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1020 West San Marcos Boulevard, Old California Restaurant Row, San Marcos, CA 92069
760 744 7599
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 8
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  • 8
    Very good
  • 1
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  • 4
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food... interior needs updating

The lunch buffet is really good. I liked the food, but wish the interior of the restaurant was a little nicer.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
J H
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San Diego, California
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Cottonwood Heights, Utah
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

We were there for New Years day. We were seated promptly and immediately placed our orders as we had small children with us. Three entrees were finally delivered with two very small bowls of rice for four adults and two children. We asked for more rice. It never came. We dumped the entrees in containers we brought from home and... More 

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San Diego, California
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

The lunch buffet is really good. I liked the food, but wish the interior of the restaurant was a little nicer.

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Thank J H
Escondido, California
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

Food selection was ok, coming from England and being a fan of curry's I thought the food was typical buffet curry, kinda of watered down and not a hot/spicey choice on offer, the staff was very good and over all I liked it there, will I return yes the cost/quality was very fair good job :)

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Thank Lee H
Wooburn, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Sadly this was not a good experience. Treated my host and a close friend to a meal the night before leaving. Curry in America - at least So Cal - not like home. Service desparately slow, main server unable to answer questions about menu choices. Look at myself as a curry officianado - enjoy hot phal - am vegetarian =... More 

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1 Thank Susan R
San Diego, California
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147 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

The food was very authentic. The ambiance was wonderful as well. It did take some time but I was able to talk with the server.

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Thank curlysue53
San Marcos, California
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This Indian family is from India. Authentic food, great service and priced reasonably. Loved the spices.

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Thank Tom S
Wilsonville, Oregon
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168 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Loved the naan and the lamb dishes. Be careful on the spice levels-the medium tends to be hotter than it should be. The service was super slow and there were only two tables when we arrived.

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1 Thank Corina B
Vista, California
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

And I cook Indian food at home. The service is friendly and the owner is a nice lady. The food is delisious. My husband and I always order lamb dishes - the spices are spot on. The cook is the owner's brother so they are honest and good people.. (We like to talk to the owners usually) this is one... More 

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Escondido, California
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Been here numerous times over the years. First review. Every thing here is good. Tikki masala, tandori chicken, curry chicken, other tasty indian dishes (sorry I forgot the names). Deep fried onions and potato in batter is a pleasant surprise. Only complaint is the spinach dish has been watered down over the years but is still tasty. They also have... More 

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1 Thank David T
San Diego, California
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134 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

We went for dinner at 5:00 and ate a la carte. Don't know about the buffet which ended at 4:00, but it looked large and varied. We were pleased with just about every taste. The mint chutney was mild and tangy. More mint than coriander; more lemon juice and ginger than green chile. The onion chutney was chunkier and spicier.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1020 West San Marcos Boulevard, Old California Restaurant Row, San Marcos, CA 92069
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Marcos
  • Phone Number: 760 744 7599

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?