Well lit & well organized place where we were welcomed by PR & Marketing head Virat Chhabra, Maquina is a Tex Mex Restaurant located on the Mezzanine floor in Hauz Khas Village, Delhi. Claiming to be the only place in Hauz Khas Village, which offers the extended happy hours till 10pm, Maquina aims to make you groove to the music and feel delighted with the place.
The word, Maquina, means a Vessel i.e. a Ship, and that’s why the place is designed to appear so. From wooden wall texture to Cowboy hats hanging on the walls, the place is soon going to have the staff in the Cowboy costume to give the guests a complete feel.
With an affable ambience and wide Tex Mex cuisine, the restaurant leaves the guests spoilt with the choices. Maquina’s Kitchen is headed by US returned Chef Ajay Chamoli. Ranging from Salads, Soups, and appetizers to Mains to go along with your Favorite Mocktails or Cocktails, the place promises to serve you the best!
- The Restaurant has special days for their guests like “Senorita Tuesdays” which is a Ladies night from 8 pm onwards every Tuesday, where they offer, Sangrias or Vodka based drinks to all the ladies guests, on the house. The night has a special attraction of a famous Tarot Card Reader.
- Then comes the special “Carnival Thursdays” where Maquina offers a live Mexican Counter, a Tarot Card reader and Tequila or Vodka based Cocktails for all the women.
- The weekend starts with a Wonderful Live Band performance on Fridays and with the extended Happy Hours till 10pm on all the three days i.e. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Serving the guests with a smile seems to be a rule for the staff here. They are well dressed, quick and responsible with their tasks and are having the full knowledge about the happenings in the place. From the Bar tender to the table steward, all of them are grooving with the music and serving you the best!
Kitchen Pops was invited by Gourmet It Up, to have a special experience of their world-class food and music on 10th December 2014. We reached the place at around 8:30 and were well greeted by Mr. Virat Chhabra, the PR and Marketing Head for the restaurant. Maquina is a perfect place if you love to have classic music while enjoying your lovely bytes and Fresh Cocktails & Mocktails.
Chef Ajay briefed us about the menu and the offerings by the restaurant and welcomed us with their Signature Appetizer – Cajun Roasted bell peppers Nachos which was served with Salsa Sauce and Sour Cream. The nachos chips were made in the restaurant’s kitchen and were melting well in the mouth. The dish was yummy but could have been more if would have been a little spicier and the sour cream had the scope of improvement.
The next appetizer we kept our eyes on being Jalapeño Cheese Poppers. The 6 poppers seemed to be priced a little high (Rs. 345) but the taste made the feeling go away! Jalapenos stuffed with cheese, mushrooms and Olives tasted heaven on earth. Served with Thousand Island dip, the dish was one of the best Jalapeno poppers we ever had.
With the flow of mouth-watering appetizers and pleasing attitude of the staff, our stomachs were full but not the hearts, and thus we ordered Beer Battered Onion Rings. Served artistically, the rings looked crisp and mouth-watering.
In the main course, we were served with Flavorsome Fillippin Burger and Grilled Veggie Chimichanga Roll. The tempting and delicious food made our evening as it was complimented by classic English Songs sung by a live singer. The choice of songs made us nostalgic & forced us to go back to our childhood memories with the songs like Summer of 69, Everything I Do and so on.
The last sweet course of our meal was with Fruit Crepes and the signature Toblerone Shot served by Maquina to leave us with sweet feelings about the place.
Given the opportunity by Gourmet It Up, Kitchen Pops was glad to visit the place, to taste their delicious food and groove on their superb music.
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