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Havenstraat 36, Oranjestad, Aruba
5884494
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Ranked #52 of 153 Restaurants in Oranjestad
Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Cincinnati, Ohio
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Loved it, just make sure if you can't handle super hot, too let them know. I eat Indian all the time but a novice would think it was hot.

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London
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10 reviews 10 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Craving some spicy food we visited the Taj for something different. The place was empty but the lovely welcome from Frieda more than made up for it. They had no Kingfisher ( the chinese we went to also had no Tsingtao ) due to import issues, so Balashi it was. The decor is nothing to mention and we were dubious... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We visited for dinner around 8pm. The place was moderately busy with 4 other tables (some came in after us). Service was extremely slow, and although we didn't order any appetizers, we weren't given any pappodum to keep us busy either. My husband and I have been to many Indian restaurants and we feel that we can identify the best... More

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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68 reviews 68 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 via mobile

after a 10km+ walk from the high rise hotels to downtown the taj mahal awaited us! we ordered a lunch special which consisted of lamb(bone in) choice od rice or naan(good portion size) for 10$ & an order of chicken makhani (medium spice level) with basmati~both dishes were piping hot temperature wise & the spice level was bang on! it... More

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aruba
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

lunch at Taj Mahal was an unexpected treat. We paired Chicken Biriyani and Palak Paneer with some fresh Naan. A couple of Heineken's rounded it out. I was not sure what to expect from a just-off-the-beaten-path Indian restaurant in Oranjestad, but we both really enjoyed the fresh, hot and tasty dishes. A bit pricey for lunch, but quality was up... More

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East Windsor, New Jersey
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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Came to this restaurant while on my honeymoon in 2011. The food was surprisngly good! Never had indian food outside of USA and India, and this in Aruba was great! We were actually surprise that the island had a couple of indian restaurants. It was expensive to what its worth, but when you're on an island and want something really... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Pleasantly quiet and off the beaten track. The food was really great, but the decor was cheesy (Including a big, framed, bedazzled picture of the Taj Mahal).

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New York
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814 reviews 814 reviews
380 restaurant reviews
559 helpful votes 559 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

What can you expect from any ubiquitous Indian restaurant named Taj Mahal? Well, generic Indian food! And this is no different. The masala chai was terrible with no signs of any masala, the samosas were fresh but very hard crust, the veg kofta seemed premade and dense, though the spinach sauce tasted watery but fresh. The naans were hot and... More

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Trinidad
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

The food was ok but most of it seemed reheated. The service was good. My average rating is based on the food. Good but not worth making the entire trip for.

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013 via mobile

Ate here last year when we were here, excellent Indian curry in the middle of the carribean, food was tasty and very generous portion sizes at reasonable prices, well worth a visit if you fancy a curry

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Additional Information about Taj Mahal

Address: Havenstraat 36, Oranjestad, Aruba
Phone Number: 5884494
Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Oranjestad
Open Hours:
Monday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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