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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 - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

If you like Indian food, this is the place to go! Delicious food, excellent service...you won't regret!

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

Dear Johnny V, Thanks for your review. See you next time. More 

Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The food was excellent and the staff was very accommodating. It felt like a very authentic Indian experience. We will be back.

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

Dear Bobby W, We wish you all the best in this New Year. Thanks for your review. It's comforting to know that there are actual REAL people who know what is good food, ambiance, and service. Cheers, D. Mander More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I really didn't know what to expect from Indian food in Costa Rica, but Taj Mahal was a pleasant surprise. The vegetable pakoras were truly excellent: crispy and well-spiced, and the naan was quite good as well. The main dishes were less inspiring but solid. Channa masala had too much tomato flavor and the vegetable masala was too creamy and... More 

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

Thanks Sarah for your review. If we see you again we do accept personal recommendations such as in your case would be to use less tomato in the channa masala, as every dish is prepared on demand for you, our clients specific taste and preference. More 

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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

My wife and I just enjoyed a nice outing at the Taj Mahal in Escazu and I must say that the service and food was very good. We are both enthusiasts for good Indian food, having just recently visited London where one can find great Indian food. We were pleasantly surprised at the quality and flavor of the meals at... More 

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

Dear Lawdoglaa, Thank you very much for your comments. Next time ask for the xtra hot or 400% chilli. Im sure we can make it as hot as you like with our fresh chillis. Sincerely, D. Mander, Taj Mahal More 

Dallas, Texas
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 via mobile

We are vegetarians and were eagerly looking for indian food in Costa Rica on our trip. Food here was excellent and especially the Chana masala and Rotis. Everything has authentic indian flavor to it.. I believe the owner is indian but the people serving etc are local Costa Ricans ( who were excellent in service ). The cook is from... More 

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Thank TravelKarma2012
tandoor2002, Owner at Restaurante Taj Mahal, responded to this review

Dear Travelkarma, Thanks for your unbiased review of our food, restaurant, and service. Just to let you know our prices reflect the costs of operation in this expensive country, we have not raised our prices in 3 years. See you soon when you come back from Dallas. Cheers, D. Mander More 

St. Catharines, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Taj Mahal in Escazu is simply the best restaurant in Costa Rica. I always found their ambiance and delicious authentic Indian food with naans baked in front of you just out of the world. Their service is also unmatched. I would urge all locals and visitors to try their food and judge for themselves. Just remember to be sure of... More 

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

Hello Narinder, Thanks you very much for your review. Its always nice to see a review that acknowledges all the hard work and preparation that goes into our cooking and service. D. Mander More 

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74 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Great Indian food. Good presentation and outstanding flavor. Nice dining area ambiance in a beautiful garden.

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Thank Harvey38
tandoor2002, Owner at Restaurante Taj Mahal, responded to this review

Thank you Harvey for your kind words. D. Mander, Owner. More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

the best food ever....i would go back in a flash....if in costa rica dont miss eating the best indian food ever...

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

Dear Jaleebee, Very nice to know we have such great and loyal customers spanning the continent. Thanks and when you do come back lets have a chat. D. Mander. More 

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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 via mobile

The customer service was excellent. The place is cozy and the food was good. The only thing that I will improve is the spicy of the curry. We asked for spicy term and it wasn't. But overall everything was good. Luv the Mango lassi and garlic naan. It was simply delicious. Will go again for dinner. Great place! You can... More 

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

Dear Chong W, Thank you for your analysis of our restaurants service and experience. Next time Ill invite you for one of our 500% chilli spicy dishes. LOL. Thanks again. More 

Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Some of the best Indian food I've tasted outside of India, in beautiful traditional surroundings. I highly recommend a meal at Taj Mahal.

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

Dear JLRUS, Thank you for your kind comments. Have a safe trip back down under. 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
$30
Cuisine
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups
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
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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