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Keep Orkos for weekend lounging with friends and family. North Indian kebabs and Bengali delicacies on the menu, an open, well-stocked bar and lilting background music set the tone for catching up with friends on a weekend. Their elaborate Lunch Buffet is also a big draw. But the Galouti Kebab, Peshawari Kebab, Tandoori Mushroom, Dora Kebab and Bhutte ki Kebab actually entice you more. The Chinese section in the menu presents Chilli Chicken, Garlic Chicken and Singaporean Noodles.

Bar Review Buzz: 2.5 / 5 Service: 0 / 5 Decor: 3 / 5This is perfect for a Friday or Saturday lounging with friends and family. A well-stocked bar, trained bartenders, live DJ every evening (except Mondays) remixing world music and Bollywood, spicy finger food creates the mood at Orko’s. Order from their classic cocktails like Bloody Mary, Screwdriver, Whisky Sour, Cosmopolitan, Martini, Gimlet or mocktails like Blue Lagoon or Fruit Punch. For nibbles, order the Chilli Chicken Dry, Crispy Chilli Baby Corn, Tandoori Chicken or Adrak ki Boti. For a still heavier meal, food can easily be served at the lounge from their adjacent restaurant.

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If you love Mexican…you cannot miss the hundreds of Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurants swamping all of USA, Canada and parts of Europe. It is the fastest growing chain of comfort food from the south of the American border. From a specific five-item-menu to a fantastic service format, it has given rise to a whole generation of competitors like Panchero’s Mexican Grill, Baja Fresh, Rubio’s Fresh Mexican Grill et al. The Little Donkey, is our city’s brand new Mexican Grill space, obviously inspired by this global wave of fast-casual Mexican cuisine.

Decor

Smart-casual it is, at a prominent junction of the erstwhile Lansdowne Road. Smack glass façade and a cute little logo make an apt entrance. Inside, wood and laminate cramped modern seating, drop down lampshades, brightly lit interiors, mirrored walls creating an illusion of space, all add up to any posh corporate lounging space. Only, it is not for lounging. You are expected to queue up at the glass mounted service counter choose your dish from the poster menu, with a filling of meat or veg, coax the staff to add the variety of free toppings, dollops of extra sauces, collect your order on the fluorescent plastic crockery and queue up for payment, before your head for a table.

So, the operations are simple here. As is the wall-mounted menu. Only, we earnestly hope the staff gets disciplined and picks up the service courtesy fast enough to handle the juvenile self-service customer behavior. Our billing process was utter confusion! We manage to order and pay for our Nachos with Cheese (Rs.80), Nachos Supreme (Rs. 95), a Non Veg Mini Burrito (Rs.120) with a filling and 3 toppings, A Non Veg Rice Bowl (Rs.195), extras of Guacamole (Rs.35), Sour Cream (Rs.25) along with Fresh Lime Soda (Rs.45), Sparkling Apple (Rs.50) and a Pink Lemonade (Rs.45).

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The breaking of corn nachos does have the right crunch, but the toppings are not enough. While the Nacho Supreme comes with beans, Salsa and some cheesy dip - it lacks kick; the other, Nachos with Cheese could have surely done better than a sparse helping of plasticky grilled cheese. The Fresh Lime Soda is refreshing, spiked up with spices, while the Pink Lemonade and Sparkling Apple are plain without being overly sweet. The mini Burrito comes in a soft Tortilla stuffed with juicy shards of lamb, along with choice of toppings - Cilantro rice, Corn Salsa and Pico de Gallo. The rice bowl is a heaped up with the free toppings of Corn Salsa, Pico De Gallo, Medium Salsa, Lettuce, Jalapenos, Sour Cream and extra Guacamole with a handful of diced spice-rubbed, mild chicken. The Caramel Custard (Rs.55) we get ourselves at the end is a real treat.

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