Founded in 2002 by a Canadian entrepreneur and commercial pilot, son of parents from the Punjab region of India, Taj Mahal Restaurant is the Authentic Indian restaurant of Costa Rica.

A dream etched in pristine white marble is the timeless monument portraying the beauty of eternal love. The Taj Mahal was built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in the 17th Century in the memory of his dear wife Mumtaz Mahal. This extravagant building of timeless beauty, the mausoleum of Queen Mumtaz Mahal, is regarded as one of the eight wonders of the world and many say that its architectural beauty has never been surpassed. Constructed out of white marble on the banks of the Jamuna River in Agra, India, the Taj Mahal is the outcome of a unique combination of passion and architectural exuberance.


Along with its architectural splendors, India is also famous for its exotic cuisine, as rich and diverse as is the history of its civilization. It is an art form that has been passed on through generations purely by word of mouth, from teachers to pupils, from mothers to daughters. Each region has many different religions, histories, languages, dialects, and distinctive cultures, but also different climates and for all of these reasons, many different recipes. India is the second most fertile country in the world and it is no coincidence that its spices provoked many expeditions and discoveries. If there exists a sensual cuisine, it is Indian. The mix of colors, tastes, and textures of an Indian dish is true tantalization of the senses, an incomparable aphrodisiac. Garlic, ginger, saffron, cloves, cardamom, fennel, coriander, turmeric, and cumin to name a few, are basic elements in the Indian kitchen. Indian hospitality is also legendary. Five words sum it up perfectly; Your guest is your god. For an Indian family there is no greater pleasure than to share. Even the poorest family considers it a great honor to share with a guest, whom will only be able to leave once they are completely satisfied.


Now experience the ambiance, mystery, and intrigue of India, here in Costa Rica. Taj Mahal Restaurant, the only authentic Indian restaurant in Central America, offers delicious North Indian cuisine meticulously prepared with care and expertise by our chefs from India. We specialize in Tandoori (Clay Oven) dishes and also in an ample variety of curries, biryani's (rice dishes), and other mouth watering dishes designed to satisfy any palate. Let your senses travel, enjoy a truly Indian experience.




To offer our clients a truly unique and unforgettable gastronomic experience with the best Indian cuisine prepared to precise and intricate standards using optimal spices, ingredients, and techniques available. We provide a clean, peaceful, and relaxed atmosphere decorated in authenticity with various seating options. Our bilingual wait staff are at your service and attention at all times. Your satisfaction brings us happiness. The Taj Mahal team.


For Reservations: 2228-0980, 2228-3012

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