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Mantra Indian Cuisine

27645 Jefferson Ave, Temecula, CA 92590-2645
+1 951-506-1800
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good35%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
17:00 - 22:00All hours
Indian, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
27645 Jefferson Ave, Temecula, CA 92590-2645
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Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

I go here regularly. It is wonderful. The lunch buffet changes daily. The dinner is great. They have been voted best Indian in Riverside County many years running. Quality food, casual atmosphere, excellent service.

Thank Gwen U
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

The buffet at lunch is so very good . The best kept secret in Temecula. I love the chicken tikka masala. The choices are very tasty. The rice pudding so flavourful. You cannot go wrong. Please run do not walk. Eat...Eat... Eat

Thank wcwthredtennisshoes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

The food is packed with flavor and you are able to order how "spicy/hot" you would like it. The staff assisted me to understand the menu and were courteous and helpful. I will be going back to try more new and delicious foods.

Thank Patty H
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Excellent Buffet but I suspect that the Lassi drinks are now from a can. There is no comparision to the Lassi,s made from scratch. I will not waste my money on a Lassi drink there any more.

Thank majorg
Reviewed 18 January 2017

It's hard to find a good Indian restaurant in southern California that hasn't altered their menu to local tastes, which in this case usually means toning down the flavours and heat. Thankfully this restaurant is fairly authentic. We had take-out with four different dishes, naan...More

Thank GeoffM
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Mantra has a few restaurants in the area but, our local one is in Temecula. We go about every 2 weeks. The buffer lunch is a deal with a very good selection. They always seem to have tandoori chicken, chicken tika masala and spinach. We...More

1  Thank vintagechina
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Went with a friend looking for some vegetarian friendly food. We opted for the dinner plate since it was reasonably priced $12.95 I'm always hesitant of doing this because palak paneer and Dahl can be hit or miss, which happened to be big misses and...More

Thank gogovinda108
Reviewed 25 December 2016

We waited for almost one hour to get our food. (We ordered tandori dinner and non-vegetarian dinner.) The food was okay, but wasn't hot, and the plate that the food came in looked like a TV dinner plate in stainless steel... One of the waiters...More

Thank Golfwithcats
Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

it's so sad that we reached 20 mins before closing and they refused entry to us. It's really bad attitude as we were okay with to-go also. For to-go, he offered smallest box with high price to put to go. Worst experience. Shouldn't go here...More

Thank RGB85
Reviewed 25 November 2016

however i didn't enjoy the dinner not buffet esp their main dish chicken tika masala was so so.. i guess for the locals.. taste bland. good variety for lunch buffet enjoyable and i wd return for the buffet

Thank malimu
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Helen D
29 December 2016|
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Response from Thomas B | Reviewed this property |
Sorry was not there for lunch
Tom S
19 May 2015|
Response from BRENT C | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is...(sorry this reply is so late) but it appears your question was submitted before my last visit to Mantra this Summer.... Lunch: Monday - Sunday : 11:00 am - 3:00 pm Dinner: Monday - Sunday : 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
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17:00 - 22:00
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17:00 - 22:00
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11:00 - 15:00
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11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27645 Jefferson Ave, Temecula, CA 92590-2645
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Temecula
  • Phone Number: +1 951-506-1800
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