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“Bad food”
Review of Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal
Ranked #60 of 229 Restaurants in Oranjestad
Price range: $1 - $22
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
1 review
“Bad food”
Reviewed March 23, 2013

food was disgusting, service was bad. the lady was not paying attention. no wonder it is empty half of the time. plus the lady took a wrong order.....i wouldnt recommend it. we ordered chicken tikka, dont know what she gave us. it was chicken in gravy. also the naan were really bad. seemed like very old. it was just warmed up with a little butte on top.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank temperature_bd
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Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Taj Mahal”
Reviewed March 21, 2013

During the years 2001 through 2005, i spent approximately 80% of my paycheck on [various] vehicles and their constant repair, and the remaining 20% on Taj Mahal's paneer makhanwala. Following my stint on Aruba, I moved to India itself and never consumed finer paneer makhanwala than that of Aruba's Taj.

Taj Mahal serves better Indian food than even the finest restaurants in India--because TM fare is healthy and not laden with oil. Taj owner Rajesh is famous for his refusal to use preservatives of any kind; all ingredients are fresh and all dishes delicious. The lunch special is a great deal, but if you want a perfect meal, you must order this:

Green salad w/ raita
(mix green chutney + tamarind chutney together on top)

Paneer makhanwala + two roomali rotis (amazingly thin handkerchief bread)


  • Visited November 2012
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Thank brijin32
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Rajesh M, Owner at Taj Mahal, responded to this review, March 23, 2013
Thank you Brijin, I will surely fed ex you the paneer makhanwala

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“great food”
Reviewed March 18, 2013

We ate there twice during our week on Aruba. Both times the food was excellent and there were no crowds.

Visited March 2013
Thank Ken065
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Wisconsin, USA
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Really Great Indian Food”
Reviewed February 22, 2013

This was a fantastic find during our trip to Aruba. The food was really, really good and we recommend this place to anyone. Prices were reasonable and everything was delicious! Well worth it!

Visited February 2013
Thank Cindy H
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Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Indian cuisine at its best!”
Reviewed February 12, 2013

Taj Mahal is located smack in the heart of Oranjestad. It's just behind the big pink Royal Plaza Mall. The restaurant is small and intimate and serves some of the bets Indian food I have ever had anywhere. Jus ask for how spicy you want your food and they'll get it right on. Food lovers know all about Indian specialties so I'll just say this: you must try the garlic nan bread and the dal makhani!

Visited February 2013
Thank PinMtl
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