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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 #6 of 90 restaurants in Escazu
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: Indian, Vegan, Vegetarian
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: 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.
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Centennial, Colorado
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Taj Mahal is not in the center of things, but the food is worth going the extra few blocks outside of Escazu. The menu brings together classic indian sauces, meats, and breads with authenticity and flair. I highly recommend the lamb with any of the sauces. The traditional "barbque" is wonderful, with a flavor that works on vegetables, breads, and... More

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

Dear Windsorww, Thank you for your kind comments. Unlike other restaurants we do not cut corners on our portions. From where my roots are in Punjab, India a guest like yourself cannot leave unless totally satisfied. The majority of our clients take whats leftover to go in order to enjoy the next day. Its fulfilling to know that there are... More

San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

A very nice restaurant, with excellent service and delicious food at reasonable price. The choice is huge, ask for advice if you are not used to Indian food or you will end up with too much food! Spicy here means REALLY spicy, deliciously spicy but be ready! Absolutely advised I will come back for lunch too.

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

Dear Chamanh, Thank you for your great comments. We have an executive lunch menu that is very reasonably priced and soon we will be unveiling new options for discerning diners like yourself. Sincerely, D. Mander, Owner More

Nosara, Costa Rica
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Great menu, good service, wonderful ambiance. I've been there twice with others. Moderately priced. The restuarant at the Alta is also very good, but more expensive.

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

Hello DC Redtree, I hope you are fine. Thank you for your unbiased comments regarding my restaurant. Since we opened 11 years ago we have been constantly innovating and evolving to bring the best Indian cuisine, ambiance, and service to our clients like yourself. Thanks again, D. Mander. More

costa rica
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

A perfect place to celebrate special occassions and to have a first date Many youn couples on Saturday night. Food was very nice Service friendly Room romantic

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

Dear Marika, Thank you very much for your kind words. Hope to see you soon again. More

Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

This place is so gorgeous! Very authentic and great patio seating. Service was top notch and we enjoyed our meal very much! Def pricey, but totally worth it! Some of the best Indian food I've had overall!

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

Dear MissAlessMalice, Thank you very much for your delightful remarks. More

Richmond Hill, Canada
Top Contributor
139 reviews 139 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

This is our second visit with our first about a year ago and while it is good indian food the prices are still very high - and yes I've seen the owner's explanation about all the imported ingredients etc. However clearly there is a market for Indian food and people (like us) willing to pay. We returned because last year... More

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

Dear Paytonsage, First of all thank you for your comments. FYI we have not increased prices in over two years. Some facts maybe many people don't know or take into consideration, in 26 days open per month we have to make enough income to pay the rent, wages of 11 employees, pay gov tax, pay social security $2000 US, pay... More

sanjose
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17 reviews 17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

Nothing to do with indian food..i asked a chiken masala and i recived trocidos of chicken in beschamel with cury..and the price..waw..45 dolares for this trash..no thank you..never come back

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

Dear Danilo, You obviously know nothing about Indian cuisine. You are more then welcome to come by and I myself will be more than happy to give you some classes that may help your ignorance. Sincerely, D. Mander Estimado Danilo, Es obvio que usted no sabe nada sobre la cocina hindu. Con mucho gusto puede llegar y yo mismo seria... More

San Jose, Costa Rica
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

I have been visiting this great restaurant on a weekly basis since arriving in Costa Rica for work. I must say, I had been having the same meal every time as it was just so delicious, Lamb Vindaloo, Garlic Naan, starting with their Mushrooms. Last night, the head waiter, suggested another main course a Chicken Tikka Masala, vindaloo level of... More

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

Dear Mr. Frank M, First of all I would like to extend my employees and personal gratitude to your comments about our restaurant. Funny, I was born in Glasgow but moved from there with my parents to Canada at a young age and have been here in Costa Rica for 14 years, establishing the restaurant 11 years ago. It is... More

Miami, Florida, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

The food was good and the staff attentive. I was also happily surprised that the chef was Indian so the flavors are authentic. The price however was too much we had entrees which cost about $15 and then they told us that we needed to order rice to mix with the food. We though that the plate of plain white... More

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

Hello first I would like to thank you for your comments but I would also like to clarify some points. Number 1, I am not a greedy owner, I had the insight and perseverance to open the first Indian Restaurant in this country 11 years ago. When one goes to a restaurant one pays for the quality of the food,... More

Seattle, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

good indian food and very pretty inside. bar was a bit lacking. nothing really else to say then friendly and like that they have togo

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