Spice Express Indian Bistro - 19th Street
1020 19th St., NW
Washington, DC 20036
Neighborhood: Foggy Bottom/West End, Downtown
Monday through Friday 11-8, closed Saturday and Sunday.
Nearby Metro Stops: Farragut North, Dupont Circle
Price Range: Inexpensive
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Needed
Chicken tikka masala; shrimp masala; eggplant stew; aloo gobhi; mango lassi.
Aloo gobhi, a less-than-fiery mixture of cauliflower and potatoes, is a pleaser, but saag paneer had neither the bright flavor of the spinach nor the silky texture of the cheese that makes the dish so appealing. To go with the curries there’s naan (plain $1.50, garlic $2.49), baked in the tandoor, and a refreshing, spice-soothing mango lassi ($2.99).
Open Monday through Friday for lunch and dinner.
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