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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 - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions
Description: Costa Rica's Original Indian Restaurant. Established in 2002 serving...
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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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
Wonderful Atmosphere, delicious food!

Who would've known that one could get Indian food in CR! It was so delicious and some of the best Indian food I've ever had.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Chandler C
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Who would've known that one could get Indian food in CR! It was so delicious and some of the best Indian food I've ever had.

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Thank Chandler C
Toronto, Canada
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a business lunch at this restaurant. The dishes were top notch and the service was very friendly and efficient. The Executive lunch is good value. Highly recommend a visit.

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Thank Ronnie V
Jaco, Costa Rica
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've eaten here about 7 or 8 times now. The food is some of the best i've had in Costa Rica. It is definitely one of my top 5 restaurants in CR. I recommend the Taj Special with Chicken and Butter Chicken. I always order saffron rice and naan bread(garlic) with my dinner. I love those two dishes so much... More 

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Thank chrayoss
Waterdown, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed a lovely lunch at the Taj Mahal restaurant over the holiday break. The service was prompt and the wait staff were very attentive. We had the butter chicken and the taj style prawns. Both were delicious, and the naan bread was amazing! We would highly recommend this restaurant for a friendly, casual atmosphere and great indian cuisine!

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Thank KalM123
tandoor2002, Owner at Restaurante Taj Mahal, responded to this review

Dear Kal, Thanks for your sincere review of our restaurant. Hope to see you soon. D. Mander More 

Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for a New Years Eve dinner and were very pleased to find the Taj. Service was great, friendly and efficient. Food was wonderful, was a great change from the "Comidas Tipicas" we had been eating in our loop around the southwest of Costa Rica. World class quality and flavours.

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

Dear BL, Thanks for your nice words. Yes we do offer world class Indian cuisine in Costa Rica. David. More 

Fremont, California
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17 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

After traveling in remote Costa Rica destinations for several nights, we finally arrived in San Jose. We were craving Indian food and stumbled upon Taj Mahal. The owner was very helpful and actually delivered the food at Sheraton San Jose where we were staying. The food was really really good, I am a cook myself, but the chicken kababs very... More 

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

Dear Summidada, The pleasure was ours. The waiters initially thought you were in downtown San Jose where we do not have delivery coverage. When I asked in which hotel you are in they told me in the Sheraton and I know there is only one Sheraton, close to us. Thats when I called your US cell number which was registered... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

Had a lovely dinner at Restaurant Taj Mahal Christmas Eve. Very attentive service a absoltely delcious food! Definitely make it a go to stop on your visit to Costa Rica.

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

Dear Merrie E, Thanks for stopping by and for your great review. You obviously know your food which is great to know because some other reviewers are unfortunately very ignorant or coerced by other ethnic restaurants in the zone. Please take care, David M. More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

This resturant is one of the best in San Jose. If you are in the City you have got to go and and enjoy this marvelous restaurant with a delicious food and a multi Indian collection and selection of delicious food. The Decore and the atmosphere of that great restaurant it's wonderful. I have to say every time I'm in... More 

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1 Thank Vacaro777
tandoor2002, Owner at Restaurante Taj Mahal, responded to this review

Dear Vacaro, Thank you so much for your great review of our restaurant. Its nice to know there are still people around who have great taste and class. Thanks, David M. More 

Costa Rica
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

Very very good. We go for the lunch special. A lil heavy on the incense scent they burn in the restaurant, but nice service n delicious food.

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

Dear foodiesinCR, An honor to have you in the restaurant. We will look into the incense issue. Finally foodies who recognise good food and value. See you soon, David M. More 

SeaTac, Washington
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Great photo and ambiance, central in Escazu. Owners are accomodating. Lovely back patio area. Will return

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

Dear Ken, Thanks for visiting. Take care. More 

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30
  • Cuisine: Indian, Vegetarian, Vegan, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions

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.
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

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