The cuisine at the Tenerife Indian club and what's up.

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The Indian club in Tenerife North was not a place that's supposed to attract tourists. However, those that love the real India with all its imperfections besides the intriguing customs and its tempting cuisine were wellcome. The club's door was open on July 01, 2014 when we went there.

In fact, I knew this Asian association from way back. However, again in 2013 this place of curries had been recommended to us for best restaurant meals by an Insider, more than once.

Indian Club of Puerto de la Cruz

  • Calle Bethancourt, 25, almost by corner Calle Iriarte near the steps
  • Puerto de la Cruz
  • Call: Jaswal the chef at 646846100
  • Mostly vegetarian, except for 3 chicken dishes and occasional lamb
  • Open Monday-Saturday from 12.00 to 15.30 p.m and 17.00-23.30
    Sundays from 12.00 - 15,30
  • Catering events for up to 100 people could be reserved
  • Latest news: The club's restaurant has been closed since October 2014 until further notice due to kitchen renovations. The Club Hindustani of the Tenerife capital has also shut its doors
  • There only remains the Indian Taj Restaurant in the Tenerife Capital in C/ Villalba Hiervas 10, 38002 Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Tel: 922278480
    • The Puerto Cruz Club of India

      We are looking forward to Puerto's daily club menu with generous portions, once the so called 'reformas' are done . Last, we ordered a la carte, as only Biryani was on the agenda.

      Most of the dishes on offer were Vegetarian.

      The cuisine which we sampled

      Chicken Kofta  meatballs
      We had Chicken Kofta meatballs which were the best we had ever tasted.

      However, we asked Jaswal the chef to serve it to us in curry sauce. Later, he even gave us a second helping, as we liked it so much. We ordered extra rice, although our first portion was rather generous.

      chicken tikka masala

      Then we tried the Chicken Tikka Masala, It had a rather distinct flavor compared to other such chicken dishes. You may say that it had an acquired taste.

      papadam indian bread
      The food at the Puerto Cruz Indian Club was expected to stay wholesome. Without modern additives and preservatives... Was it very spicy?
      We ate much hotter meals in India but, the amount of Chilly in our lunch at the club was perfect for us.

      What we paid for it all

      Our lunch in summer 2014 set us back Euro 32 for both of us with drinks, none of which were wine. We nibbled more than one utterly delicious Papadam. (Actually about 7)

      The service was special and just as delightful.

      Other amenities at the Indian club of Puerto Cruz

      There was a prayer room for Sai Baba fans who could assemble there on Sunday afternoons. The hall which could be seen from the dining and bar area could be used for staging Indian dance, ceremonies and Puja rituals. Such Hindu events took place but were not made public.

      Diwali lights festival

      Diwali was celebrated in this Tenerife North club on the day of the full moon of the month of August and, not in October.

      A few years ago, we booked catering for a non Indian birthday party with 30 people. There was a different cook at that time who is now in London UK.

      Indian business club

      A young Spanish couple as well as two Indian business people who conversed in English had lunch there, besides us. Obviously, the place where we ate also suited Indian commerce and trade meetings.

      You could expect more guests in the evening, many of which also just cameto have a drink at the long bar counter.

      By the way, this social as well as business club was ideal for eating Indian food in town when the 'Mata Di restaurant' which is also no frill is closed for holidays around May and June.

      The town of oldest Indian Hindu community on Tenerife Island.

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