I went to the Tandoor with my family on a Saturday evening. It is Pakistani-owned but strategically positioned as "Pakistani and Indian" ;-) for obvious reasons. It features dishes from the Indian and Pakistani portions of the Punjab - something worth pointing out lest Mexicans think this is representative of all Indian cuisine, which is as vast and diverse as Mexican cuisine.
The Polanco location is great adding to the diversity of the ecletic neighborhood and the restaurant atmosphere in itself is not bad. We were seated immediately at a good table. We ordered the aloo samosas and vegetable pakoras to start with. The samosas came out on the oily side, while the pakoras were not bad but a tad salty. Some in my party also ordered mango lassis which they said were not bad. For the main course we ordered tandoori chicken and several dishes - chicken tikka masala, butter chicken, almond mutton curry and a dal-spinach dish. We also ordered a lamb biryani and several kinds of naans.
If I decided to go back I would stick to the biryani and the tandoori chicken. The curries, while they were made with reasonably good quality chicken and lamb had a taste and texture to them like they were made from cornstarch or mashed potato gravy. The spice level was less than ideal and it seemed like it was made from a recipe that emphasizes speed over authenticity. The naans were ok but a bit on the drier side. A chapati I ordered was made with whole wheat flour and was good.
All in all a place to consider if you happen to be in MEX and are craving for some Indian or Punjabi food to be precise. Service was not bad but there was an extremely high pressure sell to make us try a chocolate, cardamom cake which we politely turned down. The tab was around MXP 1800 for a party of 5 adults and 2 children with drinks.
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