Don't get me wrong: I like this place, and have eaten there probably 7-8 times, and will go back. But while the decor and food quality are better than House of India (in Coral Gables), the breadth of selection at the lunch buffet is definitely not.
No dosas, samosas, papadums or variety breads; just naan. One chicken, one lamb, one vegetable dish, and dal (lentil). Salad is iceberg lettuce, tomatoes, green peppers and hot peppers; only raita for dressing. Only one dessert.
While the food quality of H.of I. isn't quite up to the same level, the variety is far greater -- and for heaven's sake, the food there is usually warm!
Taste of Bombay charges the same as other Indian restaurants for their buffet; I think they can afford to keep their food warm, if not hot. I suspect there is nothing more than a buffet candle, if that. It's also a potential hazard for food (especially proteins) to be kept for hours at too moderate a temperature. If they can't put in a proper buffet hot water heating system, then at least some Sterno!
No complaints about the service. They're friendly and attentive. The management is too. Just -- add more variety, and warm up the food, please! (I haven't been there for an evening meal; just the buffet.)
I have yet to try the new Indian Palate in the Gables. So far, the finest Indian lunch buffet I've had in South Florida is Madras Cafe in Pompano, but that's awfully far to go just for lunch.
Pros: Fine flavoring, good quality
Cons: buffet has limited selection; food is barely warm!