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Central Valley Restaurants

Taj Mahal

  • 1 km/½ mile west of Paco mall on old road to Santa Ana Map It
  • Escazú
  • Indian

Updated 04/09/2014

Fodor's Review

This burst of northern Indian flavor is a real rarity in Central America. Richly swathed in warm fuchsias, red ochers, and golds, the mansion's dining area sprawls through a handful of small, intimate rooms and out to a gazebo in the tree-covered backyard. The price-to-portion ratio is a little high, particularly for North Americans used to good, cheap Indian food, but the sharp tandoori dishes, curries, and biryanis (seasoned rice dishes) are a welcome vacation from ubiquitous European and American fare. Vegetarians may swoon at the options. Helpful waiters, in black or maroon traditional Punjabi dress, are frank about recommendations.

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1 km/½ mile west of Paco mall on old road to Santa Ana, Escazú, 10203, Costa Rica

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  • Closed Mon.

Updated 04/09/2014


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Jul 12, 2009

Indian gem in Costa Rica

Cost Rica is one of the last places you would expect to find some great Indian food. However after eating at the Taj Mahal, I would have to say that this is one of the best Indian restaurants I have eaten at, and I have eaten at a lot of them being from Toronto. The decor was excellent from the paintings to the artifacts brought from India to the waiters outfits. After speaking to the owner, I learnt that he had brought a chef all the way from India.

The tandoor oven and the peacocks are a great addition. If you are ever in Costa Rica this is definite worth a try.

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