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“Impressive south Indian restaurant”
Review of Paper Dosa

Paper Dosa
Ranked #41 of 583 Restaurants in Santa Fe
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 5 January 2018

I have enjoyed dosas in San Francisco, London, and Dubai (alas not yet in India), and this place was on par with all three. The sambar was quite possibly the best I have had, and the coconut chutney was fresh and tangy. (The tomato chutney could perhaps have been a bit more flavorful.) I was impressed with how Chef Paulraj, who previously cooked at Dosa in San Francisco, worked New Mexico green chile into southern Indian cuisine.

I ordered a dosa with lamb keema, which itself is obviously not vegetarian; the lamb keema was also among the best I've had. Traditional potato filling is available for vegetarians, as is a three-cheese dosa with New Mexico green chile.

I also had a lassi. Unfortuantely, a garden-variety lassi was not available, but a mango lassi was, and it was not too sweet, which is the hallmark of a good mango lassi. There is an extensive wine list; the particular wine I chose, an Argentine malbec, did not ultimately pair well with a dosa; but I suspect that a white would have paired better, or even beer. Wine is difficult to pair with Indian and southeast Asian food, IMO.

The service was extremely friendly without being intrusive, and the server was more than happy to offer recommendations.

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4  Thank HWMNBN
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

When you've had your fill of guacamole and fajitas, you should definitely give Paper Dosa a try. It serves South Indian cuisine and it is delicious, and would be up to standard in any big city. Start with the papadam appetizer and share several entrees, including one curry and one dosa at least. This is a popular spot so go early or be prepared for a wait.

4  Thank checkpointcheryl
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

Great southern Indian cuisine! Wonderful masala dosa with full array of accompaniments. Pleasant atmosphere. A very civilized family friendly place with friendly help and a nice clientele.

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2  Thank lrbarile
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Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Wine list was overpriced and low end. Do not go here to drink.
The attraction is the big crispy rolls of crispy bread. One of our group had the lamb ( which was ground so who knows what was in it), flat tasting, no seasoning. Someone else had a salad that looked beautiful with large slices of watermelon radishes. I had a mushroom dish that was very good.

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Reviewed 24 December 2017

Everything was perfect here, Hard to drag ourselves away from New Mexican cuisine, but this was well worth it. It is not a fancy place, but service was executed with panache, or like you might be sitting in a South Indian kitchen being served by your relatives. The food offered new flavors for us; it is not like other Indian cooking. I heard that the owners traveled to South India to learn from the chef's mother. The dosas, curries, calamari were wonderful. They don't take reservations, except for large parties, but we had no trouble on a week night. Truly is a one of a kind experience.

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7  Thank kayaklady2
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