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Restaurante Taj Mahal

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Indian, Vegetarian, Vegan
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1 km Oeste del Centro Comercial Paco calle vieja hacia Santa Ana, San Rafael de Escazu, Costa Rica, Escazu, Costa Rica
+506 2228 0980
Website
Today
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Costa Rica's Original Indian Restaurant. Established in 2002 serving...
Costa Rica's Original Indian Restaurant. Established in 2002 serving Authentic North Indian Cuisine with such specialties as lamb, tandoori, vegetarian, chicken, seafood, an extensive list of curries, biryanis, and fresh naan. We also can recommend vegan and gluten free selections. We are a full scale restaurant with a wine list and bar service for our clients. We have a private room and outdoor terrace in our garden. WIFI, Delivery, and Catering Service available. Certified by the Costa Rican Tourism Institute (ICT) as a 5 star establishment. We also now have a children's playground in our garden area.
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Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 97
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent food and service!

Very pretty restaurant near the Alta Hotel. We've been there several times and always delighted with the ambiance, food and services. A bit pricey, but worth it. With drinks, about $50 per person.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
Alvin R
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Nosara, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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168 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Nosara, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Very pretty restaurant near the Alta Hotel. We've been there several times and always delighted with the ambiance, food and services. A bit pricey, but worth it. With drinks, about $50 per person.

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

Took my parents who were visiting to taste, see the view, peacocks, and a great experience. Food exceeds expectations, authentic and amazing. Chicken tikka masala is best ive had. I do think antres ie curries should be served eith basmati rice. I and everyone is shocked not included. I order take out about once or twice a month and visit... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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50 reviews 50 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

There aren't many Indian food options in Costa Rica, but most are good, and Taj Mahal is one of the best. Their food and service are both great, but it can be costly.

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Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

“Excellent ambience, Good food but Expensive.” The food was better than average but not "very good". The service was great with pleasant and attentive waiters. We wanted to eat authentic indian food and landed here and we weren't disappointed. It is always a good sign to see that the restaurant is filled with "locals" rather than tourists. Any curry on... More 

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Montreal, Canada
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Delicious food, incredible value for money, very good service. We were very happy we went there for lunch. It comes with a drink a snack, a mini soup, a salad, some amazing nan bread, a main plate and a dessert. For two it cost, 40$ including taxes and tip. It can't be better than that. If you love Indian food... More 

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San José, San Jose, Costa Rica
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

I like the separate dining choices within the restaurant and the general Indian atmosphere. The selection of food is good and prepared properly.

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Brooklyn, New York, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

this place was amazing....Real authentic Indian food in a palace like surrounding. We had the Butter Chicken and the Beef vindaloo...OMG the fresh lamb tandoor and Garlic nan...is addictive....

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Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Don't miss this wonderful dining experience. It is all at a person could desire in a fine dining experience!

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tandoor2002, Owner at Restaurante Taj Mahal, responded to this review

Dear Willow456, Thanks for your kind words. Please lets us know when you will visit us again. Sincerely. More 

Escazu, Costa Rica
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

From the music, to the service and delectable cuisine this place is on the must visit list for good food in Escazu, if not all of Costa Rica. The décor is beautiful, with a touch of Bollywood in the background (love it). Such a sweet escape from daily routine. If you like Indian food, and attentive service, give Taj Mahal... More 

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tandoor2002, Owner at Restaurante Taj Mahal, responded to this review

Dear slp1997, Thanks for your review. From the beginning when I opened the restaurant 12 years ago my object was to give our clients not only a gastronomic experience but also the Indian ambience which we have maintained, which is enjoyed by clients as yourselves. Thanks, David Mander More 

Vire, France
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Everything in this restaurant is like a dream... The scenery is somptuous, the reception & service are very nice ; and the food is flavorful & so copious ! It is the ideal place to spend a quality evening with beloved people. I will definitely come back there (I am from France) ! Beautiful memory, that's for sure.

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tandoor2002, Owner at Restaurante Taj Mahal, responded to this review

Dear Valmont1702, Thank you for your very descriptive review of our restaurant. It so nice to hear feedback from food connoisseurs like yourself. See you next time. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 km Oeste del Centro Comercial Paco calle vieja hacia Santa Ana, San Rafael de Escazu, Costa Rica, Escazu, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  Escazu
  • Phone Number: +506 2228 0980

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 30
  • Cuisine: Indian, Vegetarian, Vegan

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

Costa Rica's Original Indian Restaurant. Established in 2002 serving Authentic North Indian Cuisine with such specialties as lamb, tandoori, vegetarian, chicken, seafood, an extensive list of curries, biryanis, and fresh naan. We also can recommend vegan and gluten free selections. We are a full scale restaurant with a wine list and bar service for our clients. We have a private room and outdoor terrace in our garden. WIFI, Delivery, and Catering Service available. Certified by the Costa Rican Tourism Institute (ICT) as a 5 star establishment. We also now have a children's playground in our garden area.
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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