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“Decent food and Service” 3 of 5 stars
Review of MUGHAL CLAY INDIAN RESTAURANT

MUGHAL CLAY INDIAN RESTAURANT
37/38 MARINA PLAZA, Vilamoura, Portugal
289315904
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Ranked #19 of 147 Restaurants in Vilamoura
Cuisines: Indian
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: THE BEST INDIAN RESTAURANT IN VILAMOURA
Telford
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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Decent food and Service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

8 of us visited the Mughal Clay restaurant on a Monday night.
We were seated in what appeared to be a "tent" that was adjacent to the main bar, and there was only the 8 of us in there. On saying that at least we just had our own company, and with a TV and Sky Sport on, we could watch the Football on the TV
Service was OK, Poppadums and beers came very quickly, and then we ordered the food.
We just had main courses, and those included a mixture of Chicken and Lamb, mild and spicey. I had the Chicken Chilly (it was spelt that way) Masala and was advertised as "very hot". In truth it was hot but not overpowering.
For me the food was OK, nowhere near a great Indian meal, but i have certainly has worse. The rest of the party all said they had enjoyed it, so not bad really.
The bill including 15 poppadums (which were 1 Euro each) and 3 pints of beer each came to 179 euros so not too expensive either.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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AYRSHIRE , SCOTLAND
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3 restaurant reviews
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“excellent food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

found this small restuarant right across from where we were staying ( vila gale marina ), not much too look at but food and staff were excellent even had takeaway one night and was no problem for them

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Terrible”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

I ordered Chicken Korma and they give me Prawns instead of Chicken and when I told them it was not Chicken they tried telling me it was Tandoori Chicken, they took the meal back and realised they had put prawns in the korma rather than Chicken, I then asked for a clean plate and they gave me plain rice also the starters were dry and not tasty, disapointing considering it is on a very nice marina resort

  • Visited September 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Reading, UK
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6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Food good, terrible attitude!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

We were a party of 8 (Indians) and have to say the food was excellent, when it eventually arrived! The attitude of the staff however was not good. They made us feel like we were an inconvenience, especially when we asked if we could move to a table inside as it had got quite cold outside (this was before the food arrived and we moved our own glasses, cutlery etc). Our request was met by a few tuts and had it not been late and we were so hungry we probably would have left. However, when the food turned up we were pleasantly surprised with how good it was. The mixed grill was particularly good. The ingredients were very fresh and tasted authentic. If you don't want service of the century and just want a good curry then this place is recommended.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“BBQ chicken?”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

Really disappointed by this meal.....we were hopeful when shown to our table as the restaurant was small and homely rather than brash and modern like most of the places along the marina, however, the food was a big let down. The popadoms were chewy, the rice mediocre but the main courses worse than my attempts of authentic Indian cuisine. We complained and a new meal was cooked for us to replace the BBQ chicken we appeared to have got for a Pathia, but the meal ruined.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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