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Restaurante Taj Mahal

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1 km Oeste del Centro Comercial Paco calle vieja hacia Santa Ana, San Rafael de Escazu, Costa Rica, Escazu, Costa Rica
+506 2228 0980
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you want to try authentic indian food better go to Naan and Curry's in Lindora. Food is not bad here attention OK but my expectations where higher. We went there 2 couples and the place was quite busy. I do not remember the exact date.

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

Thank you for your visit and taking time out to give us your comments. Yes, Taj Mahal has different ambiance and has more ethnic dishes. Namastey More 

San Jose, Costa Rica
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best hospitality, gorgeous place and amazing food. Always a good place to visit if you want spicy food.

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

Thank you for your visit and compliments. We are glad to serve you, always. Namastey More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Flavor of Indian food got best in Costa Rica at the very own tajmahal. The tandoori kewabs are at their best.

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

Thank you for your kind visit and compliments. We are glad to welcome you and serve you, always. See you soon.. Namastey More 

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

Visited this restaurant for dinner. I was pleasantly surprised by the hospitality extended by the Owner (Kapil Gulati) in seating us when Restaurant was nearly full. He blocked his 12 person table for us. The food quality is excellent, it has authentic Indian taste. No extra/floating oil. Dishes were freshly prepared. Kapil and his team took extra care. Kapil is... More 

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Thank sandeep9777
Kapil G, Owner at Restaurante Taj Mahal, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind visit and giving us opportunity to serve you.. We are glad to have added to your pleasant memories of Costa Rica visit.. Would be glad to welcome you again, soon in the future.. Namastey More 

Escazu, Costa Rica
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2016

Authenticity!! One bite will take you to the exotic side of India!!! At Taj Mahal every dish will please your tastebuds. The food is expertly spiced and fully aromatic. Elegant flavors is the only way to describe it!!! Very veggie friendly!!! Their wide menu has plenty of exquisite options to choose from. No matter what you decide everything will be... More 

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Thank waraya79
Kapil G, Owner at Restaurante Taj Mahal, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and giving us opportunity to serve you.. We are glad to know your kind compliments for the food and service at Taj Mahal. Look forward to welcoming you and serving you again, soon. Namastey More 

Escazu, Costa Rica
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2016

A regular haunt but recently changed hands. Last owner was a joy so a little concerned about visiting. Food is still excellent and ambiance good. The service was a little hit and miss.

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

Thank you for your visit and giving us opportunity to serve you.. We are glad to note your compliments for the food and ambiance at Taj Mahal.. Would be looking forward to welcome you again, soon. Namastey More 

San Jose, Costa Rica
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2016

The restaurant is in a remodeled home. Parking can be a little tight but there are two nice fellows there to help you eek in and ouch out. The décor is wonderful, plenty of curliques and arabesques, elephants and tigers, many ensconced in in the walls. Ambience music is Bollywood pop softly wafting in the background. What a menu! For... More 

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

Thank you for taking time out detailing your dining experience and and giving us opportunity to serve you.. We are glad to note your compliments for the food and ambiance at Taj Mahal.. Would be looking forward to welcome you again, soon. Namastey More 

Ojochal, Costa Rica
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80 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2016 via mobile

I love this place. I try to go every time I am in San Jose. The food is always consistently good. Nice atmosphere. For lunch during the week they have an executive menu that is smaller portions. Great option.

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

Thank you for your visit and giving us opportunity to serve you.. We are glad to note your compliments for the food, ambiance and executive menu at Taj Mahal.. Would look forward to welcome you again, soon. Namastey More 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

We had been recommended to this restaurant and had tried making a reservation for a Saturday evening using the facility of the restaurant's web site but we didn't receive a reply. Nonetheless we persevered and telephoned and obtained a reservation at the preferred time The service was acceptable without being efficient and we had to remind the staff that ordered... More 

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Thank NOD22
Kapil G, Owner at Restaurante Taj Mahal, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and giving us opportunity to serve you.. Our website reservation confirmation time is usually 24 hours. For the same day reservations, it is suggested to call directly our phone numbers. We look forward to welcoming you and serving your again soon. Namastey More 

Playa Carrillo, Costa Rica
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

we live in guanacaste but now and then we need to go to san jose. good thing is we can enjoy dinner at taj maa l. very nice ambiente, friendly sttaff and food is out of this world. you can order spicy to very spicy......just delicious. we recommend this place to everybody. we give it 5 stars !!!

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Thank barbarasteiner02
Kapil G, Owner at Restaurante Taj Mahal, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind visit and complimenting food, ambiance and service at Taj Mahal. We look forward to welcoming you and serving you again, soon. Namastey More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $50
Cuisine
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Validated Parking, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic
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: 1 km Oeste del Centro Comercial Paco calle vieja hacia Santa Ana, San Rafael de Escazu, Costa Rica, Escazu, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  Escazu
  • Phone Number: +506 2228 0980
Description
Costa Rica's 1st Indian Restaurant. Established in 2002 serving North Indian Cuisine with such specialties as lamb, tandoori, vegetarian, chicken, seafood, an extensive list of curries, biryanis, and fresh Tandoor baked Naans. Vegan and gluten free selections. Full scale restaurant with wine list and bar service. Private Dining room and outdoor garden terrace. Catering Service available. Certified by the Costa Rican Tourism Institute (ICT) as a 5 star establishment. Also children's playground in private garden.

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