We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Mantra Indian Cuisine

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
27645 Jefferson Ave, Temecula, CA 92590-2645
951-506-1800
Website
Improve this listing
Today
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Waitstaff

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 67 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 36
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
nice lunch buffet

this is one of the best Indian food in town the lunch buffet is great all you can eat and many choices they have a salad and desert bar as well to enhance the selection naan bread is always fresh and the buffet changes it is not the same every day so don't be disappointed when you don't find... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
european1991
,
Temecula, California
Add Photo Write a Review

67 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Temecula, California
Level Contributor
14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

this is one of the best Indian food in town the lunch buffet is great all you can eat and many choices they have a salad and desert bar as well to enhance the selection naan bread is always fresh and the buffet changes it is not the same every day so don't be disappointed when you don't find your... More 

Helpful?
Thank european1991
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

If your new to Indian food give this buffett a try. Very good selection of meat and vegetable dishes. Very fresh and authentic meals with excellent service. Garlic Naan was hot and waiter kept bringing more. Overall very good experience here. Best Indian food around and for 9.99 cant go wrong here.

Helpful?
Thank Mark C
Level Contributor
175 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Had dinner here while on a business trip. I enjoy Indian cuisine and when in the UK I always make it to an Indian restaurant. To find one in Temecula was a surprise, and to have such nice food an even better surprise. Very good and affordable, check it out...

Helpful?
Thank Frank_Frambach
Fallbrook, California
Level Contributor
68 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

My mother had heard about how great the Indian buffet was, so we though we would give it a try. I have only had Indian food a couple of times, so I am not a connoisseur. I wanted to try a little of everything and everything was pretty good. The selection is not huge, but there is certainly plenty. A... More 

Helpful?
Thank Laura A
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

Best Indian buffet in the Temecula/Murrieta/Lake Elsinore/Wildomar area. The waiters keep your water glass full and nan bread basket filled. Please don't go there if you don't like Indian food and not particularly an adventurous eater like that book club lady from Murrieta. I don't think it's fair to review something that you do not care for. I care about... More 

Helpful?
Thank Eleanor P
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
74 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

The staff are nice in here and the Peshwari Naan bread is the best I have tasted outside of England, but the Chicken Korma was not what I was used to, Korma is usually a tan/ yellow color, this Korma was orange and tasted tomato'y as opposed to how creamy a Korma usually tastes. It wasn't bad, it just wasn't... More 

Helpful?
Thank ReenyL
Highland, California
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

The buffet has a huge assortment of food to choose from. Different types of main dishes, salads and desserts. Many vegetarian choices.

Helpful?
Thank mary w
Murrieta, California
Level Contributor
55 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 via mobile

Okay guys, I love Indian food and if you do, this is quite good. For those of you that LOVE love unique spices with an interesting way of combining them into unique flavors -THIS MAY BE YOUR PLACE.... Their chicken tikka masala is really good and their chicken korma is very good too, if you think I am totally speaking... More 

Helpful?
Thank Theresa C
Murrieta, California
Level Contributor
12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015 via mobile

Food is excellent, but service was odd. Waiter hovered constantly, yet asked at least 3- 4 times what we'd ordered before serving dinner. Hard to find but worth the search.

Helpful?
Thank CAGma
Okinawa, Japan
Level Contributor
19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Overall this is very good Indian Cuisine. Service was exceptional always seemed to be someone checking on us to make sure we had what we needed. We ordered the Chicken Marsala and a Shrimp Curry and some Garlic Naan. Served pretty quickly and super hot. Honestly it was SOO hot that we had to wait a few minutes for it... More 

Helpful?
Thank aronszekely

Travelers who viewed Mantra Indian Cuisine also viewed

 

Been to Mantra Indian Cuisine? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 27645 Jefferson Ave, Temecula, CA 92590-2645
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Temecula
  • Phone Number: 951-506-1800

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Mantra Indian Cuisine and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Mantra Indian Cuisine staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?