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“There´s no other... Excellent India Restaurant”

Taj Mahal Restaurant
Ranked #7 of 168 Restaurants in Escazu
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$30 - US$60
Cuisines: Asian, Indian
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Good for: Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Description: 1st Indian Restaurant in Costa Rica (estd. 2002) set up in a historic home (built in 1979) to enjoy The Royalty of vivid flavored food. The romance of ambiance and the symphony of flavors creates memorable feast for all the senses. Ethnic style beautiful decoration, Indian music and traditional hospitality makes one feel like a Royal. THE CUISINE OF MAHARAJAS Inspired by the feasting traditions of ethnic Indian kings and queens and using Nawab and Moghul cooking techniques from various states of India, chefs from India concoct timeless dishes; perfect for sharing and exquisite in their mastery of spice and flavor. SPECIAL DINING For a true Indian feast, book special dining in one of the private rooms or banqueting Darbaar – ideal for corporate dinners, groups and events. UNFLASHY, CAREFULLY HONED RECIPES INSPIRED BY INDIAN PALACES’ KITCHENS Vegan and gluten free selections. Certified 5 Star property by Costa Rican Tourism Institute (ICT).
San Francisco, California
1 review
“There´s no other... Excellent India Restaurant”
Reviewed 7 August 2014

3 days ago I was having fun in beautiful Costa Rica and my best friend took me to this restaurant and I can tell the Ambient is impeccable, the services amazing and friendly and the food was excellent.
Totally recommended, best Indian food in Costa Rica

Mike

  • Visited August 2014
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tandoor2002, General Manager at Taj Mahal Restaurant, responded to this review, 7 September 2014
Dear Mike683,

Thanks for your wonderful comments, hope to see you next time your around SJ.

Take care, David Mander
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“True authentic Indian food. - a must eat place”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

The food is true authentic Indian food. Loved the shrimp and lamb dishes. Service is good.
They have nice garden outside.
The best is the finger bowl wait for the surprise in the end.
The only downside they do not cook with basmati.

Visited July 2014
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tandoor2002, Owner at Taj Mahal Restaurant, responded to this review, 7 September 2014
Dear Tad A,

Thank you for your nice remarks and by the way we only use long grain Basmati Rice in our recipes.

Thanks.
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Warsaw, Poland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Nice Indian choice in Escazu”
Reviewed 26 July 2014 via mobile

Taj majal makes it all great tasting and nice ambience, but with naans and curries opening in santa ana recently its not my preferred choice any longer

Visited May 2014
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La Fortuna
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Always a tasty pleasure eating at Taj Mahal”
Reviewed 22 July 2014

This is one of our favorite splurges when we are in San José. David, the hands-on Indian (by way of Canada) owner always goes out of his way to make sure clients leave happy and oh, so satisfied! The Tomato Paneer and Chai Tea are my favorite and the naan is home-baked and always fresh. Good selection of wine. The decor is soothing and elegant. Plus the staff is super attentive - indicative of a great company culture! A must try if you have to be in San José.

  • Visited July 2014
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tandoor2002, Owner at Taj Mahal Restaurant, responded to this review, 25 July 2014
Dear DesafioAdventures,

Thank you for kind words. I am so happy that the majority of our clients are satisfied with their gastronomic experience here in the Taj. Its sometimes hard to believe that we have been open for almost 12 years. Along with our authentic cuisine we also try to offer our clients a peaceful and relaxed setting indoors or in our outdoor garden area where they can enjoy their quality time over a chai and away from the hustle and bustle of shopping malls, plazas, and traffic.

Thanks again. David Mander
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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“As authentic as it gets”
Reviewed 22 July 2014

By far the best Indian place I have ever been to. The food is great, the decor is authentic and they have peacocks in the back part of the restaurant.

The food is fantastic and is super authentic. I at at many Indian restaurants and this blows all of them out of the water. Best Indian!

Visited July 2014
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tandoor2002, Owner at Taj Mahal Restaurant, responded to this review, 25 July 2014
Dear DannyG,

Thanks for you excellent review. Its comforting to know that there are many clients like yourself that know and enjoy the authentic north Indian cuisine that we here in the Taj Mahal are pleased to serve. Please take care. David Mander
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