I always had great hopes of this one when it opened. Nice decor, comfortable settings, and initially good food. I went there, and I used to be happy. Not ecstatic, but fairly satisfied as I burped my way home.
It was always a bugger that they didn´t do takeaways. Eventually, they started doing them, but with what some people might call a ´bad attitude´. They only did them between 7 and 8 p.m. Come on! Who wants a takeaway curry at that time? And if you turned up at 8:15, they wouldn´t serve you takeaway! They seemed to think that if you couldn´t take it away, you´d sit down and eat it in.
A friend of mine once popped in to pick one up, and was told it would be two hours before it was ready. He wouldn´t have minded, but there were only 6 people in the Restaurant!
Still, when it started out it did some quite decent curry. I´ve been there with one person, I´ve been there with a party of 32, and they always managed to produce a decent meal.
Until recently. It´s definitely going downhill. I recently ate there, and rarely have I had such a greasy, tough little meal. It smelt, tasted and felt like they´d popped down to Mr UKs curry corner at the beginning of the week and had them all in the fridge since then. And this was on quite a busy Friday night, with lots of people. The Pakoras were reheated and brittle, cold on the inside; the Tandorii chicken started was tough and somewhat old (with the current price of chicken, they should be able to afford to throw away the old stuff!). The chicken in the main course was exactly the same texture as the Tandorii starter, and the rest of the meal was bland and unappetizing.
I´ve spoken to others who´ve been there recently, and reports vary. I may break out the antacids and brave it afresh – when I do, I´ll keep you posted!
Updated: 5th December, 2006
A recent visit reveals that they´re returning to their previous standards! “Damn fine curry” was the conclusion of a recent post-meal analysis.
Updated: 2nd July, 2007
The quality stays! After a recent bout of globetrotting, I´ve been lying low, and have only ventured out upon occasions to snatch a quick bite. The Taj keeps on providing decent curries at a decent price, and while the service is hardly out of this world, is generally prompt and efficient.Top 5 it goes. An amazing return from the dead for this restaurant. Let´s try to keep the standard up lads!
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But, they do still insist upon charging an extra euro for mango chutney. Such is life.
Where is it?
|Taj Indian Restaurant, Turre
Calle Antonio Manchado, Turre
(On your right as you enter Turre from Mojacar, next to the main bridge)
950 479 607