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Mantra Indian Cuisine

27645 Jefferson Ave, Temecula, CA 92590-2645
+1 951-506-1800
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good36%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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27645 Jefferson Ave, Temecula, CA 92590-2645
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Reviewed 8 January 2018

I have had food from Mantra twice now, once catered in a party and once at the restaurant. The service is really good. The place smelled a little though, but we got used to it in the first few minutes, it was probably indian food...More

Thank Roma M
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

We arrived in Temecula and wanted to have a good dinner before our weekend of drinking and wine tastings. I researched on Yelp and found what could be be the best little Indian gem I have ever found. Mantra Indian Cuisine, I read about 25...More

Thank We_Travel_A_Lot_2011
Reviewed 13 August 2017

I LOVE flavorful food, and this place has it! My family and I eat here at least a couple of times a month. My absolute favorite is their Chicken Tikka Masala, but I also love their Shahi Korma. We always get the pakoras to munch...More

Thank fionaruidh
Reviewed 13 August 2017

It was our first time to eat lunch buffet here and it was really good, lots of food choices and cheap buffet too; naan bread was warm and taste great and we asked for it twice with no extra charge. If you are tired of...More

Thank Globe_TrekkerXXX
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 2 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

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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, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
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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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