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“Why Restaurant Taj Mahal ? Best Indian Restsurant in Escazú”

Taj Mahal Restaurant
Ranked #7 of 175 Restaurants in Escazu
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$30 - US$60
Cuisines: Asian, Indian
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Good for: Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, 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).
Reviewed 9 August 2014

Is a real Restsurant, not a place inside a food court like naans and curries.
They have the real flavor from the north of beautiful India.
Fresh and delicious quisine always.
The ambience is amazing and the services excellent!

My advise: don't waist your time and money going to the one at the food court

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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

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tandoor2002, General Manager at Taj Mahal Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 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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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.

Thank Tad A
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tandoor2002, Owner at Taj Mahal Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 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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Reviewed 26 July 2014

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

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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.

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tandoor2002, Owner at Taj Mahal Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 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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