As a Spaniard from Madrid who has lived and worked around the world, including Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore and tasted authentic indian food at some the world’s best restaurants and even indian friends’ homes, I rate the Taj Indian Restaurant highly and would personally recommend it as the best Indian restaurant in Almeria.
I came to know of Taj in Turre by a local Spanish restaurant owner and other business owners in Mojacar, who ALL highly recommended it. It’s hard to convince some Spanish to love Indian food, but I have taken a number of my family, friends and acquaintances who have all loved the food, service and ambience at the Taj. If the Spanish love it than it must be good!
The food – taste and variety are excellent with the right balance of flavourings and spices.
The menu variety is excellent as it introduces some dishes that you would not normally get at other so called “Indian” restaurants. Incase people are not aware Indian food is different from Pakistani and Bengali food, the latter is much richer and fatty i.e a lot of oil or indian butter is used, where as authentic Indian food tends to be less so.
The Service is also very excellent – Yogi, the owner is very helpful in selecting dishes and combinations of both food and wine. He has a remarkable memory and remembers not only our names but also what we had the last time!
The Ambience is fantastic with subtle background music which is just to our liking. Other clientele who come are classy and friendly without none of the inebriated, brash, rude clients you often get at Indian restaurants in the UK and most of Spain!
Taj is also great value for money, considering freshly ground spices are authentic indian and imported. Portion size is excellent and usually 2 can have a good 2 course meal with a good bottle of house wine, and coffee for around €20-25 or less.
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