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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: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Waitstaff

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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
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    3.5 of 5 stars
Nice rooftop view and good food

We were taken here for lunch by our guide during an Intrepid tour. You have to go up a few flights of stairs but this is worthwhile as they have outdoor tables set-up which makes for a nice relaxing meal. Prices were very reasonble, and the service and food were good. They had Western style... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Families with children
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank BethanCaunt
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank Karan L
Turin, Italy
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220 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 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.

Thank lauramtorino
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5 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 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 

Thank vivchadha
New Delhi, India
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Simply strolling through market area, we found hoardings of Monica Roof top restaurant almost everywhere, which fascinates us to try this place to dine. It was amazing restaurant with simple ambience and delicious food. The authentic Rajasthani dish was mouth relishing. In overall good place for Dinner.

Thank RohiniVachher
Ra'anana, Israel
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92 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Monica restaurant has a very good home maid Indian food. The restaurant is located at the second floor of a residential building. If you are a tourist you better go there with a guide (especially for dinner). There is a large variety of veg and non veg food. We tried the vegetarian and it was simply delicious. I strongly recommend... More 

Thank Yoram L
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128 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We were taken here as part of our group tour. It's a beautiful building from the outside. You need to climb a lot of steps to get to the open rooftop where you can dine under cover or outside. The Mutton Garlic was OK but nothing exceptional. Cheese burger was very salty.

Thank sendtofrank
Manchester UK
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66 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

One reviewer wrote: ‘if this is Mandawa’s best, don’t bother.’ Fortunately this place isn’t the best, though it’s as good as any rated on T/A and I wouldn’t quite say ‘don’t bother’, though this town is no gourmet paradise. It’s central and easy to find if you ignore the sign pointing to the fort, which then involves some labyrinthine unlit... More 

Thank Mark L
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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207 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 647 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We were taken here for lunch by our guide during an Intrepid tour. You have to go up a few flights of stairs but this is worthwhile as they have outdoor tables set-up which makes for a nice relaxing meal. Prices were very reasonble, and the service and food were good. They had Western style toilets/ sinks available. Overall, a... More 

3 Thank usflyer
Hoi An
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

When we went to Monica's it was very busy, but the service was very good. The paneer jalfrezi and veg kofta were really delicious. The waiters were friendly and the chef very pleased we enjoyed his food!

3 Thank RoyandJo

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children


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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?