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Mantra Indian Cuisine

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$$ - $$$
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27645 Jefferson Ave, Temecula, CA 92590-2645
+1 951-506-1800
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
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Murrieta, California
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2015 via mobile

Food is excellent, but service was odd. Waiter hovered constantly, yet asked at least 3- 4 times what we'd ordered before serving dinner. Hard to find but worth the search.

Thank CAGma
Okinawa, Japan
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

Overall this is very good Indian Cuisine. Service was exceptional always seemed to be someone checking on us to make sure we had what we needed. We ordered the Chicken Marsala and a Shrimp Curry and some Garlic Naan. Served pretty quickly and super hot. Honestly it was SOO hot that we had to wait a few minutes for it... More 

Thank aronszekely
Murrieta, California
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54 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

... and I wasn't impressed one bit. We did a book club meeting here. We had read a novel being based on Indian food and culture and thought it would be a good setting to discuss it. A couple of people in our group liked it. I don't know what to compare it to, as I'd never had it but... More 

Thank mzglorybeCA
Los Angeles, California
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66 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2015

Mantra is a very good Indian restaurant, and definitely the best of four in the local area. They have good prices and have a really nice buffet style set up for the weekday lunch crowd.

Thank Bubuflu
Hemet, California
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2015

The food is well prepared and delicious. The buffet is varied and the best price in town! The service is excellent.

Thank Tom S
Fallbrook, California
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87 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2015

You are greeted at the door and immediately seated. There's never any dithering around which we appreciate very much. The restaurant is quiet and you can carry on a conversation without yelling at each other. We always have the garlic naan which is great, the spinach paneer, a fish dish (all have been excellent) and we often have the vegetable... More 

Thank Helen M
Los Angeles
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2015

The Indian style curry filled food rates as one of the best I have ever tried. It was delicious. We had the Lamb, Chicken and Lentil dishes with white rice. No need for any take-home bags. There wasnt anything left. The decor could be updated and the music seemed to be playing more for the cook (sound seemed distant like... More 

Thank David D
Fallbrook, CA
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75 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2015

Had a great time, our server was patient and joked with us...the food was very flavorful. We started with the Samosas and they didn't disappoint, I love anything potato though and this was fried! I had the Tandoori Dinner to try a bit of everything and the different meats had a lot of flavor and was very tender. The vegetable... More 

Thank Onecrazykitty
Murrieta, California
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194 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2015

This restaurant has the best Indian food we've ever tasted, and we have eaten in several Indian restaurants. We ordered their complete dinners; mine was vegetarian for $12.95 and my husband had the meat variety complete dinner for a few dollars more. Our food was delicious, served hot, and very tasty. The portions were generous, and we were able to... More 

Thank Susan R
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2015 via mobile

Bottom line: GREAT FOOD! I've had Indian food in 6 different countries. Mantra is FAR and AWAY the best Indian food ever. And it's in Temecula. Temecula folks. Who does that?!? The decor is unimpressive and the music is repetitive. But the FOOD. Oh My. What started as "let's try this place out" has turned into "again? Ok!" Bring an... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?