We’ve enjoyed the Mumbai Masala Restaurants in Puerto del Carmen and Puerto Calero, so we decided to try their new one in Playa Blanca, which is located at Marina Rubicon.
We’d missed out on lunch, so we called in late afternoon, when the restaurant was quiet, and we were able to choose a table far enough under the pergola to avoid the sun, but with a fabulous view of the marina.
Mumbai Masala has been beautifully decorated, with a working water feature, quality furniture and interesting art work on the walls. There’s a large terrace and the interior doubles the overall size, but everywhere feels spacious, light and airy.
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The menu has all the usual favourite dishes, but there are also some interesting specials. We chose to skip starters and just have some poppadoms with chutney, while we enjoyed our pre meal drinks.
We both chose dishes from the specials. Julie went for a Galvani King Prawns and I chose The House Special Tikka platter.
Julie’s dish had loads of very large prawns, with a rich, thick and nutty sauce – perfect for scooping onto a Nan! The sauce is made with coconut and tamarind.
My platter arrived sizzling, and was easily enough for two people to enjoy a real meat feast. Lamb and beef Tikka, with onions and peppers, served with a side of curry sauce. Both dishes were excellent and to accompany them we had a Peshwari nan and a chilli nan – both beautifully light and slightly crispy. I often find Nans a little doughy, but these were much more to my taste.
The portions were large, and neither of us had room for desserts. The service was excellent – friendly, helpful and fast, although it should be noted the restaurant was quiet at the time. Having said that, we often find service better when places are busy.
Mumbai Masala Marina Rubicon continues the tradition of this small chain of restaurants, offering excellent food, a good variety and friendly, efficient service.
We found it to be a little on the pricey side – we paid nearly €40 a head for popadoms, two mains, two Cokes and a Gin and Tonic, although we chose the most expensive dishes on the menu. Going for the more usual curries would get you three courses for the same price per head.
Mumbai Masala is at the Papagayo end of the marina, in Calle Berrugo 2. You can call them on +34 828 73 02 84.
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