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Bobby’s, a firm favourite for the taste of authentic Indian cooking 

If you love Indian food, you will be delighted to hear that a new restaurant has opened in the south of Tenerife and is going to become a firm favourite.

For us, it was even more of a delight to discover Bobby’s Indian Tandoori in Costa del Silencio. This is the second Bobby’s, the first being a huge success in Puerto Santiago and this second restaurant is being run by Bobby’s namesake, Bobby whom we first encountered when he used to have an Indian in Palm Mar.

This second Bobby’s is in a really good location and accessible for all. Although it has a Costa del Silencio address, it is actually near and in walking distance from Ten-Bel and Las Galletas as well and it is also on the bus route.

You will probably already know the unusually-shaped building on Avenida Jose Antonio Tavio, 1. Like an octagonal, it is situated on the corner of the main road to Costa del Silencio (just after you turn left off the road towards Las Galletas as if you were going into Silencio’s main road). It is literally on that corner and you can invariably find a parking space on the main road.

We knew from past experience that the Indian food served to us would be perfect and it was. You will love this restaurant because it has a great atmosphere and offers really good prices that everyone can afford. It is so nice to find somewhere that doesn’t price itself out of the market even before it begins.

Bobby’s in Costa del Silencio has only been open for three months but it has already become a firm favourite with many people, local people and tourists alike.

We loved the unusual shape of the interior and the choice of places to sit. There is a very small terrace if you want to sit outside, then one room by the bar which has huge arched picture windows which open up to give you lots of air or a second room which is cool and air conditioned. Lovely on a very hot day!

When we arrived, the blinds were down because the sun was still shining through and this gave the room a lovely glow. When it started to get dark, Bobby opened the blinds and we were surprised that in the distance, we could see Las Galletas harbour and the ocean.

You would think that in such a hot climate, peope might steer away from “hot” food but such is not the case. In any event, you can have your curry or whatever you order at the temperature you like, mild or very very very hot or somewhere in between. Bobby will ask your preference and steer you in the right direction.

To begin our meal, we enjoyed crispy papadums with some sauces (we loved their Indian version of ali oli), followed by a mixed platter of Bobby’s “Thali for two people” starters with onions bhaji, samosas, sheek kebab, pakoras etc. Really lovely and great value for nine euros. There is also a vegetarian option.

For our main courses, we had a prawn biryani (ten euros) and were surprised that we could have any choice of curry sauce. It was succulent and gorgeous and a huge portion. My dining partners had a chicken pasanda (seven euros), a bowl of scrumptious Bombay potatoes (5.50 euros), chips and a chicken korma (seven euros). These are dishes we always have as they are firm favourites but of course there are literally dozens of choices on the menu, including for children.

You can have everything you want and more – masalas, kormas, baltis, sizzling shashlics, bhunas, karahi, jalfrezi, Rogan josh, madras, vindaloo and of course phall, if you dare! There is also a good selection of specials, such as chilli chicken (eight euros) or Keema Gosht (nine euros). We also had one of the best Indian naan breads we have enjoyed for some time as our Peshwari was crisp, hot and delicious.

The prices are excellent so it means you can pop out for an Indian meal on a regular occasion which we intend to do as Bobby’s is just around our corner. Main dishes hover around the seven to nine euro mark. On top of this, if you don’t see what you want on the menu, just put in a request.

The restaurant is currently open from 6pm each day and you can also order a take-away, at the moment just for collection but deliveries will eventually follow. More good news!

It’s also worth saying that the drink prices are not inflated either. It’s no good having a decent priced meal only to be stung with the drinks but this is not the case at Bobby’s. The house wine is 9.75 euros a bottle, a Cobra is 2.80 euros, a coke 1.80 euros and a pint of Dorada 2.80 euros to give you some idea.

So, all round, it’s a very big welcome to Bobby’s at Costa del Silencio and the prospect of many more visits! RS.

Telephone 922 072 177 or 610 864 241. Please do ring if you would prefer to make a reservation or if you would like help with a block booking or party arrangement.