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Monica Rooftop Restaurant

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West of the Fort | Near Main Bazaar, Mandawa, India
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 45
    Excellent
  • 57
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good food but adapted to Western palates

We enjoyed lunch today in this rooftop restaurant. The food was fresh, staff a bit lackadaisical. We asked for medium-spiced food and, like a few places on this trip, there was no spice at all. We're learning to navigate through experience. We'll hopefully figure out how to find Western style... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
MEBFrance108
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Paris
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Paris
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed lunch today in this rooftop restaurant. The food was fresh, staff a bit lackadaisical. We asked for medium-spiced food and, like a few places on this trip, there was no spice at all. We're learning to navigate through experience. We'll hopefully figure out how to find Western style hygiene such as Monica Restaurant provides, but with some nice,... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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61 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There's not much choice in Mandawa. This place feels a bit grimy, both upon approach and once inside. Chicken dish was dry and tough. Not great value for money.

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1 Thank denmarlef
san jose
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We finished our two week trip in Rajasthan here and we're concerned about the other reviews. The tandoori chicken was so juicy, the naan and really fresh, and the mutton dish and mushroom pea dish we had were excellent. Not sure what the complains are about- maybe bad luck? Prices are too high for India but when you want meat,... More 

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thailand
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

I had read the negative reviews but needed something dry, like Tandoori. Chicken tikka was not chicken tikka at all - it was deep fried and over salted chicken nuggets. Reshmi kabab was edible but dry. Naan bread was pale and doughy, as others have observed. Veggies were tasty. Prices were quite expensive, too, considering the quality, or lack thereof.... More 

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Monza, Italy
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121 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

We found this restaurant with a famous guide and it turned out a rip off. The location is not very nice and the food is extremely overpriced as well as awful. On top of this they ask you to write a review at the end of your meal.... Dishonest in every way, avoid!

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Scotland
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45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Lovely building and immaculately clean throughout. Great service and fabulous meal. The owner asked us what our preferences were and then suggested dishes to suit. Everything was tasty and fresh. Would we dine here again. YES YES YES.

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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

We went to Monica after our guide and driver suggested it (we later found out that the guides family owned it which may explain why we went!). The building is really nice in an old haveli though the inside doesn't have any unique features. The food though was not good.. The paneer was inedible and the nans seemed like they... More 

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1 Thank BethanCaunt
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

The food here is amazingly bad. We were a family of 6 and had Lal Maas, kadhai paneer and daal. The mutton was undercooked and the Daal was just terrible. The Naans appeared to be frozen malabari's and weren't fresh. To top it all, the guy charged us Rs 2500 which is really on the steep side for this village... More 

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Turin, Italy
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226 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

The restaurant is in a very lovely building though the interior do not maintain the promise without. But the food is good unpretentious Indian food (there is also a Chinese option) and the price is average. The staff is kind and the place looks clean.

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Thank lauramtorino
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5 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

I visited the restaurant based on the reviews here. I wish I had been more careful with the opinions expressed. The approach to the place is through a 60 meter winding narrow lane. So far so good. Unfortunately it was stinking of urine and we had the misfortune of encountering a gentleman giving a perfect demonstration of why the place... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: West of the Fort | Near Main Bazaar, Mandawa, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Rajasthan  >  Mandawa

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?