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Taj Mahal Restaurant

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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1st Indian Restaurant in Costa Rica (estd. 2002) set up in a historic home (built in 1979) to enjoy The Royalty of vivid flavored food. The romance of ambiance and the symphony of flavors creates memorable feast for all the senses. Ethnic style beautiful decoration, Indian music and traditional hospitality makes one feel like a Royal. THE CUISINE OF MAHARAJAS Inspired by the feasting traditions of ethnic Indian kings and queens and using Nawab and Moghul cooking techniques from various states of India, chefs from India concoct timeless dishes; perfect for sharing and exquisite in their mastery of spice and flavor. SPECIAL DINING For a true Indian feast, book special dining in one of the private
PRICE RANGE
$30 - $60
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Indian, Asian, Healthy
FEATURES
Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Excellent experience. Great food, identical to real Indian food (I am an expert after living several years in India), and excellent service. Excellent decor, tastefully traditional yet not too much. Would definitely recommend the place and go back if in the area. Thanks for a...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Kapil G, Owner at Taj Mahal Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your visit, giving us opportunity to serve you. We look forward to welcoming you again, soon. Namaste

Reviewed 6 days ago

This restaurant can boast its food, location and service. The ambiance is very authentic Indian style with lovely peacocks strolling around. It is quite large to accommodate groups as well. The menu had great variety along with great taste. Service was very hospitable and the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Sheetal626
Kapil G, Owner at Taj Mahal Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your visit and complimenting our food, ambiance and service. We look forward to welcoming you and serving you again, soon. Namatey

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was here for dinner alone one of the nights and I ordered 1 chicken dish 1 naan and 1 beer....the bill was $45.....I could not believe it!!! I would try and avoid this place moving forwardMore

Date of visit: January 2019
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Kapil G, Owner at Taj Mahal Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for for your visit, giving us opportunity to serve you. Surely seems some error. Either, you were served more dishes or your bank charged you some credit card transaction fees. Price of Chicken dish, plain naan & local beer, including the taxes and...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Next time I fly into SJO, am altering my flight schedule to accommodate a trip or two to Taj Mahal Non descript exterior opens into a jewel box of a beautiful space with indoor and outdoor seating. Completing the scene is a group of peacocks...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Kapil G, Owner at Taj Mahal Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your visit, taking time out and complimenting food & ambiance at Taj Mahal. We indeed look forward to welcoming you and serving you soon in near future. Namaste

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a week of vacation in Costa Rica we were looking forward to Indian food. But this restaurant was a disappointment. The nans and rotis were over cooked and food lacked the spices which we are used. The food was also expensive. The ambience was...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Pratul M
Kapil G, Owner at Taj Mahal Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your visit and taking time out to give your compliments for the ambiance at Taj Mahal. It seems that our service team missed to ask your preference of spice level. We do serve non spicy, medium spicy, spicy and Indian spicy food....More

Reviewed January 8, 2019 via mobile

Loved this place. The view driving up at night is spectacular. I got to peak at how the naan is made. The resident peacocks were also delightful. This is our first day in San Jose and a nice finale to our day.

Date of visit: January 2019
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Kapil G, Owner at Taj Mahal Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 9, 2019

Thank you for your kind visit, giving us opportunity to serve you. We look forward to welcoming you and serving you again, soon. Namaste

Reviewed December 28, 2018 via mobile

The enviroment, the food, and berevages are very good, all of them. But my partner and I, we both think the prices are kind of expensive. Thats why we make this cute place a 4 star restaurant.

Date of visit: December 2018
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Kapil G, Owner at Taj Mahal Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded December 29, 2018

Thank you for your visit and compliments for our food, beverages and ambiance. We look forward to welcoming you again, soon. Namaste

Reviewed December 25, 2018 via mobile

We had been to this restaurant with our kids and must say this is a great place. Very flavorful Indian food. We tried their seekh kabab. It was very tender and cooked just perfect. Their Sarson ka saag was great too. Try it with their...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Kapil G, Owner at Taj Mahal Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded December 26, 2018

Thank you for your visit, giving us opportunity to serve you. We are humbled to read your detailed compliments. Looking forward to welcoming you again, soon. Namaste

Reviewed November 18, 2018

Great food, excellent service, nice place with new decoration, variety of food including vegetarian. Highly reccomended to visit !!!!

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Date of visit: November 2018
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Kapil G, Owner at Taj Mahal Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 19, 2018

Thank you for your visit, giving us opportunity to serve you. We look forward to welcoming you and serving you again, soon. Namaste

Reviewed November 4, 2018

I was looking for a good indian food in costa rica as I am vegetarian and i am not able to have local food, so i tried this place it was awesome. Great and peaceful environment best service and food is awesome.! Must go place...More

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Date of visit: October 2018
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Kapil G, Owner at Taj Mahal Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 5, 2018

Thank you for your visit and compliments. We look forward to welcoming you and serving you again, soon. Namaste

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Upss, sorry can't remember. Not cheap, not very expensive but worthy every penny.
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