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“Fusion indian food” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Tantra - CLOSED

Tantra
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Indian, Caribbean, Spanish, Puerto Rican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Tapia theater
Description: INDIAN INFLUENCED CUSINE
Baltimore, Maryland
1 review
“Fusion indian food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2013

We were looking for a choice of both non-vegetarian and vegetarian dinner with an indian touch (Fusion indian + creole) in San Juan. Tantra hit the spot. The samosa's were done to perfection. I couldn't have asked for better tasting lamb chops. My wife loved a vegetarian meal. Kudos to the chef. It is perfect meal.

The ambience is nice and the sevice was excellent.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Vad S
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  • English first
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English first
Paterson, New Jersey
Level Contributor
32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Wow!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2013

Right away we chose to sit at the low table with pillows and a bench in the corner for more privacy and ambiance. The server was very nice and accommodating and offered us advice on the menu, finally helping us to select the seven course meal sampler (pricey but worth it). The food was so delicious, each course being a little more scrumptious than the last. Every course was paired with a martini specially selected for that course, which was delicious, too, and intense after the third or fourth drink (they are small martinis, so the drinking is manageable for a regular drinker). The decor is lovely and Indian-themed, adding to a very quiet, cozy ambiance. The chef even came out to talk to us and see how we liked the food--his wife, the manager, also came over to talk to us and chat about Indian culture and food! Take the time out on your vacation to visit Tantra, and you will not be disappointed.

Visited October 2012
Helpful?
1 Thank Erika H
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Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Fantastic Food, equal service and location could not be better!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2013

November 15, 2012

Menu from best restaurant ever! Tantra restaurant (fusion PR creole and Indian) at Old San Juan Calle Fortaleza
7 INDIAN COURSE:
Left: Food course Right: Martini pair
1. Bacalo melt 1. Cardamon
2. S. Indian shrimp 2. Mandarin
3. Malabar shrip curry 3. Cinamon & Clove
rest a while, talk then carry on with:
4. Doasi/Chettinad duck 4. Mango
5. Butter chicken/Parata 5. Ginger & ...Lemongrass
6. Lamb saag curry pouch/yogurt rice 6. Chilli Pepper
7. Indian dessert sampler 7. Midnight Beauty

In between meals, Le Chef surprised us with the best onion/coconut soup I have ever eaten!

7 INDIAN VEGETARIAN COURSE:
1. Veggie Uttappam melt 1. Cardamon
2. Tempra Artichoke 2. Kamasutra
3. Kerala Korma Kichidi pouch 3. Cinnamon & clove
4. Yogurt rice/avial 4. Mango-chilli
5. Aloo chat fry/Kachumber 5. Tantra
6. Paneer makkani/Parata 6. Ginger & lemongrass
7. Indian dessert sampler 7. Midnight Beauty

This is a feast like no other, seriously! No worries the portions were bite size as they should for the gourmand at bay...Amazing! I will try to repeat it at home (really?)

I believe this restaurant should be Zagat rated and recommended. Really!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank TRAVELSENSE12
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Tequesta, Florida
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246 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
“Very nice atmosphere & great drinks!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2013

Just went in to the bar for drinks before dinner down the street. Loved the dark & well decorated atmosphere...cozy, romantic, exotic. Tried a Jalapeno Martini & it was really awesome!

Visited January 2013
Helpful?
Thank traveltina
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
Level Contributor
3 reviews
“Awesome Service with Awesome Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2013

I have been to this place a couple of times and each time Debra took care of us. She gave great recommendations and gave awesome tips on what to do on the island. The food was spicy but not in the bad way that makes you regret you ate it 40 minutes later. The music was at a perfect level and matched the atmosphere. I highly recommend this place and make sure you ask for Debra, take her advice on the drinks and food!!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Timmyparks83
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