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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, 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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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
You have to try the Butter Chicken!

I have only had Indian food a few times prior to this visit, but I loved it! My brother is quite the aficionado of Indian food, and he loved it too. I visited with my brother and his wife, just before I took them to the airport, and it was a great sendoff. Huge portions, you can see the naan... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
thatsillyCanadian
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Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I have only had Indian food a few times prior to this visit, but I loved it! My brother is quite the aficionado of Indian food, and he loved it too. I visited with my brother and his wife, just before I took them to the airport, and it was a great sendoff. Huge portions, you can see the naan... More 

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Durango, Colorado
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Wonderful taste. generous portions. Full bar. Excellent service. Medical Travel soft food is a godsend! Ask for not "hot". Enjoy!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The Taj Mahal provides authentic Indian food in a very personal, informal, and family orientated manner. The servings are generous and well prepared. It you want something different in Costa Rica, you should add this restaurant to your list.

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

Dear Al H, I hope you are fine. Thanks for your nice comments. Hope to see you soon. More 

Durango, Colorado
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

What an unexpected treat. Beautiful decor, very good service and great Indian food. We had the lamb saag which was excellent and the chicken vinderloo which was almost as good. Highly recommended.

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

Dear chessamerika, Thanks for your review. It is very satisfying for us as a team and for me as the owner to know that we are doing our job right. Thanks again. David Mander. More 

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10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

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

Dear Cindy, Thanks for your excellent review. Hope to see you soon. David Mander, Taj Mahal. More 

San Jose, Costa Rica
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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

Dear lgomez, Thanks for your review. Many of our clients enjoy celebrating special occasions here. See you soon. More 

Richmond, Virginia
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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

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

Dear Aaman, Thanks for your review. If you feel according to your taste that the food lacks flavour, please ask for our Indian style spicy to kick it up bit. See you soon. David Mander More 

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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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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tandoor2002, Owner at Restaurante Taj Mahal, responded to this review

Dear Carolina Thanks for your great review. You are obviously a connoisseur of good taste. See you soon. David Mander. More 

Tamarindo Costa Rica
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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7 reviews
7 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 

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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: Large groups, Romantic, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?