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Taste of India in Pensacola – They’re Back!

I didn’t want to say anything. There is only ONE Indian restaurant that I know of in Pensacola, and it is just a short drive from where we live. When we moved here, it was really really good, and we went there often. Then it changed hands, and it was still OK, but not the same. Then when we went in, it was all different, and the food was NOT spicy – they dumbed it down! We were disappointed, but we didn’t want there to be NO Indian restaurants in Pensacola.

We think maybe it changed hands a time or two. We wanted to go back, but had been so disappointed by the dumbing-down that we just couldn’t do it. Today, we had decided to give it one more try.

We are so glad we did. Once again under new management, the Taste of India is great tasting food once again. The buffet had a good assortment of tasty dishes, mostly veg, which we like, but so rich and flavorful that you don’t even miss the meat. There were also several really good condiments, home made and delicious.

Yes. It is a little spicy, meaning tasty. It is not bury-your-mouth spicy, only tasty spicy. Only go to Taste of India if you like REAL Indian tastes, fresh fresh fresh and delicately made. It was a delight to be able to eat there and enjoy the food once again. Lucky lucky us, and lucky lucky Pensacola to have Indian food of this calibre. 🙂

There is a lunch buffet, and there is a dinner and take out menu. It looks like they are doing some improvements to the building, too. Welcome back, Taste of India!

September 22, 2011 - Posted by | Arts & Handicrafts, Community, Cooking, Cultural, Eating Out, ExPat Life, Food, Living Conditions, Local Lore, Pensacola


  1. I thought I’d drop by and say hello. It’s been quite a long time! As always, love reading your posts! 🙂

    Comment by Я. | September 25, 2011 | Reply

  2. Hey, Я, I am happy to see you. 🙂 I think of you so often, and our great discussion about your ancestors on the Arabian Gulf. 🙂

    Comment by intlxpatr | September 25, 2011 | Reply

  3. Wow it’s been ages! Didn’t realize the years simply flew by. I’m currently writing in a new blog (obviously), are you still in touch with the good Rev. Andy by any chance? Trying to find his contact info. :/

    Comment by Я. | September 25, 2011 | Reply

  4. I know he is in Dubai now, and we stay in contact through FB – and knowing Andy, he would love to hear from you and to see you again. 🙂 I wish you well on your implant; I hope it is soon and I hope it is all you hope it will be. Я., you have always been so much more than your disability. It isn’t who you are, it is the cross you bear. You have a purpose for your life, you were created for a reason. 🙂 Deaf or not deaf . . . . you are Я.

    Comment by intlxpatr | September 25, 2011 | Reply

  5. Thanks so much for the heads up, I dropped him a message on FB. 🙂

    And you have no idea how much your words moved me, it’s people like you, Andy and others who are capable of giving happiness to others during their darkest times. With your permission I’m going to quote you in my next post. 😉

    Comment by Я. | September 25, 2011 | Reply

  6. Of course you have my permission. But Я., is this one of your darkest times? If so, I urge you to surround yourself with people who see the good in you, and will encourage you and stand with you to fight the dark thoughts.

    Comment by intlxpatr | September 26, 2011 | Reply

  7. what is their new address and phone number..

    Comment by Fred Knapp | October 5, 2011 | Reply

  8. Fred – Same location, corner of Perry and Cervantes, where The Mediterranean restaurant used to be before it moved up to Creighton and 9th. See the map, above. I don’t know the phone number.

    We’ve been back several times now, and the parking lot is full of happy customers once again. I saw today they have painted an elephant on the front of the restaurant (!)

    Comment by intlxpatr | October 5, 2011 | Reply

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