinks we had the Sassy Senorita, a signature drink which is a tasty concoction of orange juice, passion fruit, grapefruit and a prominent peachy zing mixed with soda. Sassy indeed! We then tried the Assorted Sautéed Veg Quesadilla which was a perfect assortment of veggies and cheese and tasted really good. Next we tried the dimsums. We were lucky enough to get to try 3 different types of Dim Sums at Loco Chino. The Spinach and Parmesan was the best one with amazing texture and taste. The Thai Sambal Cottage cheese was like having paneer makhani sabzi in a dumpling. Different and yummy.  The Edamame Truffle dimsum was my least favourite. It was a little bland so in order to get some flavour, I had to dip it in the sauces on the table. We were half full and had some space for main course so tried a wok where we could choose rice or noodles, the sauce, veggies, proteins and toppings. I chose Steamed rice as the base, Brocoli, Bell peppers and Corn as the veggies, Cottage Cheese as the protein (Very few chinese places offer paneer), Sweet and sour sauce and for toppings there were spring onions, Fried Onion and roasted peanuts. I felt the sweet and sour sauce was a little sweeter than I thought. I would have liked it to be slightly spicy too. After all of this, there was no way we could eat more after this for sure except for some dessert, of course.

We had two desserts and both were fantastic! The Tres Leches Cake (Vanilla sponge cake dipped in liquid milkmaid. When I saw it at first, I thought what the hell am I going to be eating but one bite changed it all. It was amazingggg! The Sumatra Chocolate was basically chocolate mousse with coconut. Now, I am not a coconut fan but this mousse was too good! There was a perfect amount of coconut, not overpowering the taste of chocolate and the consistency of the mousse. Absolutely loved it.

Loco Chino 2Ambience– Located at Fort, near ‘Ayub’s’ and ‘Forbe’s One’, Loco Chino is this colourful little restaurant that has a young, fun vibe. The furniture and décor is inspired from Mexico and Spain is what I see; nothing Chino in it. The tables with Moroccan tiles look beautiful but I’m not quite sure they go with the coloured plastic chairs. I loved the Mexican Hat lamps though. Very cool. One thing I would like them to pay urgent attention to is the washroom. It was quite dirty, wet and not well maintained.

Service– Being a complimentary lunch, I can’t really say much about the service but from what I observed, it was pretty good and the customers seemed to be eating their lunch happily.

Loco Chino 3Prices– I think with the quality and quantity you get here, Loco Chino is very reasonably priced. The Veg starters range from Rs. 169-189 and non-veg is between Rs.199-269. The Dim Sums all range from Rs. 199-239. The Veg Wok is for Rs. 199, non veg for Rs. 209 and seafood for Rs. 249. Desserts are all for Rs. 149. The Sassy Senorita was for Rs. 89. So it would cost approximately Rs. 350-400 each after eating very comfortably. That is amazing considering how expensive it is to eat out at other places.

Verdict-Loco Chino has good food and is reasonably priced. If you’re there, please have the Kung Pao potatoes, the Spinach & Parmesan Dim sum, Thai Sambal Dim Sum and Sumatra Chocolate!

Rating– 3.5/5

 

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Dec 14 2013

Vicinia Cafe & Bar- Kemps Corner- Review

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When I heard that Subway had shut down at Kemps Corner I was a bit surprised only to find out that a sweet looking cafe called Vicinia had opened. I did want to try it immediately but never got the chance. Now that I finally did, here I am writing about my experience.

