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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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Mississauga, Canada
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324 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

Tried this restaurant based on reviews here and we were not disappointed. Quiet on a Monday night, very quickly seated and drinks order taken. We ordered chicken tikka Marsala and Lamb Korma with sides of rice and naan, spice level six. The food came quickly and was excellent, more rice was brought without asking and every server was polite and... More 

Thank DaveE45
San Diego, California
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84 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016 via mobile

Love the food here Always clean and great service It's usually busy, with people from every culture dining here What a great find in Temecula

Thank Shelagh000
Temecula, California
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

this is one of the best Indian food in town the lunch buffet is great all you can eat and many choices they have a salad and desert bar as well to enhance the selection naan bread is always fresh and the buffet changes it is not the same every day so don't be disappointed when you don't find your... More 

Thank european1991
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2015 via mobile

If your new to Indian food give this buffett a try. Very good selection of meat and vegetable dishes. Very fresh and authentic meals with excellent service. Garlic Naan was hot and waiter kept bringing more. Overall very good experience here. Best Indian food around and for 9.99 cant go wrong here.

Thank Mark C
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202 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015

Had dinner here while on a business trip. I enjoy Indian cuisine and when in the UK I always make it to an Indian restaurant. To find one in Temecula was a surprise, and to have such nice food an even better surprise. Very good and affordable, check it out...

Thank Frank_Frambach
Fallbrook, California
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92 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2015

My mother had heard about how great the Indian buffet was, so we though we would give it a try. I have only had Indian food a couple of times, so I am not a connoisseur. I wanted to try a little of everything and everything was pretty good. The selection is not huge, but there is certainly plenty. A... More 

Thank Laura A
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2015 via mobile

Best Indian buffet in the Temecula/Murrieta/Lake Elsinore/Wildomar area. The waiters keep your water glass full and nan bread basket filled. Please don't go there if you don't like Indian food and not particularly an adventurous eater like that book club lady from Murrieta. I don't think it's fair to review something that you do not care for. I care about... More 

Thank Eleanor P
Los Angeles, California
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93 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015

The staff are nice in here and the Peshwari Naan bread is the best I have tasted outside of England, but the Chicken Korma was not what I was used to, Korma is usually a tan/ yellow color, this Korma was orange and tasted tomato'y as opposed to how creamy a Korma usually tastes. It wasn't bad, it just wasn't... More 

Thank ReenyL
Highland, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015

The buffet has a huge assortment of food to choose from. Different types of main dishes, salads and desserts. Many vegetarian choices.

Thank mary w
Murrieta, California
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50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2015 via mobile

Okay guys, I love Indian food and if you do, this is quite good. For those of you that LOVE love unique spices with an interesting way of combining them into unique flavors -THIS MAY BE YOUR PLACE.... Their chicken tikka masala is really good and their chicken korma is very good too, if you think I am totally speaking... More 

Thank Theresa C

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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, Cheap Eats, Groups
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?