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Tantra

356 Fortaleza, San Juan, Puerto Rico
977 8141
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Ranked #220 of 602 restaurants in San Juan
Price range: $31 - $50
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Tapia theater
Description: INDIAN INFLUENCED CUSINE
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  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Mahopac, New York, United States
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

We absolutely LOVED Tantra - atmosphere, drinks, appetizers, food, service, etc. My wife and I have been to PR many times in the last 15 years, there is good reason...as a bi-racial, lesbian couple, we have been welcomed everywhere. At Tantra, during our honeymoon, we were treated as royalty! We are heading back there this September with friends of ours... More

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San Juan PR
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

After two years of trying to schedule our visit we finally took the time to visit this restaurant with our daughters on a hot weather afternoon.The decorations is really lovely but they did not turn on the air condition and it was really hot. It is not nice to sweat while eating specially when the food is not cheap. You... More

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

This place will serve your dish without rice. If you want any they will charge you 5$ for a 1/3 of a average individual bowl of rice. That after paying 6$ for two tiny samosas and $3 per small naan! The men's bathroom is filthy and the place is DUSTY! Plus a very limited and basic Indian food menu-no wonder... More

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Jersey City, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I head lot about food in Puerto Rico but not much about Indian food. In fact when I visited Puerto Rico we took one checked luggage filled with just food just because we are vegetarian and rumors saying no good Indian restaurant. but we gave a shot to this restaurant and it was pretty good. Nice paneer curry and Rajma... More

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mrsp2007_9
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We live in Puerto Rico and this is such a treat and very different from the usual local fare. Loved the mango chutney and chicken korma. The house hot sauce is crazy hot but so good! And they have all kinds of special martinis

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Many things have changed in the island of Puerto Rico withing the last 7 years; Tantra is definitely one of them! The new head chef (son of former owner) has really made a turn-around to be proud off! The restaurant now serves a fine balance between northern and southern Indian cuisine. The food is perfectly spiced and the ambiance is... More

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New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Once upon a time this was the best restaurant in PR. I went for a birthday party recently and we waited hours for food; in fact, after two hours we had to leave without eating and go back to our hotel and order pizza. The restaurant is so empty on the weekends it is a shadow of its former vibrant... More

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ChefPillai, Owner at Tantra, responded to this review

Dear Ms Abbey We at Tantra deeply apologize for the less than stellar experience you had at our restaurant. To be honest, our staff was looking forward to serving this party especially since it was booked by our favorite and loyal customers Drs. Roberto and Juan Carlos. We wanted to do them proud. We even controlled how many people entered... More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Service was amazing. Server was very attentive. Restaurant owner and chef came to speak to us. Food was interesting. Cocktails were great. Highly recommend.

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Kent, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

What is Indian Fusion? One of the best Indian Fusion restaurants in Old San Juan is Tantra. There was a cross-cultural fusion of food that will remove any preconceived notions you may have about Indian cuisine. Innovative regional dishes infused with an exotic cuisine. I had 3 eclectic dishes, the Duck tacos (absolutely amazing) tuna tartar Chat (simply succulent) ,... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

I keep trying to think what was good about this experience; The only thing I can think of is the decor, which looks well planned. Now I don't know what was worst the food or the service. Picture this: it's Saturday night and all good restaurants in Old San Juan are packed with a line outside waiting to get in.... More

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