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Monica Rooftop Restaurant

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West of the Fort | Near Main Bazaar, Mandawa, India
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016

We had lunch at Monica at Mandawa and were quite happy with quality, quantity, price and cleanliness.

Thank PruthulPatel
Mumbai India
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

We visited this place for lunch when we were in Mandawa. Our hotel did not serve non-veg food and hence we tried out this place which had a decent no. of reviews on tripadvisor. The place is nothing great and the worst part was the food we ate. It was terrible. I am usually not that blunt while writing however... More 

1 Thank Travel_BaBa
Singapore, Singapore
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

I am glad we ate here instead of the hotel as this is the home of the chef and his family. Dishes were cooked on the spot and I even looked around the house/haveli. The matriarch was chanting her purja in the prayer room when we were leaving. Very authentic and homely.

1 Thank Kelvin C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016 via mobile

We visited Mandawa for 3 days. The first eating experience was at the Haveli Monica. We get a warm welcome, the staff was friendly and the food was great. We love it. Outstanding: Chicken Tikka Masala and the Butter Chicken. Rest of the dishes: Very Good to Good. Looking arround to other places to eat: We come back and eat... More 

Thank Traveltoasia123
Jaipur, India
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is must visit not only because of it's nice food but also because of the way to reach here. There are three people who run this restaurant. It is situated on second floor and a family lives on the ground floor. Its is a very ordinary restaurant with above average food. The prices are on little higher side.

Thank Anas K
Singapore, Singapore
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016

We order aloo mattar(peas with potato) and keema masala(masala mince meat). The peas was very hard and not fully cooked and quite tasteless. The keema didn't look like mince meat. It was in fact fatty meat pieces and extremely 'chewie'. It also didn't taste fresh.

1 Thank Feroz A
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48 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed lunch today in this rooftop restaurant. The food was fresh, staff a bit lackadaisical. We asked for medium-spiced food and, like a few places on this trip, there was no spice at all. We're learning to navigate through experience. We'll hopefully figure out how to find Western style hygiene such as Monica Restaurant provides, but with some nice,... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2016 via mobile

There's not much choice in Mandawa. This place feels a bit grimy, both upon approach and once inside. Chicken dish was dry and tough. Not great value for money.

2 Thank denmarlef
san jose
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016 via mobile

We finished our two week trip in Rajasthan here and we're concerned about the other reviews. The tandoori chicken was so juicy, the naan and really fresh, and the mutton dish and mushroom pea dish we had were excellent. Not sure what the complains are about- maybe bad luck? Prices are too high for India but when you want meat,... More 

Thank wvfirl
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

I had read the negative reviews but needed something dry, like Tandoori. Chicken tikka was not chicken tikka at all - it was deep fried and over salted chicken nuggets. Reshmi kabab was edible but dry. Naan bread was pale and doughy, as others have observed. Veggies were tasty. Prices were quite expensive, too, considering the quality, or lack thereof.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: West of the Fort | Near Main Bazaar, Mandawa, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Rajasthan  >  Mandawa

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?