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Taj Mahal

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$$ - $$$
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Havenstraat 36, Oranjestad, Aruba
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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20 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I like to try new flavors. I'm not very much into indian food, but they have very good dishes. The furniture is like a average cafeteria. Service is ok. They should give better info about the food. I would recommend to try this restaurant. If you do not like spicy food, make sure to tell them. Last time I order... More 

Thank Angeline L
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Like having an Indian mom cooking for you. Egg plant Biryani and Palak Paneer best we had. Friendly staff. Noticed some local merchants eating here. Nothing fancy but who cares about fancy when you need tasty, healthy food and you're on a budget. Easy walk from boat or bus terminal.

Thank Jon D
Greensboro, North Carolina
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

May be I should give it four stars but overall this place it bit dull and food was dull too. Service was bit slow but nice. For ethnic food it was mild even after requesting medium and paneer subji didn't bring any flavor. Samosas were decent. Portion were good size. I probably would favor tandoor kitchen in Aruba for Indian... More 

Thank RJSHAH11
Vineland, New Jersey
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230 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

Stopped in for dinner while on this trip. Food was really good; I liked my Mutton Rogan Josh. My wife also liked her Chicken Tikka. There was only one guy in the front, who was host & server. While the place isn't all that big (maybe a dozen tables or so), I think there was only one other person working... More 

Thank Stu C
Ramsey, New Jersey
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016

The ambience is understated, but the food is fabulous. The staff is pleasant and attentive. We make it for dinner every year we visit Aruba.

Thank c3nj2016
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016 via mobile

I have only eaten Indian food one other time. I purchased a frozen 2 dinners of Chicken tiki marsala with saffron rice from Costco for about $5.99. While vacationing in Aruba we wanted something different, so we went to Taj Mahal. Actually , The food was good, but I feel very overpriced. Even the bread was extra. Our bill was... More 

Thank csolo
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

Most places here are tourist places with sub par food. I've already eaten here twice and it's amazing!!!! This is authentic exhilarating food that I'll never forget. Ditch the resort food and tourist traps eat here instead - Carmel Ceravolo

Thank Carmel C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

When my husband and i decided to have Indian food there after our horrible experience at their sister branch the Tandoor. When we entered the Taj's door we were greeted by a lady server. She seemed to be a bit stoic but after my husband engaged her in conversation a smile emerged. The food is excellent and her service great.... More 

Thank shiviemrit2
New York City, New York
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

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 

Thank wannabe2012
Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Indian, Grill, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Kids, 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?