Vicinia Cafe2Food– The menu at Vicinia consists of European and American cuisine. My brother and I wanted to get a taste of everything and so we tried quite a few dishes. As an accompaniment with our food we called for mocktails. I had an Orange Blossom which was quite nice and my brother had a Sparkling Guava drink which was alright. As a starter the first thing that caught my eye was the Cranberry and Goat cheese Crostini. Interesting combination and taste. I totally recommend it! We also tried the Cottage cheese skewers which tasted very good but were too small so it was more like having a starter before a proper starter. I wanted to try the pizza so thought a Margherita would be the best to get an idea. The crust was hard and the pizza sauce was just ok so the pizza overall was a disappointment. The Herbed Rice with Mixed Veggies was superb! It had the right flavours to make it deliciously good! I just wish the portion size of all these dishes was larger. Superb presentation of food otherwise! After a heavy meal, surprisingly I still had space for desserts and so we tried the Gooey Chocolate cake which was yummy. The Berry Ricotta Crumble looked better than it tasted and I would have finished it if it was tastier. I also tried their Classic Cold Coffee which I will recommend because it really was awesome!

Ambience– Located at Kemps Corner, Vicinia is a sweet little cafe and bar that replaced the famous Subway. With a mezzanine floor, Vicinia is adorned with simple and yet comfy-classy furniture. Its actually much larger than it looks from down. Well lit, it gives you a warm, fuzzy feeling and would be a great place to go on a date or simply catch up with a close friend.

Vicinia Cafe1Service– The staff is warm and know their stuff. Our food didn’t take too long to come and there were some nice recommendations from them which helped us pick what we did.

Prices– I wouldn’t say that the items on the menu are well priced because for the quantity you are paying much more. The portion size is small and you would have to call for many items to go out with a full stomach. The Cottage cheese skewers were for Rs.225, Cranberry & Goat Cheese Crostini Rs. 425, the mocktails were for Rs. 150, Margherita pizza was for Rs. 295, Veg Paprika with Herbed Rice was for Rs. 450. The gooey chocolate cake was for Rs. 250 and the Berry Ricotta crumble was for Rs. 200. The Classic cold coffee was for Rs. 135.

Verdict– A great place to meet a friend for a light snack and cold coffee. I recommend their Classic Cold Coffee, Cranberry & Goat Cheese Crostini and Veg paprika with Herbed Rice.

Rating– 3/5

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Jun 25 2013

Paninaro, Worli- Review

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Paninaro1I’ve been to the tiny Paninaro kiosk at Nariman Point several times and picked up a couple of paninis to eat at home.  The one at Atria Mall, Worli just opened a couple of months ago and I went there to try a lot more from their new menu. Here’s my review.

Food– If you’re a healthy eater or wish to have something light for lunch or a snack, Paninaro is the place! Besides paninis, it has plenty of other options- sandwiches, bagels, baguettes, salads, soups, juices, coffee, tea, light munchies with dips and desserts. Not bad huh? In the past I’ve tried the Grilled Exotics, cheese & burnt garlic panini which I love and recommend and the Tandoori Paneer & Minty Mayo panini which is decent but can be better. I’ve also tried and relished the Chocolate Truffle pastry which is to die for! For my recent visit to the outlet at Atria I took a friend along and we decided to share everything we ordered. We tried the Mexican bean & cottage cheese baguette which barely had any beans, a generous amount of cheese, onions, cottage cheese and lettuce. I loved it and would totally recommend it! Next we tried the Feta, Olives & Caramelized Onions bagel. I asked them to grill it so it would be a bit crispy which is how I like my bagel to be. I thought it was alright but my friend really liked it. It had a slightly sweetish taste because of the caramelized onions. I hadn’t tried their sandwiches earlier so did that too. We had the Basil rubbed cottage cheese sandwich which I thought was nice and healthy but a bit bland. A nice sauce inside would do wonders! I got to try the Mixed Berry smoothie which tasted good but I wish it was “smoother”. I took home their Babaganoush with Pita and Onion & Garlic dip with nachos. Both the dips were great but I wish there was more Pita bread and Nachos to go along with them (quantity). For dessert, The Fudgy chocolate was amazing and chocolicious and the Tiramisu was perfect!

Ambience– Paninaro is a brightly lit, contemporary cafe at Atria Mall, Worli where you’d like to go for that cup of coffee and a sandwich or bagel with your work mate. They have outlets at BKC, Lower Parel and Nariman Point too. With a bright red wall ornamented with beautifully shot photos, it is a happy place to be at. I wish they played some fun music though.

