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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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Hemet
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Boracay, PH
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119 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 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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Temecula, California
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 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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Vancouver, Canada
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114 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 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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San Diego, California
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 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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canada
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103 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank malimu
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Had dinner at Mantra while in Temecula on business. The food was excellent, prices very fair, and the wait staff was very friendly. I would definitely go back and am looking forward to having my leftovers for lunch tomorrow!

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Thank Alison K
Atlanta, United States
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Dropped in for the buffet on Sunday. In the area due to business travels. Place was busy and staff friendly. The place was clean. Decor is somewhat plain. The buffet food was OK. I didn't get to sample their regularly menu so hard to say how good the food would be other than the Buffet sampling. Probably would look for... More 

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OMAHA
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85 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Was craving 'INDIAN' and this was the most highly rated place closest to Sun City, CA where I was visiting my Mother. The buffet is just the only way to experience so many flavors and get to not be forced to fill up on just one or two dishes and Mantra kills it. For 9.82 including tax, and great quality... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Indian, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly
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?