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Taj Mahal Restaurant

1 km Oeste del C.C. La Paco | Altos de Las Palomas, Escazu, Costa Rica
+506 2228 0980
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Overview
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“curry” (19 reviews)
“naan bread” (12 reviews)
“chicken” (17 reviews)
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CUISINES
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
1 km Oeste del C.C. La Paco | Altos de Las Palomas, Escazu, Costa Rica
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11 - 20 of 271 reviews

Reviewed August 27, 2017

New employees i can tell but the food perfect as usuall im not a big fan of spicy food but me Lamb Korma was perfect as always , the chiken Tikka Masala also good and love my garlic naan ;)

Thank KARINA C
Kapil G, Owner at Taj Mahal Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2017

Thank you for your visit and compliments for our lamb and Chicken dishes... and of course the fresh baked tandoor naans.. We look forward to welcoming you and serving you again, soon. Namastey

Reviewed August 23, 2017

This place used to be one of the best curry places around, till Naans and Curries took over. The old style chef, owner, staff were excellent and attentive. The place today seems like just another chain with pre-made "authentic" sauces for dishes that seem bland...More

Thank Brinxxx
Kapil G, Owner at Taj Mahal Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2017

Thank you for your visit and taking time out to give your feedback. Yes, we do have the peacocks. 3 of them. I read your compliments between the lines... For the Naans & for the enhanced ambiance.. and also for the portion size that dish...More

Reviewed August 18, 2017 via mobile

Great ambiance, excellent service and wonderful food, best food I have had in CR since moving here two years ago. The executive full service "buffet" was exceptional, it excludes app, entree, naan, and dessert and you can have as much as you like. We have...More

Thank jayjay1380
Kapil G, Owner at Taj Mahal Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2017

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

Reviewed August 18, 2017

II believe the Taj is under new ownership, and they have done fantastic remodeling, particularly of the garden area, doubling the outdoor, all-weather seating and creating a lovely space. The food continues to be delicious, spiced to order from really hot to very mild. The...More

Thank sandy c
Kapil G, Owner at Taj Mahal Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2017

Thank you for your visit, giving us opportunity to serve you.. We also like to thank you for the compliments for the food, ambiance and service at Taj Mahal. You rightly mentioned, we now have unique ambiance with various seating options.. Our peacocks love to...More

Reviewed August 16, 2017 via mobile

We came here on a recommendation from a San Jose local. The place was easy to find, had parking up front, and a welcoming staff. We were seated immediately to a perfect table in one of their spacious dining areas. The waiting staff also was...More

Thank tuulamastomaki
Kapil G, Owner at Taj Mahal Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 17, 2017

Thank you for your visit and kind compliments We are always glad to welcome you and serve you... Till your next visit.. Namastey

Reviewed August 12, 2017 via mobile

My wife & I stopped in for lunch. Since moving from Seattle we had not had good Indian food. We sampled many different plates. We tried the naan and a few of the curry dishes (shrimp & chicken). We also sampled they're popular martini which...More

Thank Traveling4Real
Kapil G, Owner at Taj Mahal Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2017

Thank you for your visit and compliments for the Cocktails, food, service and ambiance at Taj Mahal. We would look forward to welcoming you and serving you again, soon Namastey

Reviewed August 12, 2017 via mobile

Plenty of private parking, great authentic decor, fantastic service and food! The chutney Martinis are delightful. Gluten Free! I recently discovered I'm very gluten intolerant and I had no idea a majority of the Indian sauces are gluten free. Many, many delicious options and I...More

Thank truble25
Kapil G, Owner at Taj Mahal Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2017

Thank you for your visit and compliments for the Cocktails, food, service and ambiance at Taj Mahal. We would look forward to welcoming you and serving you again, soon. Namastey

Reviewed August 1, 2017 via mobile

I love Indian food but this was only fair considering the reputation of the restaurant. I ordered a chicken dish under the executive lunch menu and there were only three bites of chicken in the whole meal ... which was about $16. Prices are high...More

Thank dr917
Kapil G, Owner at Taj Mahal Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2017

Kapil G, Owner at Taj Mahal Restaurant, responded to this review Thank you for your visit and taking time out to give us your valuable feedback and compliments for the ambiance & service at Taj Mahal. Yes, our smart executive lunch portions have 150 gm...More

Reviewed July 31, 2017 via mobile

We have been here before, afew years ago. I think that time it was a different owner and it was good. But now Its excelent. The whole place has been remodeled they have a beautiful garden with pheasant's walking around. And I cant even explain...More

Thank 667sarahc667
Kapil G, Owner at Taj Mahal Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2017

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

Reviewed July 29, 2017 via mobile

Excellent food ,good environment ,music good quantity , quality and view animals that are not very comun

Thank Khaled R
Kapil G, Owner at Taj Mahal Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2017

Thank you for your visit and compliments for the food and ambiance at Taj Mahal. We look forward to welcoming you again, soon. Namastey

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$30 - $60
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night
Restaurant 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
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Romantic, Business meetings
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 C.C. La Paco | Altos de Las Palomas, Escazu, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  Escazu
  • Phone Number: +506 2228 0980
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Description
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 rooms or banqueting Darbaar – ideal for corporate dinners, groups and events. UNFLASHY, CAREFULLY HONED RECIPES INSPIRED BY INDIAN PALACES’ KITCHENS Vegan and gluten free selections. Certified 5 Star property by Costa Rican Tourism Institute (ICT).
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