Taruveda Bistro, Jaipur

Jaipur is a bustling tourist destination, thanks to its hilltop forts and chaotic ancient walled city. But there is another side to this pink paradise that may be more familiar to its residents. It’s a bustling metro that is modernizing faster than any other city in the country. And with that comes the modernization of its food as well.

One such hidden gem is Taruveda Bistro. In the tony neighborhood of Civil lines, a stone’s throw away from the sprawling Governor’s Estate and popular shopping haunts like Suvassa and Neerja International, lies a bungalow, which has been converted into a fancy Interiors store and Cafe. As you walk into the space, the luxe Louis Vuitton trunk catches your eye and the courteous staff is eager to show you around the store, or direct you to the cafe. Taru means tree, and the open air cafe is shaded and cool with plenty of trees around! There is a small enclosed space too, but why not enjoy the open space that Jaipur has to offer. The menu is sparse, but I find that to be a good sign. Do a few things but do them well I say 🙂

We asked for the Eggs Benedict to begin with but it wasn’t available that day. That’s never a good feeling, but the charming ambiance kept us in good cheer. We then ordered the smoked salmon sushi. I’d give it a 10 on 10 considering that they’ve managed to make a pretty tasty sushi in the heart of the That desert!

Salmon Sushi

My husband is strangely averse to tomato sauce on Pizza and in Pasta (grounds for divorce? 😉 hahaha) So we ordered an Al pesto pasta for him. I have realized that the Pizzas in Jaipur are pretty decent across the board since the crusts are thin and crisp. This was no different, but a bit too dry and under-seasoned for my palette.

Al Pesto Pizza

We then ordered their Barbecue chicken burgers for main course. Burgers are something I am always skeptical about since they tend to be dry and tasteless in most places. So imagine my utter and pleasant surprise when the chicken piccatas in the burgers came smothered in the most delicious sweet and tangy barbecue sauce! My only small complain – the buns were too thick and bready, but I’d definitely order it again.

Barbeque Chicken Burger

What is a burger without fries! I had to order mine separately (ideally they should serve a few with the burger). Nothing much to say – they were as standard as french fries can be, but I took a photograph because of its lovely serving dish.

French Fries

So in conclusion, this pretty little cafe is a must visit. Even if it is to cool your heels between shops!

PHONE:0141 2222644

ADDRESS:1st Floor, Sunraj Villa, 2 Mysore House, Jacob Road, Civil Lines, Jaipur

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