Central Valley Restaurants


Taj Mahal

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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.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 1 km/½ mile west of Paco mall on old road to Santa Ana, Escazú, 10203
  • Phone: /2228–0980
  • Website:
  • Location: Escazú

    Restaurant Details

  • Closed Mon.
Updated: 04-09-2014

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    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.

    by Purp, 7/12/09

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