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Monica Rooftop Restaurant

West of the Fort | Near Main Bazaar, Mandawa, India
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Ranked #1 of 7 restaurants in Mandawa
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78% Recommend
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English first
Top Contributor
151 reviews 151 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Whilst staying at Castle Mandawa we ate at Monica's several times. We walked the back alley from the Castle - not at all dangerous, but do carry a torch. We were the only customers one day and another day there were a few others. Although there is rooftop seating, it was chilly out and we opted to eat indoors. It... More

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New Delhi, India
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116 reviews 116 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We approached the place form the back, through narrow and dimly lit back alleys - not for the fainthearted. But it was worth it, the food was good and the service excellent. We were famished, asked for some dal tadka to gert something fast, and miracuosly it was on our table in less than five minutes. Very good service, hard... More

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5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We had lunch here. The building was so beautiful and the terrace so welcoming and the dishes were excellent. I had the best chicken tikka masala. The prices are quite low, so if you're in Mandawa, pay them a visit.

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Midhurst, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014 via mobile

Monica is situated in a beautifully decorated haveli. We were the only customers and were royally treated. The food was excellent and the service was first class. Mandawa itself is an interesting place, although what will be here in ten or twenty years is doubtful as many of the painted buildings are falling apart

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

On a recent trip to India, we were directed to this Restaurant. It was full of tourists - no locals - we should hev recognised the warning signs. The food was cold - when we asked for it to be reheated , it was barely touched. The servings were poor - so bad , we walked out.

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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

We were the only people having lunch in the rooftop restaurant in their family home. We sat inside as it was too cold to be out on the roof. The waiter was polite and attentive and the vegetarian food we chose was delicious and inexpensive. I would love to have had time to go back there again. The place is... More

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Te Awamutu, New Zealand
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172 reviews 172 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

My travelling notes note it was "similar to the rest" so nothing really standout. Food was okay to good service the same, if we had stayed another night in Mandawa we would probably have gone back there for dinner. Would recommend

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New Delhi
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10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Mandawa is a lovely small town and compared to a lot of rajasthan it is quite clean. We were wandering around, feeling hungry we walked in because the building has a spectacular exterior. Once inside it is just another haveli but sparklingly clean and you have to walk through the whole home before you reach the top floor where the... More

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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52 reviews 52 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Much Hyped and over rated Restaurant. Quite high priced for its standard. Exterior looks like a Haveli, but that is the case with most of the hotels in Mandawa. Inside the restaurant is extremely basic and food quality is quite poor.

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Hyderabad, India
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34 reviews 34 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

The outside was so amazing, it is a restored Haveli. However the inside is not as exciting, it's just a regular restaurant. You do get to walk through the persons house to get to the restaurant, which is cultural itself since I'm an American. The food was great and I didn't get sick. Can't beat that.

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