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All 104 Escazu Restaurants

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 #9 of 104 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.
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English first
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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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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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 

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

It's a Beautiful place, excellent service. Typical Indian menu. The executive lunch is the best deal. Be careful ordering very spicy, can be dangerous. Overall the best Indian restaurant in CR.

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

Dear Papillon, Thank you for your review. Your words are for we work to achieve. We don't advertise that we are the best Indian restaurant in CR unlike others, we leave that for our genuine clients to decide. Thanks, D. Mander More 

corona california
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

This restaurant surprised us by the quality and taste of its food. Its not cheap, but very worth it. Most attentive and professional staff. nice atmosphere, Killer naans, prob the best ive ever had outside of India, really, their naans are fantastic!!!

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

Dear Sir/Madam, Thank you overmuch for you review. I personally am very happy that you enjoyed your experience here, that is first and foremost my intention, that our clients leave satisfied with our food, ambience, and service. Thanks, D. Mander More 

San José, San Jose, Costa Rica
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 via mobile

It was a pleasure that we discovered this restaurant. The service is very good, the food is fine and the place is very calm. I recommend the chicken curry meals, may be to avoid the lumb, personnaly i didnt like. It is a pleasure of food, air and nature!

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

Dear Ameur, Thanks for your kind comments. Yes we do provide a different relaxed restaurant where we wish that you enjoy your gastronomic experience without stress and distractions. We do have our garden area and cozy atmosphere in order that our guests feel at home. Thanks, D. Mander More 

Dallas, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Great atmosphere, excellent service can't rave about all the food. Most of it was good from the appetizers to the main courses with lamb and chicken. However the shrimp (prawns- in the biryani) was tough and chewy. Medium spiced dish was ordered but it was quite bland. Would definitely return when in San Jose for Indian food but will stay... More 

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

Hello, Thanks for your nice review. I have looked into your comments about the shrimp and have corrected the temporary problem we had. Thanks for helping us improve. Sincerely, D. Mander, Owner More 

Midland, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

One of the best restaurants in Costa Rica. All authentic with a great atmosphere. Great for a romantic evening or a family dinner. A little hard to get to if you don't know San Jose so use GPS

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

Hello Slice 107, I would personally like to thank you for your review. Its comforting to know there are genuine persons who appreciate our dining experience. Sincerely, D. Mander, Owner 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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