Cheap Eats 2010: Spice Xing
100 places that offer great food at low prices.
Reviewed By Todd Kliman, Ann Limpert, Kate Nerenberg, Rina Rapuano
Comments () | Published June 16, 2010
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Spice Xing
Address: 100-B Gibbs St., Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 301-610-0303
Neighborhood: Rockville
Cuisines: Tapas/Small Plates, Indian
Opening Hours: Open for lunch daily 11:30 to 2:30, dinner Sunday through Thursday 5:30 to 9:30, Friday and Saturday 5:30-10:30
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Recommended
Best Dishes Mini-dosas; tandoori wings; barbecue jumbo shrimp; Persian-style lamb-and-apricot stew; chicken tikka masala; roasted baby eggplants; lychee mojito.
Special Features:
Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly

Why go: The most interesting restaurant in Rockville Town Square is this Indian dining room with billowing jewel-tone silks. The menu—crafted by Passage to India owner Sudhir Seth—is just as colorful, ranging from traditional curries to Bombay street fare to coriander-spiked margaritas.

What to get: Miniature potato-stuffed dosas with spicy coconut chutney; chili-cheese toast, an excellent bar snack; dahi papri chaat, a cold salad of potatoes, chickpeas, tamarind, and yogurt; bread pakora, chutney sandwiches with a ketchup-like dipping sauce; chicken tikka masala with an unexpected kick; chicken malbari; lamb stew with apricots; tandoori-charred pineapple; lychee mojito and martini.

Best for: A date that doesn’t feel budget; cocktails and bar snacks.

Insider tip: Weekdays from 5 to 6:30, you’ll find discounts on beer, wine, martinis, and some of the best small plates around.

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