Paninaro2Service– The food doesn’t take too long to arrive since it just needs to be heated and served in thermocol plates. You wont find a reason to complain about slow service either. Efficient staff.

Prices– The Mexican Bean & Cottage cheese baguette was for Rs. 90, the Feta, olives & Caramelized onion bagel was for Rs. 90, the veg paninis are for Rs. 120 and non-veg for Rs. 130, the sides with dips are for Rs.70, the desserts range from Rs. 40 for a muffin to Rs. 90 for their pastry/ cheesecake. The mixed berry smoothie is for Rs. 100. Next time if you’re wondering where to have a quick bite that’s inexpensive, Paninaro is the place! Reasonable with good quality healthy food. A combination we all look out for wherever we eat.

Verdict– Total value for money, Paninaro is here to stay. Must try!

Rating– 4/5

 

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Jun 30 2012

Dolce Vita Café Bar, Phoenix Mills- Review

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Its been long since I’ve tried a new place and I’m so glad I was invited to try Dolce Vita’s Café Bar which by the way is pretty neat!

Food– The menu contains food from all over the world except India. What I went for was the Afternoon High Tea offer which was too tempting to refuse! For Rs.500 plus taxes, 2 people can have unlimited tea or coffee; add to that a choice of veg or non-veg sandwiches with breads of your choice. Dessert consists of 4 different pastries and if that’s not enough, 2 scones with clotted cream and homemade jam. To start with, I called for a cold coffee instead of a normal coffee or tea because I just prefer having cold beverages instead of hot. I liked it but wished it was stronger and less sweet. On the veg platter, we had 3 different kind of sandwiches- Cream cheese with cucumber sandwich ,mixed vegetable sandwich and mushroom sandwiches. All 3 were delicious! Next, I tried the scones with the sweet cream and jam.  The jam had cinnamon and cherry. Since I’m not a fan of cinnamon, I stuck to the clotted cream and the combination of the scone with the cream was fantastic! I was already 90% full but realised that the pastries were still staring me in the face, tempting the hell out of me, and so, I started with the cream roll. That was the best cream roll I’ve had, hands down! I then tried the Mocha Cheesecake which was again out of this world and super sinful! The Lemon tart and Black Forest pastries were good. By the end of it, my stomach felt like a big ball!

Ambience– Phoenix Mills is one of the most celebrated malls in Mumbai and on weekends it seems like the entire South Mumbai goes there to eat, chill and shop. Amidst all the chaos when you find a premium gourmet store (Dolce Vita) and in that you find a warm and cosy café, you’d definitely want to stop by and grab a bite or a drink. Dolce Vita Café Bar is not one of those ‘in your face’ cafes. I go to Phoenix Mills almost once every 2-3 weeks and I didn’t even know about it. Well, now that you know about it, do go and try it. There’s one problem though- too many flies which is not cool when you’re out eating at a restaurant. The flies coming in is a problem though because of a fountain outside. Also, I felt that the music doesn’t quite go with the idea of the restaurant. I’d want to hear some world music instead of Backstreet Boys in a place like that.

Service– Good service. No complaints there.

Prices– The prices per dish are a bit on the expensive side in case you’re going to order a la carte, but if you go for their promotional offers like the one I had, it’ll be totally worth it! Their Afternoon High Tea offer is superb! Go there by around 6 and it’ll be more like an early dinner. Rs.500 plus taxes for superb food and unlimited tea or coffee is a brilliant offer!

Verdict– Great food, chilled out ambience and a High Tea offer you can’t refuse. Go try!

Rating– 3.5/5

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May 16 2012

Francesco’s Pizzeria, Kemps Corner- Review

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Thanks to Burrp’s Twitter updates, and Zomato for putting up the menu, I found out about Francesco’s Pizzeria at Kemps Corner and so rushed to go try it. Here’s what I thought of it.

