A Pakistani restaurant on the malecon! Yes, you read that right. A new restaurant with new flavors just opened and we dropped by on Thursday night to have a taste.
The restaurant is located in the lobby of a new hotel/apartment just completed on the malecon.
The owner/chef is a young man who speaks both Spanish and English. He was very attentive and enthusiastic. The dining room was clean, furniture very nice with a huge projection screen where Bollywood music videos were playing. We did ask if the music could be lowered as it got a bit loud.
We have been lamb deprived so both Joe and I ordered a lamb dish. After a short wait, maybe 10 minutes ,we were given an appetizer of samosas – a vegetarian pastry filled with garbanzo beans prepared with spices and herbs that were a bit picante and very flavorful.
These were served with two different natural yogurt sauces, one was spicy and the other was not.
I ordered the lamb with spinach, Sagh Gosht, for $5.00. It was tasty stewed lamb served with a small salad of cucumbers, tomato and avocado, rice and roti which is a flat bread like pita. Joe ordered the Karahi $5.50. The portion of meat was a bit small and several pieces were a bit bony.
And it came with dessert, a portion of rice pudding with dried fruit and a sprinkling of crushed almonds on top.
It was a great treat and we are going back to try the vegetarian dishes next time. Currently this restaurant is only open Thursday to Sunday for dinner.