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No 14 Othavadai Cross Street, Mahabalipuram 603104, India
+91 98 40 734229
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Ranked #16 of 48 Restaurants in Mahabalipuram
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Paris, France
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Pleasant restaurant, with a friendly owner and fast service (rare in Mahabalipuram!). The seafood was awesome as the chicken roasted. Only the desserts were missing. (/!\ Toilets are not clean)

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Moscow, Russia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 via mobile

I came here with my family (Indian) and my husband (Russian), and we were blown away by the food, prices and most of all by the amazing service. While we like spices in our food we don't like it oily or with chillis and we asked for the food to be without any chillis. The first night we ordered the... More

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Chennai (Madras), India
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We came here for breakfast. Had the fresh juice, pan cakes and omletes. Decent food. Lunch and dinner menu look extensive anf they pride on their sea food like any restaurant in Mahabs. So go for it is what I would say. Service is quick as well.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Was a little apprehensive about this one. But had the best masala fried prawns here. It was simply superb. Also, they serve their drinks in stainless steel chilled glasses. Which is quite cool.

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Vellore, India
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The food was delicious on both occasions we ate there. I fully recommend the fish of the day as its all freshly caught and makes a real change to much of the Indian cuisine

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The Gecko Cafe has everything you want when thinking about dinner and drinks - a wide range of delicious food catering for vegetarians and meat lovers, cold beer and a range of fresh juices. Everything is decently priced and the location of the restaurant is ideal. As a solo traveler, the thing that clinched it for me was the friendly... More

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Hyderabad, India
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

Situated opposite Moonrakers, this is a much quieter and nicer place. We landed here after we found Moonraker's too crowded and unkempt. It turned out to be a good choice. Very clean. They know their food and can suggest to your taste. We ordered a fish and it was well done. Overall a good evening and a tasty dinner

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Great South Indian restaurant: Fresh and tasty cuisine and some of the most friendly staff I've come across in any country. If you like your spice, ask for it hot: The chef will pack in dangerously large amounts chilli without causing pain.

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B'lore
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55 reviews 55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

went for Lunch as the during the previous night it seemed to be packed with guests. That was not the scenior during lunch time. We had some fried seafood noodles and calamari fried rice along with some beverages. The food as average at best, and portion size reasonable. In fact, enough to fill 2 person if you are not ravenous.... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

New to this area, we were delighted with the helpful and friendly service. I had a paneer curry (taking advice about spiciness) and my husband had kalamari kava (I think it was called that) - both DELICIOUS and very good value. Would definitely recommend it.

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Additional Information about Gecko Cafe

Address: No 14 Othavadai Cross Street, Mahabalipuram 603104, India
Phone Number: +91 98 40 734229
Location: Asia  >  India  >  Tamil Nadu  >  Mahabalipuram
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: Indian

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