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Elefanta Indian Cuisine

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Blvd. Kukulcan Km. 12. 5 | Plaza La Isla, Cancun 77500, Mexico
+52 998 176 8070
6:30 pm - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 6:30 pm - 1:00 am
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

An amazing meal and view, will be back next time I'm in Cancún. The service was fantastic and so was the food - an amazing selection of vegetarian/vegan options. Try and get a table before 6pm to catch the sun setting as you dine - what an experience. Special commendations to waiters Jair and Magdiel.

Thank Madeleine M
Mexico City, Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I found Elefanta on TA prior to our trip to Cancun. Having not been impressed with our Indian food finds in Mexico City, my expectations were not high. Boy was I wrong. This was some of the best Indian food I've had in a long, long time. The lamb samosas were perfectly spiced and cooked. My companion had the potato... More 

Thank Swimfins
Cancun, Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I Had dinner there with my wife, food was really good and service nice, we thought prices would be higher for being at La Isla shopping mall but they are accessible.

Thank alexstar8a
Kingston, Canada
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate at Elefanta without a reservation a few nights ago. The restaurant was fully booked, but the hostess offered for us to eat up in one of the little tree-houses. What a cute and cozy place for a quick meal! The food came out very quickly, which was great as were starving. The samosas were delicious, but the curries... More 

Thank Danielle H
Morrisville, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just go for the ambience... it was unexpected to find such an Indian restaurant in Cancun. Food presentation was quite good as well but the flavors were disappointing. The servers can't even understand English well and can't answer any questions we have. I am of Indian origin and have been living in the US for a long time. I understand... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent meal in an excellent setting! On the expensive side but true,authentic North Indian food! Maybe spicy for a lot of people as even their mildest dishes are a little spicy. Don't like the fact that they charge 20% gratuity even on carry out orders! Where is the service in packing food that I'm carrying??

Thank smile_in
Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Elefanta is incredible. When on holiday in cancun and looking out for crocodiles we were directed here. We were so amazed by the view and the cute seating that we decided to have dinner. The food was very very good, the waiter explained the dishes to us and suggested what we should have. They bought the ladies heated shawls to... More 

Thank MR4293
holtsville, ny
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Service is very slow. Got my order wrong twice and one dish came when we were almost done with our meal. Also charged $6 USD for a bottle of water. Cost of water alone was 40% of our bill. Avoid this place.

Thank ksurjan
Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Elefanta restaurant has a breath taking view of the ocean, you may feel like you are on a boat while dinning in great Indian food. The tandoori prawns were wonderful and the waiters were very friendly. A definitely must try.

Thank Travellerboerie
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was craving Indian food after days of Mexican food. The welcome was nice. Service was efficient and friendly. Food came super quick. Everything was tasty but a little bland for real aficionados. If you're used to real Indian food then it's not up to par. But for an "Indian fix" that will hit the spot on vacation, it's perfect. Oh... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $35
Indian, Asian, Vegan Options
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, Scenic view, Business meetings
Open Hours
6:30 pm - 1:00 am
6:30 pm - 1:00 am
6:30 pm - 1:00 am
6:30 pm - 1:00 am
6:30 pm - 1:00 am
6:30 pm - 1:00 am
6:30 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Blvd. Kukulcan Km. 12. 5 | Plaza La Isla, Cancun 77500, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Cancun
  • Phone Number: +52 998 176 8070
Inspired on the culture, architecture and mainly on the Indian gastronomy, Elefanta restaurant was created. Bringing a bit of the magic and misticism of this place, in fusion with a modern city, the Elefanta Indian Cuisine concept was originated. With the service of our chef, Basant Kumar and other indian borned members of this team, we offer an exotic culinary delight, in a very authentic and special place. The restaurant has two tandoor ovens, typical from India, that brings to your palate the unique and exquisite flavors from our kitchen.

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