Moharaj

Price guide: Budget

Calle Marques de Cubas 23, Madrid, 28014

Price guide: Budget

Moharaj

By Annie Bennett, your Madrid expert

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#12 of 40
expert-rated restaurants in Madrid
Expert overall rating:4.6 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.8
4.8
Ambience:
3.9
3.9
Service:
4.5
4.5
Location:
4.4
4.4
Value for money:
4.8
4.8
Recommended for:
Families with teenagers, Singles, Relaxation

Expert review of Moharaj

If you fancy Indian food, this is the best in Madrid.

This is the third Moharaj restaurant to open in Madrid, and I am recommending this one over the others simply because it is near the Prado and other museums, and is a lot bigger so you don't need to book. The food is equally good in all three. The other two are in Lavapies, and the Calle Buenavista branch is not far from the Reina Sofia museum. The Calle Ave Maria one is probably the most popular, and has outdoor tables. These are not fancy places, but not overly basic either. It's all about the food. I hardly ever go to any other Indian restaurant in Madrid these days.

Food and drink: 

Most dishes are made from scratch, so don't expect your order to arrive at the table immediately. The Moharaj platter is a good way to kick off if there are four of you, as it has samosas, bhajis and pakoras. I could recommend an alarming number of dishes here, but will resrict myself to the prawns rezala, chicken jalfrezi, lamb rogan josh, beef madras and matar paneer. I could obviously go on, but this is making me very hungry indeed.

Ambience: 

This branch has only been open since early summer 2010, so has been a bit quiet on my visits so far, but that is bound to change once people realise it's there. The other branches are always full with curry lovers of all descriptions.

Service: 

Waiters are friendly, helpful and speak English.

Location: 

Down a side street near the Cortes parliament building. A short walk from the Thyssen-Bornemisza and Prado museums.

Price advice: 

Most curry dishes are betwen 7 and 12 euros. Starters are 3-6.50 euros. The Moharaj platter is 15.50 euros.  There are set menus - including just vegetarian dishes - from 12.95-17.90 euros, including drinks.

Other useful branches: 

Calle Ave Maria 26 and Calle Buenavista 42. See the website for details.

More information on Moharaj:

Price guide:
Budget
Type:
Restaurant, Takeaway
Food:
Indian, Vegetarian
Address:
Calle Marques de Cubas 23, Madrid, 28014
Telephone:
91 360 1795
Website:
http://moharajcomidaindiamadrid.com
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Mon-Sun 1pm-4.30pm, 8pm-midnight.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Not necessary
Free tags / Keywords:
Cheap eats, Takeaway

Have you been to Moharaj? Would you recommended it?

Community comments (2)

This is the best indian food I have ever had!! This coupled with fantastic service makes me think that Moharaj should be much higher up this list. My wife and I plan to go back before we leave.

Hi Marc
Glad you thought it was great too! Will reevaluate and get it higher up the list - but these are all fave places of mine.