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US$ 8 - US$ 20
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Mexican, Latin, Bar
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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All reviews enchiladas guacamole shredded chicken mariachi band located inside the mall our waiter fun night food is excellent high rise hotels small restaurant margaritas andres aruba island servers blast martini
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Reviewed 14 December 2020

Large servings but food was at best average. I do like spicy food but they did not have anything that even came close. Requested extra hot and they put some vinegar soaked onions and said they were hot, they were not. Large serving, odd tasting...shredded chicken on nachos average service. Really are better options all nearbyMore

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 6 December 2020 via mobile

Good Mexican food, clean restaurant, good food portions, margaritas were strong and that was great, Great service from Gustavo always makes you feel welcome, he kept checking on us and made sure we were enjoying our dinner, it is located inside the mall, small restaurant,...no reservations needed, no a/c, all open seating, will definitely go back.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 4 December 2020 via mobile

Kalins was highly recommended by locals. I am a Mexican food fanatic! It was amazing. Definitely one of the best Mexican restaurants I’ve eaten at anywhere. Julieta was our waitress and she was very pleasant, knowledgeable and attentive. I highly recommend her and the restaurant...if you’re looking for Mexican. The enchiladas were out of this worldMore

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 9 November 2020

My family and I make a point to visit this restaurant every year. The food is great, the staff is wonderful and it is a close walk from the high rise hotels. Do not miss this hidden gem while visiting Aruba!!

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 14 October 2020

Had a lot of fun and a great meal at Kalin's. Very quiet area, in the middle of the outdoor mall. Outstanding drinks, a Free shot with the owner and excellent food. What a blast... You should def try this food. Very authentic. Great staff...as well.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 2 September 2020 via mobile

taco tuesday is real. 1$ tacos. we got 9. it was so worth it given the price. got guacamole and chips- guacamole seemed to use more sauce than i’m used to in nyc and chips were a bit stale. but tacos for 1$??? such a...steal. i think we spoke to the owner? not sure but he was extremely friendly and made the quick meal a wonderful experienceMore

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 14 August 2020 via mobile

Best kept secret for Mexican food in Aruba. Margaritas and Martinis were spot on, and the guacamole and queso’ perfection. Fajitas, tacos, and quesadillas also amazing. No complaints at all. Andres’ not only took good care of us, but entertained us with his humor as...well. They also took our temps and provided hand sanitizer. All the extra layers of protection are comforting and only helped us to relax even more. We will be back!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 1 August 2020 via mobile

Kulin’s is the best Mexican food on the island! Andreas is the best waiter at the restaurant! Highly recommended, hidden gem.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 27 July 2020 via mobile

Went there last year with a small group of 4. The environment was great and lively with the DJ. The food is good too but a bit on the pricey side for quesadillas and burritos. Their ceviche is a must try. The kitchen staff are...lovely, you can watch them cook your food with love. They wait staff can improve tremendously. ESPECIALLY the male server (I missed his name), their machine failed to read our credit card twice and he started treating us as if we didn’t have money to pay for our food or drinks so he was hesitant to try a third time. He repeatedly asked us if we had funds and insinuated that we were lying. We almost felt insulted by his attitude and asked him multiple times to try again, he finally did it correctly and we were able to pay. Something else that bothered us was the owner’s OBVIOUS attempts to push drinks on us and increase sales. We understand being attentive pero como se dice en español; se pasa y es incomodo.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 11 July 2020

We went to Kalins for our first dinner on the Island. The food was fantastic and the atmosphere was even better. They made us feel so welcomed!! The staff was so nice and the waiters were so much fun. Andreas the waiter was a blast,...he brought over free shots to the table a few times to celebrate with us. Definitely would come back here for their happy hour at 9pm & amazing guac.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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MelanieR310
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Response from PJaneChicago | Reviewed this property |
The difficulty is that there are two malls. One, Paseo Herencia directly fronts on the "main street" that has the Marriott and Holiday Inn on the other side of the street. If you walk through the Paseo Herencia you find... More
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