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Taj Mahal

Havenstraat 36, Oranjestad, Aruba
5884494
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Ranked #37 of 92 restaurants in Oranjestad
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Most recent review
- Apr 21, 2014
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Vancouver, Canada
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

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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613 reviews 613 reviews
263 restaurant reviews
382 helpful votes 382 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013 via mobile

Went for lunch and was very pleased. Portions are very big and more suited to dinner but no lunch menu available. They did a great job with how hot we wanted our food, my husband and I often feel we can't get restaurants to make it hot enough but at Taj Mahal they listened! Great food for fair prices! Would... More

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harrisburg
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Every once in awhile as a traveler, you come across a restaurant that demonstrates the worst of travel, worthy of the name “tourist trap“. Alas it fits this “business” to a tee. We stopped in last week and although the place was completely empty since Arubans tend to dine late, we did not immediately run. Our mistake. I ordered the... More

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oranjestad, aruba
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Cooked to order with your own preference in HEAT! Have it mild, have it VINDALOO. This little restaurant is down by the bus station and has suffered a bit from the rerouting of traffic and construction, in the area, but was as great as ever, on our last visit. Cozy, good service, in fact our server has been there for... More

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

This place is superb......if you want amazing kiss botty service and mediocre food then don't bother coming here and visit pretty much any other restaurant on the island.....However if you are looking of a great curry then this is the place to visit.... The meat is excellent without fat or gristle and perfectly cooked, I asked for chicken tikka jalfriezi... More

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Ada, Oklahoma
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

We came upon this restaurant as we left the marina. What a delicious surprise! The service was quick, the food was perfectly prepared, and the tastes of the fragrant spices remain still in our memories.

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Decatur, Georgia
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

My husband and I arrived at 9:40pm to have a meal, but the waitress said they were closed, but the hours of business said close at 10pm. She would not serve us. We came back the next day and was disappointed at the over price menu and Small portions vegetarain meal. We left their hungry.

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