Indian food is arguably my favorite (I even went to an Indian cooking class for my bachelorette party). We used to eat it in Chicago all the time (Tandoor, Gaylord’s, Uru Swati), but I knew coming to Antigua that I shouldn’t get my hopes up since food can be pretty hit or miss here. Last night, we finally visited the (only) Indian restaurant in Antigua- and it was great! What a relief that we can still get our Indian fix whenever we want 🙂
The service at Ganesh was better than most restaurants ( they usually just take your order and then disappear until you manage to hunt them down to pay your bill). Not here! They were so attentive and friendly! The restaurant was really clean, had interesting Indian decor, and felt authentic.
India is known for their vegetarian food, so we usually stick to that (Baingan Bharta is my all time favorite dish). This time we ordered the Butter Tikka Paneer (the sauce was to die for)
And Garlic Naan ( I prefer Paratha but they don’t have it)
Everything was delicious; there was none of that weird taste that happens sometimes when you try foods that aren’t native to where you are. My only complaint is that it was a bit pricey for Guatemala; we paid about Q370($50), which is almost exact to what we would pay in Chicago. However, it’s still worth it to me…we will be back!
** If you ever find yourself in NYC, you must go to Babu Ji. It’s the best Indian food I’ve ever had, in a trendy, SoHo atmosphere.