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Restaurante Taj Mahal

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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Ranked #10 of 110 Restaurants in Escazu
Price range: $0 - $30
Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Indian, Vegan, Vegetarian
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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.
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English first
San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

If you like Indian food, this is the place to go! Delicious food, excellent service...you won't regret!

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Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The food was excellent and the staff was very accommodating. It felt like a very authentic Indian experience. We will be back.

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

Dear Bobby W, We wish you all the best in this New Year. Thanks for your review. It's comforting to know that there are actual REAL people who know what is good food, ambiance, and service. Cheers, D. Mander More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I really didn't know what to expect from Indian food in Costa Rica, but Taj Mahal was a pleasant surprise. The vegetable pakoras were truly excellent: crispy and well-spiced, and the naan was quite good as well. The main dishes were less inspiring but solid. Channa masala had too much tomato flavor and the vegetable masala was too creamy and... More 

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

Thanks Sarah for your review. If we see you again we do accept personal recommendations such as in your case would be to use less tomato in the channa masala, as every dish is prepared on demand for you, our clients specific taste and preference. More 

Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

My wife and I just enjoyed a nice outing at the Taj Mahal in Escazu and I must say that the service and food was very good. We are both enthusiasts for good Indian food, having just recently visited London where one can find great Indian food. We were pleasantly surprised at the quality and flavor of the meals at... More 

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

Dear Lawdoglaa, Thank you very much for your comments. Next time ask for the xtra hot or 400% chilli. Im sure we can make it as hot as you like with our fresh chillis. Sincerely, D. Mander, Taj Mahal More 

Dallas, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We are vegetarians and were eagerly looking for indian food in Costa Rica on our trip. Food here was excellent and especially the Chana masala and Rotis. Everything has authentic indian flavor to it.. I believe the owner is indian but the people serving etc are local Costa Ricans ( who were excellent in service ). The cook is from... More 

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

Dear Travelkarma, Thanks for your unbiased review of our food, restaurant, and service. Just to let you know our prices reflect the costs of operation in this expensive country, we have not raised our prices in 3 years. See you soon when you come back from Dallas. Cheers, D. Mander More 

St. Catharines, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Taj Mahal in Escazu is simply the best restaurant in Costa Rica. I always found their ambiance and delicious authentic Indian food with naans baked in front of you just out of the world. Their service is also unmatched. I would urge all locals and visitors to try their food and judge for themselves. Just remember to be sure of... More 

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

Hello Narinder, Thanks you very much for your review. Its always nice to see a review that acknowledges all the hard work and preparation that goes into our cooking and service. D. Mander More 

Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Great Indian food. Good presentation and outstanding flavor. Nice dining area ambiance in a beautiful garden.

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

Thank you Harvey for your kind words. D. Mander, Owner. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 via mobile

the best food ever....i would go back in a flash....if in costa rica dont miss eating the best indian food ever...

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

Dear Jaleebee, Very nice to know we have such great and loyal customers spanning the continent. Thanks and when you do come back lets have a chat. D. Mander. More 

Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

The customer service was excellent. The place is cozy and the food was good. The only thing that I will improve is the spicy of the curry. We asked for spicy term and it wasn't. But overall everything was good. Luv the Mango lassi and garlic naan. It was simply delicious. Will go again for dinner. Great place! You can... More 

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

Dear Chong W, Thank you for your analysis of our restaurants service and experience. Next time Ill invite you for one of our 500% chilli spicy dishes. LOL. Thanks again. More 

Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Some of the best Indian food I've tasted outside of India, in beautiful traditional surroundings. I highly recommend a meal at Taj Mahal.

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

Dear JLRUS, Thank you for your kind comments. Have a safe trip back down under. 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 0 - 30
Cuisine: Indian, Vegan, Vegetarian

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