Pancho’s Pav Bhaji – Mumbai

When Swarali Kulkarni – Mumbai Food Junkie  introduced me to Pancho’s pav-bhaji I was honestly a little skeptical. I mean different types of pav-bhaji’s?? Honestly I was not too comfortable even with the thought. But when Sushant Hiray mentioned that he had tried it a while back & liked it, I decided to give it a shot.

Post my Bangalore visit; I reached-out to the owner of Pancho’s – Anil to check if we can have the pav-bhaji’s in my office in Andheri(e). Email with the order was sent across, once Anil confirmed. The delivery time was decided as 1:00 pm. Pancho’s branded boxes were delivered just a few min’s post 1:00 pm. Must say the delivery guy was happy delivering the food to us 🙂 (rare case)

Let me start with the packaging. One of the best I have seen.

Branded cardboard box with the details of the dish inside packed well. Open & you can actually see the effort put-in by the Pancho’s team to ensure you enjoy your meal. The bhaji is packed in a plastic box sealed with a plastic sheet which is easy to remove & ensuring no spillage at all. The buttered pav’s are wrapped in a separate small paper bag. Fine chopped onion along with a slice of lime is in a plastic box. What’s a pav-bhaji without butter? Amul Butter packet to the rescue. Another plastic has tissues, spoon & an after-mint. Big Big Thumbs Up for this.

Now the most important thing – The Food.

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We started with the Veg Classic Pav Bhaji. Except for the fact that I would like the bhaji to be a little more thick, don’t have any other complaints. The other pav-bhaji’s included – Mushroom, Anda & Chicken.

The Mushroom Pav Bhaji was nice with mushroom’s added to the veg classic bhaji. People enjoyed the anda pav bhaji. One bite of the chicken pav bhaji & they loved it. Their expressions said it all. Chicken Pav Bhaji was a clear fav.

Another fav was the Tawa Pulav with Paneer Bhaji.

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Perfect Mumbai style spicy, masaledaar tawa pulav. Would have liked raita with this. Will order this soon.

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Ended the pav-bhaji with the gulab-jamun’s. Were too sweet for my taste, rest everyone enjoyed them. The size is small compared to the gulab-jamun’s you get outside.

Pancho’s was awarded the most popular food startup at ‪#‎SmashUp.A great take on one of mumbai’s fav snack – pav bhaji. Based out of powai, they are a take-away place. Orders can be placed online/whatsapp. I would like the normal laadi-pav along with the bhaji instead of the pav used. Though they are nice & loaded with butter, nothing can replace the laadi-pav 🙂 Priced almost at-par with the restaurants around, the quantity & quality of the food is good. A great option for the carnivore’s to enjoy chicken & pav-bhaji at one go.

Thanks Swarali Kulkarni – Mumbai Food Junkie for the invite & Pancho’s for a good meal 🙂

Food – 3.5/5
Packaging – 5/5
Service – 4/5
Value For Money – 4/5
Pancho’s Pav Bhaji
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