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Date
Fri, 4/20
Time
10:30 PM
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Elefanta

4.4
70 reviews
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MXN310 to MXN500
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Indian
Perfect For:
  • Waterfront
  • Good for a Date
  • Scenic View
Inspired on the culture, architecture and mainly on the Indian gastronomy, Elefanta restaurant was created. Bringing a bit of the magic and misticism of this place, in fusion with a modern city, the Elefanta Indian Cuisine concept was originated. With the service of our chef, Basant Kumar and other indian borned members of this team, we offer an exotic culinary delight, in a very authentic and special place. The restaurant has two tandoor ovens, typical from India, that brings to your palate the unique and exquisite flavors from our kitchen
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Indian
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Daily 6:00 pm–1:30 am
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Phone number
01 998 176 8070
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Basant Kumar
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Zona Hotelera
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Public transit
Transit stop is located at the corner of the plaza

Transportación pública se encuentra en la esquina de la plaza.
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Entertainment
DJ on weekends.

DJ los fines de semana.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 70 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.4
service
4.7
ambience
4.1
value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 6 days ago

El lugar es muy acogedor y el personal estuvo siempre al pendiente de nuestras necesidades, solicitamos cambio de mesa y fueron muy amables para darnos el cambio pues buscábamos ver el atardecer en la laguna que pudimos disfrutar muy gratamente. Todo fue perfecto, sólo nos gustaría que las sillas fueran más cómodas y movibles pues al estar duras y fijas al piso no nos permitían estar juntos, por eso pedimos cambio de mesa,, ojala las puedan cambiar, el lugar es hermoso!! y el personal muy amable y con mucha disposición.

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Buena comida, excelente postre

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Best food in Cancun

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Tasty Indian food with a variety of options in a very trendy setting with great views of the lagoon. Portions are just right if you don’t want leftovers, but overall small for the price.

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4.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Outstanding ambiance, very private with each table under an open thatched roof hut and over the lagoon. Saw a crocodile swim by. Food is not typical Indian. Limited menu but adequate. Some dishes good but others mediocre. Naan, dal, chicken dishes were good. Veg choices limited and nice presentation but taste could’ve been better.

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Having been to Elefanta we were looking forward to the meal. Overall, all the Indian dishes were yummy. View was great. The sushi menu was very pricey and we avoided it. They switched to an IPAD to order the Indian dishes but had only one item per page and > 70 items on the menu. Thus it was very unwieldy and unfriendly to order. We did enjoy the food however. We ordered two different Nan dishes. They brought us one with the meal and one that was the wrong one 10 minutes after they had cleared our dishes at the end of the meal....truly. Interestingly it took so long to get a dessert menu, that my children and wife left to go to the ice cream store to get dessert. Comically, they then brought out a piece of cake well after they grew restless and had left and I was left there all alone to eat the nice treat from the restaurant. Thus, service glitches were definitely part of the meal Grade A for Indian food and view. Grade C for bizarre services glitches

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Service was impeccable. Food very good. We did notice ingredients repeated in subsequent dishes in the tasting menu which was slightly disappointing. The chocolate cake with the tasting menu was not as moist as I would prefer. The treats you get complimentary at the end are great! We appreciated the writing on the cake plate congratulating us! Thank you!

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

We love to get to the restaurant before sunset, so we can enjoy the view from the water as we start our meal. We have ordered from both the Indian menu and Sushi menu. Every item we have tried been very good. The service is always very attentive and friendly. This is one of the few places we go to every year when in Cancun. Great food at a reasonable price.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Un lugar mágico para ver el atardecer sobre la laguna de Cancún. La comida extraordinaria (probamos el menú hindú y todo nos dejó maravillados), el servicio 10 y los espacios, privados y tranquilos, lo hacen ideal para cualquier ocasión especial. Recomendadísimo.

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2018

Probably the best Indian restaurant in Cancun with one of the best spot in town! It was very beautiful and very good food!

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3.0Dined on January 18, 2018

Very expensive and very little choice on the menu 15% service charge automatically added to the bill. Lovely location for a meal though.

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4.0Dined on January 12, 2018

2nd visit and still good.
The food here is just amazing. It just lacks some atmosphere. There never seems to be many people there when we go. Maybe we are going at the wrong time.
Other restaurants we have vitiated have been packed.

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4.0Dined on January 6, 2018

Was on holiday in cancun and came across this wonderful Indian restaurant in la Isla mall.
Great food and surroundings was beautiful.
Staff was excellent and drinks was very nice.
Would definitely come back to this place again.

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5.0Dined on January 5, 2018

Great dining on Cancun! My boyfriend and I went twice during our trip. The ambience was really nice with over-water seating that feels very private. The food was excellent - try the lychee martini.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Food was amazing. Service and ambiance was top notch.

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2.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Service is not up to par with Cancun hospitality. The food is mediocre at best.
The best part of this dining experience is the location right on the lagoon. Highly romantic in the evening with its low level lighting. Plus a perfect sunset viewing location assuming you don’t get the table behind the tree.

