I took my husband for Father’s Day to the restaurant as a surprise. He had been craving for Indian food and wasn’t aware of a good restaurant in the area. I found this one and decided to try it.
The restaurant is inside the Clarion Hotel and it is simple and very nicely decorated. They actually serve, not only Indian but Chinese and Thai dishes as well.
The sever came right away and was very pleasant and attentive.
We started with appetizers. My husband ordered Chili paneer fish, which consisted of Asian sea bass, Chinese chili garlic sauce, onions, and bell peppers. It was delicious. It had a sweet but lightly spicy taste, which combined with the onions, pepper pieces, and the fish created an awesome experience in the palate.
I had Palak chaat, which consisted of air fried spinach with a touch of sweet yogurt, ginger, and an amazing tamarind mint chutney that was to die for. The flavors exploded in your mouth.
For our main dishes, my husband had the junglee lal mass lamb with garlic tomato sauce. The dish is spicy, so if you can handle that, it is a very good flavorful dish. I had the Tabla’s style homemade lamb curry. This dish builds up some spicy sensation as you eat it, but it is amazing. I mixed it with their basmati rice, which is long grained, and the meat and the curry flavors and other spices filled my mouth with pleasure.
We really enjoyed this place and will be back. I loved the spices in the food and how they are prepared and presented.
They didn’t have the wine I requested, but they had others to choose from and it ended up been a good choice.
Only reason for a poor rating in service is it took over an hr to receive our food. We had a 7:30pm reservation and didn’t get our food until 8:50pm. Every time we go here they are short staffed but this was the longest we’ve had to wait. They need to have more staff especially since they are always busy.
The area was very nice, the restaurants atmosphere was great, The food and the service was fantastic and the cost was equal to the value. We would definitely recommend this restaurant and will go back next time we are in town.
BEST Indian cuisine I found in Orlando. Authentic and mouthwatering. Lunch specials are amazing. Gobi Manchurian is out of this world. Trust the staff's recommendations for 'spiciness' when you order. Perfect place for an alfresco lunch. It's worth driving 30 mins just to enjoy a meal at El Vics!
Because the ceiling was high, sound echoed through the room. This made it hard to hear each other. That being said, the food was outstanding. We accidentally ordered the Bhel Puri instead of another dish, but it ended up being our favorite dish of the night. Ultimately, the building was not ideal, but the food was worth the hassle.