OH and I love a good curry, not necessarily hot but flavoursome with spices. We have a couple of favourites close to where we live, Bombay Nites in San Eugenio and Star of Bengal in Los Cristianos, we also regularly use Sher e Punjab in Los Cristianos for our takeaways as it is close to parking so the food stays hot while transferring it home. I don´t have a microwave and haven´t had one since my girls who are now in their late 30s were babies!!
We have had curries in other areas of Tenerife but have always been a bit disappointed so when a friend told us they had been to the new Bobby’s Indian Tandoori in Puerto Santiago I was sceptical. We did, however, decide to try it one evening on our way to see our friends perform at Route 66. I would have classed it more as being in Playa Arena than Puerto Santiago but the line between the two towns is blurred so it could be in either. It is on the stretch of shops before the Los Dragos hotel so there is plenty of parking, in fact we pulled up directly outside.
We arrived at 8.45 and there were only 3 English ladies in the restaurant who were enjoying what looked a lovely meal, but before we left there were several other couples eating. The restaurant is new and everywhere is spotless. I did my usual check on the toilets, if these aren’t up to scratch, we walk, but they were immaculate. On the way out I spotted the storage area for the kitchen and there were shelves of oil so I felt assured that although a lot of Indian meals are fried they would not be using old oil.
The waiter spoke good English and gave us an extensive menu. We ordered our starters and whilst we were waiting for them to arrive had a drink and papadums. These were supposed to come with 2 dips, but when they arrived there were 4. The onion had a real kick to it, mango chutney, mint and yogurt dip and a garlic dip which was extremely morish.
Our Sheek Kebabs arrived sizzling on a hot platter and my King Prawns looked pretty sitting amongst the salad. We shared so I know both were delicious although for me the texture of the kebab was a little on the soft side. As you can see from the photos the size of the helpings were good, if that for you is important when deciding value.
Our main course arrived, Pilau rice, chicken Pasanda, chicken Jalfrezi (you could decide on what temperature you wanted from medium through hot), mushroom bhaji and Peshwari naan. They were all mouth-wateringly tasty apart from the Jalfrezi which I didn´t sample because even the medium is too hot for my taste but OH said it was extremely good.
I had no room left for a dessert but OH forced the kulfi down, well old sweet tooth would wouldn´t he! There was enough curry left for another meal so I asked if they would pack it for us. We also ordered to takeaway, for another day, the meat and vegetable samosas. Including drinks the bill came to €47.
When we arrived home and I unpacked although we had not left any rice the restaurant gave us a box of rice to go along with our curry. This actually worked out that for our €47 we ended up with 3 meals for two people – in anyone’s book that has got to be good value, but because it was all so delicious it was GREAT value.