Mocambo, Park Street, Kolkata - Review

Experience the city night life, Signature style
Kolkata?s love affair with Mocambo goes back many years. Despite the large number of eateries that have popped up in and around the city?s famous Park Street Area, this place still manages to maintain a certain old-world charm that ensure its loyal patrons return on a regular basis. Unsurprisingly, many patrons use the restaurant?s quality as a yardstick to judge every new place that threatens to take the crown of Park Street?s favourite restaurant away from Mocambo.

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Despite its somewhat shabby interiors and dimly lit setting, the place is always buzzing with activity and the packed crowd is a consistent fixture all week long. There?s a certain macabre charm to dining under the gloomy red lamps that at times barely illuminate the food you are having. The restaurant?s wide-spread popularity is also sometimes its undoing, as people that arrive without a reservation generally have to wait a good while. Don?t fret though; the wait is definitely worth it.

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In terms of service, they pride themselves on having a fantastically trained wait staff. If you are ever confused on what to order, they make good recommendations on the dishes based on your dining preferences. Service is as quick as you can expect for a restaurant that is always this packed. A little patience can go a long way here.

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They offer a bevy of Indian and Mughlai delicacies, with some exceptional dishes being the Chicken Tandoori. However, their Continental preparations are what make this place truly stand out. The Chateaubriand with Roast Potatoes on the side, Devilled Crab, Fish à la Diana, À la Kiev, and Chicken Cordon Blue make for a truly mouth-watering gourmet experience. In terms of desserts, their Baked Alaska, Cream Caramel, and perfectly prepared Crêpes are bound to send you into a sweet-tooth haven. In fact, try any of their wide and varied range of continental dishes; you will surely not be disappointed. Their extensive is also nothing to scoff at. They ensure they are stocked with all the necessary makes and brands from vodkas and whisky to wines and beers. The cocktail menu lists some of the tried-and-tested favourites. However, if cocktails are not your cup of tea, you can always opt for some Signature Whisky on the rocks. If you are a traveller stopping by in Kolkata and are looking for a place to sample some authentic Continental cuisine, definitely check out Mocambos and you will not be disappointed.    

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