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Urban Tadka 4.0 star rating 221 reviews
Ryan S.'s Review Ryan S.
5.0 star rating

I don't at a lot of Indian food so I was the annoying guy asking the guy who answered the phone what he recommends. He recommended two dishes and some nan...

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Darren B.'s Review Darren B.
1.0 star rating

Hey, shocker, Grub Hub delivery sucks. Yet again, over an hour late. Yet again, restaurant is happy to take the money for the order but zero responsibility...

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Liz G.'s Review Liz G.
5.0 star rating

Everything we ordered was great. Chicken Tikka Masala (spicy) and Chicken Tikka were delicious 🙂 as was the naan.

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Urban Tadka – Upcoming Press Release


This delightful, family-owned, quaint Indian restaurant, located in San Marcos, in the Campus II Shopping Center, near Cal State San Marcos, has a new name, a locally famous executive chef, and is under new ownership. India-born Executive Chef, Fiony Fernandes, has curated all the elements of the restaurant to present a wonderful culinary experience. He offers his vast collection of authentic Indian dishes from fresh and seasonal ingredients, and his remarkable 18-year experience in the restaurant industry has ingrained in him how to creatively blend spices with hand-picked and internationally imported herbs to prepare in his studio kitchen. He complements his craft with brilliant flavors and grace before presenting them for your culinary experience.


Urban Tadka offers a “tadka” of fresh ingredients and spices imported from around India. A Tadka Dal is a mixture of many regional spices and vegetables that together make the tastiest curries, sauces and flavors. Their menu consists of both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. The atmosphere is friendly, the service is professional, the serving portions are bountiful, and the menu prices are on the lower end of most Indian curry restaurants.


Everything we have tried on their menu has been delicious. We highly recommend their Amritsari Saag Paneer (homemade simmered spinach with cheese cubes, tomatoes, and exotic spices). Try the Chicken Tikka Masala (white meat grilled chicken cooked in a spiced creamy tomato and paprika sauce). Also one of our favorites is their Paneer Tikka Biryani Rice (char-grilled paneer tikka cooked with special sauce, spices, and herbs). Their menu has vegetarian and non-vegetarian main entrees, seafood entrees, Tandoori Kababs, Indo-Chinese entrees, 13 types of Naan, Biryani Rice dishes, appetizers, Kati Rolls, soups and salads, desserts, Lassi smoothies, beer, and wine. Clip their discount from our coupon pages! Urban Tadka is located at 801 S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd. #101, San Marcos 92078. Call (760) 891-8338 or follow them @urbantadkasm.