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2.0Dined on December 28, 2017

While such great service as co-owned Thai that is adjacent to elefante, the experience was a real let down. We were looking forward to some authentic Indian food and the other patrons gave us confidence in a pretty setting. Unfortunately, when the apps came they were all lukewarm at best. We tolerated this but when our main courses came out also lukewarm, I had some concern that the food wasn’t cooked enough. Our waiter pretty much disappeared after the apps with servers bringing the food so he only returned after we complained. Finally, another chicken dish and naan came out piping hot but why didn’t this happen beforehand. The waiter gave us a 10% discount to try and make up for it but it was pretty ridiculous that he also added a 15% mandatory tip. No one did get sick and the food was okay but the experience wasn’t

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4.0Dined on December 27, 2017

Food was great. A bit pricey. They didn’t give us a table by the lagoon, and table wasn’t ready when we got there even though we made a reservation.
Overall a nice place for much needed Indian food :)

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5.0Dined on December 12, 2017

Lovely setting along the lagoon. We arrived at sunset so the colours of the sky reflecting on the water were very beautiful. We were seated in a private booth so it was quiet and peaceful. The ambiance was highlighted by the soft lighting at night. The wait staff were friendly and efficient. The food was delicious. We would definitely return on our next vacation in Cancun. We noticed there were a few mosquitoes biting our legs so the staff brought us bug repellant and coverings for our legs immediately.

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5.0Dined on December 5, 2017

Excelente comida, ambiente, servicio y atención. Sin duda alguna un lugar recomendado para tener una cena agradable.

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5.0Dined on November 27, 2017

Great location!! The view and the food was excellent! The quality and the taste of the food was excellent!

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1.0Dined on November 24, 2017

Inexperienced waiter. Food quality is poor. Chicken was not fresh. If you are looking for tasty Indian food look elsewhere.

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4.0Dined on November 15, 2017

1st time. Wow a great experience. The setting is beautiful. We had a table right over the water. The servers were excellent. The white wine list is very poor. We found something barely drinkable that brought down the taste of the food. However we will bring our own wine next time. I would highly recommend this fine restaurant.

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5.0Dined on September 9, 2017

Very enjoyable exspirance. Food delicious. Service with a smile. Would go again

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2.0Dined on August 28, 2017

I really wished that the food would match the service and the ambience...

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5.0Dined on July 31, 2017

Every time we visit Cancun, we always make it a point to go Elephanta! Great food and great Ambience!

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5.0Dined on July 23, 2017

Food was excellent really enjoyed this! Recommend to everyone !

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5.0Dined on July 19, 2017

Very good service, excellent food, if you like spicy! We enjoyed the ambiance and had wonderful dinner.

Shrimp with coconut sauce were the best.

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5.0Dined on June 25, 2017

Amazing food and amazing service. A bit more expensive than the pub restaurants in the area but definitely worth it! Perfect for watching the sunset.

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2017

Great spot on the water. Surprised by the authentic Indian flavors being served.

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2017

Delicious food. We were seated quickly (wasnt busy) and service was good. Pleasant experience and prices were great!

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2017

El mejor restaurante de comida Hindú en Cancún. Deliciosos platillos vegetarianos con una espectacular vista a la laguna.

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2.0Dined on March 30, 2017

Food was good at best. The waitress did not know anything about their wines . It was a special occasion and they were going to overcharge me by 50 dollars for an item that we did not get . If I hadn't caught it because it is difficult to tell they don't always put in the correct items ordered. Oh and the tip is already included. Which irked me. They refunded the overcharge and gave m part of the tip back but at the end of a meal spending that much time to correct really ruins the night.
I wouldn't recommend and would not go back to eat there. The busboy was actually nice and more knowledgeable than the waitress. We did leave him a separate tip .

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2017

This place never fails to deliver. I love the location on the lagoon side. If you go try to get a water side table. The Indian food is always very tasty. Tried the new Sushi menu this time and it was great. Every time we go we are always so impressed with how friendly and helpful the wait staff are.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2017

second visit this week...simply awesome .
Food, service, view...did not disappoint,

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2017

Great atmosphere
Super friendly staff
Good food
Prices on par with other restaurants
Great water front location

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2017

Great location, by the waters,serene ambiance and amazing food.

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3.0Dined on February 22, 2017

Set right on the lagoon, beautiful view at sunset, lovely ambiance and can do shopping and walking around in the fancy La Isla mall in Cancun where it is located.

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4.0Dined on February 20, 2017

Wait staff were not attentive. Never filled water glass. When serving us, they would be talking amongst themselves instead of engaging us in conversation.

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4.0Dined on February 16, 2017

Restaurant has an excellent location on the lagoon and takes full advantage of it. The menu has a good variety of selections and the portions are reasonably sized and have authentic flavors. The watermelon mojito I had was very delicious. The service is relatively attentive and there were no issues with language barriers. The overall value is tremendous, considering you can easily spend just as much on popular chain setup in the States that only gives you a view of a neighboring half vacant strip mall while serving less flavorful food.

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