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“Christmas Eve - time for some good Indian food”

Mumtaz Indian Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #79 of 405 Restaurants in Richardson
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Houston, Texas, United States
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13 reviews
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“Christmas Eve - time for some good Indian food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2013

When you're a newly reminted bachelor and working 1,500 miles from home the holidays can be rough. But, when you've got two friends also in the metroplex from California who are also suffering the holiday blues you've got the makings of a nice silver lining.

Gathered my friends up and went looking for an open restaurant at 8pm on Christmas Eve, not the easiest thing to do in Dallas if you don't want fast food. After, much driving around and trying to get my friends to commit to a restaurant ended up at the Richardson Fox & Hound -- figured how could you mess up a burger and let's down a holiday beer. But, two minutes before we walked in the door the kitchen had closed. So we wandered across the parking lot to Mumtaz.

When we arrived there was a party of about 25 Indian people gathered up (the owner's friends and family) and we were seated on the other side of the room. The place is well lit, and clean and my friends quickly settled in while occasionally watching some good looking women dancing in a Bollywood production on a TV.

I ordered the Vindaloo (spicy, just the way I requested it), one friend ordered goat curry (milder) and the third friend stuck with a Chai tea. Flatbread was fresh and nicely made. And the two entrees were, both, very good. Total bill for two entrees, bread, and two drinks was $34. Which is perfectly reasonable. Though, if you're looking for a bargain I understand they run cut rate buffets on Mondays or Tuesdays.

After one meal, it's hard to give a definite "yes" or "no" on a place, but they made a fine first impression and I expect to go back to see if they are consistently delicious. Based on last night, I recommend them.

  • Visited December 2013
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Plano, Texas
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2 reviews
“Best Monday Lunch Buffets”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Best value monday lunch buffets. Amazing food, amazing price! Keep up the good food! Recommended any number of times!

Visited October 2013
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richardson
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78 reviews
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“Such a nice place to eat......”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2013

You get a lot for very little money. They have an awesome Monday night buffet for $6:99. They have noon and Sunday night buffets also. Last night they had Chicken masala, tendoori, beef ven da loo [excuse my spelling], some meatballs, and vegetable spaghetti - which was new and very different. Fried potatoes and puffy delicious nan are great here, too. They will be opening a new retaurant at Parker and 75 in Plano in the near future. My grandkids ask to go here - one of our favorite family restaurants. The owners are super nice.....they greet you and check on you and make certain that you have everything you need.

  • Visited October 2013
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Richardson tx
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“Feels like home or a pretty place in India”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

This place is the best food in dallas ,loved the restaurants food. The buffet is a must plus it is reasonable priced lunch or dinner. The picture on the walls were so dreamy. The manager lady Mrs. Nine is excellent she makes it even better,she brings the essence of hospitable indian lady's .

Visited September 2013
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Jonesboro, Arkansas
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“Small but savory!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2013

We were visiting the area for 3 days and went to Mumtaz expecting the typical weekend Indian buffet. It was most satisfying. The hostess was very welcoming and the chef (looked like he could be from bangladesh) gave a nice eastern Indian flavor to the dishes. I loved the goat curry. This is a limited selection buffet (no fish, very little desserts) but pretty high om quality. Would visit again.

Visited July 2013
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