India Gate

Bienvenido, loyal reader. Please join Bruce and Mary as they explore PV’s hospitality scene once more. Provecho!

Cementary 053Here we are at the entrance to India Gate on Calle Allende, entre Calle Peru y la Malecon.

Central Gym 025We’re at our table and about to peruse the menu. My, but it is a bright day, today.

Following is India Gate’s Menu:

Central Gym 015Central Gym 017If you zoom in, you should be able to see the choices and prices.

Central Gym 021On our first visit we split a Cupocity coupon offering that starts with this appetizer: Aloo Tikki, potato patties with peas and subtle and harmonious spices.

Central Gym 030Followed by the main dish, Chicken Vindaloo, chicken bathed in a spicy curry gravy, with little cubed potatoes and Garlic Nan, which is to die for, it’s really that good!

Cementary 050On our next visit I have this Lamb Kolma. I have never had lamb before and I have a strange interpretation of the taste of lamb, it made me think of what wild pork might taste like. Although I know now that I am not a fan of lamb, the curry and rice is so good that I do indeed clean my plate.

Cementary 047And this is Mary’s dish. She chose the Chili Chicken, succulent chicken pieces in a spicy gravy redolent with garlic, curry and some very nice heat. The rice is extraordinary, each individual grain perfectly done and so beautifully presented with cilantro and carrot shreds. Good to the last bite!

Our final thoughts cannot be expressed any better than the following paraphrase of an India Gate fan on TripAdvisor: If you think you do not like Indian food, India Gate will change your mind. If you do like Indian food you will find yourself in heaven.

NickJohnJoeIntroducing blog followers Nick, our son Joe and John and as you can tell, these guys have a lot of fun. The scene of the pix is Bunny’s, one heck of a joint in St. Louis Park, MN.

Thanks for visiting, gentle reader. Bruce and Mary have not seen many Indian Food venues in PV so please feel free to share on that or any other subject. Hasta proximo Domingo!

March 9, 2014 В· Bruce В· 12 Comments
Posted in: Life in Puerto Vallarta

12 Responses

  1. Kim G - March 9, 2014

    It’s good to hear that you had nice Indian food. I haven’t had the absolute best of luck with foreign food in Mexico, but if I’m ever back in PV, I’ll have to check out that place.


    Kim G
    Boston, MA
    Which has a TON of great Indian restaurants here and in the surrounding ‘burbs.

  2. Bruce - March 9, 2014

    Hola Kim,

    Yes, we can say with great confidence that you really cannot go wrong at India Gate.

    Thanks for reading.


  3. Don Bell - March 9, 2014

    With a Sikh daughter in law, my take on Indian food might be a bit jaded, but I do love it. By the way, Mexican Puerco verde is almost the same as green chile pork done the way the Sikhs do it. Hey! I had curry in Dublin!
    Will be down in 6 days and will be looking for Y’all!



  4. Mary - March 9, 2014

    What a lucky soul you are, Don, with such a connection to Indian food! Awesome that curry is everywhere, there is hope for this world! We hope to see you in PV, make sure to shout out if you catch us on the street.


  5. Kristine - March 10, 2014

    LOVE the MICHIGAN STATE t-shirt!!

  6. Bruce - March 10, 2014

    Hahaha, Kristine, as does Nick, a proud grad and rising star at General Mills.

    Thanks for reading!


  7. Vi W - March 12, 2014

    So glad to read your positive review. Had hoped to try India Gate last December but, alas, ran out of days to try all the restaurants we had wanted to try. Coming back in December and have added India Gate to our must-try places next visit!
    Thanks for sharing.

  8. Bruce - March 12, 2014

    Hola Vi,

    Glad you liked the post.

    Thanks for reading.


  9. Heather - March 13, 2014

    Hola Bruce and Mary
    My dear hubby, myself and our little guy (18 mo) will be heading down to PV next week (March 22-29). We specifically chose San Marino hotel because it was in Old Town and my hubby immediately stumbled upon your blog in his cigar research. Our entire itinerary has been planned according to the Set Free In Mexico content, lol! I’ve read your PV portion from start to finish. Looking forward to Cafe Bohemio, Las Brazzas, Melisa (wheeee yarn!), and the sandal shop. We don’t think there will be enough days to try all the great restaurants you’ve reviewed, but we’re going to try! Any suggestions for kid-friendly walking tours in the Old Town area??? Hope to spot the famous Bruce and Mary on our journeys!

  10. Bruce - March 13, 2014

    Hola Heather,

    Wow, you really made me and Mary smile with your super kind words, thanks so much!

    San Marino is a good choice and in a great location, very close to the pier with a great beach.

    As far as walking tours, I would suggest the malecon first, and then Isla Cuale. Frankly, many parts of Old Town are not easy to walk for oldsters and young ones. And there should be some fun activities at the English Library:

    Oh, when you stop in at the cigar shop, El Gato Gordo, please tell Rogelio and Natasha that we sent you in.

    Yes, do give us a shout if you see us on the streets, we love that.

    Thanks for reading.


  11. Sue Smith - March 15, 2014

    Just looked at the menu on their website and marked their location on our walking map. We’ll let them know you sent us. We arrive April 5 for 4 short weeks. Hope we run into again you while we are there this time.

    Sue and Dave

  12. Bruce - March 15, 2014

    Hola Sue,

    Yeah, the menu is pretty enticing, for sure.

    Holler if you see us on the streets, we love that.


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