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Mantra Indian Cuisine

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27645 Jefferson Ave, Temecula, CA 92590-2645
+1 951-506-1800
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11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

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Thank Gwen U
San Jacinto, California
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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

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Thank wcwthredtennisshoes
Homeland, California
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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.

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Thank Patty H
Hemet
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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.

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Thank majorg
Murrieta, California
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128 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
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 breads, and Biryani. The lamb was tender and plentiful. The heat of the vindaloo made... More 

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Thank GeoffM
Temecula, California
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94 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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 like dinner as the tandori choices are our prefered dishes. Add a great appetizer and... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 consisted of half the dish. The rice, naan and cashew dishes were good and thankfully... More 

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Thank gogovinda108
Vancouver, Canada
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130 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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 didn't come back to help me with wifi password when I asked him... The chai... More 

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Thank Golfwithcats
San Diego, California
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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 again. Should mention that restaurant close at 2.40 and not 3pm.

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Thank RGB85
canada
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112 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Indian, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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?