Elefanta

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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
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OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience5

The food is good, and just that. Much better Indian food available at a much lower price point in the U.S. There was also a very low variety of food. Beautiful location with great views, they clearly spent a lot of time making this place a destination. However, go somewhere else and save the Indian food for when you’re back in the US or Europe.

M
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Excelente comida y servicio.
El lugar ya se empieza a ver descuidado y desangelado.

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AW
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was great but portions were a little smaller than traditional Indian experience. Seating was okay would have preferred more of the cabana experience. Will return the food was really good.

MM
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nos atendieron bien , en la reservación pusimos que festejábamos un cumpleaños y el mesero nos regaló un cheeskcake y dos copas
Lo que mejoró el servicio

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SH
Kansas City
68 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I’ve eaten here on numerous occasions while vacationing in Cancun. This time the food was not as good as in the past. The Tandoori Chicken was too salty and the Fish Molly was not very flavorful or whole as expected.
I’m hoping the kitchen just had an off night.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and flavorful Indian food. We tried the vegetarian dishes. For dessert, Kulfi was delicious! Great service, fairly decent portion sizes. Unique ambiance with a lovely view of the lagoon. Sunset is lovely! Highly recommend.

ES
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good food and Nice staf. We got realy good service.

AL
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food is very good.
Portions small.
Would go back.

HN
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The environment by the lagoon is great. Nice sunset. Really good flavourful food! Good service, friendly. The only minus was that they added a 15 % tip on the check whether you wanted that or not, never experienced that before and I didn't like that.

AP
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Quality of Service was very poor..waiter would scurry away even before listening to the full order

S
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Stunning views and ambience, fantastic service and phenomenal food, especially after you are resort food'ed out! Will definitely come back every time I'm in Cancun

OT
Cancun
5 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall1food5service5ambience5

Food very heavy. Very cream based and the nans were dripping with butter

EY
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Food, Service and ambiance is excellent. We made a reservation and was seated at a table with water view. The chef is Indian and the food is authentic (verified from my husband whose Indian). we definitely this restaurant to others.

LA
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visitamos elefanta por nuestra luna de miel , ya tenía reservación u al llegar todo estaba tal cual lo imaginé nos atendieron muy bien la.comida excelente,el ambiente los meseros el lugar definitivamente regresaré, gracias por el postre que muy amablemente nos regalaron por nuestra celebración.

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JA
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall1food5service2ambience3

llegamos a tiempo a elefanta y resulto que si estaba mi nombre en las reservaciones pero que no hubo mesa . par de minutos después se desocupo una mesa cual se regalo (la host) a otras personas recién llegando , nosotros ya teníamos 25 minutos esperando a una mesa reservado que nunca nos apartaron. la host nos trataba con un odio impresionante mientras el resto del staff se estaban disculpando por ella ect ect la comida si deliciosa pero la chica que horror

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K
San Diego
33 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our go to dinner experience in Cancun. We usually go there at least twice. Fantastic food, ambience, device and a way to get away from the noisy crowds

OT
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing location and a very chilled out setting.
We were lucky enough to experience a crocodile swimming up to our dining area which was a brilliant moment!!!
The staff were so accommodating and welcoming.

If I return to Cancun I shall definitely be attending here once again.

v
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excelente comida, servicio muy bueno, la vista esta hermosa. :)

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M
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great service and food - waterside seating made for a great environment

OT
Cancun
8 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Falta mantenimiento en los baños, cambiaron el menú y quitaron nuestros platillos favoritos :(

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SB
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Worst food and experience at Elefanta Indian restaurant. They tried to charge for food items that we haven’t order. I would definitely recommend to not visit this palace.

VG
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is magical, the food and everything else was amazing. Beautiful setting for me and my new fiance to enjoy a romantic meal. We would definitely recommend here, some of the best Indian food we have ever eaten! Really good cocktails too.

