- The Taj Cafe is a unique family owned restaurant that prides itself on introducing traditional Village Cuisine and their Indian Culture to their patrons. Their award-winning Chef's come from India & Los Angeles with more than 20 years of experience. The Santa Barbara Independent & Los Angeles Times voited them the highest honor with the title for "Best Indian Restaurant", by L.A. merrill Schindler, and Edmir Dillis. The have also been reviewed several times in Gourmet magazine. Again, we welcome you to enjoy the tastes of India.