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Restaurante Taj Mahal

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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
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1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
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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  • 54
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 3
    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
Break the routine

This is a house remodeled Indian style,  I've never been on an Indian place so the experience was new for me. It was really  nice actually,  totally different than any other place I have been before. The costumer service was good, our waiter was always ready to attend us,  the food was delicious... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
Cindy B
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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English first
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This is a house remodeled Indian style,  I've never been on an Indian place so the experience was new for me. It was really  nice actually,  totally different than any other place I have been before. The costumer service was good, our waiter was always ready to attend us,  the food was delicious,  i had   curry shrimp with coconut,  it... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The ambiance and the food gave us an authentic experience, we did not expect to find it down here, and we are sure that you will also enjoy it. It is on the old road from San Jose to Santa Ana, past Escazú

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

The Taj Mahal restaurant has amazing decor and ethnic feel. The home style maison experience makes for a feeling as if one is in Rajasthan and the service is generally good. The food, though, is a bit commercialized and occasionally lacking in flavor. That being said, some dishes like the golden daal are very well made

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Beautiful restaurant, decorations and the ambience is 10/10. Cozy and very good waitors that explained patiently to us every dish we didn't know about. Quality is great, not one of the dishes disappointed, and it all came steaming hot with some naan bread. WHICH WAS AMAZING. It is expensive though.

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Tamarindo Costa Rica
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We live in Tamarindo and come over to the San Jose area 3 or 4 times a year to get some shopping in. Every time we are in the area we always stop in here for our fill (and I mean fill) of the great curry dishes they have to offer. We always get the mixed platter to start with... More 

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

Dear TamarindoMirador, It's a pleasure reading your review. It also is an honor for us to be your best restaurant in Costa Rica. Please email me at tajmahal@racsa.co.cr about your thoughts regarding a Taj Mahal in your neck of the woods. A plan that I have been pondering for many years. Sincerely, David Mander, Taj Mahal S.A More 

San José, San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

The location is not "ideal" due to its difficult street parking. If you visit with handicapped or senior citizens it is better to let the guard at the gate know so that he can let you in through the gate. However I could. Not be more satisfied with this restaurant because the food and the service are spectacular. I have... More 

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

Dear Aethilas, Thanks for your excellent review. We have recently expanded our parking area. We have succeeded in maintaining our standards over the years, For me as the owner, I am always open to feedback from yourselves our clientes on how we can improve. Thanks again. David Mander, Taj Mahal PS An honor to be up there with many fine... More 

American in Costa Rica
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89 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

My husband and I get takeout from this place twice a month. We just love it, and it is consistently great. The butter chicken is so delicious. And all the lamb dishes are great. Try the Nan, of course, a must have when you eat Indian food. Great service, too.

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

Dear nature and surf, Thanks for your great review. Its nice to see that you notice our consistency which is very important in the restaurant business. We try to maintain standards in our recipes, service, and ambience. Hope to see you soon, Enjoy the waves. David Mander, Taj Mahal More 

San Jose, Costa Rica
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

The food at the Taj Mahal is extremely good, this has been a long time favorite when I am in Escazu if it weren't for the exorbitant prices I would be a regular customer.

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

Dear K Dhamani, Thanks for your review. In order to maintain our standards of excellent food, the overhead of operation, staff, and products have their costs. We have not raised our prices in over 4 years and we will continue to give you our clients the best that we can offer. We will not give you, our clients, a portion... More 

kuala lum
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

It was a big surprise to find this restaurant! it is hidden but it is very nice true indian food! I had some lamb curry and chicken curry with white rice and some bread! it was amazing! i really recommend this restaurant if you are into indian food!

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

Dear EmaLopez, Thanks for your nice review. Take care. David Mander, Taj Mahal. More 

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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I received one of the best attention ever, the waiter was very kind and put attention to every detail to make this a fantastic dinner. The place is very nice, very well decorated with beautiful Indian motives, lamps, elephants etc. The food was excellent, fresh ingredients, the spice level that you prefer, the recommendations regarding the food by the waiter... More 

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

Dear Dafner, Thanks for your well balanced review of the restaurant and also thank you for your statement that the food is not expensive for what you the client receives, excellent service, food, and ambiance. Hope to see you soon. David Mander, Taj Mahal More 

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Additional Information about Restaurante Taj Mahal

Address: 1 km Oeste del Centro Comercial Paco calle vieja hacia Santa Ana, San Rafael de Escazu, Costa Rica, Escazu, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 2228 0980
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  Escazu
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
Average Prices: USD 30
Cuisine: Indian, Asian, Vegetarian, Vegan

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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 30
  • Cuisine: Indian, Asian, Vegetarian, Vegan

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?