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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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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 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: 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

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  • 100
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  • 47
    Very good
  • 17
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  • 3
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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
Delicious!

My husband and I live in Costa Rica and one of the things I miss most living in a small town, is the access to Indian food. I LOVE Indian food and was so excited to find and try the Taj Mahal. It definitely did not disappoint! The portions were generous and the dishes we had were delicious... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
EmmaT0dd
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Montezuma, Costa Rica
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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172 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Montezuma, Costa Rica
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

My husband and I live in Costa Rica and one of the things I miss most living in a small town, is the access to Indian food. I LOVE Indian food and was so excited to find and try the Taj Mahal. It definitely did not disappoint! The portions were generous and the dishes we had were delicious. Definitely satisfying... More 

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Duluth, Georgia
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Food was mediocre at best. Tasted like it was defrosted in a microwave. Ambiance is decent with a peacock in the back yard. The look of the restaurant is better than the food.

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

Dear TravelSavvy, Just to let you know that we find your review very suspicious and we can only imagine the origin of it. Such a cowardly review that obviously has no justification. Hope to see you soon so that we can show you our microwave department, D. Mander, Taj Mahal More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Taj Mahal has been one of our go-to restaurants for years. You cannot have a bad meal here. I have been through pretty much their entire menu and have only had issues with the meals containing sweet peppers. I am a person that refuses to eat anything that has them in it, has been cooked with them, or has had... More 

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

Dear Cira, Thanks for your balanced review. Hope to see you soon. More 

Santa Ana, Costa Rica
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

The food at the Taj Mahal restaurant in Escazu is always excellent. Having dined here more than 8 times, I can say that there is no better choice for Indian cuisine in Costa Rica. From the moment you walk in, you feel that you could be in Mumbai based on the way the lobby is laid out.. Peter is a... More 

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

Dear Eric, Thank you very much for your wonderful review. You have eaten here many times and you have noted our consistency, along with our authenticity. This is very important in a restaurant. See you soon. Thanks, David Mander More 

Nosara, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

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

Dear Alvin, Thanks for the comments regarding your experience. Remember that in Costa Rica there are 23% taxes on the bill. 10% service for when you eat in the restaurant and 13% sales tax. Unfortunately Costa Rica has become expensive and we try the best like in not raising our prices in years, to keep our clients happy. Cheers, David... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 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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tandoor2002, Propietario at Restaurante Taj Mahal, responded to this review
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Estimado Colin, Gracias por su excelente opinion sobre los varios facetes del Restaurante Taj Mahal. Nosotros siempre exige a dar... More 

San Jose, Costa Rica
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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tandoor2002, Propietario at Restaurante Taj Mahal, responded to this review

Dear Jorge, Thanks for you comments about my restaurant. Just as a reminder we have not touched our prices in many years, We also have a very affordable eco-lunch menu that can be enjoyed during the day. Thanks, David Mander More 

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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Gracias a tomar el tiempo para escribir sus comentarios sobre su experiencia en el Restaurante Taj Mahal. More 

Montreal, Canada
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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tandoor2002, Propietario at Restaurante Taj Mahal, responded to this review
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Estimada Valerie, Gracias por sus comentarios, es un placer para nosotros cuando uno de nuestros clientes escribe en una manera... More 

San José, San Jose, Costa Rica
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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tandoor2002, Propietario at Restaurante Taj Mahal, responded to this review
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Estimado Don Duncan, Gracias por su profundos palabras sobre el restaurante. Esperamos pronto. D. Mander 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, Asian, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?