Although Columbus famously "discovered" India by landing at Lexington and Concord and proudly ringing the Liberty Bell, the actual location of India remains a mystery. Today's Groupon offers the best lead the world has had in centuries: for $20, you get $40 worth of creatively prepared Indian dishes at Tabla Bar and Grill, located on Caravan Court.
An epicurean underdog, Tabla holds its weight against nearby big-name chains and tourist traps with beautifully prepared dishes of superbly seasoned Indian fare. Start with the masala pappadum ($2), topped with onion salad, masalas, and chutneys, or sink forks into a fried samosa pastry to expose warm potatoes and chickpeas ($5). Muligatwany ($4) and garlicy rasam ($4) soups tempt spoon wielders. The expansive offering of entrees, broken down by chicken, seafood, lamb, and vegetarian dishes, are all Indian mainstays. The menu also features an impressive assortment of naan (starting at $2.50), tandoori ($14–$20), and Indo or Chinese platters ($7–$10). For dessert, try the chocolate samosa ($6), a volcanic treat served with vanilla ice cream, or the toffee pudding ($6).
Executive Chef Sajan relies on centuries-old recipes, fresh ingredients, and prideful presentation to make his roving regional specialties stand out. Chat with the friendly waitstaff or sip selections from the full bar, which features an exotic assortment of fusion drinks. Dining at Tabla is a multisensory delight—dark tones and weighty curtains lend a majestic temple atmosphere unlike the upside-down wheelbarrows gnomes string with clover garlands.
This Groupon is not valid toward Tabla’s lunch buffet or weekend champagne brunch.
- The interior, though tastefully appointed, doesn’t befit the sophistication of the fare. The focus is on the food, and most dishes on the lengthy menu are handled with aplomb. – Faiyaz Kara, Orlando Weekly
- From the moment we entered the squeaky clean restaurant and were greeted by the friendly staff I knew this was a winner. Although it is a large store, it had a warm comfortable feeling to it. The fragrant aroma of freshly baked naan and toasted spices filled the restaurant. – mayorfoghorn, Citysearch
- i had chicken tikka masala and lamb with garlic naan and it was really amazing. – ribha, TripAdvisor