Food– As the name suggests, Francesco’s serves an interesting variety of pizzas with choices in toppings. I had a basic Margherita 7”(normal cheese pizza with basil leaves on top) which I thought could have been tastier but was decent nonetheless and Fash had a 7” pizza called ‘Insalata’ or Garden pizza (basic margherita topped with Rocket leaf salad, Basamic Reduction, Heirloom tomatoes and pickled onion slivers). As fancy as it sounds, to me it tasted like bitter leaves with cherry tomatoes on a pizza. Fash liked it somehow. For the weight conscious, they also have a pizza called ‘Wellness Pizza’ or ‘Magro’ (Multigrain crust, wood roasted zucchini & honey carrots, Fresh Broccoli Florets, Mini Heirloom tomatoes & Fava Beans). As a side order we had their ‘Garlic Ciabatta Mini loaf’ meaning Herby Garlic bread. I liked the taste but the hard crust spoilt it for us. They also have a couple of desserts so we decided to try ‘Francesco’s Signature’ cupcake- Tiramisu with Mascarpone Frosting. That I will have to admit was just superb- soft, creamy and delicious!

Ambience– It might be slightly difficult for you to find this place if you’re not well acquainted with Kemps Corner. It’s located in a small lane right next to Creo and Subway on the main road, also close to Muchhad Paanwala. It’s mainly a delivery place as most pizza joints are but if you plan to go there, it’s a cosy place with 3 just tables. The décor is simple and contemporary.

Service– The pizzas didn’t take much time to be prepared but the hard crusted Garlic bread took ages and came after we finished our pizza so that wasn’t a very good thing as far as service is concerned. Otherwise, the staff is polite.

Prices– I thought the prices are normal because anywhere you go now you’d end up spending atleast 300 bucks but Fash felt that the prices are a little high. My Margherita pizza was for Rs. 125, Fash’s garden pizza was for Rs. 195. The Garlic bread was for Rs. 50 and a cupcake Rs. 70 each. After getting back home I realized that for a pizza joint, they are slightly over-priced. A 7” pizza would not fill me up for sure if I were to have it for a proper meal. This was just a snack. But we were lucky enough to get 2 cupcakes complimentary from them for which I would happily pay Rs. 70 because they were that rich and delicious.

Verdict– Francesco’s Pizzeria’s pizzas have good quality ingredients but taste-wise can be better. Their prices are slightly higher than the usual pizza joints which could be a drawback especially if they’re mainly into home deliveries. Their Signature cupcake rocks! Go try!

Rating– 2.5/5

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Mar 7 2012

Che Bar & Grill, Churchgate- Review

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I had passed Che Bar & Grill a couple of days back and made a note to myself that I’d definitely come and try it. Luckily, a plan was made and I got to check it out sooner than I thought! Here’s my review:

Food– The resto-bar serves Mexican, Italian, Cuban, American, French and Brazilian cuisine and a variety of spirits including Absinthe. We were 6 of us and decided to go all out and try as much as we could from the menu. For starters, we called for their legendary Nachos which were so good that we just couldn’t get enough of them! We also had a Veg combo platter which included vegetable skewers which were ok, onion rings and French fries which were nice and crisp and Cuban ‘bombas’ which were delicious! The non-veggies liked their Chicken Skewer Appetizer. After that we called for a Primavera pizza 10” (tomato sauce, grilled onions, bell pepper, sun-dried tomatoes, mozzarella cheese and asked them not to put aubergine) which was decent.  The Penne Pesto was yum and decided to repeat it. I personally didn’t like the veg Mexico burger (veg patty, tomatoes, lettuce, jalapenos & cream, chopped onions) and would prefer the burger at Mc Donald’s any day! The steak that the non veggies called for- Chicken steak lemon herbs and chicken mix grill were both good but the chicken could have been more tender. Also, the sauce that came along with it should have been more. I really wanted to try a dessert but everyone was too full to so we decided to skip that. Overall, the food was pretty good but it has scope for improvement. I loved the presentation which made the food look scrumptiously awesome! The quantity was just right.

