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Taj Mahal

Certificate of Excellence
Indian, Grill
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Havenstraat 36, Oranjestad, Aruba
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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New York City, New York
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is okay. They had one server/cashier and were catering to a family affair. She seemed tense. If you like waiting for service or asking for things repeatedly, this is THE place for you. Sadly, we will not go back. People choose to eat out for a little bit of hospitality and good service. Without hospitality, I can stay... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were looking for something different and love Indian food so decided to give Taj Mahal a try, and found it a little disappointing. The appetizer was wonderful, the curry main dishes a bit less so ... the nan is little hard ... not bad, but would not rank among the better Indian restaurants in cities with a lot of... More 

Thank Steve M
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

Went there on a lunch date w/bf who was visiting. Service was not really friendly and it took ages for the food to be ready. Food was pretty good although they didn't have chapatis and the dal we ordered was soupy. The goat cheese in creamy spinach was really good. For an Indian food place and the ambiance/decor/place I found... More 

Thank Yamila B
Oyster Pond, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

I asked for a small daal, some curried vegetables and chapatis. I ended with roti - because they had no whole wheat flour - a very soupy daal with a sour lingering note I couldn't place. The vegetables lacked the promised ginger. The seasoning was bland, maybe because of sourcing issues. Definitely way too expensive. The following day I had... More 

Thank Pegasaya
Rajesh M, Owner at Taj Mahal, responded to this review

The Roti is whole wheat flour bread. The cramps on the following day does not imply that food from Taj Mahal was bad. More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

We stopped in on a Wednesday evening about 8pm. There were two other tables finishing up when we arrived, who were gone within 20 minutes. The starter spicy poppadom was excellent, the daal and tandoori were also superb. Vindaloo, was meh. The lady serving (probably owner?) turned the happy sitar music off after the other guests left, turned an indian... More 

Thank Hereticx
Rajesh M, Owner at Taj Mahal, responded to this review

Sorry for the trouble you had at the restaurant, the server (not the owner) has been given a warning for her bad behavior. Thanks Rajesh Matai Director / Owner More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

We were surprised by this best Indian food on the island. We loved the food. Good vegetarian food. Must try Rumali Roti. It reminded the one I tried back in India. We also tried their another restaurant Tandoor. It was also the best.

Thank Raj P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

Ok so my wifey and I were craving Indian food on our Aruba vacay. We decided to give this place a chance. We were a little skeptical at first because it was empty inside. We were welcomed by a friendly smiling server named Nelson. So we sat. We then felt like we literally flew to India for dinner. The seasonings... More 

Thank alan a
Miami, Florida
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128 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

As we were finishing a tour of the island we passed the Taj Mahal restaurant. My husband and I love Indian food so decided to come here for lunch. We were not disappointed. The food was very tasty, portions were ample, service and value were each good. The location is easy from downtown and the docks. If you like Indian... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

Who would have thought that you'd find fantastic Indian food in Aruba!?! Well, guess what, it is there and in an easy location, unpretentious atmosphere, helpful wait staff, and Delicious!!! What more? ..as the Terminator said, "I'll be back!!!"

1 Thank Kathryn K
San Francisco, California
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016 via mobile

I had the $10 fish curry lunch special and it was very good. They serve with a generous helping of naan, that was too much for the amount of curry they serve - a small bowl. But what do you expect for a lunch special. My wife had the Fish Malai for$15, and the quantity of fish was proportionately more... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Indian, Grill
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Havenstraat 36, Oranjestad, Aruba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Oranjestad
  • Phone Number: 2975884494

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?