New Delhi, India
December 8, 2002
Mocambo is best known for the great continental grub it produces, but it has a good Indian menu too- I’ve been told the vegetarian seekh kababs, the tandoori rotis (Indian breads) and the minced meat with peas is particularly good. We, however, opted for Western fare- devilled crab, chicken Orientale and fish Diane (stuffed with prawns)- and all of it matched expectations, although the chocolate soufflé we had for dessert was too heavy and too redolent of almond essence.
On the whole, (barring the soufflé), a good meal, very satisfying (and I mean literally- portion sizes are huge)- and the best thing was the bill: it came to only about US$7 per person. A good place to come if you’ve got tired of Bengali food, and pretty good for North Indian Mughlai-style food as well. The restaurant has a nifty bar too, so you can down some cocktails or whatever before your meal.
From journal The Charm of Kolkata