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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 #7 of 98 Restaurants in Escazu
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: 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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San Jose, Costa Rica
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Very good food and ambience, the service and ambiance is very good. There prices have gone up the last year or so, specially the Birianis, but very good. Going back often.

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Texas City, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We went to eat at this restaurant during our trip. We liked the food and atmosphere. Bill was bit of a shocker for us.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This food is really spicy and tasty. Very good service and great atmosphere. It is expensive but it worth it. Definitely one of my favorite restaurants.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Is a real Restsurant, not a place inside a food court like naans and curries. They have the real flavor from the north of beautiful India. Fresh and delicious quisine always. The ambience is amazing and the services excellent! My advise: don't waist your time and money going to the one at the food court Pura Vida Taj Mahal Restaurant

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

3 days ago I was having fun in beautiful Costa Rica and my best friend took me to this restaurant and I can tell the Ambient is impeccable, the services amazing and friendly and the food was excellent. Totally recommended, best Indian food in Costa Rica Mike

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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The food is true authentic Indian food. Loved the shrimp and lamb dishes. Service is good. They have nice garden outside. The best is the finger bowl wait for the surprise in the end. The only downside they do not cook with basmati.

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Warsaw, Poland
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39 reviews 39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

Taj majal makes it all great tasting and nice ambience, but with naans and curries opening in santa ana recently its not my preferred choice any longer

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La Fortuna
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is one of our favorite splurges when we are in San José. David, the hands-on Indian (by way of Canada) owner always goes out of his way to make sure clients leave happy and oh, so satisfied! The Tomato Paneer and Chai Tea are my favorite and the naan is home-baked and always fresh. Good selection of wine. The... More

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

Dear DesafioAdventures, Thank you for kind words. I am so happy that the majority of our clients are satisfied with their gastronomic experience here in the Taj. Its sometimes hard to believe that we have been open for almost 12 years. Along with our authentic cuisine we also try to offer our clients a peaceful and relaxed setting indoors or... More

San Jose, Costa Rica
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

By far the best Indian place I have ever been to. The food is great, the decor is authentic and they have peacocks in the back part of the restaurant. The food is fantastic and is super authentic. I at at many Indian restaurants and this blows all of them out of the water. Best Indian!

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

Dear DannyG, Thanks for you excellent review. Its comforting to know that there are many clients like yourself that know and enjoy the authentic north Indian cuisine that we here in the Taj Mahal are pleased to serve. Please take care. David Mander More

Hilton Head, South Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Food was good and service very nice. It was raining very hard towards end of dinner, so the owner had his driver take us to our hotel rather than to wait for a taxi in such inclement weather.

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

Dear twotimetravellers, I am glad that you enjoyed your experience here in the Taj Mahal. We always try to take that extra step for our clients. Thanks. More

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