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Antigua, GT: Pushkar Indian Cuisine – the best tandori chicken I have ever had

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Antigua, GT: Pushkar Indian Cuisine – the best tandori chicken I have ever had

rworange | Mar 14, 2011 12:57 AM

How good can Indian food be in Guatemala? Pushkar served one of the best kabobs I’ve ever had in my life.

This seems consistent across all cuisines in Guatemala. I have rarely had a bad kabob in any type of restaurant. However, Pushkar was the absolute best.

Pushkar shares the kitchen with Culinaria, a gourmet grocery, wine shop and café/deli. The chefs do an equally good job here. There is the choice of sitting in Pushkar’s restaurant or the outdoor garden at Culinaria. More about Culinaria in this link
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/764042

While it doesn’t stray too far from Indian food, if this restaurant was in my hometown of SF, CA, I’d classify it as Cal-Indian … Indian food but more upscale and slightly modernized.

In an interview prior to opening in 2008, the owner states
http://www.degustantigua.com/en/pushk...

“I think what I offer is more Anglo-Indian. The English bastarized (not a swear word) the Indian cuisine to suit their own taste. So that's kind of where my food comes from. I try to keep it simple but in turn give it a higher quality. It's not what a traditional Indian would cook at home. “

In addition to the usual Indian dishes there are also a few Indian-inspired items such as the aubergine burger which is two thick slices of eggplant filled with curried potato, sweet chile sauce, fresh cilantro, yogurt and melted mozzarella.

That interview stated they would try to do regional dishes. The current the online menu has Goan fish fry listed.

Here's what I had rated from A+ to F -
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/737141

A - … Green tandori chicken
B - …. Chubby chips and curry sauce
C …... Puleo rice
B - …. Limonada

Service: B - … Very good
Ambiance: B - … Very good
Price: $$

Restaurant record with more info such as address, phone, hours and menu
http://www.chow.com/restaurants/918628

Flickr photostream with more pictures
http://www.flickr.com/photos/7685047@...

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