P
Cancun
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service. The food was fantastic. Good authentic Indian food. Location was great. Met the chef Sunil. A very nice humble man. Would definitely go back again.

B
Cancun
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

e visitado varias veces ese restaurante, era de mis favoritos en Cancun, el mesero que nos atendio esa noche, se le olvidaron varios platillos, y a mi amiga que es VEGANA le trajo una sopa de cordero que por supuesto no pidio, todos escuchamos claramente que ella queria una sopa de tomate, pero el se nego y se defendio, diciendo que no se habia equivocado el sino mi amiga, no nos quizo cambiar la sopa que por error suyo trajo equivocada, le pedimos en varias ocasiones nuestras bebidas que tardaron unos 20 min, no nos trajo varios panes(naan) que pedimos, se porto poco amable, al final en la cuenta agregaron sin prefuntarnos el 20% de propina, cosa que en Mexico es ilegal hacerlo para mexicanos, ni se diga de nosotros que somos cancunenses que no se nos dio el descuento de local que siempre se nos da, aparte que el servicio no merecia el 20% que se da cuando es un excelente servicio, no regresare jamas! que lastima

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NP
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A gem that our rep told us about went to the thai and the Indians food lovely and to top it of you can have a drink in the bar while watching the dolphins swim by. A must in Cancun

M
Cancun
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente servicio y comida, el lugar es hermoso... recomiendo ir para el atardecer... es increible

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would highly recommend this restaurant, made to feel very welcome from the off. All staff very attentive, cocktails superb. We had the classic mojito which were the best we've had in cancun, really struggled to get a good one elsewhere. Food was delicious, we're from Scotland and we're used to having loads of "traditional" options so we were slightly apprehensive looking at the menu. We went for the chicken tikka masala. As mentioned if you are looking for an Indian in Cancun then this is the place you need to try.

EH
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Éramos nuevos en la comida hindu y fue rica y nos explicaron bien las salas.
Sin duda regresaremos

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OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tremendous food in a tremendous location! Would highly recommend!

K
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience1

La música no va deacuerdo con el tipo de ambiente y comida, muy alta y no agradable. Música literal de antro. No tienen opciones veganas o para personas alérgicas a los lácteos, hasta en naan lo hacen con leche y no tienen una opción sin esta. El lugar es uy bonito, nosotros fuimos desde Playa del Carmen solo a conocer el lugar y fue un poco desilusionante.

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s
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent ambiance, wonderful food, great staff and total value for money and excellent food

AH
Cancun
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Es un agradable lugar en el que puedes disfrutar de una excelente comida y ambientación

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Z
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

He estado varias veces en Elefanta y son de los lugares que te invitan a regresar por todo lo que ofrecen tanto a nivel experiencia, como gastronómica. Sin duda alguna, es y seguirá siendo uno de mis sitios favoritos.

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H
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Beautiful setting - food was a little spicey for me but that’s down to personal preference. They got one of our mains wrong but very apologetic, would certainly recommend anyone who likes Indian food to make a visit - however make sure you order more than one naan as they are too small to share!

RH
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Todo súper rico. Volveré muy pronto.. muchas gracias

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Primera vez comiendo comiendo comida hindu y a pesar de descubrir no ser fanaticos de esta comida se tiene que pensionar que realmente está muy buena, complica con todo lo que había escuchado de la comida hindu, creo que no es para todos los paladares sin embargo vale la pena intentarlo

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Buen servicio,

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OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and location. Tables next to lagoon were awesome.

PF
New England
16 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We arrived half an hour early for our (sunset) reservation, and it got a bit toasty seated next to the water. We has a terrific view of the sunset from our table.

The food was very good and the service was friendly and attentive. It was a bit difficult to read the menu (touch screen) in the bright sunlight, however we weren’t in a rush. This was one of our better meals in Cancún, would recommend if you are looking for plentiful vegetarian options or just a break from the usual Mexican fare.