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“Disappointed...” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Mantra Indian Cuisine

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Mantra Indian Cuisine
27645 Jefferson Ave, Temecula, CA 92590-2645
951-506-1800
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Ranked #12 of 337 Restaurants in Temecula
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Disappointed...”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

Decided to try it since it was rated #1 in Temecula. The restaurant setting is extremely plain and unattractive. The service was polite. Food was ok but not really sure what people were so exhilirated about. As I started eating rice with lamb which had very pleasant taste, noted a piece of something black in the sauce of the meat, looked like hair strand or black hard brush bristle. Needless to say made my appetite disappear. Reported it to a busboy who said he was sorry, collected our plates and serving dishes. Next thing, we were given our bill, nothing was taken off the bill. We just paid it & left. This experience was definitely most unpleasant & no one seemed to genuinely care.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Oceanside, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Delicious food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

This was my first time having Indian food and I have to say it was delicious. I will definetly be going back

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Diego, California, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Real Indian Cuisine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

Just returned from this restaurant and was pleasurably impressed. Both the food and the service were excellent.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Temecula
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great food but horrible service.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

I went to Mantra for the Sunday Champagne Brunch, the food was great but the service was really bad. We had finished one plate and went up for a second plate when we sat down they brought us over the bill. That would be okay but not at a all you can eat it is like telling you that you have had enough. Also you had to as for the Champagne they did not offer it, the waiters never smiled or talked to you.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Murrieta, California
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great food and great service!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

Besides the food being amazing, the service was very great! The wife and I were headed out to eat and decided on Mantra. Had seen it in the past but never tried it. We were presently surprised buy how good the food tasted and the very generous portion sizes. On top of that the service was extremely polite, quick and professional. I never write recommendations...but this place defiantly impressed me. A quick tip on the food....while the portions are large and with an appetizer could fill two people....don't order just one thing. It's not that expensive and the verity is worth every penny. I will defiantly be a repeat customer.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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