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All 99 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 #8 of 99 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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La Fortuna
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
11 helpful votes 11 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

New York, NY
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Friendly service, great menu, and truly delicious Indian food.... as good, if not better, than you would get in most major cosmopolitan cities with much larger Indian populations. I always look forward to eating here when I pass through San Jose...it is definitely a nice change from the usual fare and I far prefer it to many of the fancier... More

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

Dear Wander 27, Thanks for your review. We are happy that you enjoyed your experience here in the Taj Mahal. We always strive to maintain consistency in the quality of the food we serve, our service, and ambiance. Once again thanks. More

San Jose, Costa Rica
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Vegetarians, vegan or meet eaters. Clean, great ambiance, friendly staff and before all the best Indian food that I ever tried! Vegetarianos, veganos o carnívoros. Lulu, un ambiente whitefish, personal super amigable y sobre todo la mejor comida india que he probado.

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

Estimado CRvete, Un cordial saludos. Thanks for your review of our restaurant. Its nice to know that we are living up to the standards of our discerning customers. D. Mander More

Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We were staying across the street at Out of Bounds hotel. We went here for dinner and could not have enjoyed it more. We had vegetable samosas and they were very good and tandoori chicken, I cant ever remember having chicken that tasted better, honestly. Most of all, the waiters are so welcoming and helpful( we needed help as the... More

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

Dear Eric and Nancy, I hope all is well. We are very happy that you were satisfied with our food and service. Hope to see you soon, D. Mander. More

Roatan, Honduras
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

super polite, these guys speak English so to hang around! their menus are great, fresh naan bread is awesome and always a warm welcome!

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

Dear Chris, Thanks for your review. Yes we do have bilingual staff to serve you. Cheers, D. Mander More

New York
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We were staying at the Out of Bounds hotel right across the road and were delighted to see an Indian restaurant after 10 days of eating our way through Costa Rica. The food was exceptional and the service impeccable.

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

Dear Aimee, I would like to thank you for your wonderful review of our restaurant. We are very happy that you were pleased with our food and service. Sincerely, D. Mander More

San Jose, Costa Rica
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Was a really nice day to celebrate Mother's day a few years ago. The place is wonderful, could saw the peacocks closely. Next time's visit I'll see the peacocks. The food was excellent & the drinks where simply delicious!

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NY
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Taj Mahal has great food, authentic Indian Cuisine! There are many great dishes to choose from, and the nan is freshly baked and delicious. Its very quaint and conveniently located near all of the hustle and bustle of Escazu and Santa Ana, but set in a quiet neighborhood a bit removed. The staff is super friendly and very helpful. Its... More

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

Dear Bubbly T, Thanks for your kind words. Hope to see you again soon. More

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