Maharaja Indian restaurant, Mojacar Playa

This is a guest post by Britt Arenander, my spy on the coast:

At last, a decent Indian restaurant has opened on the playa.

Maharaja, opposite the Red Cross, replaces the hamburger bar Poco loco.

When I first spotted it I went inside and asked if I could have a look at the menu – which turned out to be cleverly presented: groups of dishes are headlined, with brief descriptions of what kind of sauces they are cooked in, and with what spices.

So you don´t have to ask a waiter who doesn´t understand your questions, and you can easily avoid what you don´t fancy.

That was enough to make come back for dinner with a friend a week later.

When we arrived the door was ajar and mouthwatering whiffs of mmm-food  were greeting us already before we entered – what sign could be better?

The place is small and intimate, and decorated in lovely, warm colours, the lighting is mild – it´s like stepping into a fairy tale – the staff is friendly and professional, and the food is really good.

The first time I had samosas as a starter, like empanadillos, simply delicious, and a vegetarian dish – my friend had a lamb dish – everything was so satisfying that we had almost the same food next time we went there.

House wines are high class and served in big glasses, thank you, and the nan breads are the best we ever had.

The bill was very reasonable, around 30 euros for two people.

As we are early diners Maharaja was almost empty when we arrived, but during the  meal it filled up – it seems word is getting around, and soon you might have to book a table.

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