Ambience– Che Bar & Grill is located at Churchgate near the famous ‘Eros’ theatre. It’s opened in place of the French restaurant- Chez Vous which was a high-end place that not many could afford to dine at. The décor at Che is simple, chic, comfortable and fun. Lots of red and cool pictures all around. The music they play is also fun. From the looks of it, college students from Jai Hind, KC, HR and Sydenham will frequent the place pretty often!

Service– Now this is what got us slightly disappointed. We were not served water till we were almost done with our first starter and that too we had to ask for. We were 6 of us and got only 4 glasses so again we had to ask for 2 more glasses. The AC was not switched on until we asked them to switch it on. Also, some of our dishes took ages to arrive which sort of killed my appetite.

Prices– The pricing is good and reasonable. The Nachos were for Rs. 199, the Veg Platter for Rs. 449, the Pasta for Rs. 229, the Veg Pizza for Rs. 229, the Chicken Mix Grill for Rs. 499 and so on. So including all the taxes and everything, we ended up paying Rs. 550 per head which is not bad considering how much we all ate! For those who find it a bit much for a casual meal can opt for their Lunch Buffet which is for Rs. 349 + taxes.

Verdict– Che Bar & Grill is a great place which had good food, a chilled out ambience, decent prices and service that can be worked on. Their Nachos are a ‘must have’!

Rating– 3/5

 

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Feb 1 2012

Oye Kake, Fort- Review

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I had heard so much about this place and how it serves pure Amritsari water and blah blah blah that I just had to go check it out! Here’s what I thought of it.

Food– You’ll find North Indian food here- kulchas, dals, parathas, sabjis, chawal basically typical Punjabi cuisine. We were four of us and decided to call for 2 lassis (initial taste-bitter, found a small strip of plastic in mine so probably readymade lassi), 2 makke di rotis (ok), 1 sarson da saag (slightly bland), 1 Amritsari roasted papad (not nice) and 1 Cheese garlic kulcha (no traces or taste of cheese) to start with. We got complementary chhole (decent) with the kulcha. So yeah, after being totally disappointed with the food, we decided not to call for anything more and fill our stomachs properly at a restaurant we could trust. About the Amritsari water taste, does it really matter?

Ambience– Oye Kake is located in an area your dad might be familiar with. It’s in Fort, the left lane from Chroma, right next to Yazdani Bakery. The décor is simple, contemporary with a dash of ‘desi’ness.  The music instruments, frames and fun stuff on the wall brings out the theme but I wish there were more colours.

Service– The service was sad. When I gave them the strip of plastic they just took and it didn’t even apologize let alone do something about the lassi. Also, I don’t think they really cared if we really enjoyed the meal ‘cause they didn’t bother to come and take feedback or in any way look like they were interested in working on their negatives.

Prices– The prices are very reasonable but the food and service make me regretfully say that it’s not worth it. The kulcha was for Rs. 89, the sarson da saag for Rs. 89, Lassi for Rs. 40, Makke di roti Rs. 25. The bill came up to Rs. 368 and we were barely full or satisfied.

Verdict– They’ve got to change their attitude most importantly followed by the food quality. They do have potential to do better.

Rating– 2/5

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Nov 5 2011

TUK, Bandra (w)- Review

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The Urban Kitchen (TUK) has a baseline that reads- ‘It’s tuking awesome!’ Is it really?

