Mahesh Lunch Home: "Licking the original Manglorean fare" Mumbai Restaurant Tip by wrldtravler

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Before all the others, There was Mahesh Lunch Home. It still is: the first and original Manglorean seafood restaurant in Bombay, famed for its black pomfret curries, its crabs, its fish roe masalas, prawn gassi, lady fish fry. It is 18 years old, inconspicuously located at the junction of Cowasji Patel Street and Pherozeshah Mehta Road, modest in every sense, except its food. It has recently been renovated, nothing grand, the downstairs is still workmanlike and non-AC, the mezzanine AC and 20 per cent extra for that, but it is looking brighter, more cheerful. And the crabs are as good as ever.

Favorite Dish: Crab, of course, is only one of the seafood available here. Others items include: mackrel, pomfret, halwa, lady fish (kane), surmai, rawas, squid, baby shark, lobster, prawns.

Price Comparison: more expensive than average
Directions: Mahesh Lunch Home in Cowasji Patel Street, off Pherozeshah Mehta Road.
Price: US$11-20
Rating: 0
Theme: Indian

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  • Written Jan 15, 2003
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