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Restaurante Taj Mahal

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Oeste del Centro Comercial Paco 1 km, Escazu 10201, Costa Rica
+506 2228 0980
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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North Wales, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is as close as it gets to Indian food. It's probably probably a little bit less spicy. If you like or haven't tried Indian food I definitely recommend it.

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Thank Gary_Fonseca
Escazu, Costa Rica
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant occupies several rooms and a covered garden area in a former house. The ambience is warm and authentic. The food is excellent, if a bit pricy. When you have that urge for Indian food, I have found no better choice in Escazu or San Jose for that matter.

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Thank Michael R
Florida
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Neither of us cared for the lunch which was expensive. The dining is on a beautiful patio and the premises was very nice

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Thank kamani74
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

The Indian food was nice and very well adapted to our taste. I've tried several Indian restaurants overseas and this one is the closest to the real Indian taste. Coconut curry with chicken is my favorite. Chicken masala and spinach with cheese is also very nice. The con is the price, Nans are too expensive for what they are, bread... More 

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Thank Michael C
tandoor2002, Owner at Restaurante Taj Mahal, responded to this review

Dear Michael, Thanks for your nice review of our restaurant. We have maintained our standards for many years and have always excelled at maintaining the authentic experience of Indian cuisine in Latin America. Remember we are thousands of miles away from distributors of important Indian ingredients that we must import. By the way we spend almost $500 a month on... More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

Every time I visit San Jose I go to this restaurant. The location is great, the food is fantastic and the service is first class. They always go out of their way to make me feel welcome.

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Thank PaulSmithLA
tandoor2002, Owner at Restaurante Taj Mahal, responded to this review

Dear Paul, Thanks for your excellent review. I am so happy that there are clients out there that truly enjoy the Taj Mahal experience. See you soon. David M. More 

Santa Ana, Costa Rica
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168 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

I have been visiting this place for many years and have never been disappointed. They have a tandoori oven in the lovely garden where they prepare delicious and tasty traditional Indian food. Great service as well.

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Thank Olivier C
tandoor2002, Owner at Restaurante Taj Mahal, responded to this review

Dera Olivier, Thank you for your great review. We are pleased to hear reviews such as yours that acknowledge that we have maintained our standards of service and authentic Indian food for many years. See you soon. More 

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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

I went to Taj Mahal for lunch with a group of friends and we tried several dishes to share. The Indian drinks based on yogurt were also amazing. Liked the environment and food ... Looking for an opportunity to come back with my family.

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Thank isabella P
tandoor2002, Owner at Restaurante Taj Mahal, responded to this review

Dear Isabella, Thanks for your review. Please let us know when your back. David. More 

Grecia, Costa Rica
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

Great atmosphere, service is spot on and the food is authentic Indian. I have been with several friends and each of are repeat clients.

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Thank Jennifer2006_13
tandoor2002, Owner at Restaurante Taj Mahal, responded to this review

Dear Jennifer, Thanks for your nice review, see you soon. More 

San Jose Metro, Costa Rica
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

Nice decoration, sit down in the garden! The food is good, spicy and steamy. Its not the best Indian restaurant I've been but its good. However is very pricy.

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Thank robcr2
tandoor2002, Owner at Restaurante Taj Mahal, responded to this review

Dear Robcr2, Thanks for your interesting comments. More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

We found this wonderful restaurant on our visit to Costa Rica. The place has very nice ambiance and service was great. We ordered multiple dishes and liked the flavors and spiciness of all.

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Thank Pradeep M
tandoor2002, Owner at Restaurante Taj Mahal, responded to this review

Dear Pradeep, Thanks for the review. Hope to see you soon. Cheers, David. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30
Cuisine
Indian, Vegetarian, Vegan, Asian, Gluten Free
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Oeste del Centro Comercial Paco 1 km, Escazu 10201, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  Escazu
  • Phone Number: +506 2228 0980
Description
Costa Rica's Original Indian Restaurant. Established in 2002 serving Authentic North Indian Cuisine with such specialties as lamb, tandoori, vegetarian, chicken, seafood, an extensive list of curries, biryanis, and fresh naan. We also can recommend vegan and gluten free selections. We are a full scale restaurant with a wine list and bar service for our clients. We have a private room and outdoor terrace in our garden. WIFI, Delivery, and Catering Service available. Certified by the Costa Rican Tourism Institute (ICT) as a 5 star establishment. We also now have a children's playground in our garden area.

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