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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, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, 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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  • 49
    Very good
  • 18
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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
great curry!!!!!!!

It was a big surprise to find this restaurant! it is hidden but it is very nice true indian food! I had some lamb curry and chicken curry with white rice and some bread! it was amazing! i really recommend this restaurant if you are into indian food!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
emalopez
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kuala lum
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
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179 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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kuala lum
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

It was a big surprise to find this restaurant! it is hidden but it is very nice true indian food! I had some lamb curry and chicken curry with white rice and some bread! it was amazing! i really recommend this restaurant if you are into indian food!

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Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I received one of the best attention ever, the waiter was very kind and put attention to every detail to make this a fantastic dinner. The place is very nice, very well decorated with beautiful Indian motives, lamps, elephants etc. The food was excellent, fresh ingredients, the spice level that you prefer, the recommendations regarding the food by the waiter... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The food was excellent and very tasty...from the entrees, to the main dishes and the desserts...and the service was great too!

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Escazu, Costa Rica
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

we used to dine at this place 2 times a month but over the years the prices have become far to expensive and it is a shame that indian food is this pricey

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

Dear Stone e, We appreciate your comments but you state that we have become expensive over the years, please note that it has been 4 years since we have not increased our menu prices. You are more than welcome to stop by one day so I can personally show you our menu from 2011 and compare it to our current... More 

Herradura, Costa Rica
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We stopped here based on a recommendation while running errands in the area. Wanted to try something new. Anyway, loved the decor in this place. We chose to eat outside in the patio which was covered. Service was literally perfect. We both had lunch specials. I had the shrimp and my husband had fish curry as well as a cheese... More 

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

Dear Lori, Thank you for your nice review of our restaurant. At the Taj Mahal we do take our customers opinions into consideration. Next time you visit please take note of our improved sound system and also our expanded parking area. Thanks, David Mander, Taj Mahal More 

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

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 

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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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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: Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Doing business

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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