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Royal Peacock - CLOSED

Map & Directions 5290 Arapahoe Ave.
Boulder, CO 80303
  • Afghan, Indian, Tibetan
  • Sun 5:30pm-10pm, Mon-Fri 11:30am-2:30pm, Mon-Sat 5:30pm-10:30pm
  • All Major Credit Cards
  • Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout, Delivery, Catering, Kid Friendly
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Accepted
  • Lot Available


Westword's Description

The first thing you notice about the Royal Peacock is the smell: incense and curry, old carpets and fresh cinnamon and ancient tandoor smoke. It's a warm, cloying and sweet smell, and a hint that the Peacock isn't your average strip-mall Indian outpost. The very traditional kitchen offers tastes of India straight out of Goa and Bombay. The curries are smoky-hot, the tandoori meats incredibly tender. The menu has inspired such a fierce loyalty among transplanted Coloradans that the kitchen also does a nice side business shipping out saags and kormas and thalis on ice.

Member Reviews

  • westwordbestof wrote a review for Royal Peacock
    on 05/06/09

    The Royal Peacock would win this award on smell alone. As you walk up to the restaurant, it feels like you could be lifted off the ground by the mingled aromas coming from the kitchen, like a cartoon hobo smelling pie. But once you get past the smell of tandoori and cumin, curry, saffron and a hundred other barely identifiable odors — once you get through the door, make your way... More >>

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  • Wedded Bliss

    Laura staggers as we step through the double doors and into the Royal Peacock. She doesn't swoon, exactly, but there's not much in this world... More on Royal Peacock »

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