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“Average food, smaller portion and outrageous prices”
Review of Tantra - CLOSED

Tantra
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Indian, Caribbean, Spanish, Puerto Rican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Tapia theater
Description: INDIAN INFLUENCED CUSINE
Washington, DC
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Average food, smaller portion and outrageous prices”
Reviewed February 15, 2013

Unless you are desparate for some Indian food, please avoid this restaurant at all cost.
I know Indian food well, and what we had here was not even close to an average Indian food.
Portions are so small, about 1/2 the size you would get at typical Indian Restaurant
I understand that Old town, San Juan is expensive in general, but, prices at Tantra was outrageous.

On plus side, the bar tender was great.

  • Visited February 2013
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Helpful?
Thank ShahJ123
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  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Martinis!!!!”
Reviewed February 13, 2013

Good Indian Restaurant in San Juan. Food is excellent. The decor and ambiance invites to"leisure" during your meal. The Martini Menu rocks!!!

Visited November 2012
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Thank Debnelsonr
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“loved it”
Reviewed February 13, 2013

very unexpected for Puerto Rico, but my friends and I went on a hunt for this place, excellent food, great bartender, hummus was amazing, loved the decor, and drinks were great!

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank Melanie L
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Plano, Texas
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Celiac Friendly and Relaxing Atmosphere!”
Reviewed February 8, 2013

We found Tantra after a late flight into Puerto Rico. As my husband is a celiac, finding food he can eat at 10:00 pm is challenging. We had never tried Indian food (this is an Indian-Latin Fusion type place), but walked in, took a seat and a gamble. Our waiter, Ymir, went out of his way to accommodate us. He brought over the owner and they were able to specialize a few different options for him. We took our waiter's recommendations for martini's that would complement our entries. Delicious! Great relaxing & romantic atmosphere. We went to this restaurant twice during our trip and both times were excellent.

  • Visited January 2013
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1 Thank TexasTBird
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Hampshire, UK
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394 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
“Unexpected cuisine in San Juan!”
Reviewed February 7, 2013

We did not expect to find an Indian restaurant here, but had seen it recommended in a guide book.
The server was very attentive and friendly.
We only had a main course each and both enjoyed them.
My wife also like the Gulab Jamun desert, which is hard to find (in Europe).

Visited January 2013
Helpful?
Thank grafran
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