The Golden Fiesta
By Tanya Kapoor
I visited Golden Fiesta on the recommendation of a friend whose opinion I’m slightly skeptical about! I wasn’t expecting much from a restaurant located in the overly crowded lajpat nagar market. Golden Fiesta is located on a narrow road facing the Tagore public school with no inside parking facility. However it’s a welcome oasis for scores of hungry and thirsty shoppers who visit the market each day. Be warned though – the place has just 3 stand-up tables where patrons and other shoppers jostle for elbow room. The food is hygienic enough but a lot of people may not like the squalid surroundings.
Golden Fiesta offers an interesting menu. It is a good option for a refreshing Orange Crush on that hot, summer day. Of course, you could choose from the multitude of pastries, sandwiches, pizzas, burgers, Chilli Chicken and hot dogs. As for the food, it is tasteful and abundant. Being a die-hard cheese lover I ordered a grilled chicken sandwich and a pan chicken pizza here and I must say the sandwich was quite a mouthful! Stuffed generously with juicy and flavourful chicken, mayo, veggies and grilled to melting yumminess, it was quite a heavy duty snack that left me full for the rest of the day! The pizza was really well executed: the crust was very nice (thin, and not overcooked) and the filling was great, with some very good toppings, the only weak point in my opinion was the tomato sauce which could be a bit more tasty.With the exception of the cold coffee I ordered, which was slow to arrive everything else was delivered promptly. The selection of desserts is big, and I recommend the tarts and the chocolate pastry. We lingered after devouring most of the food, yet he didn’t hurry us out. I am looking forward to returning to sample more of the dishes that the restaurant has to offer.
Not only was the food impeccably delectable and the portion size extremely filling, but also surprisingly pocket friendly. Golden Fiesta should most definitely make it to your list of on-the-go places to eat!