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Mantra Indian Cuisine

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$$ - $$$
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27645 Jefferson Ave, Temecula, CA 92590-2645
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Had dinner at Mantra while in Temecula on business. The food was excellent, prices very fair, and the wait staff was very friendly. I would definitely go back and am looking forward to having my leftovers for lunch tomorrow!

Thank Alison K
Atlanta, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

Dropped in for the buffet on Sunday. In the area due to business travels. Place was busy and staff friendly. The place was clean. Decor is somewhat plain. The buffet food was OK. I didn't get to sample their regularly menu so hard to say how good the food would be other than the Buffet sampling. Probably would look for... More 

Thank Thomas B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

Was craving 'INDIAN' and this was the most highly rated place closest to Sun City, CA where I was visiting my Mother. The buffet is just the only way to experience so many flavors and get to not be forced to fill up on just one or two dishes and Mantra kills it. For 9.82 including tax, and great quality... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

They have an awesome lunch buffet, if you want to go in and test out what you like. Food is always fresh and great tasting with a nice variety on the buffet. Cannot go wrong here. Can get quite busy at lunch time.

Thank lorraing2015
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

We have visited Mantra, many times, mostly for lunch. Each of the many items in the buffet lunch is well prepared and lets you taste about 12 different Indian dishes. The price of $9.99 is very reasonable for what you get. The waiters are excellent and serve with a smile. The decor is nice and it is clean and well... More 

Thank LDACalif
Riverside, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2016 via mobile

Authentic Indian served to the level of spiciness requested. All the traditional flavors and combinations. The spicy masala tastes like bhuna masala, very flavorful. If only the beer menu were provided, maybe 5 stars. I asked for a beer menu, but none was provided.

1 Thank Kauai-Biz-Traveler
Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2016

Obviously, everyone goes here for the lunch buffet. No menu was offered. Staff is friendly and efficient. Buffet dishes contained a variety of typical faire, vegetarian and chicken, also salad. Nothing was overly spicy, so is suitable for all. At $8.99 including breads, a great deal.

Thank Sandmonster2014
Fortaleza, CE
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2016

Normally I put the conclusion of my visit in the final phrase but for this one I am making the exception. This was an exceptional meal with traditional taste of India! This was my first time in Temecula and while looking on internet for some good places to eat my eye fell on Mantra. Good reviews but you never know.... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2016

The food is fantastic, the staff is great and the price is excellent! It's my favorite Indian restaurant in that region. Authentic (and very nice!) staff serves authentic Indian food always with attention and sympathy. The lunch buffet is delicious, the best cost-benefit for Indian food!

Thank Ana C
Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 29, 2016

Tried this restaurant based on reviews here and we were not disappointed. Quiet on a Monday night, very quickly seated and drinks order taken. We ordered chicken tikka Marsala and Lamb Korma with sides of rice and naan, spice level six. The food came quickly and was excellent, more rice was brought without asking and every server was polite and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27645 Jefferson Ave, Temecula, CA 92590-2645
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Temecula
  • Phone Number: 951-506-1800

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?