Have you ever wanted to experience the magic of India but are too strapped for time or cash to make the long journey? Well, these seven Mexico City restaurants will help bring you a little closer, with flavors that will transport you to India and beyond. Every adventure begins with the belly.
Opened in 1986, this was the first Indo-Pakistani restaurant established in Mexico City. The name means “clay oven” and refers to its specialties that are prepared using this cooking method. Try the chicken tandoori, seekh kabab, and keema samosa.
Copérnico 156, Anzures, Miguel Hidalgo
T. 55 5203 0045
Masala y Maíz
Masala y Maíz confirms that marriages of three are simply better, as here they fuse Indian, Mexican, and East African recipes. This culinary blending is reflected throughout their dishes, combining ingredients representative of each culture to the level of art.
Marsella 72, Juárez, Cuauhtémoc
T. 55 1313 8260
A beautiful space in Colonia Roma filled with the aromatic spices characteristic of the Indian subcontinent. Their large dishes are made to be shared and are a mix of street foods and more formal fare. Don’t miss the tuna salad, Bombay wings, or tobiko rice.
Colima 183, Roma Norte, Cuauhtémoc
T. 55 5514 2857
Fall in love with Indian and Bangladeshi dishes palak paneer, chicken curry, and ras malai while enjoying a belly dancing performance. Curries are prepared to taste so you can find just the right one for you.
Campeche 396, Condesa, Cuauhtémoc
T. 55 6268 8092
The ideal place for veggie lovers with a 100% vegan menu and five ways to serve curry, all accompanied by basmati rice and naan bread seasoned with garlic and cilantro. Be sure to save room for dessert!
Santa María la Ribera 12, Santa María la Ribera, Cuauhtémoc (entrada por Jardín Mascarones)
T. 55 6380 6168
This restaurant has a wide variety of dishes prepared with traditional Indian ingredients and recipes. The friendly owners are on hand to guide you through the menu and help you select the perfect dish to your tastes.
Mérida 241a, Roma Norte, Cuauhtémoc
T. 55 5199 3373
At Royal India you can expect exactly that – an experience worthy of royalty. Their dishes are prepared with authentic ingredients from India made with contemporary twists that will surprise even the most knowledgeable palates.
D. Homero 1500, Polanco, Miguel Hidalgo
T. 55 8751 6987 / 55 8751 6988