Bolivia Restaurant Review: Star of India, La Paz
Being an Indian away from home, I was super excited to visit the Star of India which is located at Calle Cochabamba 170, La Paz, Bolivia. Ambience is decent with Indian music playing in the background. The menu has all the Indian dishes named. Price I feel is too expensive for Bolivia at BS49 per dish. If you look near the cashier or the bar you will the picture of the Queen a give away as to who is the owner of the restaurant :). They consider their Vindaloo as a super spicy dish, and if you finish it you will be awared a T-shirt on the house.
Food for me as an Indian is below average. The Veg. Dishes such as Aloo (potatoe) Saag (Spinach) was made with local cheese instead of cottage cheese, a disappointment. Veg. Kurma was too sweet and was a poor show. Chicken Tikka had taste of tumeric and this is not good was more like eating a quick 10 min Microwave meal. Kulfi is proba ly a wake up call required as it was normal ice cream with choc sauce.
Its full of British Expats so gives you an Idea why its popular. But overall , too high a price for too poor a food.
Recommendations: Really really really want Indian food then go there with no high hopes.