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Mantra Indian Cuisine

#82 of 1,281 Restaurants in Lima
#86 of 1,351 Places to Eat in Lima
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Avenida Benavides 1761 | San Antonio, Miraflores, Lima lima18, Peru
+51 1 4450127
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12:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: We cordially invite you to the only exclusive place where you will enjoy...
We cordially invite you to the only exclusive place where you will enjoy the best of Indian cuisine in Lima...Made by Indian chef Jay Patel!!
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  • 58
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food not so great service

The interior is like a throwback to a seventies Inidan in the UK, the staff were not particularly welcoming, attentive or seemingly bothered by much at all and as a result service was slow, but disorganised relaxed slow rather than anything malicious. The food however was a different matter as the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
Global_Pikey
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Bogota, Colombia
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  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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Lima, Peru
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181 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

With so much great local cuisine available in Lima it is perhaps not surprising that other exotic cuisines like Indian, Lebanese or Thai have not been a great success here. However, if for a change you are looking for exotic and bold flavors like those found in Indian cuisine, Mantra may come as a disappointment to you. Neither the ingredients... More 

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Bogota, Colombia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The interior is like a throwback to a seventies Inidan in the UK, the staff were not particularly welcoming, attentive or seemingly bothered by much at all and as a result service was slow, but disorganised relaxed slow rather than anything malicious. The food however was a different matter as the dishes I had were flavoursome and delicious. I had... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Being Indian myself, I'm very picky when it comes to indian cuisine. This place surpassed my expectations. After ordering two appetizers, we were amazed by the chicken tandoori tikka. We loved the rich flavor, so we ended up having four plates of that appetizer. We also tried the chicken vindaloo and butter chicken. Delicious to say the least. Would have... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We were recommended this place by our tour guide and it did not disappoint us. Having lived in South America for last 1 yr we been craving great Indian taste. We found that taste in Matntra. We liked it so much we went back the next day as well. We tried Chicken Tikka and Seekh Kabab as starters and the... More 

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Cusco, Peru
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

If you're craving Indian while in Lima you need to take a trip to Mantra. It wasn't mind blowing but it was very good and reasonably priced (compared to Indian in the U.S.- a little expensive for Peru). Definitely worth the trip for a little flavor.

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St. Helena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

If it hadn't been for a friend's craving, the last place I would have tried on my one night layover in Lima was an Indian restaurant. I am so lucky I had the pleasure of meeting Mantra owner JAy Patel. Mr. Patel is one of the most generous and kind souled individuals I have come across. His interest was in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 via mobile

Delicious food & friendly service makes me feel at home.located in best part of Lima in Miraflores with Indian decor.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

The best indian food in peru! Everything was great we loved it.. Great atmosphire, authentic and awesome..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This is a great restaurant to try tasty Indian food in Lima. The place has an interesting atmosphere with Indian details and Bollywood music. The menu has options for all tastes, including vegetarians. Try the menu suggestions that mix curries, rice and naan (Indian bread) There are chutneys to add spicy hot flavors. Yogurt Raita can relief from the hot... More 

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Lima, Peru
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I understand that it is not fair to expect authentic Indian food here in Lima, however I was surprised with a decent Samosa, close enough Veg. Kolhapuri and a very good traditional Indian Chapatis. Had a very satisfying lunch with friends though their choice of Alu Mutter and Naan didnt have a pleasant experience :)

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Additional Information about Mantra Indian Cuisine

Address: Avenida Benavides 1761 | San Antonio, Miraflores, Lima lima18, Peru
Phone Number: +51 1 4450127
Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Lima Region  >  Lima
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
Cuisine: Indian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Avenida Benavides 1761 | San Antonio, Miraflores, Lima lima18, Peru
  • Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Lima Region  >  Lima
  • Phone Number: +51 1 4450127

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups

Description

We cordially invite you to the only exclusive place where you will enjoy the best of Indian cuisine in Lima...Made by Indian chef Jay Patel!!
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?