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1020 West San Marcos Boulevard, Old California Restaurant Row, San Marcos, CA 92069
760 744 7599
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 8
    Excellent
  • 5
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Dinner with my wife.

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 2, 2014
Tom S
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San Marcos, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Outdoor seating
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18 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
San Marcos, California
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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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Wilsonville, Oregon
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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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Vista, California
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 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 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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San Diego, California
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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Oceanside, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

Horrid! We went in for dinner and I knew from the gate it was not going to go well but since we had a coupon for either one free entree or 20% off the entire check I went ahead with the meal. We were not "seated" instead the lady pointed to a table and said that would be ours if... More 

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San Diego, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

Leftover tandoori chicken thrown into masala dish. Watery lentils and spinach dishes. Yuk desert. The one in gaslamp san diego is much better. I hope they improve, as it's a nice location. And the staff is nice.

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San Diego, California
Top Contributor
195 reviews 195 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
183 helpful votes 183 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012

We had not been there for more than five years and were pleased to find that the food and service was as great as ever, and the value even better. While their buffet offers affordable eating at very reasonable process, we prefer the great variety of appetizers, condiments and freshly baked tandoori breads and different preparations from the menu. Garlic... More 

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Escondido
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012

We have been eating at India Princess for years. The more we try eating Indian food in other cities and countries the more we appreciate the India Princess Food. The food is always fresh, the restaurant clean, and the staff gracious and excellent customer service. When I eat Indian food elsewhere I just can't wait to come home so I... More 

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san diego
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113 reviews 113 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2012

This place is not clean, cheap food, and the service was poor. We are not returning here even if it was Free.

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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 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
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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San Marcos, California
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?