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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 - 10:00 pm
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The atmosphere and staff is very nice, The service is top notch. I have tried their food few years back and it was great. Unfortunately my recent visit on Wednesday September 14 the food quality was as great. The price was too high for the entree. Charging exuberant for white rice and papadum.

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Thank budpatel
Kapil G, Owner at Restaurante Taj Mahal, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind compliments for the ambiance and staff service at Taj Mahal. A new menu is being prepared and soon you would be able to enjoy best of various regions of India.. We serve 'Papadums' complimentary. Seems there is some confusion in your checking your bill... For the rice, yes, actually it is imported Basmati rice from... More 

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well worth going out of your way for. Vegetarian and non vegetarian choices with selections for each if you want beef, chicken or fish. Going back for a full dinner asap:D

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Thank William M
Kapil G, Owner at Restaurante Taj Mahal, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind compliments for our elaborate executive lunch options. We look forward to welcoming you and serving you, again, soon. Namastey More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've eaten Indian in many countries, including India, but Taj Mahal in San Jose wins for great food, excellent service and really super atmosphere! Everything we ordered tasted great (and we tried lots of things). A few notable items - beef tandoori, butter chicken, lamb vindaloo. And of course, the garlic naan was amazing!

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Thank DeeDee W
Kapil G, Owner at Restaurante Taj Mahal, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind compliments for the food at Taj Mahal. It is our pleasure, always, to serve best of Indian cuisine in Costa Rica. Looking forward to welcoming you and serving again, soon. Namastey More 

Santa Ana, Costa Rica
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216 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recently visited with the Wine club of Costa Rica... Probably one of the best meals that I have had served to a group. Well prepared, hot, spices to personalize it.. It was all delicious... from the Aloo Tikki to the Gulab jaman and the Vindaloo Beef in the middle. The service was excellent, the setting perfect. I have been here... More 

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Thank islandjerr
Kapil G, Owner at Restaurante Taj Mahal, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time out and giving compliments for the food, ambiance and service.. We are always looking forward to serving you again Namastey More 

Saint Charles, Missouri
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

We enjoyed the beautiful garden and outside lovely weather on the covered terrace. Our waiters were very helpful in explaining the executive lunch choices and the lamb dish pricing. We had food content questions and special requests which were answered and completed without any problems. The food was very delicious and our whole dinning experience was so enjoyable.

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Thank Pamela R
Kapil G, Owner at Restaurante Taj Mahal, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit, compliments for the food, ambiance and service. We are always looking forward to serve you, again Namastey More 

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 July 7, 2016 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
Kapil G, Owner at Restaurante Taj Mahal, responded to this review

Thank you for the compliments for the food.. Yes, we do have 4 levels for our dishes... No Spicy, Medium Spicy, Spicy and Indian Spicy.. Our Chef's, from India, would be glad to prepare the dishes, as per your personal preference, always. Namastey More 

Escazu, Costa Rica
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 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
Kapil G, Owner at Restaurante Taj Mahal, responded to this review

Thank you for complimenting the food and ambiance.. We would be looking forward to serving you again, soon. Namastey More 

Florida
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

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
Kapil G, Owner at Restaurante Taj Mahal, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time out and giving us your valued feedback. We are glad you enjoyed the ambiance. We are starting a new menu shortly with new recipes and pricing.. Would be looking forward to welcome you again, soon. Namastey More 

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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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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 

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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
$15 - $50
Cuisine
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 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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