For anyone struggling to find an authentic Indian restaurant in Mexico, there's a hot new contender in Guadalajara. We just stumbled across Little India on 15/Nov/2009, and it's the best Indian restaurant we've encountered in more than a year living in Mexico. It's apparently only been open 12 days, and is well worth a visit.
Address: Miguel de Cervantes #149, between Lopez Cotilla and La Paz; Colonia Minerva, Guadalajara. Tel: 52 33 3630 9315, Cel: 044 33 1471 4486
We started off with chicken samosas (~60 pesos) which were light and delicious. Main courses, which range from 80 - 130 pesos, included chicken tikka masala and chicken korma (only beef korma was on the menu, but they happily accomodated our request), which came with basmati rice. All of the dishes were tender and had a lovely balance of nuanced spicyness without being over the top. Garlic naan was amazing. Dessert included pistachio ice cream and kheer (rice pudding) - both fantastic. With mango lassis and water, the bill came to an extremely reasonable 400 pesos or so.
The service was very good and the owner, Raj Singh, was friendly and hospitable (and speaks English). The Indian decor was simple, with very pretty light fixtures and the requisite Indian music videos playing on a single unobtrusive TV. Check it out!
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