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“Delicious Indian Food but Pricey”

Elefanta Indian Cuisine
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Ranked #51 of 960 Restaurants in Cancun
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $35
Cuisines: Indian, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Inspired on the culture, architecture and mainly on the Indian gastronomy, Elefanta restaurant was created. Bringing a bit of the magic and misticism of this place, in fusion with a modern city, the Elefanta Indian Cuisine concept was originated. With the service of our chef, Basant Kumar and other indian borned members of this team, we offer an exotic culinary delight, in a very authentic and special place. The restaurant has two tandoor ovens, typical from India, that brings to your palate the unique and exquisite flavors from our kitchen.
Toronto, Canada
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Delicious Indian Food but Pricey”
Reviewed February 20, 2014

The food, Ambeince and Service - all three were execllent. I have never tasted better indian food at a tourist destination. Only downside was it was expensive, dinner for 4 people costed us 180 USD...

Visited February 2014
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Acuario C, community Manager at Elefanta Indian Cuisine, responded to this review, February 25, 2014
Thanks for all your feedback, comments and for sharing your experience with us.
We will consider all your feedback to improve our quality and service.
Have a nice day!
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Baltimore, Maryland
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88 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Yummy!”
Reviewed February 11, 2014

The mosquitoes are me alive. But, that didn't stop me from enjoying a very good meal. I would give them a higher rating, if they weren't so expensive. Nice design. The bugs must go, though.

  • Visited August 2013
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Acuario C, Community Manager at Elefanta Indian Cuisine, responded to this review, February 25, 2014
Thanks for all your feedback, comments and for sharing your experience with us.

Have a nice day!
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New York City, New York
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Tasty, but small portions for the cost”
Reviewed February 4, 2014

We are from NYC, so we've had quite a bit of Indian, and we generally enjoy it. We both enjoyed our chicken dishes and rice at Elafanta.

The location, which overlooks the lagoon, is romantic. The lighting is a bit too low. (I do not have vision issues, but it was pretty dark.)

The portions were very small for the cost. I am thin and generally do not have a huge appetite but my husband and I exchanged puzzled looks about the (lack of) volume of food. He was not satiated. I don't think we'll return.

Visited March 2013
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Acuario C, Community Manager at Elefanta Indian Cuisine, responded to this review, February 25, 2014
Thanks for all your feedback, comments and for sharing your experience with us.
We will consider all your feedback to improve our quality and service.
Have a nice day!
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kent
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Complete. Rip off”
Reviewed January 28, 2014 via mobile

Don't be fooled by the lovely setting.
My partner and I found this restaurant recommended in the local cancun dining magazine. The food was below average and the service was pretty poor. We ordered samosa starter and it was completely dried out, the main courses were bland and tasteless, nicest thing we ate was the garlic nan, we had four drinks, one starter, two mains and the bill was £100 including their service charge, this would have been ok if the food was good as it's not an expensive meal but to make matters worse when we left 2000 pesos to cover the 1930 bill the waiter ran out when we had left and said we were 200 pesos short however we had seen him count it on our way out, to say we were shocked was an understatement! We could have easily got into argument but knew there and then we had been ripped off, on speaking to other guest in our hotel they advised us of same situation they had had, what a let down and a disgrace this was considering its in such a lovely location, we then discovered 'taste if India' downtown and took our money there

Visited January 2014
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Acuario C, Community Manager at Elefanta Indian Cuisine, responded to this review, February 3, 2014
Thanks for your comments, we will take into consideration and we are very sorry for the bad time.
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Des Moines, Iowa
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Nice place by the lagoon ...”
Reviewed January 23, 2014

We were surprised to find such a good Indian restaurant in Cancun, Mexico.
The chicken tandoori appetizer was really good. and Dal Makhani and Naan were awesome!!! The chicken curry dish was a disappointment. But overall a good place.

Though, It was expensive, $100 for oen appetizer, one beer and two curry dises!
That is because water costed $12 a bottle(medium sized n we ordered two since we dint know abt it :(....) and they added a tip on thier own for 15%.. for the two of us. Service was ok.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank 877ben
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Acuario C, Community Manager at Elefanta Indian Cuisine, responded to this review, February 3, 2014
Thanks for your comments, we will take into consideration.
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