Food– The cuisine comprises of mainly Italian and Indian vegetarian food but you do get a lot of other things. For example, you’ll find Pav Bhaji and Chhole Bature on the menu too.  We called for a Focaccia Sandwich which had marinated mushrooms, balsamic onion, olives and jalapeno. I don’t eat mushrooms or olives but my friends had it and they loved it. Then we had the Jalapeno cheese fritters served with a dip. Both were awesome! The Pita bread with hummus was a little bland for my taste though. Then we called for pizzas- The Quattro Formaggio (combination of 4 cheeses on the pizza.) was lip smacking good and super yummy! The last thing we had was Spaghetti Alio Olio Peprencino which was spicy and had the right flavours to make it awesome! So they’ve got the food right for sure and I’d one hundred percent come back to try some more food!

Ambience– TUK is located at Bandra West, in the National College lane and pretty easy to find. It’s nicely lit with a contemporary look and comfortable seating. There’s an outside as well as inside section.

Service– Good efficient service and your food wont take too long to come which is a good thing. The manager makes sure you have a good time.

Prices– The prices are normal. The Focaccia sandwich is for Rs. 125, a basic pizza would cost you Rs. 175 and then toppings, etc. The Hummus and Pita bread is for Rs. 115, the Spaghetti is for Rs. 195 and so on. So we paid about Rs. 230 per head which is not bad at all and worth the food you eat there!

Verdict– TUK is a great restaurant and they’ve got great chefs! There aren’t too many places that serve such good food for your money’s worth. I recommend! And yes, it is TUKing awesome! 🙂

Rating– 4.5/5

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Nov 2 2011

Poncho, Kurla (w) – Review

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Poncho wasn’t listed anywhere online and I was really excited to try the food after being contacted by one of the owners to come, try the food and give feedback. I was wondering when I would go all the way to BKC but luckily a friend had her car and 4 of us foodie friends went there finally. I’m so glad I did!

Food & Prices– Poncho is a Mexican & Italian café/ restaurant and has food that will remind you of home food which tastes good and is superbly priced! The menu has so many tempting things that you may want to try everything. We sure did! Serious! You wont find this kind of food at such reasonable prices anywhere for sure! I’ll tell you exactly what all we had!

1)      Nachos with beans (Rs. 35) – Beans were more like Rajma beans and the cheese was simple melted cheese served on tortilla chips. The cheese was less but overall taste good.

2)      Burrito bowl with paneer & extra cheese (Rs. 75) – An awesome combo of so many things. Tasted nice.

3)      Soft Tacos (Rs. 35) – Fun fillings made it fun to eat!

4)      Margherita pizza with paneer & corn (Rs.90) – Yum!

5)      Misto pasta (Rs. 60) – Very good!

6)      Spicy Cheese Garlic Bread (Rs. 35) – Avoidable

7)      Quesadilla (Rs. 50) – It just had capsicum, cheese and onion but it was super tasty…almost perfect!

8)      Iced Tea (Rs. 20 each) – Strawberry, Lemon, Peach, Ginger Lemon, Black Currant. You name it; we tried it and loved them all!

9)      Lemonade (Rs. 15)– Good

10)   Cold Coffee (Rs. 35) – Just the way I like it!

11)   Oreo Chocolate Mousse (Rs. 45)– Good

12)   Dutch Truffle pastry (Rs. 45)- Could have been good but tasted stale

After having all this and filling our stomachs to the brim, we paid; wait for it, only Rs. 175 per head! Now isn’t that awesome?! I don’t know of many places where you can eat like a hog, try almost everything from the menu and pay less than 200 bucks! But but but, these prices are limited to this outlet only and if they do open another one, which I’m sure they will, the prices will not be the same so I suggest, go dig in at this place asap!

Ambience & Service– Perhaps the only drawback of this place would be the location. They’re located at the end of BKC, near Kurla (w) station at LBS Marg in an office building (Essar House). The restaurant is a simple, basic contemporary self service place with chic furniture. The waiter is sweet even though he’ll reply with a polite ‘yes’ to most of the questions asked to him whether or not he knows what you’re asking him. You’ll get your food within 5-10 minutes so don’t worry if you’re in a rush.

Verdict– Poncho is awesome! Total value for money for simple and good food! I recommend!

Rating– 4/5

 

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